A mini split air conditioner is a type of air conditioning system that consists of an indoor unit (Evaporator) and an outdoor unit (Condenser) that are connected by a conduit. The indoor unit is installed inside the room or space that needs to be cooled or heated, and the outdoor unit is installed outside the building.
How does a mini split air conditioner work?
A mini split air conditioner works by using refrigerant to absorb heat from the air inside a room or space, and then releasing that heat outside the building. The indoor unit contains an evaporator coil that absorbs heat from the air as it passes over the coil. The outdoor unit contains a compressor and a condenser coil that release the heat absorbed by the indoor unit into the outdoor air.
What are the benefits of a mini split air conditioner?
The following are reasons/benefits to using a mini split air conditioner:
- They are relatively easy to install, as they do not require any ductwork.
- They are energy efficient, as they only need to cool or heat the specific rooms or spaces in which they are installed.
- They are quiet, as the outdoor unit can be installed away from the indoor unit and the living spaces.
- They offer a flexible solution for cooling or heating multiple spaces such as rooms, garages, warehouses, man-caves, kitchens, greenhouses, boats, rvs, and much more. each unit can be controlled independently.
How do I choose the right size mini split air conditioner for my space?
It is important to choose the right size mini split air conditioner/heater for your space in order to ensure that it is effective and energy efficient. The size of the unit should be based on the size of the room or space that it will be cooling, as well as the climate in which it will be used. A larger air conditioner will be able to cool a larger space more quickly (see sq. footage and sizes below), but it will also use more energy. It is best to consult with a professional to determine the appropriate size for your needs.
Can I install a mini split air conditioner myself?
There are DIY (do-it-yourself) units available. There are also larger units that require HVAC professionals. That being said, installing a mini split unit involves handling refrigerant and electrical wiring, which can be dangerous for inexperienced individuals. It is recommended to at least consult, or in many cases even hire a professional to install the air conditioner to ensure that it is done safely and correctly.