Our HVAC professionals at Brisk Air have to admit that mini-split ductless ACs are indeed more efficient than central air conditioning. The reason is simple. Central AC depends on ductwork to move conditioned air from room to room. Though the ducts may be tight when they’re first installed, over the years, they tend to sag, and the seams between them loosen. This impedes airflow, which means the air conditioning system becomes less efficient. Seams that are not tight also allow pollutants into the ducts. Mini-splits don’t have this problem because there are no ducts.
The popularity of mini-splits is increasing, largely because of their efficiency. They’re also easy for HVAC professionals to install even though the installation can cost more than installing a central AC system. But once the mini-split system is in place, customers grow to love its quiet operation and its improved air quality as well as the lower energy costs achieved by its efficiency. Not only this, but mini-splits are actually kinds of heat pumps, which means they deliver cool air in the summer and warm air in the winter. They are also easily zoned. The outside condenser can serve up to four air handlers through pipes that are as small as 3 inches around. Each handler can be programmed independently.
About Central Air Conditioning
Central air conditioners are meant to serve a large home with a number of spaces that need cooling and heating evenly and consistently. Though each air handler in a ductless system has its own air filter, the filters in central AC systems are part of the ductwork and are more powerful.
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Brisk Air has been proud to serve our Coral Springs, Florida customers since 1972. Few places in the U.S. get more hot or humid than South Florida in the summer, so powerful and reliable air conditioning is a must. If you are interested in the pros and cons of central air versus mini splits, give us a call today.