Ductless air conditioning systems are the ideal solution for buildings where the installation of ducts for a conventional central air conditioning system is either impractical or impossible. Ductless air conditioning units consist of an indoor and outdoor unit. The indoor unit is usually mounted on a wall or a ceiling whilst the outdoor unit will be installed on the outside wall or roof of a building. Installation is fairly simple and is completed in one day. Ductless air conditioning systems are very popular for office conversions, guest rooms and garages. These systems come in several sizes and designs to suit any room décor.
Ductless air conditioning
Ductless air conditioning has been popular in Japan for many years and has only recently become a regular feature in Western countries. This type of system combines the best features of central air conditioning systems and individual room air conditioning systems. These systems are ideal if you own an older building in Los Angeles that cannot accommodate the installation of ducts. The installation of these air conditioning systems require only a single hole of about 8 centimeters in the outside wall to accommodate a conduit for the electric cable, refrigerant tubing, suction tubing and the drain line.
The indoor unit is fitted with the evaporator unit and the fan, whilst the outdoor air conditioning unit contains the compressor and the condenser. The outdoor unit could be noisy so careful consideration should be paid to its location. The biggest advantage of this system is that air does not have to be heated after passing through the ducts. You can set the cooling preferences for every room in your building, individually. Air Wave Technologies, Inc. installs these systems quickly and efficiently.
Ductless air conditioning systems have a huge disadvantage though. The price. They can cost up to 30% more than a central air conditioning unit and almost twice as much as window air conditioning units. Another disadvantage is the loss of efficiency by the system due to the location of the air handling unit. These systems are still new in North America which makes finding a properly trained technician a challenge.