Ductless air conditioners, also known as split AC systems, have two major components – the air handling unit and the condenser. These units perform two different functions with the main goal of cooling an indoor pace. For instance, the air handler is responsible for the actual cooling of air. The unit draws air from the room and passes it over a series of evaporator coils, which absorb the heat and transfer it to the refrigerant. The unit also filters air and collects any condensate that may form during the cooling process. Air conditioned air is then pushed out the other end. The condenser, on the other hand, is located outside. It is tasked with cooling the heated refrigerant and compressing it in preparation for the next cycle. The two components are connected by the refrigerant tubing and electrical wires, which supply power to the condenser.
Ductless AC Installation
Air conditioners are normally designed to cool a given volume of air inside a building. To identify the most suitable ductless AC machine for a home, the floor area must first be measured by the HVAC contractor and the BTUs needed to cool the space calculated. A suitable Energy Star rated cooling appliance is then chosen; most HVAC installers, such as Central Air and Heat company, offer financing for the AC installation service. The company also has NATE-certified technicians who have excelled in the field of ductless AC installation.
The Installation Process
When installing a ductless AC, the installer must consider three things; where the air handler will be installed, where the condenser should be placed and where to drill on the wall to connect the two components. The air handler can be installed on the ceiling or on the wall, while the condenser can be mounted on the rooftop, on the ground or on the outer wall of a building. Once the two components have been installed, the installer must drill a hole across the outer wall and run the refrigerant tubing as well as the electrical wires.