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Central Air vs. A Mini Split

Written on: July 25, 2022

Choosing the Right Cooling System

heat pump air conditioningWe offer different options to our customers when it comes to air conditioning systems because no two customers are the same. Folks have differing priorities, preferences, needs, and budgets. Central air conditioning may work well for some homes, but not for others. These days, customers also have easy, affordable air conditioning options beyond just standard central AC.

If your home cannot accommodate the ductwork required for central air, or you have a room in your home that needs an extra boost in terms of cooling, a ductless mini-split could be just the solution you need. Read on to learn more about how central AC and Mini Splits stack up against each other along the South Shore of Massachusetts.

What Is a Heat Pump?

A mini-split is also sometimes called a ductless heat pump. The term “heat pump” can be confusing since mini-splits are often used for cooling, but it’s all about how the pump handles heat. Traditional ACs simply cool the air in a space by lowering the temperature of the existing air. Heat pumps actually gather the warmest air and transport it – either away from your home, when you’d like it cooler, or into your home, when you’d like it heated. Cool, huh?

AC vs. Mini-Split: What’s the difference?

What’s the difference between a heat pump and an air conditioning system? Below are some questions to ask yourself as you evaluate your priorities:

Ideal for finished basements, mini-split air conditioners offer a few modes, including heating, cooling, and dehumidifying.

Mini-splits Can Be a Whole-home Solution

Mini-splits aren’t only a great solution for cooling just one or two rooms. While ductless mini-splits are often smart solutions for individual spaces that don’t get great airflow from central air conditioning, they can also serve as a whole-home solution, with multiple systems installed in one home. For a whole-house solution, we can handle the installation for multiple systems, all of which can be controlled remotely.

How has Williams Energy stayed in business for more than 100 years? By treating our customers like neighbors and providing the courteous, reliable service they deserve! Ready to add air conditioning or heat pumps to your home, or upgrade from your existing equipment? Look no further than Williams Energy. Get in touch with us today, and we can give you a FREE estimate!