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Why Buy an Astor Mini Split Unit

Posted on: October 3, 2016

Do you find yourself constantly changing the thermostat in your home? If you can never seem to find a setting that balances cost and comfort, then a ductless, mini split air conditioning system may be right for your home. These cooling units are unique for their flexibility, greater efficiency, and lack of any ductwork requirements. In particular, an Astor mini split unit can be used to regulate an individual living space. Alternately, several units can combine to create multiple zones for managing comfort in your central Florida home. Major benefits for such systems include closer control and decreased energy losses from the lack of ductwork. As a result, mini split cooling systems ensure higher energy efficiency and easy-to-manage overall home comfort.

Elements of a Mini Split Cooling System

Mini split systems have been used for decades in Europe, Asia, and other locations, but they have only recently become popular in the United States. The main components for our Astor mini split unit would include the following.

  • An outdoor compressor, condenser, or heat pump cools or warAstor Mini Split Unitms refrigerant.
  • One or more indoor air-handling units cool or heat air and stream as needed.
  • The lines carry the refrigerant between the indoor and outdoor units.
  • A wireless control unit allows you to adjust temperature and fan speed.
  • And a conduit handles the lines, power cable, and condensate drain.

From the outdoor element, these ductless systems  pump heated or cooled refrigerant directly into a wall or ceiling-mounted air handling unit. Wireless electronic temperature controls then allow users to directly control their cooling system. Multi split units are made for varying power levels and designs. Multiple indoor units can combine to create an adaptive, multi-room cooling system. Accordingly, an Astor mini split unit is ideal for multifamily housing or situations where ductwork is not feasible. Specific examples include retrofitted additions, basements, attics, and small apartments.

Advantages of an Astor Mini Split Unit

The main benefit of min split air conditioning systems is the high degree of flexibility. At base, this type of system is easy to install. In addition, indoor air handlers may be hung on a wall, suspended from the ceiling, or left free-standing. When it comes to interior design, individual mini split units often come with stylish jacket coverings, along with multiple conduit lengths to accommodate different set-ups. Mini split systems also help increase overall energy efficiency and may incorporate heat pumps for use in winter months to that end.

Furthermore, with wireless control of individual rooms, you can easily establish an ideal temperature in every living space. These systems also help eliminate energy waste by making it possible to turn down heating or cooling in rooms that are not being used. However, they must be correctly sized to each living space and located in such a way to prevent short-cycling and energy waste.

With so many advantages, investing in an Astor mini split unit is well worth the additional cost. For help in discerning how you might incorporate a mini split cooling system into your Volusia County home, contact Jacob Heating & Air Conditioning. We have the experience and well-trained HVAC experts to help you keep your home cool and comfortable throughout the year.