Best Ductless Mini Split Air Conditioners.
For homes without HVAC systems, a ductless mini split ac and heat pump unit is the next best thing.
Some ductless ac models are even more advanced than regular ventilation:
Wi-Fi connectivity, smartphone control, ultra quiet operation
To help you in your search, here are my top picks for ductless mini split ac units.
Ductless air conditioner reviews:
✅ Top #1 Pick: Senville SENL Mini Split System
The Senville SENL is the most popular ductless mini split AC system online.
It’s offered in 4 size options and comes w/ whisper quiet technology.
|Senville SENL Mini Split||Cooling Power||Room Size||Efficiency|
|SENL-09CD||9,000 BTU||500 sq. ft.||15.0 SEER|
|SENL-12CD||12,000 BTU||750 sq. ft.||15.0 SEER|
|SENL-18CD||18,000 BTU||1000 sq. ft.||15.0 SEER|
|SENL-24CD||24,000 BTU||1250 sq. ft.||17.0 SEER|
Designed with whisper-quiet tech, buyers say it’s the perfect ductless AC for bedrooms or home offices.
Noise level: 25 – 38 decibels
SEER Rating: 19
As a heating/cooling unit it uses a low ambient system for a consistent temp — unit won’t constantly turn off and on.
Like other Senville inverters, the heat pump is very high quality too.
Includes a remote control, easy install kit + upgraded compressor.
Lots of happy buyer reviews online.
The Senville SENA mini split air conditioner is the top seller online.
As an Energy Star Rated ductless system, it comes with a DC inverter for ultra-high efficiency and quieter operation noise.
SENA offered in many BTU sizes.
|Senville SENA||Cooling Power||Room Size||Efficiency|
|SENA-09HF/Z||9000 BTU||500 sq. ft.||25.0 SEER|
|SENA-12HF/Z||12,000 BTU||750 sq. ft.||22.5 SEER|
|SENA-18HF/Z||18,000 BTU||1250 sq. ft.||20.0 SEER|
|SENA-18MO-209||18,000 BTU||1250 sq. ft.||22.5 SEER|
|SENA-24HF/Z||24,000 BTU||1500 sq. ft.||20.5 SEER|
|SENA-36HF/Z||36,000 BTU||2500 sq. ft.||16 SEER|
|SENA-36MO-218||36,000 BTU||2500 sq. ft.||22.5 SEER|
Senville SENA comes w/ duel heating + cooling system making it a favorite among bars + restaurants. (very fast heating and cooling!)
Using the remote control you can use Senville’s climate control feature to set exact temps.
Buyers confirm that it’s extremely quick to cool rooms (approx. 5-10 mins).
It’s also easy to install compared to other mini split AC systems.
Lots of positive reviews + affordable price makes it a top pick.
The Mr Cool DIY is a top selling “smart home” mini split ac system.
As a smart mini split, this ductless unit lets you change the room temp on your smart phone — once set, the AC auto adjusts speed to get there (within minutes!).
Mr Cool DIY ductless mini split acs:
- 12000 BTU: 350 – 500 sq. ft.
- 18000 BTU: 500 – 750 sq. ft.
- 24000 BTU: 750 – 1,000 sq. ft.
- 36000 BTU: 1,000 – 1,500 sq. ft.
Also comes w/ high-powered motor which offers low ambient cooling — very quick, and fairly quiet.
Includes new Sleep Mode for even quieter operation!
Very easy to install, the Mr Cool DIY system doesn’t require special tools. Similar to a television wall mount.
Buyers really love the mobile app control.
You can also sync w/ Amazon Alexa or Google Home for voice control.
The Pioneer WYS system is an affordable unit w/ heat pump included.
It’s perfect for any size room and is offered in multiple sizes:
Power: 9,000 – 24,000 BTU
AC system includes a remote control, washable filters + 5 fan speeds.
Using the remote control you can adjust room temp or fan speed — you can even set your desired temp.
Reviews confirm that it’s very fast at cooling + heating.
** many buyers use for bars or restaurants
Some use the Pioneer WYS as their heat systems during the winter.
Lots of positive buyer reviews + affordable price make it a solid option.
The Mr Cool DIY ductless air conditioner is very easy to install.
With multiple fan speeds + variable operating modes it’s able to maintain your desired temp without constantly turning on/off.
It’s avail in multiple sizes, but the Mr Cool 18,000 BTU is the most popular — buyers say it take 10-30 mins to install.
Install time: 10-30 mins
Unlike the other mini-split systems, it requires just the basic tools to set up.
sleep mode, low ambient cooling, WiFi control (smart mini split system), heat pump for winter
Good buyer reviews w/ medium price tag.
The DuctlessAire mini split AC unit comes in multiple sizes.
From reviews, the most popular model is the 24,000 BTU unit.
Cooling: 24,000 BTU
Efficiency: 20.5 SEER
It can cool large rooms w/ high ceilings without overheating — buyers confirm that it’s very fast at cooling.
Thanks to the inverter technology, it can be used for cooling + heating with the same efficiency.
DuctlessAire system was awarded an Energy Star Rating for its high SEER rating.
Over time you’ll save on your monthly electricity costs.
If you’re looking for compact design and functionality, Pioneer Ductless AC unit ( model # WYS012AMFI22RL) is the perfect choice.
Includes multiple useful features such as an LCD display, wireless remote control, arctic heating version and many other.
** One of the features I really like on this unit is the permanent washable filter
You can wash it and reuse it constantly, which extends the life of the unit and facilitates the maintenance.
I also like the design of this Pioneer AC + Heat Pump. It has a beautiful front panel which has an LED display that shows you the current room temp.
Buyers also like the aesthetic for any type of decor.
Also read my list of the Top 6 Pioneer Mini Split Air Conditioners
- Cooling: 12,000 BTU
- Heating: 11,800 BTU
- Remote control included
- Washable filter
- Warranty changes year to year
The Klimaire comes equipped w/ the latest DC Inverter technology.
It’s specifically designed to provide you with a consistent room temperature.
The DC Inverter maintains a consistent temp + can be used as a dehumidifier.
What I really like is that it features my favorite accessory – a full feature remote control. You’re able to set the temp or adjust fan settings.
Reading reviews it’s a top pick for bars and restaurants.
- Cooling: 12,000 BTU (550 sq. ft.)
- Heat pump: Yes
- Remote control
- Heating, cooling, fan + dehumidifier
- Washable filter
- No mobile app
Operating the Mr Cool is very easy via WiFi.
Multiple sizes available but the 12,000 BTU is the most popular.
The mini split system comes w/ mobile app controls allowing you to adjust temp from anywhere.
Reviews confirm it’s easy for DIY installation and comes w/ a built-in thermometer (which you can check via mobile app).
Overall an affordable air conditioning unit + heat pump system.
- Cooling capacity: 12,000 BTU
- Efficiency: 17.5 SEER
- DIY Installation
- AC system + heat pump
- Mobile app controls
- Thermometer can be difficult
This Pioneer wall-mounted AC is very energy efficient.
It comes w/ 21.3 SEER efficiency which is better than most ductless systems.
Best of all you can operate it all year-round. It includes a very good heat pump, which has made it a favorite among restaurants and bars.
The easy-to-use remote control lets you control the temperature with a single button.
With the costs of energy increasing, I think it’s best to have one like this long-term. It’s expensive, but will pay off in the long-run.
- Cooling: 19,900 BTU
- Heating: 23,475 BTU
- Multi split dual zone heat pump
- Washable air filters
- Very expensive