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Ductless Air Conditioning Services by Russell & Abbott


Ductless, or “mini-split” systems provide the same prompt, effective heating and air conditioning as a ducted system without installing ducts. Homeowners who want to heat or cool a specific area that is not often used, or an area where ducting is difficult to add (older homes, log cabins or slab foundations) usually find mini-splits to be a good option. Ductless mini-splits are as effective as traditional central HVAC units, but with a few extra benefits such as highly efficiency and built-in zone control.

When you need ductless air conditioning and heating services in Knoxville, TN and the surrounding area, count on the professionals at Russell & Abbott to get the job done right. We provide installation, replacement, repair and maintenance services on ductless mini split systems. Call us today to schedule service on ductless mini splits in Knoxville, TN and the surrounding area.

The Benefits of Installing a Ductless Air Conditioner in Knoxville

A ductless air conditioner contains all of the same components as a conventional air conditioner, but no ductwork is necessary. Instead, air is delivered via an indoor air handler mounted high up on the wall or suspended on the ceiling. This means that your home gets the level of heating or cooling you are accustomed to from a conventional HVAC unit without the need for ducts, and there are quite a few benefits. Homeowners who want to heat or cool a specific area that is not often used, or an area where ducting is difficult to add (older homes, log cabins or slab foundations) usually find ductless mini–splits to be a good option. Installing new ductwork can be time–consuming and expensive. The ability to both cool and heat a home with a single system with no ducting is a benefit of a mini–split.

Furthermore, most ductless air conditioners are highly rated for efficiency in both summer and winter. Homeowners will also be impressed by the built–in zone control offered by a mini–split. Unless you own a small condo, or if you only need heating and AC for a single large space such a bonus room, your home will require multiple indoor air handlers mounted in different zones of the home to provide whole–house cooling. Each mini–split unit is wired to an individual thermostat, which means you can change the temperature in one room or zone without affecting the temperature in the other zones.

How Does a Ductless Mini Split System Work?

A ductless mini–split works in nearly the same way as a heat pump, which is basically an air conditioning system with the ability to run in reverse. Refrigerant absorbs heat from the air in your home as it evaporates into a gas. Then, this heat dissipates as refrigerant condenses into a liquid at the outdoor unit. This process reverses in the winter to bring heat into the home.

For those without any preexisting ducts, the only difference between the two is that you won’t need to make any changes to the structure of your home as you would if you were to install a ducted unit. In fact, the only modification a technician will make is drilling a small hole in the wall in order to connect the refrigerant line that runs from the indoor units to the outside compressor unit.

We Service and Install Ductless AC Units in Knoxville, TN

units are highly effective, but like any mechanical system, they may still run into trouble from time to time.  If your mini–split has a problem, call Russell & Abbott. We’ll send a trained and certified technician to your home as soon as possible so that your system can return to its normal operation. Our technicians always wear shoe covers and strive to treat your home and family members with respect.



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