A/C Repair Services
Central Air Conditioners vs. Ductless Mini-Splits: What’s The Difference?
The main differences between the ductless mini-split system and a central air conditioning system are the price, amount of maintenance, and the overall look of each system. Ductless mini-split units can be more expensive and are not the most attractive, but they require little to no maintenance.
On the other hand, central A/C systems are less expensive and virtually invisible, but they do require annual maintenance.
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4 Signs You May Need A/C Repair
A clogged air filter. This is the most common cause of weak AC airflow. If your filter is clogged with dirt and debris, it needs to be changed. You can use a vacuum or compressed air to remove debris from the filter. It’s important that you change your filter regularly—at least every three months—to keep your AC unit running efficiently.
Loud or Strange Noises
Lately, you’ve noticed loud buzzing noises coming from your air conditioner. This could mean that there is a problem with one of the many parts that work together to keep your home cool in warm temperatures. Leaking refrigerant, loose or missing insulation feet, and broken compressor parts can all cause your air conditioner to malfunction.
High Energy/Utility Bills
If you’re having trouble with your air conditioner, it might be time for a tune-up. Air conditioners use a lot of electricity, but inefficient ones will cause high electric bills. Dirty filters, duct leaks, failing parts (motors, capacitors, etc.), low refrigerant and lack of maintenance can all cause this problem.
Foul or Unusual Odors
If you smell mildew, mold or fungus coming from your AC vents, there’s a good chance that these are growing in or around your unit. Mold and fungus can sometimes grow through the ductwork itself.
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Commonly Asked A/C Questions
When to Repair vs. Replace Your Heating System?
The basic rule of thumb here is to replace your unit if the cost of repair is higher than the cost to replace. Just like pouring money into an old car, at some point, it becomes more financially reasonable for you to just replace it with a new one. We’ll always help you make the best decision.
Schedule a Diagnostic Service Call today and a technician will help you decide what the best options are.
What is a central air conditioners?
A central air conditioning system treats air at a central location and distributes it to and from rooms by one or more fans and a series of ducts. Supply ducts and registers carry this cool air from the air conditioner to the home.
- Virtually invisible
- Adds value to your home
- Less expensive to install
- Requires regular (annual) maintenance
- Ducts need cleaning every few years
What is a ductless mini-split air conditioners
A ductless mini-split system has two main parts—an outdoor compressor and an indoor air-handling unit. A conduit links the outdoor unit with the indoor unit.
- Does not require ductwork, making it the more convenient cooling option for older buildings with thick walls.
- More consistent temperature, unlike an A/C unit which turns on and off during the day.
- In the winter, the system works in reverse by absorbing heat from the outside air and moving it indoors to heat your home, too.
- Compact size
- Quieter than central A/C
- More efficient with little to no maintenance
- Easier to install
- Initial installation costs can run high.