Using a Carrier® ductless air conditioning unit is an efficient way to increase your comfort regardless of the challenges you face within your home. This type of unit provides targeted cooling when a central HVAC system isn’t convenient, and can be installed in homes both new and old, even if there’s no existing ductwork. A ductless unit can also be considered if you’re looking to add on to your home or convert an existing space within it.
Connolly Heating and Air Conditioning, your local HVAC PM provider, shares everything you need to know about Carrier® ductless AC units.
The Basics of the HVAC Unit
A ductless air conditioning unit has two main parts, one if which is located outside your home, the other inside. These components are connected by electrical wiring and refrigerant tubing. A typical indoor unit is mounted on the wall, usually high up near the ceiling. This highly versatile piece of equipment can be used for various applications, from garages and sunrooms to room additions.
Single- Vs. Multi-Zoned Systems
This particular air conditioning unit can be configured to either a single- or multi-zone system. With the single-zone type of system, an indoor unit is installed that corresponds to an outdoor compressor. This component is responsible for carrying the refrigerant and power to the indoor unit via a small pipe. It can be installed easily because the pipe runs through one small opening.
Meanwhile, multi-zone systems have one outdoor compressor with enough power to support up to five indoor units. Each one is controlled separately with a wireless remote control, giving you flexibility when it comes to configuring the comfort requirements of every area of your home. This works well if you’re looking to expand or renovate your home. With that in mind, you can rely on the design build services offered by Connolly Heating and Air Conditioning.
The Same Cooling Process
A ductless air conditioning unit works the same way as a centralized AC system. It has an evaporator coil and blower fan for the indoor unit and a compressor and condenser coil for the outdoor unit. The only difference, of course, is its lack of ductwork.
The liquid refrigerant is pumped by a compressor through tubing going to the evaporator coil, turning the chemical into a gas. Once this happens, heat and humidity are removed from the indoor air. Less humid, cooler air is then sent back to the living space. The gas form of the refrigerant returns to the condenser coil, where it turns back into a liquid.
Connolly Heating and Air Conditioning is the local company to turn to for HVAC preventive maintenance (HVAC PM) needs. Call us at (925) 420-0078 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve Martinez, Concord, and Danville, CA.