Mini Split zoning, air-conditioning and heat pump systems have been the quiet solution for cooling and heating problems around the world. Quiet and powerful, these systems have three main components: an indoor unit, outdoor unit, and remote controller. Installation is as simple as mounting the indoor and outdoor units, connecting the refrigerant lines, and making a few electrical connections.
Why Choose a Mini Split System?
Ductless air-conditioning technology has been around for a long time. Mini split Air Conditioners or Heat Pumps have two main components: an outdoor unit (the condenser), and an indoor unit (the wall unit containing evaporator and blower). A conduit, which houses the power cable, refrigerant tubing and condensate drain, links the outdoor and indoor units. Since mini splits have no ducts, they avoid the energy losses associated with duct work of central forced air systems. Duct losses can account for more than 30% of energy consumption for space conditioning, especially if the ducts are in an unconditioned space such as an attic.They’re also equipped with an anti-allergen filter and prevent the cross-flow of air with contaminants. And because they can be controlled by zone, it’s easy to set the controls for the exact room temperature you want.
What are the Advantages?
If a room is too hot or too cold, Mini split-zoning systems are specifically designed to improve the comfort level in an uncomfortably hot or cold room of an existing building. Because they don’t require duct work, they’re the perfect heating and cooling systems for renovating older buildings that were constructed before air conditioning was available – even those with plaster walls and brick facades. They’re an excellent choice for almost any spot cooling or heating situation, including enclosed sunrooms, upstairs bedrooms, classrooms, workout rooms, computer rooms, offices and churches. They are perfect for those home/business owners that do not have central air conditioning, and do not want to settle for the noise, insecurity and inefficiency of window AC units. Mini splits are proven technology. Ductless heating and cooling systems have been around for over 30 years and are used widely throughout the world.
Until recently, a standard compressor (that’s what’s in the outside unit) was a rotary type. Think of the standard compressor like a light switch: It’s either off or on. Now there’s a new inverter compressor technology, which is more like a faucet: You can twist the faucet handle just a bit when you need a trickle of water, or open it all the way for maximum water. Inverter technology eliminates the all-on/all-off or stop-start cycles of standard compressors, and with longer run times we see air mixing in a room much better so to provide better comfort. Eliminating stop-start cycles helps to increase compressor efficiency and also helps to extend the life of compressor components, and reduce sharp fluctuations in the electrical load placed on a home’s electrical power supply by an air conditioner or heat pump.
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