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Split HVAC System vs. Traditional HVAC System: Which Is Best for You?

There’s more than one option when it comes to heating and air conditioning options for your home, and it can be confusing. To help clear things up, let’s take a look at split systems and traditional HVAC. Which is best for you? Here’s what you need to know.

Split Systems and How They Work

There are two main parts to a split system – the outside unit and the inside unit. The one outside works to cool the air before sending it into your home. The inside unit, usually mounted on a wall, blows the cool air to circulate it through the rooms. The benefits include:

  • Energy efficiency
  • Low maintenance and maintenance costs
  • Temperature control for each room
  • No ducts mean installation is easy
  • A good option for mild southern climates

Traditional HVAC and How it Works

A traditional HVAC System uses two units, like the split system, but the big difference is that it requires ducts for airflow. The furnace is usually inside the home, and the air conditioning unit is outside. There are options for packaged units where both are in the same cabinet. The benefits include:

  • Excellent energy efficiency in recent models
  • Central system that controls both units with one or more thermostats
  • They last 12-15 years
  • Whole-house ventilation using ductwork
  • Affordable installation

To determine which type of system is best for your home, don’t guess based on pros and cons, talk to the pros. Contact the team at H.H. Hovey Heating and Cooling for the expert advice you want for the heating and cooling system you need.

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