More and more homeowners have opted for ductless mini split air conditioners instead of the traditional duct system. As the idea of living in smaller spaces continues to grow, these units have gained momentum and may be right for your home as well. They offer versatile heating and cooling options ideal for home additions, renovations, or areas without space for traditional ductwork.
At Sunset Heating & Cooling, along with our sister company Pacific Ductless, provides expert ductless mini split system installation in Portland, OR. Serving the Portland community for over a decade, we can help you find the ideal comfort solution for your home.
Sticking with your traditional central AC system but looking to get it in top working order? Be sure to ask how annual AC tune-ups can improve performance and lower energy costs.
We Specialize in Ductless Heat Pumps!
At Sunset Heating & Cooling, we're true industry leaders when it comes to offering the latest in HVAC technology. That's why we specialize in ductless heat pumps installation, so much so that we created a sister company, Pacific Ductless, which focuses entirely on ductless heat pump systems.
If you're considering installing one of these modern heating and cooling systems, then give us a call. We will ask you a series of questions and then we'll walk you through all of your options. Your HVAC expert will make recommendations based on your needs, but we will never push you or sell you something you don't need. Ultimately, our job is to provide honest advice and let you choose what's best for your home.
How Do Ductless Systems Work?
A ductless AC system works just like a traditional AC system except without the ducts. In a traditional duct air conditioning system, the indoor unit pulls the warm air from the space into the unit and cools it by sending it over evaporator coils. The refrigerant in the coils cools the air and pushes it through the duct system to the designated space. The outside unit is where the hot air is expelled.
The ductless unit works the same way except that there are no ducts as the cooling indoor unit is inside the room it is cooling versus a traditional system where the cooling unit is typically in the attic. The mini-split system pulls hot in from the room over the coils and expels it back into that space. Ductless mini split systems also have an outdoor unit that functions the same way as a duct system, removing excess heat and allowing for drainage.
What Are the Benefits of a Ductless System?
As mentioned above, the ductless system has gained popularity in recent years and for good reason. There are many benefits to this system that make it an attractive option for homeowners.
- Reduced Energy Costs - Ductless systems are by far the most fuel and cost-efficient AC systems to run on the market today.
- Convenient Installation - As there is no invasive ductwork to install, having a ductless mini-split system installed is fairly easy and quick.
- Improved Temperature Control - Many homeowners do not want to cool their entire house. Ductless systems give you the option to cool only specific parts of your home. It also allows for living in a smaller space more comfortably than if you were to use a window unit.
- Optimized Air Quality - With no ductwork, your AC unit is going to filter the air directly from outside. This is better for the occupants of the home as indoor air is less polluted than outdoor air.
With an ever-present eye on the carbon footprint we leave behind, ductless mini-split AC systems are one of the best options due to their lack of ducts. This eliminates issues like leaks, holes, and other ways you can be losing energy.
Don’t let old ductwork affect your comfort. We also offer ductwork repair and new installations to help you leverage your existing air conditioner.
The Importance of Having a Professional Installation
Even though a ductless mini split air conditioner is easier to install than a duct system, an experienced professional is still needed to install the unit correctly. When dealing with anything electrical or anything that can compromise your breathing ability, you should trust in those who have been trained in the correct procedures. At Sunset Heating & Cooling, we’ve been in the business since 1922, and use that expertise to help all our customers in and around Portland, OR.
From choosing your new ductless mini split system to completing the installation, we’re there to help you every step of the way. We also offer support to our customers in need of ductless mini split repair or replacement, ensuring every aspect of your indoor air quality and comfort is handled.