Ductless mini-split systems offer an excellent solution for heating and cooling homes without an existing ducted central system. With several advantages, they can be a great choice. However, it’s essential to be aware of their disadvantages.


One major drawback of a mini-split system is its initial cost, which is typically between $1,500 and $2,000 per ton of cooling capacity. This can make it relatively more expensive than central air conditioning systems or window units of the same capacity. However, it’s important to consider long-term energy savings when assessing overall costs.

Needs More Space for Installation

To install these systems efficiently, you’ll need spacious indoor and outdoor areas. While indoor units are generally compact, they require wall or ceiling space. Our professionals will also need to place the outdoor unit on a stable surface, ensuring enough clearance and easy access to electrical and refrigerant lines. This ensures a smooth and effective installation process.

Increased Maintenance Requirements

This is another drawback you must consider. Since these systems often run continuously, they demand frequent maintenance and could be prone to more breakdowns. Unlike central HVAC systems, mini-splits require the regular cleaning of internal filters in each air handler unit, adding to the maintenance responsibilities. If you hire us, however, you can enjoy seasonal discounts on AC maintenance services to help you save a few bucks.


Although manufacturers try to make them look sleek, not everyone may find them visually appealing, and they might not match your home’s style. They are less noticeable than window units but more visible than central air conditioning systems. So, if aesthetics matter to you, this is something to keep in mind when choosing a mini-split system.

Contact the Experts

If you’re uncertain whether a mini-split system best fits your home, worry no more. Our team at Daflure in New Cumberland, PA is here to assist you. We specialize in installing various cooling and heating solutions, including mini-split systems, central air conditioners, heat pumps, furnaces, and more.

Call us today for more information.

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