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A Mini Split air conditioning system works similarly to how a larger “central” a/c system works: It takes warm air from an environment, cools the air, then re-circulates the cooler air back into the environment. A mini split air conditioning system is different from a central air conditioner system because it is generally designed for smaller environments. It doesn’t require elaborate ductwork, making it a cost-effective cooling solution for single rooms and smaller environments.
At Calvey Heating and Air, we specialize in installing, repairing and maintaining mini split air conditioning systems. When the temperature rises outside, our mini split installation service will ensure you have a nice comfortable environment to relax in.
What is a Mini Split Air Conditioner?
Similarly to central a/c systems, a mini split system works the same way. It takes warm air from an environment, cools the air, then recirculates the cool air back into the environment.
Mini Split air conditioners are popular because they tend to be more powerful than portable or window-mounted air conditioning units, yet at the same time have major practical advantages over central air conditioning systems:
How Does a Mini Split Air Conditioner Work?
Mini Split air conditioners are very similar to central air conditioning systems, but are much smaller and don’t use elaborate ductwork. There is an outside condenser unit, and an inside air handler. There is a conduit between the condenser and air handler, which contains the tubing between the two units.
A mini-split a/c uses a refrigerant that is constantly being converted from a liquid to a gas. When it is in liquid form, it absorbs heat. The tubes filled with the liquid are cold to the touch, and air is blown over the cold tubes to produce colder air. As the refrigerant absorbs heat from the air, it is then converted to a gas. This warm gas is then put through the condenser, which places it under high pressure, forcing it back into a liquid state. The liquid is then ready to absorb more heat from the air, and this process continuously repeats while the air conditioner is running.
Rebates and Incentives:
Some mini split systems that carry an Energy Star Certification are eligible for various rebates and incentives through utility companies and state, county and municipal governments. To get more information about Fujitsu mini splits that are Energy Star Qualified, visit this page. For information about rebates available to California residents, visit this page.
We carry Mitsubishi Mini-Split Air Conditioning Systems