At Roach Energy, we’re serious about keeping households comfortable in eastern West Virginia and western Maryland. But just as no two families are the same, there’s no one-size-fits-all HVAC solution for cooling.
If you’re ready to make the leap from cumbersome, ineffective window air conditioners to a more efficient, long-lasting A/C option, we can help you find the perfect equipment for your home and budget. Depending on several factors, a central A/C or a ductless mini-split system might be the best fit.
Central air conditioning requires ductwork. If you currently heat your home with a forced-air system, you probably have the necessary setup to get central A/C installed. Even so, installing central A/C takes several days — longer if you need ducts added.
Generally, central A/C setups require less up-front cost than mini-splits, and they can be controlled conveniently by a single thermostat.
If your home is heated with a boiler —via radiators or baseboards — it likely doesn’t have the ductwork that a central air system needs. Some homeowners in this situation think they’re stuck with window units. But a ductless mini-split A/C is an ideal solution for these homes.
Mini-splits consist of a condenser unit that sits outside your home and a wall-mounted cooling head inside. A thin pipe connects these components. You can attach multiple heads to one condenser.
Mini-splits have some significant advantages over a central A/C option:
If you have central A/C, but the cool air doesn’t reach certain parts of your home, a ductless unit can effectively cool those hots spots.
Would you like help from the pros at Roach Energy to find the right A/C for your home? Drop us a line today!