Mini Split Air Conditioners
Mini split air conditioner has varieties potential applications for both residential and commercial buildings. Typically, mini split air conditioners are tubeless that can be applied to houses with heating systems like hydronic, radiant panels and space heaters. Ductless air conditioners, can also be a great option for room additions and in small apartments, especially in the case where distribution ductwork installation and extension is not possible.
in relation to a central air conditioner , a mini split air conditioner possess two main components. First is the indoor air-handling unit followed by outdoor compressor/condenser. A conduit connects the outdoor and indoor components together. A conduit covers the electric cable, refrigerant tubing, suction tubing and condensate drain.
Mini split air conditioners add so much benefits to their owners. But one major advantage is the portable size and flexibility. They are best categorized as small units. They are easy for zoning or warming and cooling down individual rooms. Different models of mini splits have at most four indoor air-handler units that are linked to only one outdoor unit. The four indoor air-handling units can warm up and cool down four zones or rooms.
The number of indoor units rely on how much heating up or cooling down the building or apartment requires. Getting the appropriate number of indoor units, the building and apartment will be well insulated. Each phase being cooled down and heated up has its own thermostat. Consequentially, you only have to control the room where someone is present. Hence, their owners can save energy and money.
Technically, the mini split air conditioners are much easier to install unlike other varieties of conditioning systems. From case study, mini splits only require a three-inch hole on a wall to hook up the outdoor and indoor units or for the conduit. In addition, producers of this conditioning system provide numerous lengths of connecting the conduits.
However, the negative side of mini split air conditioner is its exorbitant price. It can cost from $1,500 to $2,000 a ton of cooling capacity. If you aggregate it to the central conditioning systems, it can amount to 30% more than the central system without the duct work. More so, with a similar capacity, the cost of mini splits is twice as much as the window units.
Installation of mini splits involves a meticulous approach. It should be adequately measured and it should be placed in the ideal possible location. Oversized and/or incorrect location may result to short cycling that can waste more energy and can result in irregular temperature or humidity control. Also, qualified installers for mini splits are tedious to find. Finally, bigger units of mini split air conditioner are more expensive in terms of price costs and operation.