For Juneau homeowners trying to beat the extreme Alaska summer heat, installing a window air conditioner is necessary to survive the hot summer heat. But then, it is understandable that there are some exceptions. You’ll mostly not be able to install a window AC if you obviously do not have a window that can accommodate it, like with apartments. Or perhaps, the absence of such a room with windows at all. Hence, your best option is to purchase and install a ductless air conditioner system to cool down your home. But before heading out to buy one, learn more about ductless air conditioner.
IT IS A COMBO OF A WINDOW AIR CONDITIONER AND A CENTRAL COOLING UNIT
A ductless air conditioner is unique since it operates by combining the central ACs efficiency and the convenience offered by a window AC. Similar to central air conditioners, you will find the power source outside your home. The unit’s huge compressor along with its condenser unit situated outdoor and makes the air cool, which will then be dispersed inside your home. These cooling lines pass along a 3 to ½ hole in your home and is bound to around four different rooms in your home. This system is similar to the ones that a central AC uses and minus all of its invasive ductwork.
The secondary component of a ductless air conditioner is the part that expels the cool air. It is a small and glossy unit that has a strong resemblance to a window AC. The physical unit that delivers the cool air is inside each of the room it has to cool down, a maximum of four, usually in a hidden part of them room to remain inconspicuous.
CAN WORK IN ROOMS THAT HAVE NO WINDOWS
The biggest asset of a ductless AC is that it can work in a room that has no windows, and one that also does not necessitate major HVAC routing. And because of this, a ductless AC is a top choice for dens and other rooms deep inside your home. It also goes well to tiny rooms in office buildings. Before the arrival of ductless AC systems, for rooms with no windows, the solution was a central AC unit, or a tacky electric fan.
A lot of the available ductless wall-mount models out in the market today only require an approximate 2” gap from the ceiling, this feature allows you to install it discreetly and not capture a lot of attention. Bear in mind that individual ductless ACs work with its particular remote control so you can still operate the AC unit even if its location is high up on the walls.
ZONE COOLING CAPACITY
Its unique zone cooling capacity is what makes ductless air conditioners highly energy efficient. For example, the unit’s compressor creates individual connections to the specific wall mounts. As a result, you can cool down various rooms at different degrees and during various times throughout the day. You’ll require four various window wall mounts to pull off such a feat. For the most part of it, the main thermostat regulates the central AC unit.
The capacity to cool down various zones just from one central AC compressor is an excellent edge in certain scenarios. For instance, one section of your home faces the scorching sun during its peak in the afternoon while the other part is kept cool by the trees. Imagine there are two individuals staying in these opposite locations around the same time, they have two alternatives. One can cover himself in blankets and wear thick sweaters in the shaded room, and the other can sweat like crazy in the sunny section. With a ductless AC’s zone cooling capacity, you can ensure appropriate thermoregulation in each room without compromising your energy bill.
QUIET AND EFFICIENT WITH ENERGY
Talking about its energy efficiency capability, you can manually turn off any of the four various wall mounts while the other wall mounts continue running. It can also be set to go off during times when nobody is at home to benefit from the coolness its exudes. Now, measure it in contrast to easily closing the vents in any room inside your home that has a central AC system. Of course, your home’s cooling system is still in full force even though it is not dispersing the cool air in a specific room. When you have a ductless AC unit, its compressor works in response to human demand, and will not exhaust its resources by generating the cool air that no one will end up benefiting.
On the other hand, a window AC unit is user-friendly but runs loudly. Equally, a central AC unit is quiet but is not highly energy efficient. These two issues is nothing to the ductless air conditioner. You’ll have an efficient unit that hangs comfortably on a wall mount that you can put anywhere you want while its loud compressor is outside your home.
VARIOUS MOUNTING ALTERNATIVES
A ductless air conditioner is an ideal choice for windowless rooms. However, you might still face some mounting issues. Good for you, this modern system offers numerous alternative in positioning your ductless AC inside the room, like the following:
- MOUNT TO THE WALL, MINUS THE DUCT – the most popular mounting alternative for a ductless AC is a standard wall. It just requires a 2” gap from the room’s ceiling. These units are the type that you can attach to four different room but still stay connected to the unit’s main compressor. All four wall mounts have its specific control.
- CEILING CASETTE – you can mount a ductless AC unit from drop ceilings to maintain a bare wall. It also works best in cubicle offices where you can benefit from a flush mount.
- HIDDEN DUCT – you can establish this unit in a wall’s ceiling that only reveals the minimum. It is useful in a single zone structure or combined with other wall mount units.
- DANGLING FROM THE CEILING – this applies to bigger units. You can have them dangling from the ceiling and comes in handy when it is not possible to mount a unit on the wall.
- BIGGER WALL MOUNT – another option for a larger capacity AC is to mount the units near the bottom of your wall. You’ll likely encounter this mounting variety inside a hotel room.
Any user will find comfort in all the high-tech comforts that go along with a modern ductless AC. Pretty much the same with their old reliable central AC unit in the past. Energy efficiency is enhanced with the use of a programmable thermostat to ensure that your AC works at the bare minimum during off-peak hours. Furthermore, the air stays comfortably cool since a ductless AC utilizes inverter technology. It is a far cry from the sudden spikes in energy demand that is common among conventional units, and is the culprit for high utility bills.
A ductless air conditioner offers an alternative to homeowners who are not satisfied with the conventional window mounted ACs and some central air systems.