While no one wants to think about their new air conditioning system breaking down, at some point, you will need to conduct some kind of repair work. If you are in the process of choosing a new system and are researching what kind of potential repair work can exist with different types of air conditioners, you may have wondered about the differences between repairing a ductless air conditioner and a traditional split-system air conditioner. Air Conditioning Experts, Inc. has experience with them both, so below are some items to note about ductless air conditioning repair in Atlanta versus a ducted system.
Differences Between the Systems
First, let’s take a look at some differences between the two systems:
- The first (and most obvious) difference is that one system needs ductwork to function while the other does not.
- The second difference is that the delivery system for the cool air in a ductless air conditioner happens via independent indoor air blowers; this automatically provides zoned cooling. To achieve zone cooling with a split-system AC, you would need to install a zoning system with the air conditioner.
- Third, rather than having both an outdoor and indoor unit, a ductless air conditioner has an outdoor unit and indoor blowers.
Similarities Between Systems
- As stated above, both systems have an outdoor unit, and for both systems, these outdoor units contain the same components: a compressor, refrigerant and a condenser.
- The indoor units, although different technically, are both responsible for blowing cold air into the property, and do so with the utilization of refrigerant and fans
Are the Repairs Very Different?
For the most part, the answer is no, the repairs are not very different between a ductless system and a ducted system. Each system needs annual maintenance, particularly for the outdoor unit, and each system can have problems with refrigerant leaks, electrical issues, fan issues, dirty filters and dirty coils.
A problem unique to a ductless system is when an inside blower hasn’t been properly mounted and begins to pull away from the wall or ceiling to which it’s attached. With ducted systems, the ducts can contribute their own repair-worthy issues, something that wouldn’t be a problem with a ductless system.
It’s hard to know what kind of repairs you may run into with ductless air conditioning in Atlanta, but rest assured that no matter what the repair, Air Conditioning Experts, Inc., is here to help you resolve them.
Have more questions about ductless air conditioning? Schedule a consultation with Air Conditioning Experts, Inc. today. You’ll be glad you did!