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The Difference Between Ductless Air Conditioners And Central Air Conditioners


You’re still on the search for the best air conditioner for you and your family, but there’s more terminology and jargon that’s muddying your decision. We’re here to provide you with clarity and peace of mind to make sure you’ve made the right choice for your home, budget, and lifestyle.

Ductless Air Conditioners

Ductless air conditioner units are not built into existing forced-air furnaces. Instead, the unit is mounted high on walls, ceilings, or floors. Some rooms may be cooler than others depending on where the unit is installed.

If you want to have a specific room in your home to be cool, then you may need to have a unit installed there. Ductless air conditioners also come with a single outdoor unit.

Central Air Conditioners

Central air conditioner units use interior ductwork infrastructure to distribute cool air throughout the entire home. A central air conditioner runs by way of a single outdoor unit. For year-round home comfort, they can be paired with furnaces or heat pumps to keep your home cool on those unbearably hot summer days and cozy warm on those frigid winter days!

Either option comes with a range of benefits. The choice is ultimately a personal one: it all depends on your needs and current home infrastructure. Both ductless or central air conditioners can be used in conjunction with each other to suit you and your family’s needs. Our ClimateCare experts are always happy to help you find the best solution for you and your family. Feel free to contact us today to learn more!