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Lane Associates - Heating & Air Conditioning

Ductless Cooling & Heating Systems

In many situations and applications, a ductless system makes much more sense to implement versus using the traditional building HVAC system for heating and/or cooling.  Typical applications for ductless systems are IT rooms, conference rooms, or any other enclosures that may require additional supplemental cooling or heating beyond the building's existing capabilities.  Ductless systems also allow for more user control, can reduce installation, maintenance, and operation costs, and are much quieter when in use.  

But what exactly is a ductless system, and what can it do?  

What is Ductless?
     Similar to other traditional HVAC equipment, a ductless system is comprised of two main components: a condenser and an air handler.  The condenser cools or heats refrigerant, and the air handler uses this refrigerant to cool or heat the air that it distributes in the building space.  What makes a ductless system unique is that the condenser and air handler are separated (sometimes by very large distances), connected only by a thin line set that transports the refrigerant between the two.  By having no costly, invasive ductwork, this design allows for quicker, more cost effective installations.

      The lack of invasive ductwork also makes a ductless system the perfect solution for small or remote spaces that require additional cooling or heating. Only a thin line set needs to be run to the air handler, allowing for versitile installations and applications.

Why Ductless?
1. Flexibility
  • Small Space Applications Since no Invasive Ductwork is Required
  • Simple Load Calculations, 12,000 BTUs = 1ton = 400 sq feet, makes it easy to calculate to appropriate sized system for the required space
  • Flexibility to Add on Later, Multiple air handlers can be tied in to one condenser, making it easy and cost effective to add on
  • Water Cooled or Air Cooled, means condensers can be located inside or outside depending on building requirements
2. Lower Cost, No costly, invasive ductwork needs to be installed, washable filters reduce maintenance costs
3. Compatible with Numerous Building Management Systems (BMS)
4. Can Offer Both Heating and Cooling
5. Independent Operation from Building - Allows for off-hours operation without operating entire building system
6. Various Rebate Incentives Are Available to Further Reduce Installation Costs
7. Saves up to 50% with EER (Energy Efficiency Rating)

Suggested Applications 
1. Supplemental Cooling or Heating for Problematic Areas 
2. IT / Computer Rooms 
3. Conference Rooms 
4. Private Offices 
5. Schools - Classrooms 
6. Hotels / Restaurants / Bars

As you can see, here at LANE we use ductless systems in our IT Room and Conference Room!