Comparing Air Conditioning Systems

If you don't have air conditioning in your home, you likely spend much of your time just trying to figure out ways of staying cooler in your house on hot days. If you've finally decided that getting an air conditioner is something that you're ready to do, then you'll need to decide which type is going to be the one for you. The best options for full-home air conditioning are central cooling or a mini-split system. You can use the information here to help you decide which one is going to be the one you want to go with.

Installation of your new air conditioning system

If you decide to go with a central air conditioning system, then the installation is going to go much faster if your home already has ducts. If there aren't ducts already in the home, then the installation is going to be harder because the technician is going to need to install them in order to complete the installation process, and this will take more time.  

A mini-split system is considered to be very easy to install. The installation process requires the wall units to be hung and connected to a compressor that remains outside and is connected by refrigerant lines that will be run through the walls.

Visibility of the systems

If you are a person who likes to keep certain things hidden from view, such as your appliances, then you will find central cooling appealing. With central cooling, the registers can be near the ceilings and can be painted the same color as the walls if you want. The thermostat can be installed in an area that can't be easily spotted from the living area, such as in a hallway, and the compressor will be outside in a protective housing unit. With a mini-split system, you'll likely need several wall units, and you may need to decorate around them in some cases.

Cooling the home

Many people really like central cooling because all they have to do is set one thermostat to the temperature that they want the inside of the home to be and the entire home will be cooled to that temperature. However, many other people like the fact that the mini-split system allows them to set different parts of the home to different temperatures, and this is good for homes where household members have different temperature preferences.

Now that you have more information on central cooling and mini-split cooling systems, you can decide which one is right for you.

To learn more, contact an AC installation professional.