The best times to own an air conditioner are Spring and summer and the fall is the best time to buy, and considering all the end-of-season specials and installation rebates. And after the scorching heat of this summer, many are undecided what air conditioning unit to buy? In this article, I will present three major advantages of ductless split unit air conditioner as compared with ductless portable air conditioner.
Minimal space requirement
Ductless split units occupy very little space in the room. The inside unit of the split AC system is either installed on the wall, above the window, or is recessed in the ceiling, or suspended from the ceiling. In whichever way, the ductless split unit, wall mounted or otherwise, is slim and will not take up any much space in the room. In other way, a ductless portable air conditioner is much bulkier, it takes up valuable floor space, and its air tubes meander across a part of the room to the window opening. The tubes cannot be bent as it is arbitrarily tight, the portable unit can be positioned as far as a few yards away from the window, taking up precious floor space.
Higher cooling efficiency
Ductless mini split systems separate the cooling part inside the room from the heating part outside. Therefore, you don’t need to put one in direct contact with the other. In contrast, the hot exhaust air tube of the ductless portable AC is placed inside the room, heating that part of the room. The portable, single piece unit works harder to keep the room cool. In other words, a portable AC consumed more energy. This is shown in the EER and SEER, seasonal energy efficiency ratings of portable air conditioners, as well as in their lack of the EPA-sponsored EnergyStar label. The cooling efficiency of circulating portable AC types, or best dual hose portable air conditioners, is better than the cooling efficiency of single hose air conditioners, but still cannot be compared to that of the ductless split unit systems.
It is louder, the compressing part in the split unit ductless air conditioner is placed outside the house, so is most of its noise. If you need air conditioning in the bedroom, the noise can be a problem. In contrast, a ductless portable air conditioner’s operation is quite a bit noisier as both the compressing part and the expanding, or the evaporating part are located in the single, indoor unit.