At its heart, a ductless AC unit is still an air conditioner. The cooling cycle for ductless systems is the same cooling cycle used by standard central air conditioners. At the indoor unit, liquid refrigerant absorbs heat from inside the home and becomes gaseous. The system then sends the refrigerant vapor to the outdoor unit, where the compressor forces it to become liquid again. In the process, the refrigerant releases its stored heat outside the home.
As a rule, ductless systems do tend to be more expensive to install than central air conditioners. As you'll see, however, the many advantages of ductless HVAC tend to be well worth that up-front cost.
Because of their compact design, ductless air conditioners are perfect for apartments, condominiums and smaller homes where there's little space to go around. Since there's no duct system required, ductless systems are also great for older homes with aging ducts or no ducts at all, and they're often a more cost-effective option than extending existing ducts into a new addition. Finally, the improved energy efficiency is great for any budget-conscious or environmentally friendly homeowner.
If you're wondering where to buy ductless air conditioners, look no further. Our Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating contractors will help you find the right system for your home and install it up to the manufacturer's specifications.