Integrity Air Conditioning
Posted on January 19, 2020
Retrofit solution. The air handler in a ductless heat pump system can be permanently installed on a wall or ceiling. This system provides the convenience and efficiency of central air conditioning without the ductwork system.
When a house doesn’t have an existing ductwork system to distribute conditioned air, it can be expensive and problematic to install a conventional central air conditioning system.
In the past, homeowners would have to make do with portable room air conditioners or deal with the difficulty and expense of trying to conceal newly installed ductwork. A ductless air conditioning unit is a great option for homeowners who want the comfort and convenience of central air conditioning in a house that doesn’t have a ductwork system.
In Dallas today, ductless ‘mini-split’ air conditioners provide homeowners and contractors with a permanent air conditioning system option that is perfect for retrofit applications.
Unlike a conventional central air conditioning system that relies on a network of ducts and a large, centrally located air handler – a ductless mini-split system includes smaller air handlers that are permanently mounted on the wall or ceiling. Each air handler is supplied with electricity; and a refrigerant line connected to an outdoor compressor, along with a condensate drain line.
Mini-splits usually have remote as well as console controls. Depending on its size, a single exterior compressor unit can supply one or more room-size air handlers, and each air handler can be controlled independently.