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The Ultimate Showdown: Ductless vs Central Air Conditioning

 Posted Tuesday, April 25, 2017.

These days there are multiple options to staying cool during the warmer months in Massachusetts, and they range from the most primitive of devices to the most high tech. There's ceiling or standing fans, window air conditioning units, ductless air conditioning systems and central air conditioning (also known as HVAC). Of all the options, it's ductless ac and central ac systems that are the most popular among home owners in Chelmsford and surrounding areas. But which one is best?

At Nazzaro & Sons Plumbing & Heating, we're here to provide homeowners with insightful information regarding the benefits of both kinds of cooling systems.

Ductless Air Conditioning Systems

Also known as mini split systems, ductless ac is called such because it does not require any installation of air vents. Ductless systems work by sucking in the surrounding air at one end, cooling it through a series of coils, removing the moisture, and then expelling cool air. Mini split systems tend to be more efficient, precise and more quiet than central ac units. However, they can only cool the space that they are in, which means that if you want to cool multiple rooms, you'll have to install multiple ductless systems. The mini split system is also more visible than central ac vents and registers, so you will need to keep in mind that they will be installed on a wall in your home.

Central Air Conditioning Systems

Although more expensive to install up front than a ductless ac system, HVAC systems will generally increase your home's value if you put it on the market. Another plus side to central air is that it can be controlled by a singe thermostat; homeowners can set a timer to determine when they want their HVAC system to turn on throughout the day, which can eventually help save money on utilities. Unfortunately, the outdoor condenser unit can be quite noisy and may need to be serviced more often than a ductless system that remains inside. At Nazzaro & Sons Plumbing & Heating, our professional service reps can repair, install or replace any type of HVAC system.

Looking for ductless or HVAC system services this season? Contact our Chelmsford plumbing and heating company today! 

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