Ductless vs. Window Air-Conditioner: 3 factors to consider
Ductless vs. Window Air-Conditioner comparison is a valuable side-by-side tool for savvy shoppers. See 3 major factors to consider:
- Efficiency: A ductless system costs more up front than a window unit, but over the long term, however, a ductless cooling and heating system pays back with the system’s outstanding energy efficiency. If compared with the average window unit, a ductless cooling and heating system consumes 40 percent fewer energy, so a homeowner can enjoy lower monthly utility bills during the cooling season. Savings wouldn’t mean much if your home felt uncomfortable. Even though the operation costs are relatively low, the ductless cooling and heating system still provides unmatched comfort. Thanks to a variable-speed compressor and accurate monitoring of conditions in the room, the ductless cooling and heating system continuously adjusts its output to match the demand. That way, the technology steadily maintains your set temperature. Contrary, an average window AC keeps running until the room gets too cold and then cycles on and off, creating unpleasant, sometimes extreme temperature fluctuation. With ductless cooling and heating system the temperature you set is the temperature you get.
- Noticeabilty: While there’s only one way to install a window air conditioner, a ductless cooling and heating system can be installed in a number of ways. For starters, the outdoor unit can be placed where it’s least likely to be noticeable. It also can be conceal with strategic landscaping or even a curtaining structure, such as a trellis. Meanwhile, sleek, low-profile indoor units can mount either high on the wall, near the floor or within the ceiling (cassette or concealed indoor units), wherever you think it would look the best. No matter what you decide, the windows in the room would remain completely unobstructed, you no longer will have to sacrifice daylight and view to the outdoors, as you would with a window air conditioner. Another factor to consider is noise. Even the quietest window air conditioners tend to make a noise. Compare to that, a ductless cooling and heating system is ultra-quiet – indoor unit runs as quiet as 19 decibels—quieter than a whisper!
- Versatility: Many homeowners rely on ductless cooling and heating system for cooling and heating one or a couple of rooms, while others employ the technology for whole-home climate control. In such case, multiple indoor units work together to maintain a comfortable temperature across the whole home. Being that some outdoor units are capable of accommodating multiple indoor units, only indoor units can be added into any room or rooms you wanted to make more comfortable. Also, a ductless cooling and heating system provides all-season comfort. In cooling mode, the indoor and outdoor unit work to draw heat from inside the home and discharge it outside. With a push of a button, a homeowner can reverse the action, causing the system to extract heat from outside and deposit it indoors. In effect, the same ductless cooling and heating system you count on for effective and efficient summer-time cooling can also provide comfort-giving heat in the winter.
Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating is a true leader in advanced climate control systems, have improved customers’ homes and lives for the last 30 years. Ductless comfort system improves comfort while conserving energy and promoting environmental sustainability. Mitsubishi Electric is the third largest manufacturer of cooling and heating systems in the world, and it is dedicated to become the number one provider of comfort systems in America.