Carrier shares important information about ductless mini-split air conditioners, which feature two units: an indoor unit and an outdoor unit. The two units are connected by wiring and refrigerant tubing, and work to deliver warm or cool air to a home. One of the benefits of a ductless mini-split air conditioner is that they work without ductwork, making them an easy add-on for older homes.
These units operate similarly to a central air conditioner. The key difference, however, is that rather than distributing the cold air to multiple rooms through the ductwork, they send the cold air directly into just one room in the home. Sometimes, the indoor unit for a ductless mini-split air conditioner is mounted to the wall. However, there are also floor-mounted ductless mini-split air conditioners. Rather than being installed higher on the wall, these units are installed at the base of the wall, closer to the floor. Floor-mounted ductless systems can be easier to access when it is time to change the filters or perform other maintenance-related tasks. Their lower placement on the wall also means that the cold air they release may be felt more quickly by the individuals in the room.
A cassette air conditioner is another type of split unit. According to ACSIS Airconditioning Warehouse, the indoor unit is placed in the ceiling. There are several different capacity options available with cassette units to meet the demands of different spaces. However, due to the amount of ceiling space needed to fit a cassette air conditioner, they are best for larger spaces that will offer sufficient room. While wall- and floor-mounted ductless mini-split air conditioners can often be installed by home owners, it is best to hire a professional to install a cassette air conditioner. This will help ensure you’re able to avoid the beams in your ceiling or causing any damage to your property.