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When it comes to air conditioning systems, there are two main types: traditional AC units and ductless mini splits. While both types of systems work to keep your home cool and comfortable, there are some key differences between the two that homeowners should be aware of. If you are in the market for a new A/C unit but aren’t sure what the best option is for your home, we are here to help! Explore the differences between ductless mini splits and traditional AC units to help you decide which system is best for your needs.

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Traditional AC Units

Traditional ac unitTraditional AC units, also known as central air conditioning systems, use a network of ducts to circulate cool air throughout your home. These systems consist of an outdoor unit, an indoor unit, and a network of ducts that distribute the air. Traditional AC units are typically more affordable upfront, but they do require ductwork to be installed, which can be expensive and time-consuming.

One of the main advantages of traditional AC units is that they can cool an entire home or building with a single system. They also tend to be more powerful than ductless mini splits, making them a good choice for larger homes or buildings. However, traditional AC units can be less energy-efficient than ductless mini splits, especially if the ductwork is poorly designed or installed.

Ductless Mini Splits

Ductless mini splitDuctless mini splits, on the other hand, do not require ductwork to be installed. Instead, they consist of an outdoor unit and one or more indoor units that are mounted on the wall or ceiling of each room. Each indoor unit can be controlled independently, allowing for greater control over the temperature in each room.

One of the main advantages of ductless mini splits is that they are highly energy-efficient. Because they don’t require ductwork, there is no energy loss through leaks or poorly designed ductwork. Ductless mini splits also tend to be more compact and easier to install than traditional AC units, making them a good choice for smaller homes or buildings.

Another advantage of ductless mini splits is that they can be used for both heating and cooling, making them a versatile choice for homeowners in regions with variable climates. They are also quieter than traditional AC units, as the indoor units are designed to be very quiet when in operation.

Choosing the Right System for Your Needs

When it comes to choosing between ductless mini splits and traditional AC units, there are a few key factors to consider. If you have an existing ductwork system in place, a traditional AC unit may be the more affordable option. However, if you are building a new home or are looking for a more energy-efficient option, ductless mini splits may be the way to go.

Other factors to consider include the size of your home or building, your budget, and your climate. A professional HVAC technician can help you assess your needs and recommend the best system for your specific situation.

At Hansen Family Plumbing & Air, we offer a wide range of HVAC services, including installation, repair, and maintenance of both traditional AC units and ductless mini splits. Contact us today to learn more about our services and to schedule an appointment.

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published on Friday, March 3rd, 2023
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