Bob Forty knows all about condensing coils. As president of Energy Services Air Conditioning and Heating Co., and a 30-year self-proclaimed student of the hvac industry, Forty has seen a lot of trends come and go. One of the trends he’s not happy about at all is condensing coils that are made from aluminum (aluminum tube/aluminum fin).
Ductless systems have been popular in Europe and much of Asia for many years, and they’re gaining popularity in the U.S. However, there are still some who believe ductless systems can be used for cooling-only applications. Or, they should only be used in retrofit situations where it’s not possible to install ductwork. But the world of ductless is being shaken up.