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The Pros and Cons of Window AC Units and Ductless AC Systems

ai_300x195_AC_windowunitJust like everything else, there are pros and cons to choosing which home cooling solution is best for you if you live in a home that cannot handle central AC ductwork, or a rental property. Basically, you have two choices: ductless AC systems and window AC units. But which is best for you? From cost to home aesthetics, you can use the following “cheat sheet” of pros and cons to help you determine if a ductless or window unit AC solution is right for you.

Pros and cons of ductless AC systems:

  • More expensive than window units but long-term energy savings offset initial costs.
  • Must be installed by qualified AC technicians.
  • Can cool multiple rooms with options to cool even more.
  • More pleasing to the eye inside and outside the home.
  • Easy to use remote control functionality.
  • Much quieter than window AC units.
  • Because they’re not installed in a window, home security isn’t a concern.

Pros and cons of window AC units:

  • Less expensive than ductless AC systems.
  • Lower natural light in your home as they occupy a window.
  • Reduce curb appeal from the outside and are unsightly inside a home.
  • Easy to install.
  • Much noisier than other AC solutions.
  • Placed in an open window means more concern about home security and break ins.

Now that you know more about the differences and pros and cons of each system, if you think that a ductless AC system is the solution for you, Burke Energy has special offers for ductless AC systems, with great financing options for qualified customers. You can also count on our local team for expert installation and emergency repairs, service plans and more, all backed by local, 24/7 support.

Contact us today to learn more about our ductless AC systems!

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