When most people think about AC, they imagine central air that pushes cold air through ducts. However, modern innovations like ductless air conditioners, also known as mini-splits, introduce new options. Central air still offers a compelling cooling solution for many homeowners, but a ductless system might be ideal for your situation.
A central air conditioner connects to a home’s ductwork. The outside unit expels heat extracted from interior air as the system circulates air through the evaporator coil near the furnace. The system cools the entire home.
A ductless system also has an outdoor unit but uses a pipe to connect the outdoor unit with the inside unit or units. The pipe only needs a 3-inch hole in an exterior wall. Ductless units only cool the specific rooms where they are mounted.
Ductless AC is an especially good option for additions, garages, and rooms that need dedicated cooling. It could also be a good investment when updating old houses that lack ducts.
Pros of Central Air
- Most Effective for Larger Homes
- Cost-Effective Solution to Existing Ducts
- No Visual Presence in Rooms
Pros of Ductless Air Conditioners
- Easier Installation
- Quiet Operation
- Precise Zone Cooling
- Energy Efficient
Honest Advice About Your Options
Jco Heating A/C Electrical is a modern company with a staff trained in the latest cooling technologies. We’re prepared to evaluate your home in Springfield, OR, and provide quotes for the installation of new air conditioning. We’ll help you understand how a central AC or ductless system will meet your cooling needs.
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