Central AC vs. Ductless Cooling: Key Differences

What to Know About Central AC and Ductless Mini Split Systems

When it’s hot out, property owners need a dependable cooling system to ensure their home is comfortable all season – even on the hottest days of the year. Property owners often choose between two common air conditioning options: central AC and ductless mini-split cooling systems. These systems can effectively cool homes and keep entire households comfortable. To determine which system is best for their home, homeowners need to understand the advantages of each system and how these compare to other cooling systems.

Central AC System

central ACThe most common cooling system for California residents is a central air conditioning system. These units can effectively cool the entire house to keep it at an even temperature using a network of air ducts, including on the hottest days of the year, and provide numerous advantages for households.

One of the benefits of a central AC system is it provides consistent cooling throughout the entire house. The newer units are also more energy efficient than older units, allowing homeowners to keep their homes cool without causing their utility bills to skyrocket. Central AC units also help improve a home’s indoor air quality. They can remove excess humidity and have filters that can remove dust, allergens, and pollutants to improve the air quality.

Ductless Mini Split Systems

ductless mini splitDuctless mini split air conditioners provide cool air to entire homes – without needing ductwork. Because air ducts are not required, these can be convenient options for older homes or parts of houses that don’t have ductwork, like new additions. While one benefit of ductless mini split systems is the flexibility of adding them to homes without ductwork (making for an easier installation than central air conditioning installation services), they also offer other advantages.

These ductless systems provide more climate control to homeowners, allowing them to control the temperature setting in each room or area of the house. This will enable them to use less energy, as they are only cooling the rooms they are using. They also can save energy because they don’t experience energy loss in the air ducts. The energy efficiency of ductless mini-split systems can save homeowners money.

Other Common But Less Effective AC Units

Homeowners have other options for cooling their homes as well, including:

  • Window AC Units: Many homeowners might consider these window units as they are a very affordable cooling option, and they can be easily installed in a window. However, these units cannot cool an entire house and are not energy efficient when multiple units are used to cool a whole home.
  • Portable Air Conditioners: Property owners might opt for these systems as they can conveniently be moved from one location to another. But, like a window unit, these systems cannot cool a whole house and are not the best option for home cooling.

About FHA Services, Inc.

FHA Services, Inc. is a local family-owned and operated business serving Apple Valley and the surrounding areas. They offer straightforward pricing, outstanding customer service, and financing. Call them today for air conditioning installation services in Apple Valley, CA.

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