Enjoy the Benefits of a Ductless System

February 12th, 2018

Closeup view about using some appliance such as air condition.If you live in any part of New Mexico without central air conditioning, we’re sorry. Getting by with window units in a place as hot as humid as Santa Fe can be a pain, to say the least. Of course, we’re still dealing with colder temperatures for now but soon enough you’ll be begging for effective and efficient air conditioning.

Fortunately, central air conditioning is not your only option over window units. Santa Fe, NM ductless air conditioning is an option as well, and a very good one at that. (more…)

When Is It Time to Replace Your Ductless Air Conditioner?

August 10th, 2015

Ductless air conditioners are great options for keeping your home cool, but they are not invincible. Sooner or later, no matter how well you take care of it, you are going to need to replace your ductless system. Since you probably don’t want to have to deal with your ductless air conditioner giving out on you during a hot day in summer, it is a good idea to keep an eye on the symptoms associated with it reaching the end of its lifespan. Let’s take a look at some of those symptoms. (more…)

You Might Never Go Back to Ducts

July 6th, 2015

The entire purpose behind an air conditioner is that it should operate reliably, efficiently, and powerfully all summer long in order to keep your entire family cool. We all know the importance of whole-house air conditioning in Santa Fe, and we often have to run our air conditioners much more than we might like. More and more homeowners are looking for alternatives to conventional HVAC systems, whose use of air ducts has long dominated the market. But with the rise of ductless cooling systems—already prevalent throughout the rest of the world—you now have a great, alternative option to consider if you’re in the market for a new cooling system. (more…)

How Does a Ductless Mini-Split Air Conditioner Work?

March 18th, 2015

Ductless air conditioners have become a popular option for many homeowners, but there are still a number of people who don’t quite understand how these systems provide whole-home cooling. The name can be confusing – after all, up until the last 10 years or so you had to have ductwork in order to have whole-home cooling. The truth is that ductless systems don’t operate very differently from traditional split systems, as we’ll explain below.

The Components

Ductless systems are comprised of an outdoor unit that, as with a traditional air conditioning system, houses the compressor and the condenser. The difference comes with the indoor equipment: the delivery system for the cool air consists of individual indoor blowers. The blowers are about 3 feet long and contain a small air filter, small set of coils and a small fan.

The indoor blowers connect to the outdoor unit via a conduit placed in an exterior wall; this conduit contains a power cord, refrigerant line and condensate line. Blowers can be mounted flush against walls or hung from ceilings, and a single outdoor unit can support up to 4 blowers.

How It Works

The blowers operate individually, so when you turn on a single blower, it starts the air conditioning process. Refrigerant flows between the blower and outdoor unit, and cool air is delivered directly from the blower into the space in which it resides. The cooling process is the same as with a traditional split-system AC: warm air is removed from your living space and released outdoors and cool air is blown back in. You can turn on all your blowers at once, or turn on only the ones you need.

Repair and maintenance for a ductless system is very similar to that of a traditional AC system, with the exception of the indoor blowers, and the system has the same average lifespan of a traditional split system, which ranges from 15-20 years.

Ductless ACs can offer your home customized comfort, easy expansion (if needed) and the ability to have whole-home cooling without needing ductwork. If you are interested to see if ductless air conditioning is a fit for your home in Angel Fire, call us today!