Ductless AC vs Central AC, What's best?
Can you imagine living without air conditioning? Especially for you folks who live in scorching hot climates... its a necessity! Well, when it comes to choosing a new air conditioning system, its good to know what options are available to you before making an investment.
Depending on the type of home you have, the climate you live in, and the layout of the home, you may want to consider choosing either a ductless or central air conditioning system. Both types of systems will cool your home, but they are installed and operated in totally different ways. Let's dive into the differences between the two, shall we?
What's the Difference?
Central Air Conditioning uses a series of ducts (ductwork) to deliver the air equally throughout the home. You usually have a condensing unit which houses the compressor, installed outside, along with an air handler installed inside the home mounted either in the attic, closet or garage, which blows cold air throughout the home distributed evenly by means of the ductwork into each room.
Ductless Air Conditioning, also known as a ductless mini split system, install right into the walls of your home. They do not use ductwork, which make them less expensive to install in homes that do not currently have ductwork. They are also more energy efficient since they don't lose energy as the air travels, like central air conditioning systems do.
Ductless AC - Factors to keep in mind
Ductless mini splits are visible, meaning that you see them on the wall. Also, in order to cool your entire home, you may need more than one unit, perhaps consider a multi-zone system. If you just need to cool a specific part of the home, or want to use a mini split system in conjunction with a central air system for areas that need additional cooling, that's fine too.