Ductless Air Conditioning vs. Window AC: Benefits & Costs

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ductless ac home comfortIf your home does not have a system of ductwork, such as homes with radiant or baseboard heating, you might be wondering if there are any alternatives to window air conditioning. Many homeowners find that window air conditioning is noisy, inefficient, and blocks their window view – but they don’t think they really have any other options. That’s where ductless cooling comes into play.

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Ductless air conditioning is a type of cooling system that does not use ductwork to distribute cooled air. Instead, it uses a series of small, wall-mounted units to deliver cool air directly to the rooms where it is needed. Ductless air conditioning systems are becoming increasingly popular as homeowners look for more energy-efficient and flexible heating and cooling solutions.

Should I Consider Ductless Cooling for My Home?

There are many benefits to using ductless air conditioning. Here are a few of the most notable:

  • Energy efficiency: Ductless air conditioning systems are typically more energy-efficient than traditional central air conditioning systems. This is because they generally use a heat pump system to cool the home. Heat pumps do not use fossil fuel to operate and are a highly efficient means of both home cooling and heating.
  • Flexibility: Ductless air conditioning systems can be easily installed in any home, regardless of the size or layout. They can also be used to heat and cool individual rooms or zones, which can save energy and money.
  • Quiet operation: Ductless air conditioning systems are typically quieter than window air conditioning systems. They won’t disrupt sleep, TV time, or family conversation.
  • Year-Round Comfort: One of the main benefits homeowners can enjoy with a ductless system is year-round comfort. Many ductless models are also able to provide heating during the cooler months, making them an ideal choice if you need to replace old, inefficient electrical baseboard heating.

But I’ve heard ductless systems are expensive. Is that true?

Of course, there are also some costs associated with ductless air conditioning. The installation cost of ductless air conditioning systems is typically higher than window AC. However, most people discover that they use far less energy with a ductless system, and that can help them quickly recoup the initial cost. Sometimes, there are even rebates and incentives available on ductless systems because of their efficiency ratings, and that can help save on costs, too. Overall, ductless air conditioning systems offer several benefits that can make them a good choice for many homeowners.

I’d like to find out if ductless is right for my home. Can BC Express help?

Getting a ductless system for your home is as easy as calling BC Express. We’ll help you decide if ductless is the right solution for your home comfort needs, and our NATE-certified technicians will provide you with expert installation. Ready to learn more about ductless? Just give us a call at (723)240-2828, and we’ll be happy to schedule an appointment with you.

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