How Does Ductless Air Conditioning Work?

Thinking about upgrading your home’s A/C this summer? If you’re still relying on old, outdated window A/C units, a ductless mini-split air conditioning system could be the right fit for your home. Read this blog post to learn more about how ductless air conditioners work, which circumstances they work best in, and why so many Rhode Island homeowners have chosen to go with ductless A/C.  

Ductless Air Conditioning FAQs 

Q: What is a ductless mini-split system? 

A: Ductless mini-split air conditioning systems are an excellent option for whole-home or zoned air conditioning. A mini-split air conditioner is made up of one outdoor unit and one sleek, unobtrusive indoor unit that can be affixed to any interior wall. Depending on your preferences and the size of the building, you can have multiple indoor units installed.  

Q: How does ductless mini-split air conditioning work? 

A: The outdoor unit and indoor unit(s) work together to provide efficient and even cooling. The defining feature of ductless mini-splits is that they require no central ductwork to distribute the cool air. Instead of blowing cool air through duct vents, like central A/C, the cool air is blown from the interior unit(s) in your home.  

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Q: Can a ductless mini-split keep my entire house cool? 

A: Yes, ductless mini-splits are a great solution for whole-home air conditioning for homes with or without duct systems. You just need the right number of indoor units, depending on the size and layout of your space. Conversely, ductless mini-splits are also great for cooling single rooms or parts of the house that are beyond your ductwork, like additions or attics.  

Q: What are the main benefits of adding a ductless mini-split to my home or business? 

A: Here are some of the main perks that our customers love: 

  • Zoned cooling saves you energy and money  
  • Since no ductwork is required, installation is quick and easy  
  • Benefit from improved indoor air quality with newer equipment  
  • Some systems can double as a supplemental heating source in winter to help offset fuel bills!  

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Contact Hope Energy for Mini-Split A/C Installations in RI

If you’re thinking about adding a ductless mini-split air conditioning system to your home or business in Rhode Island, we’re here to help! Contact Hope Energy with any questions or to request a free estimate.