Should You Install a Mini-Split Unit or Whole-House Central Air Conditioning?



When you’re a homeowner, keeping your indoor air comfortable is one of your top priorities. But you may not know which system is right for you. If you are deciding between a mini-split, or ductless, unit and whole house, or central, air conditioning in Magnolia, TX, here are three questions to ask yourself.

  1. Does Your Home Already Have Ductwork?

This answer is the deciding factor for many homeowners. If you do not already have ductwork in your home, a mini-split unit will be more cost-effective.

  1. Is Your Home Larger or Smaller Than 2,000 Square Feet?

Mini-split systems are ideal for smaller homes of up to around 2,000 square feet. Larger than that, though, and you’ll need central air to keep your home adequately cool.

  1. Are You Looking for Energy Efficiency?

Generally speaking, a high-quality mini-split system offers greater energy efficiency (up to 27 SEER) than central units (up to 21 SEER). But there are more variables to efficiency in central systems, such as the proper design, installation, and sealing of the ductwork.

Once you answer these basic questions, you’ll have a better idea of which you should choose. Of course, the best way to determine the right AC for you will be to consult with one of the technicians at Seasons Air Conditioning & Heating.

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