Ductless air conditioning systems are quite common in North America, but it wasn’t always. Invented in Japan in the 1970s, ductless air conditioning systems were originally designed as a window unit alternative and have gradually evolved over the years. The idea was to always provide spot or area cooling to homes and businesses, but since then entire comprehensive system approaches are more common.
Initially, they were offered as solutions for small areas that could not accommodate larger units or duct work and were solely wall mounted. Capacities ranged from 7,000 BTU to 12,000 BTU, which provided much better performance than window units and even some other central units. They were viewed as the beginnings of controllable comfort and cooling that allowed zoned cooling capabilities. It was also very novel to have the ability to remotely located the condenser somewhere other than in direct contact with the air handler. This allowed the unit to be much quieter, which meant it could be placed in any area of a home or office.
The Success of Ductless Air Conditioning Systems
The early success of these units was dependent on the range of the piping being limited to 15 feet between the condenser and air handler. This led to some restrictions and limitations, but as technology improved and pipe lengths extended so did the capabilities.
Today ductless air conditioning systems are a global staple in both residential and commercial spaces. Global demand is always increasing as these affordable cooling systems offer high-end cooling features and reliable stylish construction. They can be concealed in walls, have ceiling units, and mounted just about anywhere. Outdoor condenser units can also be hidden quite well so as not to interfere with landscaping and enjoyment of the outdoors.
Overall, ductless air conditioning systems should be considered for anyone thinking about a new cooling solution for their home or commercial space.
Ductless Air has been serving Toronto, York Region, and the rest of the GTA for over 30 years.