Today’s ductless systems are sleek and compact, requiring very little room for the indoor unit. Additionally, because the outdoor condensing unit is located outdoors and away from your living area, a ductless system is extremely quiet. Of course, another excellent advantage in choosing a ductless or mini-split system over a window unit is the fact that ductless air conditioners are typically much more energy efficient. This means that you’ll usually save money cooling your home; definitely a bonus for budget-conscious homeowners. They provide heating options, giving them the capacity to provide a home with year-round comfort. In addition to lower cooling costs, ductless systems will generally outlast a window unit, helping you to save even more money because you won’t have to deal with frequent replacement costs.
While saving money is a key advantage in choosing ductless systems, these units also tend to look much nicer and will conform better to your home environment. The indoor unit is much more discreet and doesn’t have the obtrusive look of a big air conditioning unit taking up the window. The indoor unit of a ductless system can be mounted on the wall, either up near the ceiling, or lower on the wall; whatever works best for your home. This helps ensure there is no unsightly obstruction and your windows are clear, leaving natural sunlight to shine through. Additionally, a mini-split system also doesn’t take up any floor space, so it’s incredibly compact and can easily blend into your room’s decor.
Another important consideration when deciding if a window air conditioner or ductless system is right for you is the level of comfort each cooling system can provide. If you’ve ever used a window air conditioner, you’ve probably experienced the difficulty in trying to maintain a comfortable temperature. The reason window units usually don’t provide consistent comfort is that they often run too long before cycling off, leaving the room too cold. The constant cycling on and off, typically creates an inconsistent temperature, making it hard to be comfortable. In fact, it’s not unusual for homeowners to complain that their window unit never provides a comfortable environment. However, with a ductless or mini-split system, you can set the temperature that you prefer, and the system will automatically adjust to maintain your selected comfort level.
With quiet operation, better energy efficiency, and improved comfort and design, it’s easy to see why many homeowners are choosing a ductless air conditioner for their home’s comfort.