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How Does Ductless Air Conditioning Differ from Central Air Conditioning?

Friday, May 30th, 2014 at 8:40 am

You may have heard the term “ductless air conditioning” used before, often as an alternative to traditional central air conditioning. When it comes to ductless air conditioning, Cocoa Beach has many residents who could benefit from a ductless system. Many, though not all. Every home is different, after all, and what works for one may not be right for another. So how does ductless air conditioning differ from central air conditioning? The answers could determine which system is right for your home.

Ductless vs. Central Air Conditioning

A central air conditioning system is the one most people are accustomed to. It consist of a single large system that generates cool air, along with a series of ducts that distribute it to the various rooms in your home. The system is fairly easy to operate and inexpensive to install. On the other hand, your home needs space to place the ducts unobtrusively (such as in the attic or the crawlspaces). If it can’t then a centralized system becomes difficult to accommodate. In addition, a centralized system usually means one set temperature for the entire household (though you can install a zone control system in the ducts for an additional fee).

Ductless systems, conversely, are just that: systems that don’t rely on ducts. Instead, a series of small individual air conditioning units are placed throughout your home. Each one can cool just that area and no other. They cost more to install, and the process can often be more time consuming than with centralized systems. However, they cost less to run from month to month on the whole. More importantly, they let you tailor the individual temperature from room to room, or even turn off the air in rooms you aren’t using. Hat provides even more savings on your monthly bills, as well as permitting greater flexibility in how you use your air conditioner.

For more on how ductless air conditioning differs from central air conditioning, or to set up an installation session for ductless air conditioning, Cocoa Beach residents can call upon the experts at Next Generation Air & Heat Inc.

Our ductless air conditioning experts have the skills and experience to do the job right, so don’t hesitate to contact us today to set up an appointment!

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