Ductless Mini-Split’s vs Window AC Systems: Which Is Better for Your Home

Posted by admin on 2024-05-13 10:00:00

As another summer season approaches, many New Yorkers are preparing for the heat by once again dragging their window air conditioning units out of storage. While window air conditioning systems have a low upfront cost, they can be noisy and block valuable window space. Skaggs-Walsh installs state-of-the-art ductless mini-split systems that can provide room-by-room comfort with whisper-quiet operations.


But the question is, which cooling system is better for your home and comfort?


Ductless Mini-Split Systems

·         Energy efficiency: Ductless mini-split air conditioners are highly energy efficient. In fact, they use about 40% less energy than window units do and will save you money over time.

·         Flexible Installation: No windows or ductwork are necessary for the installation of mini-split systems. They can be mounted on walls, ceilings and floors and are minimally invasive inside your home.

·         Quieter operation: Window units can be noisy and distracting. A ductless mini-split system can operate much quitter and provide a more peaceful cooling experience.


Window Units

·         Lower upfront cost: Window air conditioning units are cheaper to buy, but you need one installed in each room in your home which can increase the overall purchase price.

·        Self-installation: While you can install window units on your own, they block your view, and you have to remove them in the winter to prevent heat loss. There is also a possibility of human error, which can cause window units not to work properly and make loud noises.

·         Easy to Find: Part of the appeal of window air conditioning units is their availability. Homeowners can easily find new units at their local hardware store with a variety of prices and brands to choose from. 


While a window unit might seem appealing on the surface due to its lower price point, the price for installation of a ductless mini-split system will be offset by its longevity and efficiency. Skaggs-Walsh’s expert technicians will provide an evaluation of your system, assess your needs and budget, and recommend and install the mini-split system that is right for your home and budget.


Visit our air conditioning page for more information, and contact us to schedule your evaluation.