Should You Install A Mini-Split or Central Air?

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air conditioning allegany, ny While winter hasn’t quite let go of us here in the Southern Tier, warmer weather is just around the corner!

That means you need to start thinking about keeping your home cool this coming summer. If that means the dreaded chore of installing window air conditioning units, you know all the disadvantages of window A/C units.

Rinker Oil and Propane can help you upgrade your home’s cooling, which will give you both superior comfort and improved energy efficiency. We sell, install, and service top-quality central air conditioning and ductless mini-splits from top manufacturers including Luxaire, ThermoPride, Frigidaire, LG, and Mitsubishi.

Not sure which one is right for you? We can help with that, too! We’ll lay out the basics on how these systems work, along with their advantages and disadvantages, to help you make an informed decision on which one is right for your home, your needs, and your budget.

Central air conditioning

Do you have a furnace in your home? If so, you have the ductwork required for central air conditioning. That means that installation of central air conditioning will be less expensive than installing ductless mini-splits. It can also be done in a day. If you choose central air conditioning and require ductwork installation, it could take several days.

With central A/C, you can control your home’s cooling from a single thermostat or zone your cooling with multiple thermostats.

Central air conditioning is often the better choice for larger homes that need more consistent cooling.

Ductless mini-splits

As their name implies, you don’t need ductwork to enjoy the comfortable cooling provided by ductless mini-splits.

The lack of ductwork has long been the reason people who live in homes heated with boilers believed their only options for cooling were adding ductwork, which can be expensive and messy, or stick with lackluster window A/C units.

Ductless mini-splits are comprised of two parts: an outdoor condenser and a wall-mounted indoor cooling head. These machines link to one another with the aid of a slim tube that passes through your wall, and multiple heads can be connected to one condenser for added efficiency.

Adding ductless mini-splits to your home provides many advantages, including:

People who have central air conditioning can use ductless mini-splits to reach areas that aren’t served by your home’s ductwork, such as a finished attic or garage workshop.

Ductless mini-splits are also great for outbuildings such as sheds, as well as lakeside vacation homes.

Ready to upgrade your home’s cooling? Contact Rinker Oil and Propane today to get started on adding central air conditioning or ductless mini-splits!