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We all need air conditioning to keep our homes cool and comfortable during the hot summer months. But when you’re thinking about buying a new AC system, do you know which one is best for you? To fit your budget? Or the most energy-efficient? These are all important questions. To help you get the right answers, we’ve put together a list of pros and cons of two of the more popular AC systems:
First, let’s learn a little more about how these systems work. Central AC systems cool air in a central location, using an outside, and normally attic-based, processor and condenser system. These work together to cool air, which is then circulated throughout your home via a series of fans and ductwork. When the air gets warmer after a long period of time, this process is repeated to keep your home at a constant, cool temperature day and night.
One of the cons of central air conditioning systems is that it’s important to have them sized and installed properly by licensed, professional technicians for them to function effectively.
Now, let’s take a look at another increasingly popular home cooling option.
These systems do not require ductwork or attic-located evaporator units. They use thin copper tubing to pump refrigerant from the compressor and condenser outside, directly into wall-mounted blowers inside your home. These can also function as heat pumps during colder months. Essentially, they function as a home cooling and heating system.
Since these systems are wall or ceiling-mounted, it can be challenging to match them with a room’s interior design. Also, the initial purchase costs of ductless AC systems can run high and it may be difficult to find professionals to install one correctly for maximum efficiency.
Now that you know the differences between central and ductless AC systems, you can make an informed decision about which one is best for your home cooling needs.
Have more questions? You can rely on our team to help with any of your central or ductless AC installation needs. Contact us today for more information.