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Ductless AC vs. Central AC Unit: Which One is Right for Me?

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If you’re a first-time homeowner, you may be overwhelmed with the number of decisions you need to make for your home. One major decision every homeowner must make is whether to use ductless or central AC. Each system has its own benefits and drawbacks, but which one is right for you? Keep reading for the full rundown on central and ductless AC.

Central Air Conditioning

Central AC distributes cold air equally to each room in your home through ducts. Part of the system is installed outside, and these are the traditional air conditioners you’re used to seeing in neighborhoods around the country.

Ductless Air Conditioning

Ductless AC units have two parts – one that is outside and one that is installed directly into the walls. They’re typically cheaper than a traditional system – with a catch. A ductless system only controls the temperature in one room, so if you need to cool only certain areas of your home, these are perfect! However, if you want to cool a large home you may need to purchase more than one ductless AC unit.


Your home may already ducts in it. If that’s the case, central air conditioning is the way to go. If you don’t already have these ducts, you may want to look at ductless for ease of installation. Ductless systems are also perfect for additions to your home, like an enclosed garage.

The type of AC you need in your home is dependent on many factors. At Lee’s Air, we’re here to help you find the perfect system to fit your unique needs. For any heating and cooling questions you may have, give us a call or schedule a service!

Thomas Howard

Written by Thomas Howard

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