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Ductless Mini-Split A/C vs. Window Air Conditioners

If you don’t have ductwork in your New Jersey or Staten Island home, you probably cool it off using window air conditioners. But there’s a much better option if you can’t accommodate central air conditioning: a mini-split air conditioner.

Also called a ductless system, mini-splits feature two components – one indoors (called an air handler) and one outdoors (called a condenser or heat pump), which are connected by wires through an external wall. Up to four air handlers can be connected to a single condenser.

Compared to window A/Cs, ductless systems are:

  1. More flexible – Air handlers can be installed in rooms with or without windows, which makes them a great option for basements and other rooms that are a challenge to cool. Connecting multiple air handlers to a single condenser enables flexible cooling zones in your home, with units sized to suit each area.
  2. More efficient – SEER ratings are typically three or four points higher on a mini-split system than on window units – which can really cut your bills during a cooling season.
  3. Easier to install – Once you install a ductless system, you’ll never have to do it again. Installation typically takes about a day, with only a small (3”) pipe hole or two to show for the effort.
  4. Quieter – Unlike a window A/C, ductless air handlers are separated from their loud condensers, so they operate at a whisper-quiet volume.
  5. Better for the environment – Higher efficiency means you’ll use less energy to cool your home. Ductless systems also use a more ozone-friendly refrigerant (R410A) than window A/Cs.
  6. Better for your soul! ­– With a ductless system, you won’t take up precious window space – so you’ll get your view and natural light back!

Could a Fujitsu ductless air conditioner be right for your NJ/Staten Island home? Contact us today for a FREE, no obligation estimate and find out – and ask how you can get $100 off a new installation!