Ductless AC vs. Traditional AC: Which One Is Best?

Ductless air conditioning units are one of the newest trends in the HVAC industry. Although going ductless offers many advantages, it may not be the right choice for every homeowner. Consider the following when choosing between a ductless or traditional air conditioning unit in your Leesburg, Florida, home.

Current HVAC Setup

You will find that a lot of existing homes are set up for traditional air conditioning. If your home already has ducts installed, then it might be more affordable and faster to install a ducted unit. However, if you are building a new house or renovating a current one, then it might make sense to go with a ductless unit. Ductless units are placed behind the walls, giving you more space and a more modernized look. They also offer you more flexibility in terms of size and location of the installation.

Maintenance Costs

Both duct and ductless units require routine maintenance and cleanings. However, you might find that ductless cooling units cost more to maintain initially because there are multiple units that need to be maintained and cleaned. However, ductless units are more efficient and more affordable over the long term. They also tend to be cheaper to install.

Air Quality Needs

Although duct units may be easier to maintain, they are not as efficient as ductless units are. If you have a lot of hair, dander, or dust in the home, a ductless unit may be more ideal. Without the actual ducts, the debris cannot accumulate and spread throughout your home.

It is important to consider things like your current HVAC setup, your budget for maintenance and repairs, and your air quality needs before choosing the right type of cooling unit. Contact DeSantis Appliance & AC Service Inc today by calling us at (352) 414-2328 to discuss your heating and cooling needs.

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