Ductless VS Central Air Conditioners - How to Decide

July 4, 2018

Ductless VS Central Air Conditioners – How to Decide

Ductless vs Central Air Conditioners - How to Decide
It’s a sad fact that heating and cooling in Moore, OK takes up almost 50% of the entire household’s energy consumption. That is why in purchasing an air conditioning unit for your home, you need to choose the one that’s efficient and effective in keeping your comfort and savings. Many homeowners consider two types of A/C units for their home, a ductless A/C and a central A/C. So, which is really the right product to choose? Well, check out these facts and figures to help you decide. Upfront Cost The upfront cost of a ductless air conditioning unit is higher than that of the central A/C. But, if your home does not have existing ductwork or the existing one need to be replaced, you will save more with a ductless air conditioner. Ductless systems cost less to install “from scratch” and gives a lesser construction mess. If your home has ductwork, you can opt for a central A/C and hire a professional technician to clean, inspect and seal the old ductwork to save money. Installation Installing a central air conditioning unit takes much longer time than that of a ductless system. Without existing ductwork, it may take more than a week to finish the process. Additionally, there is a greater construction mess that comes along with a central A/C installation. There are parts of the walls and ceilings that need to be torn down and then make a repair after the process. In a ductless system, installation only takes a day or two since all parts are held together. Installers need to drill a hole in the wall for the tubes and channels which connect the outdoor and indoor units. You do not have to pay as much labor in installing a ductless system as that of the central A/C, and you can get back to your normal schedule sooner. Maintenance Routine maintenance is important regardless of what kind of unit you choose. But the service is easier with ductless systems because of the absence of ductwork. Additionally, you do not have to pay additional charges for duct cleaning and insulation. But, between the two, you can enjoy longer warranties with a central air conditioning unit. Are you planning to buy a new A/C unit? Let our professionals help you decide which one will best fit your home. Call Rhino Heating and Air Conditioning today!