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Window Air Conditioner
Window air-conditioning units are generally designed to cool one room at a time, with their cooling capacities measured in BTUs (British Thermal Units). If you wanted to cool an entire home using window air conditioners, you’d need to purchase and install multiple units.

Maintenance and Care
Ductless Mini-Split Cooling System
The protocol for caring for a mini-split is not much different than that of caring for a standard window unit. Clean the filter once a month, wash the coils as needed and be sure to dust the exterior. You’ll also want to clean the pipes, since they are responsible for the quality of air being distributed around your home.

Window Air Conditioner
8-10 years

Ductless Mini-Split Cooling System
About 20 years”

Read more on the differences here.

One of the more obvious differences between the two units is the initial cost. Many window air conditioner units can cost as little as $150. Compare that to a mini-split system which will set you back several thousand dollars. Installation is also more expensive but when you consider the long-term benefits a mini-split system will save you money.

At Temperature Control Specialities we offer a variety of cooling products for purchase and installation. Call us at (317) 247-7663 to inquire about how we can make your home a comfortable environment for you and your family.