The many advantages of a central air conditioning.
Over the past 10 years, ductless/mini-split air conditioning systems have become quite popular with the buying public. There are many good reasons to choose a ductless system (check out our post from last week) but there are also many reasons why you should choose a traditional central air system over a ductless one. Today’s we’ll discuss why central air conditioning may be the right choice for you.
The convenience of central air conditioning
One of the biggest advantages of a central air is that it affords a level of convenience not found in ductless systems. For example, large homes, or home where you want every room cooled evenly are perfect for central air systems. A central air system can be adjusted via thermostat as opposed to adjusting temperature on a room-by-room basis.
Let’s face it, no matter how well they are designed, a ductless/mini split system will require a unit to be installed inside your home. That means you will see this unit in your home, since it cannot be obstructed or hidden in order for it to work properly. Central air conditioning systems are virtually invisible, since they rely on ductwork that is hidden within walls or ceilings. The only portions that are visible within the home are the small, unobtrusive registers that emit the cooled or heated air. These registers are usually located in the floor, and many companies offer designer-inspired registers that blend seamlessly with your existing floor.
Larger high efficiency air filters will fit on a central system, which means you can achieve better air quality than you can with a ductless system. This is an important factor for those who suffer from allergies or other respiratory difficulties. Furthermore, with the installation of a system wide humidifier you can regulate the humidity of your home during the winter months far better than you can with a ductless system.
If you currently have ducts in your home that are in great condition, it’s fairly obvious that a new central air conditioning system will be your best choice. When it comes to maintenance, in many cases it is easier to make a quick repair or upgrade on a central air unit as opposed to a ductless system.
Finally, if you are considering a new air conditioning system for your home, always discuss your options with a qualified, trusted and professional HVAC contractor. They will help you make the right decision.