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What is a Ductless AC System?

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How Can This Type of System Benefit Your Home?

Keeping your Seattle, WA, home cool for the summer is a top priority for you! You want to be able to enjoy the season with your family and friends while staying comfortable and relaxed when you’re at home.

So what type of updated AC system is right for you? If you aren’t familiar with the term “ductless,” you might not realize all of the advantages that a ductless mini-split system can bring to your home comfort setup.

In this blog, we’ll dive into this type of system and its many benefits! Keep reading below for more.

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So, What Is a Ductless AC System?

Also known as a ductless mini-split system, a ductless AC system is a type of air conditioning system that provides individualized cooling and heating for specific areas or rooms without the need for ductwork! Unlike traditional central AC systems that use ducts to distribute conditioned air throughout the whole building, ductless AC systems work on a localized basis.

A ductless mini-split system typically consists of two main components:

Outdoor Unit: This unit contains the condenser and compressor and is installed outside the home. It is responsible for releasing heat from the system to the outdoor environment.

Indoor Unit(s): These are the cooling and heating units that are installed within the rooms or areas you want to cool. They are connected to the outdoor unit by refrigerant lines, electrical wiring, and a conduit, which requires only a small hole in the wall for installation.

The Advantages of Ductless AC Systems

Zoned Cooling: Depending on the unit type that you install, each indoor unit can be controlled independently, allowing you to set different temperatures in different rooms, providing personalized comfort and energy efficiency.

Energy Efficiency: Ductless systems do not suffer from energy losses associated with ductwork, making them more efficient than traditional central air conditioners.

Easy Installation: Since there is no need for extensive ductwork, installation is relatively straightforward and less disruptive.

Flexible Placement: The indoor units can be mounted on walls or ceilings, giving you more flexibility in design and layout options.

Improved Indoor Air Quality: Ductless systems do not circulate air through ducts, reducing the risk of dust, allergens, and pollutants spreading throughout the home.

Ductless AC systems are particularly well-suited for situations where adding ductwork is impractical or expensive, such as in older homes, room additions, or spaces without existing ducts! If you’re looking at this option for your home, our experts at Bob’s Heating have you covered.


Want to learn more about ductless AC mini-split systems? Give our team at Bob’s Heating a call or fill out our online contact form to schedule a no-obligation consultation with us. We look forward to hearing from you!

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