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Key Placement Considerations for Ductless Air Conditioners

Published by Jennifer Fletcher

Ductless air conditioners are not like your typical heat pumps since they do not require ductwork to circulate air within your home. This equipment features at least one indoor air handler integrated into the outdoor heat pump condenser through refrigerant lines. These air handlers distribute conditioned air where you installed the unit. Your air conditioning installation technician can install air handlers in different areas of your house to create a comfortable living environment. 

Placement Considerations

Here are placement considerations to think about when investing in a new ductless air conditioner. 

Where Should You Place Your Indoor Unit?

Consider Where You Need Conditioned Air

Your cooling and heating service provider can install a ductless AC unit anywhere in your home. It could be in a room that is difficult to keep cool or a newly built space without traditional ductwork. How many units you need depends on your cooling requirements and space. 

It Doesn’t Have to Be on an Exterior Wall

The location of your new ductless AC unit doesn’t necessarily need to be on an exterior wall. Just keep in mind that there should be two inches or more of accessible space above every indoor unit. 

What’s the Ideal Location for the Outdoor Condenser?

Choose a Shady Location

For your outdoor unit, choose a shady location or an area that doesn’t receive direct sunlight. It should be on the side of your home or behind it. As much as possible, install the unit away from plants, shrubs or anything else that can obstruct it. 

Proper Spacing Is Essential

Your technician can also install your outdoor unit on an exterior wall using stand-off mounting brackets. If this is the case, there should be five inches or more of space between the wall and the unit. Above the unit, there should be at least 20 inches of space. 

Choose an experienced technician to ensure your new ductless AC unit is installed efficiently. You can expect the best air conditioning installation services from Modern Air Solutions. We also offer cooling and heating repair services. Call us at (630) 534-9037 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.

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