Ductless Mini Split Systems.
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 – many are offered in multiple sizes.
Prices vary from, $649 – $2499.
- Senville Ductless Mini Split System
- Senville LETO Ductless Air Conditioners
- Mr Cool DIY Ductless Mini Split AC
- Pioneer Ductless Air Conditioner Unit
- Mr Cool Advantage Ductless System
The Best Ductless Mini Split System
Senville SENL is the most popular ductless mini split air conditioner & heat pump system.
It’s designed with whisper quiet technology — great for bedrooms, living rooms and basements!
Noise Level: 25 – 47.5 dB
As a ductless mini split it uses low ambient technology which cools or heats rooms at a consistent temperature.
Buyers say its good at maintaining temp and won’t constantly cycle on/off — also adds to its energy efficiency and high SEER rating.
Like other Senville ductless inverter+ systems, the heat pump is just as effective in winter.
Senville SENL is offered in four sizes.
|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|
remote control, timers, eco-friendly refrigerant, multi-direction air vent, 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 + quieter operation noise.
Cooling: 9000 / 12000 / 18000 BTU
Senville SENA is a true all year-round mini split. Buyers say that it is surprisingly fast at heating and cooling, which is why it is a popular model for residential and commercial use.
Many reviewers say they purchased it specifically for their business:
bars, restaurants, garage shops, retail store, and even a hair salon
Using the remote control you can use Senville’s climate control feature to set exact temperatures.
Buyers confirm that it is very fast at cooling rooms (approx. 5-10 mins).
Senville ductless air conditioner is also fairly easy to install, although it will take two people.
Mini split unit is available in multiple 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|
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 ac 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.
Pioneer WYS Series mini split AC and heat pump system is an affordable, high-powered system.
It’s one of the best sellers because of its energy efficiency, fast cooling and lower price tag.
Using the remote control you can adjust room temp or fan speed — set your desired temp and the Pioneer mini split will reach it.
You can also opt for the “smart” Wi-Fi functionality for smartphone control. It costs a little more, but is still very affordable.
Buyers love it for home-use, but it’s also a favorite ductless mini split for garage, shops, offices and restaurants.
Ductless mini split system includes:
remote control, washable filters, five fan speeds
Perfect for any size room, the Pioneer AC is offered in multiple sizes:
|Pioneer AC Unit||Cooling Power||Room Size||Efficiency|
|WYS009-17||9,000 BTU||350 sq. ft.||19.5 SEER|
|WYS012-17||12,000 BTU||450 sq. ft.||19.5 SEER|
|WYS018-17||18,000 BTU||650 sq. ft.||19 SEER|
|WYS024-17||24,000 BTU||900 sq. ft.||17 SEER|
|WYS030-17||30,000 BTU||1100 sq. ft.||18 SEER|
|WYS036-17||36,000 BTU||1300 sq. ft.||16 SEER|
Tons of positive buyer reviews and affordable price tag.
Mr Cool Advantage is a WiFi ductless air conditioner.
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 mini split is the most popular.
Unlike the other mini-split systems, it requires only 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 ductless mini split AC is designed for energy efficiency and fast cooling.
From reviews, the most popular model is the 24,000 BTU unit but it is available as a 12,000 and 18,000 BTU units as well.
Cooling: 24,000 BTU
Efficiency: 20.5 SEER
Good option for air conditioning large rooms or high ceilings ~ buyers confirm it’s cools room quickly.
Thanks to the inverter technology, it offers the same efficiency for heating and cooling. 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.
The Pioneer Ceiling Cassette AC is very high-powered, but expensive.
It’s one of the most powerful on the market — it can cool (or heat) large rooms within 10-minutes.
There’s many BTU sizes available:
|Pioneer CYB||Cooling Power||Room Size||Efficiency|
|CYB009GMFI||9,000 BTU||350 sq. ft.||20 SEER|
|CYB012GMFI||12,000 BTU||450 sq. ft.||21.5 SEER|
|CYB018GMFI||18,000 BTU||650 sq. ft.||20 SEER|
|CYB024GMFI||24,000 BTU||900 sq. ft.||20 SEER|
|CYB036GMFI||36,000 BTU||1,350 sq. ft.||17.5 SEER|
|CYB048GMFI||48,000 BTU||1,800 sq. ft.||16.8 SEER|
Easily customize or make pre-settings for temperatures
Temp range: 62 – 90°F
As an ultra-high efficiency system it comes w/ an upgraded DC Inverter — helps manage and disperse air flow evenly throughout a room.
Compared to others it has one of the highest SEER ratings for a mini split.
The Klimaire comes equipped w/ the latest DC Inverter technology.
It’s specifically designed to provide you with a consistent room temperature.
Capacity: 12,000 BTU
Room Size: 550 sq. ft.
The DC Inverter maintains a consistent temp + can be used as a room 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.
The Mr Cool Olympus ductless air conditioner is a newly released mini split.
It’s similar to the Mr Cool DIY mini split systems, but offers the mobile app function + easy, DIY installation.
Multiple sizes available but the 24,000 BTU is the most popular.
Power: 24,000 BTU
Rooms: 1200 sq. ft.
Mr Cool Olympus mini split offers full wireless control (through the mobile app) — once connected, you can adjust all settings remotely:
turn on/off, adjust temperature, increase or decrease power, set ac timers, activate heating/cooling/dehumidify
Reviews confirm it’s easy DIY installation.
Even as a newer model, the Mr Cool Olympus is fairly priced and is equipped w/ the latest mini split features.
This Pioneer wall-mounted AC is very energy efficient.
Designed for 21.3 SEER energy efficiency this Pioneer ductless ac and heating can be purchased in multiple sizes and zones. The most popular is the Pioneer 3 zone ductless mini split, but is also a favorite as a 4-5 zone ductless unit.
As an all-year ductless mini split the Pioneer 3 zone is a popular for commercial use – many buyers use it for heating and cooling:
bars, restaurants, offices, boutique stores
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.
Pioneer multi zone ductless mini splits are expensive, but as energy efficient models they pay off in the long-run.