Ductless Mini Splits vs. Window AC Units- Solving Comfort Issues One Room at a Time
Window air conditioner units are the most popular and recognized air conditioning system. You may have one yourself or have seen them hanging out numbers of windows. While at one time they were a great solution to single room comfort issues, in recent years a better and more efficient option has come to market. The ductless mini split air conditioner has made an excellent lasting impression on those requiring single room or small space comfort. There is a common misconception that Window AC Units are the same as ductless mini split systems. While they may have a similar look, these two units couldn't be more different!
Window air conditioners are just that. An air conditioning unit that is placed into the window. It draws air from the room, cools it and blows it back into the space. While these systems are easy on the budget, easy to install with a little help, and can effectively cool a single room; there are a number of draw backs as well. The window becomes virtually unusable and the gaps between the unit and sides of the window need to be filled. Window units can be noisy, pose a security and safety risk as there is not much holding them on the window and the largest drawback is that they will only cool a single room with low efficiency.
Ductless mini split systems on the other hand can mount to any wall with the help of a Casteel HVAC technician. Like a window unit, they have a blower on the front as well as controls. That is where the similarities end. Don't let the name deceive you. These systems are called ductless simply because they do not require a whole home duct system, as a central HVAC system would. They do require however, hidden hoses running from the inside of the room you want to cool to the outside condenser unit.
The cooling power of a ductless mini split system is among the closest you can get to real central air without tearing apart all your walls and ceilings for installation. These systems are significantly quieter than a window unit as well. Are you needing to cool more than one room? You can accomplish this with a ductless system. One of the best features of these units is that they can be much more efficient than even your whole home HVAC; with some units having SEER ratings as high as 30 seer. These systems have become common among homeowners who have sun rooms they want to cool or those finishing or remodeling areas in the home.
If you are looking to cool a room or multiple rooms in your home, consider having a ductless system installed. Casteel Heating, Cooling, Plumbing and Electrical are your local experts that can offer you different options in cooling your home to include a ductless min split system. Contact us today at (770) 766-1657 or schedule online!