How Ductless Cooling Systems Are Professionally Installed

Ductless cooling systems, often called ductless mini splits, are increasing in popularity in homes across the U.S., especially when it comes to new house construction. However, they are still relatively new in the residential sector, so some homeowners are curious about how ductless cooling works and what goes into its installation.

In some ways, ductless systems are easier to install than central cooling and heating systems that use ductwork. Trying to fit a home for a ventilation system that doesn’t already have one is a time-consuming task. But a ductless system only requires placing blower units in different rooms and then hooking them up to an outdoor cabinet. We’ll go into more detail about how this installation process works.

To find out all you need to know about ductless cooling in Riverside, TX and how it can work for you, call Ardon Maintenance today and speak to our AC and heat pump experts. We offer ductless installation, repairs, and maintenance throughout the Madisonville and Huntsville areas.

Installing a ductless mini split

The term “mini split” describes the basic set-up of ductless cooling: instead of using a standard split system for an air conditioner or heat pump, with one indoor and one outdoor cabinet connected to each other, a ductless mini split has one outdoor unit and a series of “mini” indoor units, blowers with their own coils and fans. These blowers direct the cooled air straight into the rooms without using ducts.

Installation starts with the technicians locating the right spot for the outdoor unit. They look for a location that won’t have obstructions blocking the coil from releasing heat and where it won’t cause disruptive sounds for the people indoors. The installers secure the outdoor cabinet, then connect it to the home’s electrical system.

The next stage is to mount the blowers inside the house. The installers will already have determined from previous visits to your home during planning sessions how many blowers are necessary for an even spread of cooling and where they should be placed. To save space and reduce obstructions, the installers mount the blowers on the walls, often over doors. They drill holes through the walls to the outside and run copper tubes for refrigerant lines, condensate lines, and a power line through the holes and out to the outdoor unit.

Once this standard set-up is complete, the technicians check that the blower units are secure and there is no space for condensate leaking behind them. They then perform tests on the gauges, the couplings, and the vacuum lines to make sure the system works as it should.

We’ve simplified the above process for clarity, but please understand that the installation of a ductless mini split is a complex process that requires precision in order for the system to work correctly.

Contact Ardon Maintenance when you want ductless cooling in Riverside, TX. We are glad to assist you with finding the best comfort solution for your home.

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