Central Air Conditioning Vs. Ductless AC | TF Complete

Central Air Conditioning Vs. Ductless AC

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central air conditioning Bristol County, MA One fantastic thing about being a homeowner today is that there is always a customizable HVAC solution for you. Whether your house is 100 years old or was just built, you can find a cooling option that ensures your family is comfortable all summer long.

At TF Complete Heating & Cooling, we sell and install both central air conditioning equipment and ductless mini-splits. With our top-of-the-line products, you can be confident that we’ll find the ideal option for any kind of home in Bristol, Middlesex and Norfolk counties.

What kinds of homes use central A/C?

A central air conditioning unit uses ductwork to deliver and recover cooled air. Supply ducts and registers carry cold air from your A/C equipment to your rooms. Return ducts bring warm air back to the system to be cooled.

Consequently, homes that use central A/C must have ducts. If your home uses a furnace for heat in colder months, a central A/C system can probably use the same ductwork.

Central A/C systems have some definite benefits. The equipment tends to cost less than ductless A/C equipment, and you can control your home’s temperatures from the same central thermostat you use in the winter.

However, there are also drawbacks to having central A/C. You will likely need to keep your whole home at the same temperature level, which isn’t always the most energy-efficient way to cool a space. If your ductwork is older or poorly maintained, you can also lose cooled air through it.

Which homes should use ductless mini-splits?

As the name suggests, ductless mini-splits cool off your home without needing ductwork. The indoor compressor and indoor air handlers connect via thin pipes in your wall. In hotter months, the air handlers draw in warm air, and the system expels the heat outside, returning cooled air to your home.

Many homes in this region lack ductwork, especially older houses. They typically depend on boilers in the winter to stay warm. Ductless A/C is the ideal solution for these homes. Our team can install them in as little as one day because the process doesn’t require adding ducts.

While ductless mini-splits can be more expensive upfront than central A/C equipment, they run with exceptional efficiency. The reason is “zoned cooling.” Each air handler works independently, so you can only cool the rooms that are occupied and save you money on electricity. Ductless mini-splits can last for more than 20 years when properly maintained, and many of the products we sell also provide supplemental heat for fall and early winter!

Tom Fricker wants you to be Completely comfortable!

If you want to upgrade your home’s cooling — for example, if you’re still relying on inefficient window A/C units — then come to the most trusted HVAC partner in the region, TF Complete Heating & Cooling. We are a Bryant Factory Authorized Dealer, offering a complete line of efficient central A/C products. We can even craft ductwork in our workshop to minimize the time we’re in your home. And if your home lacks ductwork, we’re also a Mitsubishi Diamond Elite Contractor, installing their amazing ductless A/C products, which come with extended 12-year warranties on most parts.

Want to learn more about your perfect home cooling option? Contact us for a FREE estimate.

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