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October 15, 2016

Is Central Air Conditioning Better, or Should You Go Ductless?

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If you need an HVAC system in your Charlottesville, Virginia, home, you may wonder which type of system is the best choice. While there are pros and cons to both systems, the choice depends on your needs, preferences, and budget.

Understanding Ductless Air Conditioning

This kind of air conditioning has grown in popularity in recent years as an alternative to central air conditioning. The systems are mounted on your wall and, as the name implies, don’t require ductwork. Unlike a ducted system, ductless doesn’t cause a lot of dust to enter your home. It can be installed in any room, and allows you to heat and cool your home and even set up multiple zones.

Cost Considerations

There are fewer installation issues with ductless systems, and the overall system doesn’t require major installation. Because of the size and ease of installation, the costs to set up your ductless system will be lower than those associated with ducted systems. Additionally, ductless systems do not require as much maintenance as forced air systems. These highly efficient units help you to save even more through fewer repair needs.

Consider Your Needs

To determine whether you should choose central air or a ductless system you have to understand your needs. If you have a studio apartment or want to only cool one section of your place, such as an addition to your home, then a ductless system could be the way to go. If you have concerns about uneven temperatures throughout your home, then ductless is also the right choice. Central air conditioning will work well in smaller homes that don’t see different temperatures from room to room.

It’s a good idea to consult your HVAC technician for expert advice to ensure you make the right decision and get the most value. The right air conditioning system will impact comfort and energy savings.

If you’re weighing your options for a new system, W.E. Brown can provide all the answers you need. Call (434) 295-1177 to speak with an experienced professional today.

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