Many homes in this part of Florida don’t have central HVAC systems with ductwork to send heated or cooled air to their rooms. This isn’t so bad for our mild winters when we only need occasional heat. But it means that during the summer these homes must rely on window air conditioning units to provide the comfort to combat the hot and humid days.
Window ACs may be fine for a small apartment, but they’re poor choices for homes for a number of reasons. Here are the main reasons we recommend getting rid of your window air conditioners.
- Limited cooling space – Even the most powerful window AC can only provide cooling power to affect a single room. In order to enjoy cooling throughout the house, you’ll need to have window units in every bedroom and possibly two units for large spaces like the family room.
- Inefficient operation – Window air conditioners haven’t kept up with advances in energy efficiency technology. Today there are central ACs with SEER ratings greater than 20. Window ACs are still down around 14 SEER.
- Noise – Because a window AC has all of its components in one place, it makes a greater amount of a noise than central systems. Instead of having the loud compressor housed outside, it’s sitting right there in your living space—and in multiple spots in the house.
- Unpleasant looking – A house with many window units looks less attractive on both the inside and the outside. Blocking up your windows also darkens the inside of your home. Aside from adding sight pollution to your life, window ACs also decrease the value of your home. Realtors know that it’s harder to sell a house with window ACs rather than central cooling.
- Heat loss in the winter – Our winters may not be harsh, but you’ll need to keep the heater running longer on cold days because a great deal of heat escapes through the window ACs.
- Unsecured – It’s easier for a thief to get access to a home through the window ACs, which are simple to push indoors and much quieter than trying to break a window.
“But wait,” you say. “If I get rid of the window ACs, how do I cool my house? There are no ducts and no room to install any.” It’s actually easy: have us install a ductless mini split system for your home. Going with ductless air conditioning in Pensacola, FL is one of the best comfort choices available.
A ductless AC is a split system like a standard AC: an outdoor unit with the compressor and condenser coils, and an indoor unit with a fan and evaporator coil. The difference is ductless systems have multiple smaller indoor units rather than a single one connected to ducts. These units are mounted up on the walls and connect to the outdoor unit through a small hole in the back of the wall. These blowers send the cooled air straight into the living space. They’re powerful, energy efficient, quiet, and fast for professionals to install. And since most ductless systems are heat pumps, they offer winter heating as well.
Schedule ductless air conditioning installation today. Lee Heating & Cooling commits to the highest level of professionalism.