A mini split air conditioner is an air conditioning unit that has two components, an indoor and outdoor unit. The indoor unit serves as the evaporator/fan while the outdoor unit contains the compressor. Each of the components has their own roles to play in providing comfort to your home. A thermostat controls the operation of the air conditioner. The thermostat is set to certain level of temperature, by the time that the actual temperature exceeds what is set, the compressor automatically turns on. The refrigerant, a substance that provides cooling effect, goes through a coil transforming liquid to vapor. During this process the heat is being absorbed as the liquid evaporates while cooling the air around the coil. The hot air is then exhausted through the outside compressor and the cool air is being pushed by the indoor fan towards inside the house. On the other hand, during winter season when the room needs heat instead of cool air, the refrigerant flows in the opposite direction. It goes through the outdoor coil to get heat then it evaporates into a low pressure vapor. When the low pressure air passes through the indoor coil, it releases hot air towards inside the house. That’s how the heating and cooling process is done.
The ductless mini split air conditioner is more efficient compared to window and central air conditioning units when it comes to cooling a small space. It is a great choice for any climate since it can do heating and cooling. Most units come with a hand held remote control which makes controlling the air conditioner very easy. It also produces less noise and has a ductless system that helps conserve energy. Because this air conditioning unit is small, it is more flexible and easier to install compared to other units. In some cases, a mini split system air conditioner is safer to use since a small hole is all that is needed to connect the indoor and outdoor unit unlike window air conditioners that need to be mounted in a window. However, the outdoor unit should be place within 50 feet from the indoor unit.
Leading manufacturers of air conditioning units have also created their own versions of mini split air conditioner. You can come across an LG mini split air conditioner; Carrier mini split air conditioner and many more. Each has distinguishing factors that sets the difference among them. There are many advantages in using this type of unit in terms of providing comfort and satisfaction to consumers.