There is often confusion when it comes to the difference between a mini split and a standard window unit, or even a portable air conditioner. These systems are far from synonymous, as there are major discrepancies that you should be aware of before purchasing, including price, placement, sound performance, and more.

PRICE

Although mini split systems are priced higher than window air conditioners, they are a much greater investment and provide stable home comfort for longer than a window unit. Depending on factors such as the size of your home, the amount of units purchased, the unit series, etc., you will be spending within the four digit range for your new HVAC system. Many of Carrier’s units also include advanced features, such as a temperature-sensing handheld remote, a Relative Humidity Sensor, built-in WiFi, an occupancy sensor that can direct airflow toward or away from a specific person, and more.

PLACEMENT

Whether you purchase a high wall or ducted unit, you won’t have to worry about compromising space or making room by eliminating furniture. Mini splits provide out-of-the-way comfort that blends right into your overhead space. On the contrary, window units are easily noticeable as you have limited choice for placement.

Carrier also offers multi-zone mini split systems, allowing you to heat or cool multiple spaces throughout your home or commercial space. This is helpful for rooms without windows such as basements, garages, etc., giving you complete comfort control of every room!

SAFETY

Unlike mini splits, window air conditioners can be easily removed, leaving your window open and accessible. If your space is located on ground level, a mini split will keep your space cool without compromising your safety.

SOUND PERFORMANCE

As many would consider one of the greatest benefits of a ductless system, mini splits have extremely low sound performance. As their heating and cooling capacities fluctuate to maintain your room’s temperature, you’ll barely even know they’re running. Unfortunately, window units are often noisy as they kick on and off throughout your day or night. Mini splits are your solution to quiet, calm temperature control.

INSTALLATION

Window units are easy to self-install and operate, as they are a portable solution for your heating and cooling needs. Installation of a Carrier mini split will require the help of a dealer near you, which can be found by clicking this link. Installation of your ductless system avoids disruption of your home and is made hassle-free by our dealers!

For other questions or concerns, contact your local dealer to learn more about how a mini split can benefit your home or commercial space. These feature-rich systems are the next step up from your traditional heating and cooling systems, providing long-lasting comfort and temperature control.

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