Pros and Cons of a Ductless Air Conditioning System

Are you ready to install a ductless air conditioner? Ductless air conditioners are ideal for spaces, such as home additions or other situations that would typically require a box unit or a baseboard heating system. 

At Guin Service, we are certified to repair and install all ductless brands (including ones you’re probably considering for your home), and we are also a factory-authorized dealer. 

Before you install a ductless system, however, you need to weigh out the pros and cons, as well as contact a trusted professional to talk with you about installation. 

The pros of a ductless system

You’ve seen the window AC units, and you probably have in mind a similar type of installation or expect the same amount of noise. We have good news for you: ductless heat pumps and air conditioners are wall-mounted and combined with an outside compressor. Bottom line – they’re less visible and less noisy. 

Visually speaking, ductless air conditioners and heat pumps are certainly more attractive than window units. Plus, you only need a small hole drilled into the wall for installation purposes. This is another advantage, as there’s less of a chance for there to be air leakage or security problems. 

Saving on cooling or energy costs is another benefit to choosing a ductless system, resulting in overall savings or even a tax credit if you qualify. 

The cons of a ductless system

Before you say “go!” and install a ductless system, there are a few considerations. One of them is cost, which can put off many homeowners at first glance at the price tag. Ductless units cost significantly more than window units or baseboard heating units. 

Other considerations, such as maintenance and aesthetics, should also be top of mind when installing a unit. 

If you want to know more about initial payments or cost vs. return on your investment, give us a call, and we can talk you through what you need to know. We’ll also advise you on different brands, models, and how a unit could look inside of your home. 

For ductless systems, you must work with a professional to determine how often you’ll be utilizing the unit and the amount of square footage you need to cool. Those elements factor into total costs and benefits and can vary significantly from home to home. 

Hire a professional for ductless installation

For ductless systems, proper installation is key to ensuring your unit works correctly and that there is no damage. Improper installation could even void your warranty, which, considering the costs, would be detrimental to you as a homeowner. 

That’s why, at Guin Service, we enjoy talking to homeowners who are considering ductless units. Not only do we have experience in dealing with these types of systems, as well as traditional air conditioner units, but we also have the credentials to ensure the job is done right the first time. 

We want you and your family to experience the comfort of a ductless system and trust us to do the highest-quality work for you. 

Contact Us

Contact Guin Service, LLC, serving Birmingham, Hoover, and Mountain Brook, AL, for AC Repair or Replacement as well as home generator installation. We’ve been in business for 60 years because we do what’s right for our customers. You can always trust us to be honest and have your best interest in mind. Just give us a call today at 205.407.1737.