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Duct or Ductless?

Make the Right Call With Your Cooling System

Hot or cold? Paper or plastic? Chocolate or vanilla? There are many different choices to make in life. Another one that might come up is whether you should choose duct or ductless air conditioning. But without some additional insight, you might not know which option is right for you.

At Blanton’s, we do! Our team has years of experience guiding customers in their home comfort decisions. Gathering a full understanding of your expectations, preferences, home layout and more, we’ll give you the peace of mind you need to make a decision. From there, our professional air conditioning installation service in Fayetteville, NC, will bring everything full circle to improve your comfort for the long term. But first, it’s time to cover the basics of these different cooling methods. Read on to learn the differences between duct and ductless HVAC systems.

Here’s What You Need to Know

In a ducted air conditioning system, the walls and ceilings in your home contain air ducts made of sheet metal. This ductwork facilitates both heating and cooling needs, transferring either warm or cool air to each room. The air is then dispersed through vents to heat or cool your home.

Ductless systems are often referred to as mini-splits and do not require ductwork. Rather than cooling the air in one place and dispersing it through ductwork, mini-splits send refrigerant to small air handlers throughout your home. These handlers remove heat from the room to cool your living space.

Both systems do a good job of keeping homes cool. But it’s not always clear when you should pick one over the other. You might want to choose central air conditioning if:

  • Your home already has ductwork.
  • Your home is prone to high humidity levels.
  • You don’t want to see components of your cooling system in your home (ductwork is hidden, while the air handlers in ductless systems are mounted on the wall or ceiling.)

Although ductwork is the traditional approach, here are some instances when you should consider ductless:

  • You’re undergoing a home addition or renovation.
  • Your home utilizes a non-ducted (radiant, hot water or propane) heating system.
  • You want zoning options for improved temperature control.
  • You’re looking to save energy with your home’s cooling.

Get Your Ducts in a Row With Blanton’s

We know this information alone isn’t enough to make a decision. That’s why Blanton’s works with you one-on-one to walk you through the process. Our team takes everything into consideration before making a professional recommendation. No matter what we suggest, our input is backed by decades of experience.

Most importantly, our technicians are trained and certified to install ductless systems from leading HVAC manufacturers. You’ll never have to wonder if our team is qualified for the job. We’re proud to be regarded as the best HVAC company in Pinehurst, NC, not only because of our services but also because of the people who provide them.

To schedule a consultation for your cooling system, call Blanton’s Air, Plumbing & Electric at (910) 249-4898 or connect with us online today.