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What's the Difference Between Traditional & Ductless Air Conditioning? July 27, 2020

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What's the Difference Between Traditional & Ductless Air Conditioning?, Mount Vernon, Ohio

When the weather heats up, you and your family rely on an air conditioner to keep comfortable at home. With summer on the horizon, it’s the perfect time to assess your AC needs. There are two primary types of cooling systems, and understanding their differences can help you determine which works for you. Here’s what you need to know.

Traditional, Duct-Based Air Conditioning

Central air conditioning consists of a main unit, usually located directly outside the home, which generates cold air. The air is then pushed into different rooms of the home via ducts.

One benefit of central air is that it's inconspicuous. The ductwork is hidden in walls, while the cooling unit is outside. It can be noisy, however, and ductwork may leak, which may result in higher cooling costs.

Ductless Air Conditioning

air conditionerDuctless air conditioners consist of slim, wall-mounted units that push cool air directly into the rooms in which they reside. They are easy to install since they don't require an intricate, invasive network of ducts. They also operate quietly.

You need several ductless units to cool the entire home. However, this means you reap the benefits of being able to cool room by room, in zones. This saves money by addressing only the spaces you use.


At Jon's Plumbing & Heating in Mount Vernon, OH, we are dedicated to providing honest, reliable information about heating and cooling. We are a state-licensed plumbing and HVAC contractor and have been operating since 1998. Our expert team members are always happy to answer questions and will advise you competently on your options. Our customers’ satisfaction is our top priority, and we daily strive to fully meet our customers’ needs. We also have an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau®. Visit our website to review our full list of services, from air conditioner installation to furnace repair. To discuss your heating and cooling needs, call (740) 392-5667.

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