When you live in a climate like ours, it’s no secret that you need a powerful air conditioner to keep your family comfortable and safe throughout the year, let alone at the peak of our summer season.
Purchasing a new air conditioner can and should be a very careful purchase, and not one to rush into. You want to ensure you’re working with an experienced team, first off, who will inform you of your options and make sure that your system is properly installed and matched for your specific home.
An overpowered air conditioner can be just as detrimental to energy efficiency as an underpowered one, which is why you should always trust a pro to size your new central air conditioner.
But wait… what if a central air conditioner isn’t your only option? It’s a great option! But you might want to consider going ductless. Read on to learn the ins and outs of both these cooling options in order to help you make a decision about your next cooling system installation.
The Central Air Conditioner
What’s wrong with a central air conditioner? Absolutely nothing! Central air conditioners are seen all over the state, and today’s models are incredibly reliable and effective. In fact, today’s models are even more efficient than those being manufactured just a decade ago, plus they use a safer type of refrigerant now.
You might want to consider an inverter central air conditioner! This system operates at variable speeds, so you don’t have to use as much energy as you would otherwise need to on a milder day during the winter or spring.
So, why consider going ductless? Well because for some homes, they’re even more efficient, plus they have some features your family might really love!
The Ductless Air Conditioner
The first thing we want to mention is that a ductless system operates on heat pump technology. This means that it serves as both an air conditioner and a heater.
Considering that we don’t need to use our heating systems consistently throughout the year, ductless systems are becoming a preferred choice for homeowners who want to handle their climate control needs all from one system.
In fact, heat pump and ductless systems are highly recommended for climates that have very hot summers and relatively mild winters, making this a perfect system choice for Tallahassee residents!
Ductless systems have up to 4 indoor air handlers for every outdoor unit, and each one can be controlled independently. This means that you can have four different temperature settings throughout your home. This is important for homes that have rooms that get much hotter than others, or even households that have members with vastly different cooling and heating preferences.
Ductless systems are also a great way to save space! You don’t have to worry about having a spot for your AC indoor unit or the indoor unit of a furnace, or ductwork. If you’re looking to remodel, this can be an added benefit!
Lastly, not having ducts eliminates the indoor air quality issues that ductwork can present by allowing dust and other debris to infiltrate your home.