Cool one room or many – it’s never been easier!

Your first experience with an air conditioner may have been one of the old models that your parents jammed in a window each summer, but new air conditioning systems offer energy- efficient options that can cool just a single room, or your entire home.

Ductless air conditioning systems supply cold air directly to a room, while central (ducted) systems use your existing furnace ductwork. The system you choose will depend upon your budget, the square footage and layout of the area you wish to cool, your building design, and your heating system.

Once an Acorn technician assesses your needs, they can provide you with a range of options and an accurate, upfront estimate of the cost to do the work.

Ducted vs. Ductless air conditioning systems

Central (ducted) air conditioning systems: Central air conditioning offers whole-house cooling, and, with the addition of air-louver-control boxes, offers moderate, multi-zone temperature control capability.

In central air conditioning, the inside cooling coil is typically placed inside the central furnace/AC unit of your forced air heating system, where it distributes chilled air throughout your home in summer using your existing ductwork.

Ductless air conditioning systems: Ductless systems can supply chilled air to a single room or several rooms in a home, depending on whether they are split, or multi-split systems. A split system uses a single indoor unit and a single outdoor unit, and is useful for cooling one zone inside your home. A multi-split system attaches several indoor units to an outdoor unit, and can cool an entire house, using a remote to program individual temperature settings in each zone.

How Ductless and Central Air conditioning systems work

Ductless (Individual Air Conditioning)

Indoor units are placed in each room for individual heating and cooling. Each one can be connected to its own outdoor unit (split system), or up to five indoor units can be connected to a single outdoor unit (multi-split system).

Each indoor unit operates independently to enable individual temperature settings.

Ducted (Central Air Conditioning)

Air is sent through ducts from one central location to heat and cool all rooms.

All rooms are air conditioned uniformly at the same temperature settings.

Temperature heating up, cooling system slowing down?

Acorn Service Group services and repairs most major brands of air conditioners, heat pumps and thermostats. We know that no one wants to wait around in sticky heat, so we diagnose and repair your problem quickly, after providing you with a range of solutions and an upfront estimate of the cost to perform the work.
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Other advantages of ductless air conditioning systems include:

  • Required inside wall space is significantly reduced
  • Compressor and condenser can be located farther away from the inside space for noise reduction
  • Flexible exterior hoses that lead from the outside unit to the interior one(s) can be enclosed with metal to look like drainpipes
  • High energy efficiency, reaching above 30 SEER(the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio).
  • High performance, anywhere from 9,000 to 36,000 Btu (9,500–38,000 kJ) per hour of cooling
  • Connects one indoor unit to an outdoor unit
  • Installs simply and unobtrusively in buildings with no need for ductwork
  • Connects up to five indoor units to a single outdoor unit
  • Cools multiple rooms with no need for ductwork
  • Offers individual control of room temperature settings
Daikin air conditioning: one of the world’s leading brands

Although we install all major makes and models of air conditioners, our brand of choice is Daiken – they have an extensive lineup of central air and ductless air conditioning systems in stylish solutions that work for your lifestyle. Daikin is a leader in indoor comfort, with millions of systems installed world-wide that offer superior performance, energy-efficiency, and comfort. With Daikin technology, you can lower your energy costs and environmental impact.

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