The Pros and Cons of Mini-Split Systems

Mini-split systems deliver air conditioning and heating to your home for a fraction of the cost and size of traditional HVAC. When you’re looking to replace or upgrade your current air conditioner, a mini-split is a good alternative to the hefty installation process of central ductwork.

If you’re on the fence about a mini-split, here are three pros and cons to help you decide if it’s the right choice for you. You can always contact us for more information about mini-split systems Oshawa.


  1. No ductwork required. Installing ducts is expensive and time-consuming. A ductless mini-split system is compact and easily able to be installed in an individual room without any hassle.  You only need about 1 inch through the wall to connect from the indoors to outside.
  2. Individual temperature control. Units in different rooms each have their own thermostats; this means you and your family can set your ideal temperature in the living room and bedrooms for maximum comfort.
  3. No window units. Ductless mini-split air conditioners are mounted on the wall, but they can also be hung from the ceiling. This means no clunky window units obscuring your view and putting you at a greater risk of home intruders.


  1. More expensive than central HVAC. Although they are easier to install and take up less space, mini-splits can cost up to 30% more than traditional HVAC units. The size of your home and general usage will impact how much you pay, but generally speaking, costs range between $1,2000 to $5,000 for multiple units.
  2. Calculations are critical. A mini-split won’t work if it’s load is not calculated properly. This is why choosing a reliable professional is essential to getting your money’s worth.
  3. Potential for leaks. If they aren’t installed correctly, mini-splits can suffer from energy leaks that gobble up your money and don’t provide adequate heating or cooling.

While there are some cons to ductless mini-splits, they are easily offset by a trustworthy team of licensed professionals. That’s us! Please contact Climate Experts today to learn more about mini-split systems Oshawa installation and costs.