In Midland and Odessa, you’ll likely need to continue using your air conditioner well into the fall. If you’re in the market for a new system, you have more options than ever. The biggest choice you’ll have is between going for a “traditional” central air system, or ductless A/C. Ductless A/C is exactly what it sounds like – no ceiling ducts. It can be installed to heat or cool one room, or an entire space. In this post, we’ll explain some of the differences between traditional and ductless units and why going ductless could be a solution for you.


  • Ductless units are also known as “splits” and can both heat and cool. The pump that supplies the heat can simply be reversed to provide cool air. The “cool” mode pulls heat out, while the “heat” mode warms the unit’s coils to warm the air that’s circulated in your home.
  • Ductwork is a major part of a traditional HVAC installation. Eliminating ductwork is a major money saver. Ductwork repair alone can be costly. Ductless units bypass that process completely.
  • Speaking of ducts, that’s a major source of dust that ends up inside your home. A ductless system helps eliminate dust and other contaminants, which is huge if anyone in your home suffers from allergies. Many models even have built-in air filters!
  • Ductless systems will result in lower electric bills. That’s because air can escape from ducts leading to lost energy, meaning you have to burn more to keep your home at the same temperature. You can also save money by isolating the rooms that need to be heated or cooled.
  • While ductless systems can isolate specific rooms for coverage, you may not realize that they can also be programmed to cover multiple rooms or zones within your home. A multi-zone unit allows you to set the optimum temperature for each space.
  • If you’re considering adding on to your home, expanding your current HVAC system to accommodate the new space can be very expensive. Ductless systems can be perfect for additions!


We’ve been talking up ductless systems but, of course, there are advantages to traditional duct systems as well!

  • If your existing ductwork is in great shape, there’s no significant reason to switch to ductless. If you’re experiencing issues with your HVAC, you can get the ducts checked out by a professional to find out what kind of shape they’re in.
  • Ductless units will likely save you money in the long run, but they are more expensive up front – depending on the amount of ductwork that would need to be done to your existing system. If the ductwork is minimal, it may be more cost-effective for you to stick with a traditional unit, rather than paying for a ductless installation.
  • Consider the size and spacing of your home. Larger family homes (especially where every room is used) are typically a better fit for traditional HVAC.


Are you considering going ductless? Or just need an opinion from an expert? The professionals at The Bosworth Company can help. We can examine your system to see if a ductless or traditional HVAC is right for you – and we have the products that will fit you and your home. Make an appointment online or call us today at 432-570-5233. It’s Worth the Call. Always.