In many business categories things have been done a certain way for a long time and implementing change is often very difficult. One exception to that is the HVAC industry where ductless air conditioner technology evolved quickly and was incorporated just the same. These systems are continually evolving and at the forefront of the industry and the basis for which many electronics companies have been developed.
While system design remains quite basic with a compressor, condenser, expansion device, and evaporator, seeing the inside of a unit illustrates its complex systems. There are numerous components and circuits that have all been implemented over the years to increase efficiency and reliability. All of these technological advances have not driven up the price significantly, so these units are still an affordable solution. However, these advances have allowed these units to be used for a vast array of applications in commercial and residential spaces.
Originally, the ductless air conditioner was intended to serve as a replacement for window air conditioner unit, which it does, but it also does much more. Now with the ability to create large zoned systems that can cool large spaces and entire home and offices, ductless air conditioner technology has few limitations.
Key Technological Ductless Air Conditioner Advances
- The Standard compressor switched to variable-frequency drive (VFD) “inverter” compressors. This allows them to deliver exceptional operational performance, maintain a specific comfort level and ensure the units remain reliable.
- Condensing fan motors changed from direct-drive to VFD inverter-types. This significantly improved the performance of the units.
- Evaporator unit fan motors evolved from direct-drive to DC- or ECM-type. This change minimized the amount of noise that units would make, as well as reduced their power consumption.
- Heat exchanger technology evolved to include intricate high-performance coil designs. These coils have less surface area, but have the ability to maximize heat transfer to ensure system capacity.
- Systems now have their own control systems, allowing consumers fully integrated units that work together. This means condensing units, evaporator, zone control, and centralized controllers.
- Self-diagnostic functions help consumers and technicians solve system issues on the spot.
- Systems now meet the growing needs and requirements to have a healthier and cleaner air filtering.
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