What are Split Air Conditioning Systems? Things You Need To Know About Them

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What are mini split air conditioners?

Ductless Split Systems do not require duct work like the traditional central systems. In this case you have a condenser (outdoor unit), which is connected to an air handler (indoor unit) which can be installed on a wall (also called wall mounts) or in the ceiling or floor, depending upon your application and requirement.

Like the central air conditioner units, ductless mini split air conditioners have two main components: an outdoor compressor/condenser, and an indoor air-handling unit. A conduit, which houses the power cable, refrigerant tubing, suction tubing, and a condensate drain, links the outdoor and indoor units through a small hole (3 inches usually) that is drilled in the wall of the building. The main advantages of ductless mini split air conditioners are their small size and flexibility for zoning or heating and cooling individual rooms. Plus you do not need to spend large amount on money on duct work. Since each of the split air conditioner zones/rooms will have it's own thermostat, you only need to condition that area when someone is present, which saves energy and money. If you are in a office building at a higher floor, you can also install Outside Compressor using our Wall Bracket.

Should I buy Central or Ductless?

Central systems are a little cheaper to buy in comparison to ductless systems, but they are very expensive when it comes to installing duct works around the house. The duct work may or may not require maintenance overtime. Plus with central system you cannot zone the rooms, every room gets same cold air. In case of ductless you can zone the rooms. One room can be on cool mode, while the other room can be on fan mode. One room could be on 75 deg, while other room can remain on 70 deg temperature. While ductless systems are cheaper to install, they allow individual zoning of each room, they purify air in the rooms a bit better than central systems, plus they have lot more advanced technology that you don't find in lot of ducted systems.

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