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Ductless Air Conditioners Best Reviews

Updated on June 12, 2014

Save Money With a New Ductless, Mini-Split Air Conditioner!

There are many reasons you might not want to install a full central air conditioning system in your home or business. If you only want to cool a portion of your home or office, a ductless air conditioner can be a great choice! It allows you to cool just a few rooms. This is a green choice and also cost effective. You are only paying to cool the rooms you use.

Also called a mini-split air conditioning system, because part of the system is installed outside and the other is installed inside your home. This results in the ductless system being much quieter than other air conditioning systems, such as a window unit.

Installing a ductless system is easier and less expensive than central air, since ducts are not required. Just mount the indoor unit in the room you wish to cool. The heat pump condenser is installed outside.

Another advantage to the ductless air system is that it can also be used to heat these rooms during cold months. You get both heating and cooling in one unit!

I am excited to learn about this alternative to central air! Replacing my unit would be costly, and since there are only two of us at home now, we do not really need to cool the entire house. I think a ductless air conditioning system could meet our needs very well. We only need to cool a few rooms in our home, not the entire building. It will be affordable to purchase and easy to install. It will cost less to operate than the central system.

I just want to be sure, when I make my purchase, that I buy the best ductless air conditioning system available for the price. I know you are like me and want to get the best deal possible!

These are the units with the best reviews from people who have installed the systems in their homes and offices.

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Diagram showing how a ductless air conditioner works.
Diagram showing how a ductless air conditioner works.

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Amvent 12000 BTU 1 Ton Ductless Wall Mount Mini Split Room Air Conditioner - Gets Great Reviews!

This unit gets great reviews on Amazon! I like that it is possible to install it yourself, since it has the Quick Install system. All of the wiring is done at the factory, which makes installation much easier and quicker.

Amvent 24000 BTU 2 Ton Ductless Wall Mount Mini Split Room Air Conditioner

Another Amvent unit, but with a larger capacity. This one has not been reviewed as much as the smaller unit, but the single review is outstanding and thorough.

18000 BTU 1.5 Ton Ductless Mini Split Air Conditioner Unit Ac System Heat Pump

Amvent 24000 BTU 2 Ton Ductless Wall Mount Mini Split Air Conditioner + Heat Pump AC Cooling System Unit
Amvent 24000 BTU 2 Ton Ductless Wall Mount Mini Split Air Conditioner + Heat Pump AC Cooling System Unit

Although one user gave a negative review, overall the reviews are great and in line with the other reviews on this manufacturer's products.

 

More Ductless Air Conditioners Available at Amazon

Here are some ductless a/c units that have not been reviewed yet and do not have ratings. Be the first to rate these mini-split air conditioners!

LG Duct-Free Art Cool Mini Split Single Zone System LA096HNP 9.900 BTUs
LG Duct-Free Art Cool Mini Split Single Zone System LA096HNP 9.900 BTUs

This unit lets you display a picture in the interior unit, which makes your air conditioner look like a work of art instead of a piece of machinery!

 

How to Install a Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pump Air Conditioner

Video of a DIY installation of a ductless air conditioning system.

Ductless Air Conditioner For Sale on eBay

Find the best prices on ductless air conditioners listed for sale on eBay!

Top Rated Portable Air Conditioners - Compare to the Ductless Air Conditioner!

Not sure about a Ductless Air Conditioner? Compare these portable room air conditioners. Easy to install. Vent to the outside through a window.

Whynter ARC-14SH 14,000 BTU Dual Hose Portable Air Conditioner with Heater with Storage Bag
Whynter ARC-14SH 14,000 BTU Dual Hose Portable Air Conditioner with Heater with Storage Bag

10 5-star ratings! Unfortunately, a handful of negative ratings pulls this one down to 4 stars overall.

 
Frigidaire FRA053PU1 5,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner
Frigidaire FRA053PU1 5,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner

8 5-star reviews & 7 2-stars. Overall, this seems like a good unit for a small room that is not packed with heat-producing appliances such as computers.

 
NewAir AC-12000E 12,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner
NewAir AC-12000E 12,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner

68 customers gave this unit 4 or more stars!

 

Have you tried a ductless air conditioning system? How did you like it? - Would you like to try a ductless or mini-split a/c system?

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      LadyDuck 4 years ago

      Congratulations for this lens, very instructive and useful. Until now is the only air conditioners lens that really helped.

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      marketsamuraiprodigy 5 years ago

      I have seen ductless airconditioning systems before. I heard they're better investments in the long run. Although it could cost more initially, but if you live in North America, then it might be a worthy investment, right?

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      Virginia Allain 5 years ago from Central Florida

      I have no experience with these, but if my mom's window air conditioner conks out, I think I'll recommend one of these to her. She really doesn't like to use air conditioning but when it get to 107 degrees in Kansas, she reluctantly turns it on.

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