Ductless Mini-Split vs. Window AC Unit: Which Is Best?

It’s not hard to tell when summertime rolls around each year because you can feel the spike in temperatures across the Greater Lehigh Valley. During this time, it’s imperative that you have the right air conditioner for your home and that it’s working to keep your family comfortable. For example, if your home doesn’t have existing ductwork and there isn’t sufficient space to install any, or you’re a renter without the freedom to schedule your own air conditioner installation service, you’re left with two options: ductless mini-split or window AC unit. At Jack Lehr Heating, Cooling & Electric, we know this can be a tough choice. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of pros and cons for you to consider before making any major decisions.

Are you interested in a ductless mini-split system for your Pennsylvania home? Call us today at (888) 454-7365 to schedule an installation now!

Advantages of Ductless Mini-Splits

First things first, what is a ductless mini-split? Just like the name suggests, it is a home cooling system that doesn’t use ducts and is split into two pieces: an inside unit and an outdoor condenser. These pieces are connected with a pair of refrigerant pipes that run through a small hole in the exterior wall of your Pennsylvania home. If you have a home with an enclosed patio, room additions or renovations, or you have rooms that always seem to be too hot or too cold, this system is ideal for you. With the ability to control the temperature for different spaces throughout your home, you also don’t have to waste as much money and energy trying to heat or cool a room that is usually unoccupied. A ductless mini-split is also advantageous because it:

  • Allows for custom temperature control
  • Saves energy
  • Operates quietly
  • Functions without ductwork

You can also choose to have your ductless system in a ceiling cassette, mounted on the wall, mounted on the ceiling, or even installed in a concealed unit. This provides an additional element of convenience as you and your family cool off during the Allentown summer. Contrary to the many perks, there are only a few reasons why you might not be interested in this system. When it comes to a ductless mini-split:

  • Professional installation is required
  • It’s more expensive than a window AC unit

But while the price tag might not be as attractive, these systems will last much longer than a temporary solution and they are much more energy efficient. Also, compared to a central air conditioner installation, a ductless mini-split installation is quick and simple.

By trusting the professionals at Jack Lehr in Allentown, PA, you can rest easy knowing your ductless mini-split will properly cool your home all summer long. Call us at (888) 454-7365 today to schedule a service!

Window AC Units in Allentown

When the summer heat starts to settle in, we will do almost anything to find relief. This is where a window AC unit could come into play. Just like with the ductless mini-split’s name, a window AC unit is accurately named as an air conditioner that sits in the window of your home. Some advantages of a window AC unit include:

  • Immediate relief
  • Simple and quick installation
  • Inexpensive up-front cost

While these units can be set up rather quickly, they usually only provide temporary home cooling and just in the room or immediate area where they’re located. Plus, window AC units are almost always cycling on and off, blowing air into your home that is way too cold or way too hot. A window AC unit also:

  • Operates loudly
  • Blocks sunlight
  • Lacks custom temperature control
  • Creates a safety risk

Since these air conditioners are placed under an open window in your home, and sometimes precariously so, they can be dangerous for children and an invitation for crime. It wouldn’t take much for someone to either push or pull the unit from the window to gain entry into your home, which is a position we wouldn’t want any of our customers to be in!

Contact us online today to talk with a certified technician about the best air conditioning system for your home’s needs.

Choose Jack Lehr for Ductless Mini-Split Installation in Allentown, PA

Your comfort is our priority. At Jack Lehr Heating, Cooling & Electric, we want your family to be able to relax in a cool environment when the temperatures are soaring in Allentown and the Greater Lehigh Valley. Trust us to handle any ductless mini-split installation, repair, replacement, or maintenance services you require because all of our technicians are NATE-certified with years of experience and training. We know how to assess your home’s needs to make sure you’re choosing the right system for you and your family. Customer satisfaction is very important to us and we take every service visit seriously.

Schedule a ductless mini-split service today to start feeling the difference in your PA home!

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