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The Benefits of a Ductless AC System in Phoenix

2019 Jun 11
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the benefits of a ductless AC system in Phoenix

While central ACs are definitely the most common cooling systems in Arizona, ductless AC systems still have a lot to offer.

Ductless AC systems provide benefits like:  

  • Automatic zoning
  • Improved air quality
  • Higher efficiency & lower operational costs


Below, we’ll walk through each of these benefits so that you can determine if a ductless AC system is the best option for your home. But first, let’s look at how a ductless AC system works.

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How a ductless AC system works

components of a ductless AC system


A ductless system has 3 main components:

  1. Indoor unit
  2. Refrigerant lines
  3. Outdoor unit

A ductless AC works the same way a central AC does. They both strip heat and moisture from the air in your home, leaving behind cool, dry air.

The difference is that a central AC system circulates that cool air throughout your home via ducts.

A ductless AC, on the other hand, doesn't use ductwork. These systems blow cool air directly into a single room/space.

The lack of ducts is the biggest difference between a ductless and a central AC system and provides quite a few benefits to homeowners. Let’s look at some of those benefits.


Benefit #1: Automatic zoning

Since a ductless AC system requires the installation of a separate indoor unit in every room you want cooled, it allows you to set different temperatures for each room that has an indoor unit. For example, with a ductless system, if you want to set the temperature in your bedroom cooler than the temperature in your living room, you can.

This is called zoning. Zoning is possible with a central AC system but can be quite expensive. Adding zoning to a home with a central AC system can require the installation of several thermostats, dampers, a zoning panel, and ductwork modifications.

With a ductless system, you have to install a separate indoor unit for every room you want cooled, so “zoning” is automatically part of a ductless system.


Benefit #2: Improves air quality

Central AC systems blow air through ducts to different areas of your home, whereas ductless AC systems blow air directly from the indoor unit into a room.

If your ducts are dirty or clogged, the debris in the ducts can get carried along with air and pumped into your home.

Ductless AC systems provide multi-stage filtration, which can reduce the amount of allergens and other particulates (dust, bacteria, etc.) circulating in your home’s air.  


Benefit #3: Efficient (and can save you money)

Ductless ACs are typically more energy-efficient than central ACs because they don't lose conditioned air via duct leaks.

The average home can lose up to 30% of its heating/cooling energy via air leaks in the ductwork of a central AC system.

Because ductless AC systems don’t have ducts, they are able to retain all of that conditioned air, making them more efficient and saving you money.

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We pride ourselves on providing highly-trained technicians who install the best ductless mini-split AC brands. The best part? We offer a lifetime warranty, which means future repair and labor costs for your new system will be covered for as long as you live in your home.

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