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Is a Ductless Air Conditioner a Good Choice for My Home?

We are only a couple of weeks from the summer solstice, and if you are still looking for a whole home air conditioning system, you have likely come across ductless cooling. The idea of cooling your entire home without the use of ductwork may seem counter-intuitive, but once you understand how a ductless system works, you’ll understand that it may be a very viable choice for your home. However, the key to getting the most from any whole home air conditioning system is to hire professional installation and service providers, and that’s where the experts at Boehmer Heating & Cooling come in. We can help you determine if a ductless cooling system is right for you and install it expertly. First, let’s take a look at how the system works.

3 Main Components

There are three main components to a ductless system:

  • The outdoor unit – this unit contains the compressor and condenser and is very similar to the outdoor unit of a traditional split system AC.
  • The indoor blowers – indoor blowers are about 3’ long and mount against walls or hang from ceilings. A single outdoor unit can support up to four indoor blowers.
  • The conduits – each blower connects to the outdoor unit via a conduit placed in an exterior wall. The conduit contains the power cord, refrigerant line and condensate drain line.

How Does It Cool?

Installation is fairly straightforward with a ductless system. First, the outdoor unit is installed. Then, the blowers are installed, typically above doorways or windows, or hung from your ceiling. The last piece is connecting the blowers to the outdoor unit via the conduit. As soon as all the equipment and components are installed, all you have to do is turn on a single blower and the cooling process starts.

Work with an Expert

Still not sure if a ductless air conditioner is good choice for your home in Pittsburgh, PA? Give the experts at Boehmer Heating & Cooling a call today and schedule an appointment.

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