Air Conditioning and Heating: Duct vs. Ductless

December 10, 2013

Air Conditioning and Heating: Duct vs. Ductless

When the time comes to choose a new air conditioning and heating system for your home or office, you’ll have to decide between duct and ductless. While each has its own advantages, the specifics of your situation will go a long way in determining the right system.

Air Conditioning and Heating: Duct vs. DuctlessDuctless systems are becoming increasingly popular today for many reasons. The main one is they are typically more energy efficient than ducted systems. Moreover, a ductless system is usually easier and cheaper to install, especially in a building where there is no existing ductwork.

Ductless air conditioning and heating systems involve the use of refrigerant lines to connect the outdoor compressor to the indoor unit or units. These lines take up a lot less space than ducts and, again, they are simpler to install. Furthermore, refrigerant lines can often reach into areas that ducts might not be able to, thereby making it possible to heat or cool spaces that were previously inaccessible.

Duct systems also have outdoor and indoor components, but these elements are connected to one another by a system of ducts – not refrigerant lines. Cooled air is delivered from the outdoor compressor and then circulated through the ducts by an air handler. If you already have ducts in place, a duct system would probably be the best option.

The good news is that modern air conditioning and heating duct systems are also quite energy efficient, plus zone controlling can be incorporated to enable you to create different ‘climates’ in different parts of your home or office by setting different temperatures for each space.

 

For air conditioning and heating in Asheville NC, contact us at HAYNES Heating & Cooling. Our technicians are trained and experienced to handle any HVAC problem, big or small. Give us a call today!

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