When it comes to cooling a home, you have so many options to choose from. In Massachusetts, there’s a wide variety of ways to cool your home, but the main two ways include ductless and central AC.
There are pros and cons to either type of system and it’s important to understand what your needs are. If you’re a first-time homeowner and are trying to figure out which system is best for you, here are a few questions you’ll need to answer for yourself.
- Do you want your system to be visible? If not, then ductless isn’t for you. Ductless systems are wall-mounted inside your home and are therefore visible to the naked eye. Central air conditioning units are installed so that they are virtually invisible. All one sees inside are the return vents throughout your living space. There will be an indoor unit tucked away either in your basement or garage as well as an outdoor unit.
- How large is your living space? Ductless AC systems are becoming increasingly popular among homeowners who have smaller living spaces because the smaller the room, the more efficient this type of system is in regulating the temperature. However, for homeowners who are looking to upgrade their living space or are finally moving out of an apartment or townhouse, central AC is your best bet.
- Does the home have existing ductwork? If the home has existing ductwork installed, then it’s more cost effective to remain with central air conditioning. It’s a good idea to have a professional HVAC company inspect your existing HVAC unit to determine whether or not it’s an older model with R22 refrigerant. If this is the case, or the system is just old, noisy, and inefficient, our central AC replacement company can quickly replace your existing system with a more energy efficient choice.
When maintained properly, both ductless and central AC units can last years — just be sure to contact an HVAC maintenance specialist in your area at least once a year to conduct routine checks. Contact Air Conditioning Mass today to schedule your central air conditioning maintenance check!