Comparing Different AC Systems


If you need help cooling down the air in your home, you probably need to invest in some sort of AC system. Air conditioning systems vary in price and effectiveness. The best system for one home might not be the best for another. Ductless window AC units are extremely popular on small buildings and for homeowners with a budget. Central AC systems, that work with an in-wall duct system are more expensive, but also more efficient, especially in large homes with multiple rooms. This article compares the two systems and should help you figure out if either is going to right for your home.

Ductless AC Systems

Ductless AC systems are electrically-power units that are mounted directly in a window opening. The unit actually rests directly on the window seal, and the window is closed around it. They work with sliding windows, as long as the opening is large enough. Ductless systems are popular because they are so affordable and easy to install. You can find ductless pumps are most stores. The BTU of a window unit is the most important specification to know. That is, you want to make sure you invest in a unit that has enough BTUs to cool your rooms.

Even though they are cheap and convenient, ductless systems have drawbacks. First of all, they have weaker airflow and range. Units can only cool the room that they are mounted in. So, a home with multiple rooms that need cooling will need multiple units. Homeowners usually don't love the way that the units look when hung in the windows. They can be an eyesore and on the inside and outside of your home. Also, window units run just on electricity. This can be very costly if you are running your system for hours and hours throughout the day.

Central AC

The initial installation cost of a central AC system is going to trump that of a window unit. Even if you home already has a duct system within the walls, the major appliances will need to be retrofitted to work with your ducts. However, once a central AC system is installed and set up, the cost of running it is far lower. Central AC systems provide stronger airflow that is more consistent throughout multiple rooms. They also have better filtering systems to reduce dust, odors and allergens.

So, if you have a small studio apartment, a ductless AC unit might work well enough. But if you live in a normal home with multiple rooms, central AC is the ways to go. For more information, contact companies like Precision Temp Heating And Cooling Inc.


10 January 2018

Learning About HVAC Services

Hi there, I am Nadine Bachmier. I am going to discuss the various ways HVAC contractors can keep the temperatures in your business stable. HVAC contractors focus on maintaining and repairing the air conditioner, furnace, and ductwork used in your building. To keep the heating and cooling system in good shape, contractors may need to replace internal components, clean out channels, or simply perform a full upgrade. I will talk about the tools and techniques used to maintain and repair the equipment in your building. I will also share information about new products as they hit the HVAC market. I hope you will follow along and learn all you can.