Different HVAC per house

When my husband and I were building our house we had no idea that there were different heating and cooling systems.

I was extremely impressed with our local heating and cooling technician because of his extensive knowledge in pointing us to the right direction on where we wanted to go.

He took in account of our interests in wanting to save energy and also our budget in how much money we wanted to spend. First we need to figure out if we wanted to have a mini split system installed or a heating and cooling system such as central air. Basically the difference between a mini split system and central air is that mini-split systems have little to no ductwork. That means that there’s very little energy lost. Central air uses ductwork and it’s more susceptible to leaks in the ductwork. According to our HVAC technician leaky air ducts can account for at least 30% of energy consumption. This is especially the case if the unit is in a unconditioned space like attics or basements. He also said that central air is more expensive and there is a lot of intrusive ductwork. I wouldn’t mind a mini split system, it seems like it would do just as well as a central air system but my husband was leaning more towards the idea of having central air installed in our home. What I really like and thought was interesting about a mini split system was that in the rooms that we don’t use a lot, a thermostat zone control can be installed. Meaning that we can control the temperature in different areas of our home depending on how much we use those rooms. I was really impressed by the features of a mini split system but in the end my husband and I both agreed that central air would be more beneficial to us in the long run.
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