3 Ways Split Air Conditioners Are Different Than Central Air

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If you don't currently have ducts and vents installed in your home, you might be wondering if it is worth having central air installed or if you should go with another option like a split system air conditioner. Split system units are a step above window units, where they provide better air, though not quite as complex as central systems. Here are some ways they are different from a central HVAC system so you can decide if this is a good option for you.

They Don't Require Air Ducts

The main thing to know about a split system air conditioner is that it doesn't require any ducts in your home. This is a major reason why people choose this option, since it simplifies the installation process. These systems are known as "ductless" air conditioners, where they tend to provide the best air possible without needing ducts installed in your home. If you already have ducts in your home, it might not be your best option, though you can still consider it. Instead of having air coming through the ducts, it comes through the unit in your home. There is also a second unit outside that is connected to the split system air conditioner.

Only One Zone is Cooled at a Time

A split system air conditioner is not like a central air conditioner in that it will only cool one area of your home at a time. These areas are called zones or rooms. While they are often considered a "room" air conditioner, split system units can often cool more than just a single room. For example, if the unit is in your family room, you might notice cooler air in nearby rooms as well, such as the kitchen, dining room and living room.

Energy Bills Are Often Lower

You can benefit with a split system air conditioner by having lower energy bills. Since this type of air conditioner only cools one major area of your home at one time, you are only using up the minimal amount of energy. With a central air conditioner, it attempts to cool off your entire home, even if there are bedrooms or living spaces not even being used at that time. This can be a big waste of energy. With a split system unit, it only cools off the room where it is installed, but that might be all you need, so you save money on your monthly energy bill.

Keep in mind that not only is the installation process easier, but it will end up costing you less than a central system as well.


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