Where to Install Ductless A/C

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When it comes to keeping your family cool and comfortable in the summer heat, nothing beats having a quality air conditioning system installed in your home. It’s no secret that Southern Ontario summers can get hot and sticky, and if your house isn’t climate-controlled, you’re in for some unpleasant days and nights.

Today, there are several different options for residential AC, and one that has been growing in popularity is mini-split ductless air conditioning.

Why Go Ductless?

As the name suggests, ductless AC doesn’t require the use of the ductwork in your home, and as such offers some exciting benefits. Ductless AC is more energy-efficient than standard AC systems, it is environmentally friendly and customizable to meet your needs. You’ll get more consistent cooling and have the ability to cool specific zones for ultimate comfort.

Figuring out where to install a ductless air conditioner can be perplexing to many homeowners, so here is a brief guide to let you know where it’s all supposed to go. A ductless system delivers cooled air directly from indoor air handlers, and you need to determine where these will go before making any other plans. They should be placed in areas that will require the most cooling, for best results.

Equal Air Distribution

You want the air to be distributed evenly in the rooms where your air handlers are installed. This usually means placing the air handlers between 8 and 10 feet off the floor, as close to the ceiling as possible. This will ensure you don’t end too much cool air up toward the ceiling. In a bedroom, placing it above the bed will create a good airflow and even distribution to keep you cool while you sleep.

It’s also important to install wall-mounted units so the filters can easily be reached. Aesthetically, you should try to position air handlers so they don’t conflict with windows or clash with your interior.

Keep your family cool this summer with an AC unit that you can trust, and give Appleby Systems a call today.

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Only on Exterior Walls

You’ll want to install your indoor air handlers only on exterior walls. This means a wall that leads directly to the outside on the other side and not to a different room in the house or a hallway.

Away from Sunlight and Other Objects

It’s possible for the sun to cause the air handler to misread the temperature of the room, which would alter the indoor temperature and lose the cooling effect. The temperature reading can also be affected by objects like televisions or computers, so it’s wise to position air handlers where they won’t be in direct sunlight or close to electronics.

The Outdoor Component

Once you have your indoor air handler plans in place, you can decide where to position the outdoor unit. It’s important that the outdoor unit has a good amount of unhindered airflow and that there is a clear path for air leaving the house to vent outside. You’ll also want it to be easily accessible to HVAC technicians in case you need quick service. If possible, try to keep it out of direct sunlight and keep the unit itself off any soft ground.

Don’t let the heat of the summer get you down. Getting a ductless air conditioner unit is as easy as calling Appleby Systems. Give our team a call today!

Sources:

https://www.mitsubishicomfort.com/articles/ductless/5-advantages-of-ductless-heating-and-cooling-systems

https://www.mcwilliamsandson.com/blog/where-are-the-most-ideal-places-to-install-your-ductless-mini-split-units

https://www.airondemand.com/blog/air-conditioning/where-to-install-a-ductless-air-conditioner/

https://www.sobieskiinc.com/blog/ideal-locations-ductless-mini-split-installation

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