A Seattle Mitsubishi Ductless Air Conditioner does not rely on ductwork to deliver cool air into a room. The entire system consists of only a small indoor air delivery unit and a larger outdoor compressor unit. The indoor component is installed on an exterior wall close to the ceiling. Holes are core drilled through the wall to feed the refrigerant lines to the compressor unit. Usually the compressor is installed on a level concrete slab and must be connected to a source of electricity.
The Cooling Process
Cool air is created by the compressor when the unit is turned on. The refrigerant inside the compressor cools air drawn in to the compressor. The cooled air is pumped into the indoor unit, whose fan is powered by the compressor. Hot air from the room and condensate are both drawn from the room through the refrigerant lines.
Advantages of Ductless Air Conditioning
For homes without existing ductwork, the Mitsubishi ductless air conditioner provides the perfect balance between cooling power, efficiency and value. Many homes built prior to the advent of central climate control do not have the required space to install ductwork, in such cases, there are several choices:
- Reduce living space by expanding the wall space to accommodate ducts
- Use flexible piping in place of ductwork
- Use window air conditioners
- Use ductless air conditioning systems
Seattle Mitsubishi ductless air conditioners are far more powerful and efficient than any window unit. Additionally, the ductless unit is far less expensive than the labor intensive installation of a central unit and its required ductwork.