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Replace Your Window AC With a Ductless Cooling System

Replace Your Window AC With a Ductless Cooling System

Ductless AC

If you’re thinking of replacing or upgrading a window air conditioner, you may want to consider a ductless, or mini-split system instead. While initial installation costs are higher, in most cases a ductless system will offer better  efficiency, convenience and versatility that will pay for itself in a short period of time.

Here are a few of the advantages ductless systems offer versus window AC units.

1. No window needed

A window air conditioner blocks the view outside and can be a security problem. Window AC units can also be unsightly both inside and outside the home. By comparison, ductless systems have compact, narrow enclosures that can be mounted up high near the ceiling or even under the floor where they won’t get in the way. You will forget they are even there.

2. Heating

In addition to cooling, many ductless mini-split systems provide efficient heating. This can eliminate the need for electric baseboard heat or space heaters.

3. Expansion Options

Mini-split systems can be connected together to cool and heat up to 8 rooms using a single outside heat exchanger.

4. Lower Noise

Because the AC condenser is located outside the house, mini-split systems are typically much quieter than window air conditioners. The blower fan inside the home is also very quiet.

5. Advanced Features

With some models you can monitor and adjust your ductless system using a remote control, or create programs and schedules from your smartphone.

If you’re considering replacing your window air conditioners with a ductless cooling system, call Hickey Plumbing, Air and Electrical. We can help answer all your home cooling and heating questions.