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Ductless vs Traditional Heating: Which is Right for You?

If it’s time to update your air conditioning system, you have options. You can opt for traditional central air heating, or you can choose the increasingly popular option of ductless systems. Both of these are great options, but there are some key differences. Keep reading to find out what these differences are and which one might be right for you.

Air Quality

Both options provide the home with decent air quality. However, ductless systems provide better quality air than traditional systems. Since ductless air conditioning systems are powered by electricity and have a multi-stage filtration system, it’s the best choice for those concerned about the air quality in their home. For those who have allergies and asthma, a ductless air conditioning system may be the right choice for you. 


Since ductless air conditioning systems are relatively new, you’d expect it to cost more, right? However, this isn’t always the case. There are multiple things that affect installation cost and long-term costs. For some homes, it might be less expensive to install a ductless system. It depends on your home and what you’d want out of your air conditioning system. 


When deciding on an air conditioning system, you’ll want to consider how long it will take to install. During the winter, it can be difficult not having heat in your home for an extended period of time. To install a traditional heating system, it usually requires some construction and can take a few days to complete. Ductless heating systems, however, can be installed in one day. 

Zoning Ability 

“Zoning” is when you’re able to section off parts of your home and set different temperatures throughout the sections. For example, if you want your bedroom temperature to be 70 degrees and your kitchen at 65 degrees, you’re able to do that with a ductless air conditioning system. This is not possible with a traditional air conditioning system. If you opt for a ductless system, your home will automatically become more energy efficient. 

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If you need help deciding on which system is right for you, S&L Prime can help. Since 1989, we’ve helped hundreds of homeowners choose and install the best system for their homes and businesses. If you need heating repair in MD, we can help with that too. Give us a call today or click here to request a FREE estimate.