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Traditional vs Ductless Air Conditioning

Summertime in New Orleans, LA can be uncomfortable on the best days, so does it matter how you cool your space? As long as your home has access to air conditioning, what difference does it make – right? The fact is, the cooling system you choose affects more than your physical comfort, and the type of unit does matter. So how do you decide what’s right for you?

At Surgi’s Heating & Air Conditioning, we’re here to help. With so many choices on the market, deciding on the right AC system can be daunting. No one wants to be without air conditioning, especially when you live in New Orleans! Read on to learn about two popular cooling systems: central AC and ductless air conditioning and how they rate when compared side-by-side.

Ductless Installation in NOLA

At the end of the day, your air conditioning system is your choice – so why not set yourself up for a cool, comfortable summer? Our team is trained to inspect, repair and install all types of AC systems. No matter if you’ve maintained your unit or not, we’re here to help.

Since all of our work is backed by our Ironclad Guarantees, you can trust that you’re receiving the best service in the business. Residents across New Orleans rely on Surgi’s for their AC maintenance and installation. Our team offers what the other guys can’t: the benefits of our Shield of Protection Plan. Reach out to us with any questions and for more information.

Pros and Cons of Traditional ACs

Central air conditioners are a practical solution for cooling your entire house. With the ductwork hidden behind walls and the condenser unit outside, this style saves space inside. Not only that, but a central AC can double as a heating system, allowing you to heat and cool your home throughout the year.

While a traditional air conditioner has been the go-to for many homes, that doesn’t mean it’s not without its shortcomings. Some common cons of central AC:

  • Requires ductwork installation and maintenance
  • High energy costs due to “duct losses”
  • Susceptible to mold/mildew
  • Whole-house cooling – no option for zone control
  • Before investing in a central air conditioner, reach out to our team to discuss your options.

Pros and Cons of Ductless AC

Compared to a central AC system, a ductless air conditioner presents unique drawbacks. For instance, a single mini-split AC may not provide enough power to cool your entire home, requiring you to invest in multiple units. Also, even though it pays for itself over time, a ductless unit has a higher purchase price than a central air conditioner.

But it’s not all bad news. There are many benefits to installing a ductless system in your home. Here are a few:

  • Zone cooling
  • High-efficiency AC
  • No ducts mean less energy loss
  • Aesthetic models fit your home design
  • Add a mini-split to your current central unit

With a ductless air conditioner, you can have complete control over the temperature and humidity of each room in your house. If you’re ready to make the switch, contact us today for more information.

Interested in a Mini-Split Installation?

Ductless air conditioners, also known as mini-split ACs, can accommodate any household. For instance, larger homes can include a ductless unit for additional cooling in high-traffic areas. In smaller homes, a ductless system can provide air conditioning to zoned rooms, eliminating the one-size-fits-all model of a traditional AC. With a ductless AC, you can personalize your home’s climate control and live more comfortably this summer.

NOLA’s Reliable AC Installation

Whether you’re looking for a whole-home cooling solution or your space needs zoned climate control, Surgi’s has you covered. Our team can recommend the perfect system to fit your needs so you can stay comfortable all summer long. When it’s time to go ductless, it’s time to call on Surgi’s Heating & Air Conditioning! Contact us today!

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What Our Customers Are Saying

Highly Recommended!

Surgi’s was very pleasant to deal with. Always courteous customer service. Received my annual A/C maintenance today from Troy Robert. He gave me a courtesy call to let me know when he was coming. He arrived promptly, and was very friendly and informative. Highly recommended! Thank you!

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Very professional!

The technician, Rene, was very thorough and informative. He called before he was arriving to let me know when he would be there. It was in the window of time Surgis gave me. I will definitely use them for regular maintenance and future HVAC needs. Very professional!

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Surgi’s quickly responded to my call. Was at my home the next morning. The tech was very knowledgeable and polite. He had all the parts that he needed and was able to resolve my problems in a few hours. My maintenance contract was reasonable and worth every penny. I receive excellent care. I highly recommend Surgi’s.

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