Should You Install a Split AC Unit or Window AC Unit?

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If you are thinking about installing an AC unit in your home or apartment, you may be wondering which is best: a split AC unit or window AC unit.

Depending on your circumstances, one or the other may be a better choice for you. In this article, I will look at the pros and cons of an AC unit that is installed in the window or a split unit.

Split AC Unit

First of all, let’s look at the advantages and disadvantages of a split AC unit.


Split AC units are generally permanent fixtures of the property and are installed above eye level. These types of AC units are generally quieter and more effective than a window AC unit.


Split AC units are more expensive and require a professional to install them. You will also have to regularly maintain the split AC unit and make sure it’s in good working order before arranging for a home inspection.

Window AC Unit

What are some of the reasons for buying and installing a window AC unit?


Generally, window AC units are cheaper to buy and easier to install. For many people who rent accommodation, getting a window AC unit the best option because it can be removed when you move.


One of the drawbacks of using a window AC unit to cool your home or apartment is that they block natural light from the window. They are a little more expensive to run and somewhat noisier than a split AC unit.

Also, you can’t install a window AC unit anywhere because it has to be in the window opening. This can limit where your use the AC unit and which rooms you can cool.

So, in the end, the choice of a split AC unit or window AC unit comes down to cost, efficiency, and if you want a permanent AC unit installed.


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