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When considering which kind of air conditioning to use for your home, you might want to know a few things about your options. The two popular choices for air conditioning are Central and Ductless Air Conditioning. This blog post will go over the reasons for each of these and help you decide the best AC System for you.

It would be easy to say that one is superior to the other but unfortunately, it is just not so simple. Here are some of the main factors to consider when deciding on whether or not you should use a Central Air VS. Ductless Air.

The Size of Your Home

The first thing you can look at is the size of the home you are considering. You want to get the most efficiency out of your AC system to save the most money in the long run. A larger home with over 2000 square feet will likely need a Central Air Conditioning System to filter air to all rooms of the house. A Ductless Air Conditioning System is great for smaller houses, they are quieter and require less power.

Be sure to ask one of the experts here at Custom Air Systems to help you decide on an Air Conditioning System that is best for your home! If you need any help or are ready to get started please call or Contact Us today!

In terms of Energy Efficiency, a Central Air System will always fall short because of the design components. A lot of areas for air leaks to happen, too many twists and turns in the ducts will cause you to lose out on efficiency. However, a top quality installation will help ensure the most out of your Central Air System.

The Style and Design

The difference between the two systems is really just in the delivery of air to your home. Both Central Air and Ductless Air System Units consist of a condenser that will remain outside the home, and an evaporator or air handler that is inside. Coolant is passed between the two parts, carrying heat from indoors to the outdoors where it is released.


The only real difference is that with Central Air Conditioners, the air is passed into the ducts which are fed to the different rooms of your house. Whereas a Ductless Air Conditioner will have just one output in one room of your home. Either way, you have something to look at, Central AC will have vents over the ducts in every room or Ductless will have a slim rectangular unit on your wall.

Do You Have Existing Ductwork?

The main decision maker for most people. If you have ductwork in your home today, it will be much more cost effective to stay with a central air system. The ductless air system is really only ideal in those cases of new construction or where there is not already a duct system in place. If there is an add-on to your home it may be better to add in the ductless system for that room than it would be to run another duct vent to it.

If having zoning control is more important to you, being able to make one room hotter or colder than the others, you may want to consider using a ductless system. While this can be accomplished using a Central Air Conditioning System, it requires more upgrades to the duct system so a Ductless System is preferred for zoning. Just like Hotels use for individual rooms.

Questions? Contact Us To Learn More!

We hope this has helped you decide which type of AC you will end up using. If you have any more questions, concerns or comments please do not hesitate to call us and ask away! Our technicians would be delighted to help you with your next AC installation or AC repair. Custom Air Systems is here for you!

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