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Central A/C vs. Ductless Mini-Split: What’s the Difference?

Warmer weather has finally made it to Massachusetts, and the dog days of summer will be here before you know it! You may be wondering how you’re going to keep your family and home cool this summer. Is it time for a new air conditioning installation? If that clunky, old, inefficient window unit isn’t getting the job done, you have other options! Trust the experts at Bay State Fuel Oil to lay out the options of the two major types of A/Cs to choose from. Keep reading to learn the difference between central air conditioning and ductless air conditioning.


Central A/C Unit

Central Air Conditioning Systems

These systems are perfect for homes that already have ductwork in place from the existing heating configuration. The best part is that your installation could be only half the cost of what it would be in a home without ducts. These central A/C systems come with plenty of advantages to keep you cool during the hottest days of the season!

  • Unobtrusive vents won’t conflict with your interior décor or use of space (unlike conventional wall or window units)
  • Achieve maximum control of how much your cooling system operates with a compatible programmable thermostat
  • Enjoy even cooling distribution throughout your entire home
  • Choose among ENERGY STAR–rated models!

ductless a/c unit

Ductless Mini-Split Air Conditioning Systems

If you’re tired of the window unit, but you don’t have ductwork in your home, no need to fret! You have another option. Ductless mini-split air conditioners allow you to cool select areas of your home or cool your whole home at once. With a sleek aesthetic and high-efficiency energy output, you won’t regret this installation. These systems come with a wide range of benefits.

  • Don’t worry about having ductwork in place to achieve whole-home cooling
  • Control temperatures room by room
  • Enjoy quiet, effective operation for your comfort and convenience
  • Save money and energy with high-efficiency equipment
  • Choose among ENERGY STAR–rated models

Get in Touch with Us

When you’re ready for your new A/C install or if you still have questions on what type of system would be best for your home, make sure to contact us at Bay State Fuel Oil. We’ll be happy to answer your questions and help you find a system that’s a perfect fit.