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When you think of a home air conditioning system, you probably envision one of two different types. First there’s the window unit AC, which blocks up a window and doesn’t provide powerful cooling. Then there’s a central air conditioner, which can cover an entire house but requires a large network of ducts. You may not think of the third option, which is a ductless air conditioning system. This is a great alternative for many homes that have previously needed to rely on ineffective window units, and they are a flexible option for new home construction projects and remodeling.


Ductless air conditioning systems offer numerous benefits, but the only way to take advantage of all of them is to make sure you have skilled air conditioning professionals install the system and provide any repairs and other necessary services. In Minneapolis, MN, the people to rely on are at Freedom Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.. We have trained and licensed technicians who can tackle any heating or cooling service that homes in the area require, and we specialize in ductless mini split system services. To learn more about our products or to schedule ductless air conditioning services in Minneapolis, MN and the surrounding area, give our team a call today!


How a Ductless Air Conditioning System Works

A ductless AC is more properly called a ductless mini split heat pump. This is because, unlike the standard “split system” central air conditioner, which consists of an outdoor compressor unit and a single indoor unit connected to ductwork, a ductless AC has multiple smaller air handlers. These air handlers are mounted on the walls in rooms around the house and connect to the outdoor unit via small holes drilled through the outside walls. The air handlers each have a blower fan and a refrigerant coil, and the cooled air is sent straight into the rooms. There’s no need for ducts at any point.


Benefits of a Ductless Mini Split

There are a number of reasons to consider going with a ductless mini split heat pump in a house. Here are a few:


    • Cooling and heating power: Ductless mini splits are heat pumps, which means during winter they can be changed over into heating mode. You have your heating and cooling needs both taken care of.
    • Energy savings: Ductless systems draw on less electricity on average than standard central air conditioners. This is because they use smaller motors and there is no heat gain through the walls of the ducts.
    • Zone control: You can operate each of the air handlers independently of the others, so only the units in rooms that are occupied need to come on. This is another way a ductless system can help save money.


We Work with Top Ductless AC Brands in Minneapolis, MN

Not all ductless mini split system brands are the same. We take pride in installing the Bryant ductless air conditionerand the Mitsubishi ductless air conditioner, which are some of the best on the market when it comes to performance and energy savings. You can trust to our Homeadvisor top–rated and NATE–certified technicians for a fantastic new installation, or for repairs and routine pre–season maintenance. Contact Freedom Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. today to find out more about ductless air conditioning or to schedule service in Minneapolis, MN and throughout the Minneapolis–St. Paul area.

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