Mini split-system air conditioners, also known as mini splits, serve several potential applications in both residential and commercial settings. Their most common applications, however, are in multifamily homes, as retrofit add-ons for homes without existing ductwork, and in home additions and small apartments where extending the existing ductwork of a central air conditioning system is not practical.
Split air conditioning systems have two main components: an outdoor compressor/condenser and an indoor air-handling unit.
Advantages of Split Air Conditioners
• Small size
• Flexibility: great for zoning or the heating and cooling of individual rooms
• Each zone can have its own thermostat
• Capable of saving you energy and thus saving you money
• Avoid energy loss associated with ductwork, which can account for up to 30% of energy consumption
Disadvantages of Split Air Conditioners
• Cost: these systems run between $1,500-$2,000 per ton (12,000 Btu per hour) of cooling capacity
• Each indoor unit must be correctly sized: oversized or incorrectly located air-handlers can result in short-cycling, which wastes energy
• Appearance: some people may not like the appearance of the indoor unit, but then again, beauty is in the eye of the beholder
• It is not easy to find qualified service people and installers for mini split systems.
Clean Air Heating and Air Conditioning is certified and licensed to handle all of your Split System needs.
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