Ductless, mini split air conditioners have lots of potential applications in all types of residential, commercial and institutional scenarios. These systems are typically found in old homes that don’t have existing duct systems or small commercial storefronts. They’re essential when ductwork isn’t present but affordable, efficient and reliable cooling and heating solutions are needed. Mini Split air conditioner repair and maintenance costs are typically lower than most other air conditioning options. This makes them an even more attractive choice, but there are pros and cons to owning and operating a mini split air conditioner.
Similar to central air conditioning systems ductless mini split air conditioners have two main components. They have a compressor or condenser that resides outdoors, and the indoor air-handling unit. These two components are connected by a conduit that contains the power cable, refrigerant tube, suction tube, and drain tube.
Mini Split Air Conditioner Advantages
One of the most apparent advantages of the mini split air conditioner is its small size and ability to be used in zone cooling or heating specific spaces. Most outdoor units have the ability to accommodate up to 4 indoor units, which depends on how much cooling or heating is required for an area. These unit are typically split into zones and each zone has its own thermostat, which allows complete control over each air-handler. This helps building owners to save money by only cooling spaces that are in use.
Ductless mini split air conditioners are also typically easier to install than many other types of cooling options. Connecting the indoor and outdoor units only requires a 3 inch hole through an exterior wall, which is typically the extent of the construction needed. Additionally, the outdoor unit can be located up to 50 feet away from the indoor air-handling units.
Not having ductwork is also a big benefit of the mini split air conditioner. This ensures that there is no energy loss that typically occurs through duct systems. In fact energy loss through duct systems can be up to 30% in some cases.
When it comes to interior design option there are a variety of different styles, sizes and types of ductless mini split systems available. Indoor air handling units can be wall mounted, mounted on the ceiling, or just sit on the floor. There are designs that can sit flush with the wall or ceiling to depending the construction of your space. These days all units come with remote controls that make it easy to adjust temperatures, speeds and switch from heating the cooling.
The mini split air conditioner is also much safer than window-mounted units which can be easily removed to provide easy access to your home for criminals.
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For more information about mini split air conditioner systems, for an installation quote or to book and repair or maintenance appointment contact Ductless Air today: 647-547-6079. Ductless Air has been serving Toronto, York Region and the rest of the GTA for over 30 years.