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Essential Heating and Air is the heating and cooling company you can count on to keep you cool during the hot summer days!  EHA offer services throughout most of Atlanta and Surrounding counties and can install your replacement central air conditioner system or new ductless air conditioner today. EHA also provides routine maintenance and repair services for your existing system.  Additionally, Essential Heating & Air provides free in-home AC installation consultation. Let EHA help you explore all of the options available to you and assist you in making the best choice for you and your home. Call us today at 770-210-HVAC or contact us online with any questions and to set up your appointment.

What is a Ductless System?

A ductless or mini split air conditioning system is similar to a central air conditioner system. In addition, most mini splits provide heat. Both the mini split and central air conditioner consist of two units: a condenser that sits outside the home, and an evaporator/air handler that sits inside the home. Refrigerant passes between the two units, carrying the heat from indoors to the outdoor unit where it is released.


However, with a central air system, the cool air is blown through the air handler or furnace into the your ductwork, where it is carried into the rest of the house.  A ductless system uses slim line-set and cable between the condenser and a unit on your wall, and no ductwork is involved.


To decide which type is the best match for your home and needs, here are some questions we ask our customers? 

Do You Have Existing Ductwork?

Typically, if you already have ductwork in your home, it will be more cost effective to stay with the central system.  However, if you have no ductwork, a ductless system should be considered. A ductless system could prove to be more efficient as there less construction as all you need is a 3-inch hole in the wall to run the line-set and cable through. Ductless systems can also be a good option for homes with new additions that aren’t connected to the existing ductwork that runs through the rest of the house.

Will You Mind Looking at Your Air Conditioner?

What are the Pro vs. Cons of a central AC vs. a Ductless system?  A central unit is invisible.  A ductless system requires a slim unit on the wall, along the floor or mounted in the ceiling.  Although manufacturers attempt to make the units as stylish as possible, there is still something to see.

Are You Sensitive to Noise?

Ductless units are generally very quiet; however, if noise levels are a concern to you, be sure to ask your technician for the noise level (in decibels) for any unit you’re considering.

How Important is Energy Efficiency to You?

Most ductless systems are more energy efficient (currently up to 42 SEERS) than the best central system.  Yet, many factors play into making a central air unit efficient i.e., the design of the ductwork installation, potential leaks, and installation quality.  

Do You Need Individual Zoning Control?

If zone control is an issue, a ductless system may prove to be beneficial if you have some areas of your home that get much warmer or cooler than others or different family members like different temperatures. With a ductless unit, each zone can have its own independent temperature control.

Do You Need Supplemental Heating as Well?

Ductless units act as heat pumps and provide heat when temperatures drop during the cold winter months.

More questions? EHA is Here for You!

Consult with you EHA technician to make sure you’re getting all the facts as they relate to your exact home.

Whichever system you choose, EHA will make sure you get one that’s matched to your needs and will get you the level of comfort control you are looking for!


   Price vs. Value

  • Inexpensive does not translate into value.

  • Value means "is it worth the money you're spending?"

  • Essential Heating & Air offers value to our customers.

  • Inexpensive pricing could lead to poor service. This could end up costing you much more later.

  • Inexpensive pricing could lead to lack of service when you need it.

  • EHA offers good value, excellent service and customer care when you need it.


Many factors come into play when deciding on replacing your furnace or air conditioner.  EHA allows our customers to be an informed consumer by ensuring you are making the right choice and getting the right fit for your family and home.

  •  EHA will ensure your unit is properly sized for your home; if it’s too small or big, it won’t work efficiently.

  • Efficiency is a crucial component that contributes to the initial cost of the unit, as well as operating costs over the course of its service life.

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