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How A Mini-Split AC System Works

Whether you are looking to upgrade an existing HVAC system or are getting ready to build a new home, we offer many different types of air conditioning systems. One type of AC system that’s become increasingly popular over the past decade is the mini-split AC system, which can be installed next to no time and is highly efficient. Before choosing an AC system for your home, you should be aware of how a mini-split system works and the types of benefits it can provide to you and your family.

What Are Mini-Split AC Systems?

 A mini-split AC system is commonly referred to as a central air HVAC system and is designed to cool the entire home instead of a single room or zone. When you purchase a mini-split AC system, you’ll find that it’s separated into two distinct units, one of which is positioned inside your home. 

 A condenser/compressor is first placed outside of your home before being connected to an air handling unit that’s installed somewhere inside your home. The air handling unit itself is connected to a thermostat that allows you to have complete control over how warm or cool the air inside your home is. 

 Copper tubing lines connect the outdoor and indoor units to allow for easy refrigerant circulation. Air is circulated correctly through a series of ducts that attach to the indoor unit. For this system to work as intended, your home may need to be outfitted with ductwork. On the other hand, a mini-split AC system can have a ductless design, which would allow you to avoid the need to have costly new ducts installed. 

What Are Ductless Mini-Split AC Systems?

 A ductless mini-split AC system may be the perfect system for you if your home doesn’t currently contain ductwork. These systems still consist of an outdoor unit and an indoor unit that must be connected with copper tubing. The air inside your home is taken by the air handling unit and transferred to the outdoor condenser. From here, the air comes into contact with coils that contain coolant, after which the hot inside air will be converted into gas. 

 The gas created during this process gets pushed through the outdoor compressor, where the gas is recycled into a primary liquid. Now that the air is cooled, it can be directed back to the air handler, which ensures that cool air will now circulate throughout your home. Because you don’t need any ductwork, the air handler unit can be placed in any room. This unit should come with a remote controller that gives you the ability to set the temperature. 

Benefits of Choosing a Mini-Split AC System

 If you opt for a ductless mini-split system, these systems are typically very efficient and allow you to cool the interiors of your home without wasting too much money on your monthly energy bills. Mini-split systems can cut your utility bills in half when compared to conventional systems. This type of system is also easy to install and should substantially improve your home’s air quality.