Ductless vs Central Air

Having a proper air conditioning system is a must for any home looking to have a comfortable indoor environment, especially in those hot, sunny summer days. Unlike age-old questions such as “What came first, the chicken or the egg?” the question of whether to go ductless or central air is an easy choice. Let’s take a look at some of the deciding factors that can help you choose the right solution for you.

Central Air

Central air conditioning is arguably one of the most undervalued pleasures of life, and is an air-conditioning system which provides cooling ventilation, humidity control and even heating (when using a Heat Pump) for your home. Among the vastness of central air units that exist today, Carrier air conditioners are perhaps the most energy efficient, and can be combined with Puron® Refrigerant, an environmentally sound refrigerant designed not to harm the ozone layer, allowing you to achieve luxurious comfort without harming the world around you.

Ductless Air Conditioners

According to the 2013 Households and the Environment Survey, 22% of all homes in Ontario depend on ductless air conditioning solutions. Whether you happen to own one of these homes or simply have a room that you would like to be a little cooler in the summer or a little warmer in the winter, ductless systems are the perfect solution for you! Ductless air conditioning units come in all shapes and sizes and can vary in portability and functionality, with Carrier and Fujitsu being some of the favorites among leading HVAC experts in the industry.

While protecting the environment is important, so is living in comfort, which is why we recommend looking for high Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratios (SEER) when comparing different systems. The SEER measure the cooling efficiency of an air-conditioner, as well as it’s quiet operation and ease of use, which will help guide you in the right direction to picking the best air conditioner for you. After all, who said that saving the environment can’t also help you save a little time and money?

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