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Ductless air conditioning systems are becoming increasingly popular in Tampa due to their many advantages. With homeowners looking for new and improved units, they now have options. 

To demonstrate their benefits and how they work, Action Air Conditioning HVAC specialists have devised a guide on ductless air conditioning systems. 

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What Are Ductless Air Conditioning Systems?

Ductless ACs (single-zone systems) are a type of air conditioning system without ductwork that uses wall-mounted blowers to provide temperature control in one room. Unlike units with ducts, the individual unit connects by a refrigerant line tubing set to a single outdoor condensing unit. Essentially, there’s one outdoor and one indoor air-handling unit.

However, since these systems are installed in individual rooms, homeowners can install several to cool multiple spaces at once. How many you should use in a home depends on the homeowner’s needs and preferences.

How Do Ductless Systems Work?

Ductless AC systems use the same process as a typical central air conditioner. While central air conditioning uses one centrally located indoor unit that delivers cool air to the entire home through a series of ducts and vents, a ductless indoor unit blows cooled air directly into one living space.

A ductless system includes an indoor unit with an evaporator coil and blower fan and an outdoor unit with a compressor, condenser coil, and fan. The two units are connected with copper refrigerant tubing and electrical wiring

  1. The outdoor compressor unit pumps chemical refrigerant through the refrigerant tubing to the indoor unit’s coil.
  2. As the liquid refrigerant turns to gas, heat and humidity leave via the indoor air blowing across the coil as the liquid refrigerant turns to gas.
  3. Afterward, cooler, dehumidified air travels back into the living space through the indoor unit’s fan.
  4. Then, the gas refrigerant returns to the outdoor coil and converts back to a liquid while heat releases through the outdoor coil. 

To control the amount of cold air, you can use an infrared remote controller or the thermostat. With multiple units, you can modify the temperature on a room-by-room basis. This may be an appealing option for residents who have different cooling preferences.

Overall, ductless AC systems are great because they’re effective for many homes, regardless of the ceiling’s height. Specifically, cassette units can be mounted directly to the ceiling and console units work in rooms where wall mounting isn’t possible. Outdoor units can even be placed in strategic locations to minimize noise in living spaces. 

Essentially, these units offer homeowners a variety of installation options to maximize convenience and cooling efficiency in certain spaces.

Why You Should Install Ductless Air Conditioning Systems In Tampa

There are many advantages of using ductless AC units in Tampa, Florida, which make them appealing. 

The benefits include:

  • Small size 
  • Flexibility for zoning and cooling multiple spaces
  • As many as four air-handling units connected to one outdoor unit
  • Easier to install than many other types of AC systems
  • Avoids the energy loss (ducts account for 30% energy loss) associated with central ACs 
  • Several installation options
  • Cooling capacity control in individual rooms
  • Less air loss (air is often lost in ducts and attics before reaching its destination) 

Consult Action Air Conditioning specialists for your HVAC needs!

If you need additional information regarding ductless air conditioning systems, reach out to our experts at Action Air Conditioning in Tampa Bay, Florida. We pride ourselves on providing the ultimate in-home comfort and reliable, worry-free installation.

Our experienced professionals are highly knowledgeable about ductless ACs as well as other units that are best suited for Tampa residents. More importantly, we will assist you with any of your HVAC needs. 

Contact us now to speak with a customer service agent or to book a FREE estimate!