Ductless Air Conditioning
How to Select
Ductless Air Conditioning is a new innovative way to get conditioned air without requiring a large AC unit installed inside your home. Ductless Air Conditioners can be installed outdoors, while a smaller indoor unit can be mounted to distribute the conditioned air. Therefore, ductless systems are split systems which have 2 main parts; a outdoor condenser, and an indoor blower. When purchasing the units, you can purchase them as a set, or you can choose to customize your installation by choosing the condenser and indoor fan separately.
When selecting the proper Ductless AC unit for your home, consider the following:
- Mounting Options
- Ceiling Mount: These indoor units connect to the outdoor condenser and mount on the ceiling to evenly distribute air. These are beneficial when the sun’s heat needs cooling on your ceiling. A Ductless Ceiling unit will dispense cool air along the ceiling which drops over the surrounding area, cooling it from above.
Wall Mount: Wall mounted units are the most common ductless units, which mount directly into your wall indoors. They will distribute conditioned air through the room and often have a swing function to move the air more readily.<
Floor Mount: Floor Mounted air conditioners typical stand vertically and are mounted to the floor for stability. These units will distribute air at body height.
- The BTU rating signifies the output force. An AC unit with a high BTU rating will be able to cover a larger surface area in a shorter amount of time.
- BTU Calculations:
- 100-150 sq ft = 8,500-10,000 BTU
- 150-250 sq ft = 10,000-12,000 BTU
- 250-550 sq ft = 12,000-17,000 BTU
- 550-1000 sq ft = 17,000-25,000 BTU