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:
To help you in your search, here are my top picks for ductless mini split ac units – many are offered in multiple sizes.
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The Best Ductless Mini Split System
Senville 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!
- Compressor: Toshiba
- Noise Level: 25 – 47.5 dB
- Pricing: Medium
As a ductless mini split, it uses low ambient technology, which cools or heats rooms at a consistent temperature.
Buyers say it’s 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.
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remote control, timers, eco-friendly refrigerant, multi-direction air vent, upgraded compressor
Lots of happy buyer reviews online.
Senville Ductless Air Conditioner Reviews
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
- Pricing: Medium
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 stores, 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 in cooling rooms (approx. 5-10 mins).
Senville ductless air conditioner is also fairly easy to install, although it will take two people.
A mini split unit is available in multiple sizes:
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Lots of positive reviews + affordable price makes it a top pick.
Mr. Cool DIY Ductless Mini Split AC
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 smartphone — 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/a a 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 Ductless Air Conditioner Reviews
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 garages, shops, offices, and restaurants.
The ductless mini-split system includes the:
remote control, washable filters, five fan speeds
Perfect for any size room, the Pioneer AC is offered in multiple sizes:
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Tons of positive buyer reviews and an affordable price tag.
Mr. Cool Advantage Ductless System
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 with w/a medium price tag.
DuctlessAire Ductless Mini Split AC
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 12,000 and 18,000 BTU units as well.
- Cooling: 24,000 BTU
- Efficiency: 20.5 SEER
A good option for air conditioning large rooms or high ceilings ~ buyers confirm it cools the 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.
Pioneer Ductless Inverter AC
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 are many BTU sizes available:
- 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 — which 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.
Klimaire Ductless Air Conditioner Reviews
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.
Mr. Cool DIY Olympus Ductless AC
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 were 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 the temperature, increase or decrease power, set ac timers, activate heating/cooling/dehumidify
Reviews confirm it’s easy to DIY installation.
Even as a newer model, the Mr. Cool Olympus is fairly priced and is equipped w/ the latest mini split features.