If you’re adding onto your Apopka, FL, home, building a new home or doing some remodeling, you might consider a ductless mini-split system. This type of system doesn’t require air ducts to deliver the cooled air to your living spaces. The mini-split refers to zoned cooling. Here’s what you need to know about how ductless AC systems work.
The indoor part of the ductless mini-split is called the blower or evaporator. It’s mounted onto a wall. It has two jobs. It sucks in the warm, humid air. The blower also blows out the filtered, cooled and dehumidified air. The evaporator also has its own thermostat for setting the temperature. According to the Department of Energy, some models allow up to four indoor units. You can set each zone’s thermostat to a different temperature.
Transfer Heat and Moisture
Connected to the evaporator is a conduit. It’s a two-inch diameter pipe that contains a chemical refrigerant for absorbing the heat and humidity from your home’s air. As the warm air from your home cools, the moisture condenses into a liquid. The conduit’s condensate line collects it. It also houses the power cable, which provides electricity to the indoor and outdoor units. The conduit goes all the way to the outdoor unit.
Release Hot Air
The outdoor unit, also called a condenser, receives the heat from your home’s air. It has fins, coils, a motor and fan. The motor turns the fan, and the fan dissipates the heat into the environment. The coils return the cooled refrigerant to the conduit, and it flows back into your home. The condensate line connects to your home’s main drain, which allows the liquid water to exit your home safely. This completes a cooling cycle.
For more details about how ductless AC systems work and how they could benefit your home, check out ACR Air Conditioning & Refrigeration’s ductless AC installation services, or call us today for additional info.