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Air Conditioning Without Ductwork

Written on: July 17, 2023

ductless ac Gardner, maSummer has come to Central Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire. When the hotter days come, you’ll want a way to keep your household cool. Perhaps your home doesn’t have the ductwork needed for central AC. That’s okay. There’s still a great option for keeping cool at home. And Brideau has the trained and licensed HVAC technicians on staff to install it.

What is the best way to cool a home without ductwork? A mini-split system.

What is a mini-split? You may also hear a mini-split referred to as a ductless or mounted cooling system. A mini-split is actually both a cooling and heating system. And it doesn’t require ductwork the way a central air conditioning system does. Installation involves putting a hole somewhere in your wall to accommodate the wiring and refrigerant line.

What are the components of a mini-split? A mini-split is usually made up of one outdoor unit and at least one indoor unit (however, the number of indoor units will be determined by how many zones require cooling/heating). The outdoor and indoor units are connected by refrigerant tubing and electrical wiring. The indoor unit is most commonly mounted on a wall and delivers heated or cooled air directly into the living space without the need for ductwork or vents.

What advantages does a mini-split offer? One of the primary advantages mini-splits offer is that they don’t require ductwork, and that makes them adaptable to any home.

Here are some additional advantages of mini-splits:

  1. The installation doesn’t take long and is cost-effective.
  2. You can put a mini-split almost anywhere because all you need is a wall.
  3. The fact that they don’t have any ductwork where allergens and microorganisms can thrive makes them ideal for allergy sufferers and anyone with respiratory problems.
  4. They’re more efficient than window air conditioners and central air conditioning systems. That’s because central air conditioning systems can lose up to 30% of the air they cool through leaky ducts. You’ll have no such problem with a mini-split system.
  5. They operate quietly, generating less noise than a window air conditioner.
  6. Unlike with a window unit, you won’t lose a window, so you’ll have more natural light in your home.

Is a mini-split right for you? You should consider a mini-split for your home if you have a home without ducts. They’re also a great solution for a room or space that is challenging to keep cool (e.g., a garage, basement, or addition).

Your Comfort Is Our Priority

Brideau Energy sells and installs high-efficiency, ultra-quiet air conditioning systems. That includes mini-split installation as well as central air conditioner installation. Not sure which system is right for you? One of our cooling experts will evaluate your needs and design the best system for your home. We’ll make sure your home can be cool on even the hottest of days.

At Brideau Energy, the comfort of your home is our priority. We have served the residents of Central Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire since 1987. Whether you need an AC installed, repaired, or tuned-up, you can count on us.

Contact Brideau Energy today to learn more. We’ll keep you cool!