Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Mini-Split Air Conditioners

If you are looking for a way to cool your home and find that installing ductwork is impossible, consider an LG or Sanyo Ductless Mini-Split Air Conditioner. A mini-split air conditioner is composed of two units: the compressor unit, which is located outside of the home, and the air handler unit, which is placed inside the home.

Mini-splits are a small and convenient alternative to a ducted air conditioning system. Where ductwork installation calls for a massive amount of construction, mini-split units generally require only a three inch hole drilled through a wall for the conduit. Since they are ductless, they also avoid the energy losses attributed to ducted air conditioning systems. In comparison to other add-on units, mini-split air conditioners grant you more freedom in terms of placement options. They are available in wall-mounted, ceiling-suspended, ceiling-recessed, or floor-standing models and are less noisy, since the compressor is located outdoors.

Although a mini-split unit is a simple cooling solution for your home, installation is tricky. When choosing to purchase one, it is recommended that you seek a certified technician to perform the installation.

LG and Sanyo Mini-Split Air Conditioners can be found at