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Will Ductless Cooling Need Fewer Repairs Than a Forced Air AC?

Friday, October 14th, 2016

Generally speaking, whole home air conditioners come in one of two different types. Traditional forced air ACs rely on a central air conditioner that uses a system of ducts to spread cool air throughout your house. Ductless cooling systems, on the other hand, have individual air handling units for each area of your home, and all the indoor units are all connected to one outdoor unit. Both systems have their share of benefits and drawbacks, and here in Cocoa, FL, our air conditioning repair techs are skilled at treating both. Indeed, the question of repairs becomes key when asking what kind of system works best for your home. Will ductless cooling need fewer repairs than a forced-air AC? The answer is a little more complicated than it may first appear.

In most cases you’re looking at the same basic system for both centralized units and ductless units. The only difference is the size and output power (as well as the presence of ducts or lack thereof). Each unit has a particular load capacity, built to handle a certain amount of work over a given time. In light of that, there’s no real distinction between the two types as far as which one breaks down more often. As long as your system is sized appropriately for your space, and given the variables of individual brands and maintenance schedule, there’s nothing to say that one type will go for longer (or shorter) periods of time before requiring repairs.

The main difference lies in the size and the decentralized format of ductless air conditioner units. In simple terms, when a centralized unit needs repairs, it affects the entirety of the household, and often tends to be larger than a problem with a ductless unit. Furthermore, because of the nature of ductless systems, you can still use the air conditioner in other parts of the house even when one of your indoor units of your ductless system is experiencing trouble. That simply isn’t possible with a forced air AC.

That could spell the difference in what unit is best for you, though individual circumstances vary. Whether ductless cooling needs fewer repairs than a forced air AC probably depends on individual circumstances, which means you’ll need to decide for yourself which on works best for you. Give Steve Hoskins Air Conditioning a call today if you need air conditioning repair in Cocoa, FL, and let us give you the expert advice you need!