The Pros and Cons of Mini Split Air Conditioning Systems

Are you considering investing in a mini-split air conditioning system? If so, you’ll want to research the pros and cons first. Luckily, we’ve done that here!


Mini-split air conditioning systems require only a very small hole to be drilled into the wall, which means less work when it comes to installation. Plus, they’ll be less vulnerable to air leakage. Mini-split AC systems are also less noisy, and they’re incredibly energy-efficient. In fact, it’s been estimated that, in the average house, you could stand to lose 25 percent or more of energy to ductwork. Yikes! If you do decide on a mini-split AC system, check to see if you qualify for a federal tax credit, too – another huge bonus.


There are essentially three major cons for homeowners considering mini-split AC systems. First, there’s upfront cost to think about – ductless units tend to cost several times more than window units or baseboard heating units. Next, there’s maintenance to consider. With mini-split systems, you will have to properly maintain your system by washing your unit’s filters on a monthly basis. This isn’t something you can skip – if you ignore maintenance and cleaning, you could be looking at some serious repairs. Lastly, one con that keeps homeowners from purchasing a mini-split system is simple aesthetics. They’re not exactly the most attractive options when it comes to air conditioning systems!

Contact the Experts at Robert B. Payne, Inc. Today

Do you have further questions about the pros and cons of mini-split AC systems? If so, it’s time to contact Robert B. Payne, Inc. today at 540-373-5876. Here at Robert B. Payne, Inc. our team of AC specialists is here to impart their well-earned wisdom and expertise. The Robert B. Payne, Inc. team is always more than happy to help answer your questions and offer our assistance. We look forward to speaking with you!