Advantages of Mini-Split Air Conditioning Units
The mini-split air conditioning system is a good alternative to traditional window-mounted units. There are in fact three main components that mini-split systems have. The first component is the indoor unit which comes with an evaporator coil. One indoor unit will be required every room that you want to cool. Second components are outdoor condensing units. Only one outdoor unit is needed for every system, which can actually support for up to 4 indoor units, which will depend on the model. Each indoor unit then is going to be connected with the outdoor units with the use of a refrigerant line set.
The mini-split systems can be single or multi zone. A single zone system that comes with one indoor evaporator coil is connected to one outdoor condensing unit. The multi zone systems can actually cool from 2 to 4 rooms and also consist of one outdoor condensing unit, but the number of indoor units that’s needed will depend with the number of rooms that you wish to be cooled. Every room that you need to be cooled will actually need their own indoor unit.
There are different mounting systems for indoor units of these systems. Wall-mounted indoor units also are usually being used. These also are installed through the use of mounting brackets and are being controlled by a wireless remote control. Ceiling models are actually available in various styles. The ceiling models can be suspended, recessed or concealed. The ceiling suspended units are being mounted on the ceiling, which will then help in making the removal easier. Ceiling recessed units are mounted inside the ceiling, which will help remove protrusions after the unit’s installation. The last thing is that the concealed units are hidden almost completely with the openings only for warm or cool air that’s going to be released. The different types of mounting styles will be able to allow you to choose one that best fits with the interior design needs.
There are some systems that have a heat pump. But, these systems are not mostly sufficient as the main heat source. This is why it is recommended that they are used as supplementary heat sources.
There are a lot of advantages in installing mini-split air conditioners than other air conditioning alternatives. Such systems are not only small in size, but will also need ducts and gives more flexibility with interior design needs. As with what was mentioned before, this could in fact be used to heat rooms as an addition on the main use of cooling rooms. There actually are a lot of models which are usually star rated, which will be able to offer the chance to save on utility costs.