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Feb 21, 2024 1:32:04 PM by Logan Donahue

4 Reasons to Get Rid of Your Window Units in 2024

As we enter 2024, it's time to rethink the way we cool our homes. While AC window units have been a convenient solution for many households, it's becoming increasingly clear that they are no longer the most efficient or sustainable option. Here are a few reasons why it might be time to say goodbye to your AC window units this year and upgrade to a ductless mini-split system!

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4 Reasons To Get Rid of Your Window Units in 2024

1. They're inefficient 

Question: how many window units do you have? If you are cooling your whole house, you must have more than three. Window AC units have a reputation for being inefficient. While using a unit in a single room may consume less energy compared to a central AC system cooling your entire home, these units are typically less efficient in terms of the area they cool, especially if you have an older window AC unit.

2. They are so loud

Window AC units have a reputation for being quite noisy, with an average decibel rating ranging from 50 to 60, and sometimes even reaching 80 decibels or higher. To put this in perspective, 80 decibels is equivalent to the sound of a person shouting, while 60 decibels is akin to a normal conversation.
In contrast, a switch to a ductless system can provide a quieter experience, operating at approximately 32 decibels, similar to a hushed conversation or the gentle rustling of leaves. Central AC systems may produce similar noise levels to window units, but their concealed placement helps mitigate the noise impact compared to a window unit.

3. They aren't aesthetically pleasing

Having an air conditioner protruding from your window can be quite unsightly, especially if it doesn't fit properly and you've resorted to makeshift solutions like wood or cardboard. By bidding farewell to your window AC unit, you can reclaim the aesthetic appeal of your windows and enhance the appeal of your home. 

4. They ruin your windows

Most window AC units come equipped with a condensation pan to collect the moisture produced during operation. However, it is a common issue that these pans are often neglected, leading to overflowing or missed drips. When this excess condensation seeps into the wall beneath your window, it can create a breeding ground for mold and mildew, compromising your indoor air quality and causing damage to your wall structure. Our experience in removing window AC units has revealed significant exterior wall damage over time. By upgrading to a more efficient cooling solution, you can prevent this potential hazard and safeguard the integrity of your home.

Let ECI Help You Afford The Comfort You Deserve

With a variety of options available, from single-zone cooling to whole-home systems with multiple zones, the flexibility of ductless systems is unmatched. While a ductless HVAC system may come with a higher price tag than a window AC, there are ways to lower the cost. By seeking rebates, utilizing financing options, and taking advantage of tax credits, the investment becomes more manageable. And once the system is in place, you can look forward to reduced cooling bills, making the switch even more appealing.
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Levittown Homeowners Ditch Their Window AC Units & Upgrade To Mini-Splits 


It's clear that saying goodbye to your trusty window AC unit and upgrading to a more efficient cooling solution is a smart move for many reasons. Not only will you be able to cool your entire home more effectively, but you'll also save money on cooling costs in the long run. The peace and quiet provided by a ductless system or central AC will enhance your overall living experience, while improving the aesthetics of your home and protecting your exterior walls from potential damage.
With the affordability of upgrading to a ductless system and the potential for rebates and tax credits, making the switch is more feasible than you may think. So, as we enter 2024, consider bidding farewell to your window AC unit and embracing a better, more sustainable cooling option for your home. Contact us toady for more information! 
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ECI Comfort specializes in installing Mitsubishi Electric Ductless Mini-Splits in and around Bucks County, PA. If you are interested or would like to know more, click the button above or reach us at (215) 245-3200 or info@ecicomfort.com!

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