The technology was developed in Japan, and is now becoming increasingly popular throughout the rest of the world. Currently several systems work based on how these split units operate.
The compressor used in these air conditioning systems is placed outdoors, on the ground or on the wall. Ductless units do not utilize ducts for the circulation of air, and consist of more than one indoor unit, and operate using a single compressor.
Some of the advantages of using these air conditioning systems include the fact that they are relatively easy to install. Additionally, split air conditioner installation cost is considered reasonable, ranging from about $1000 to $2000.
Even though there is some distance between the indoor unit and the outdoor condenser unit, the connector that is used does not take up much space. Only a small hole in the wall is required, for the copper tubing and control wing to be fit into. Additionally, the condenser unit can also be put in the roof. Yet another advantage of these units is the ease of maintenance, with their washable filters being very easy to repair and maintained.
There are ideal for use in classrooms, libraries and bedrooms, since they operate with a minimal level of noise. The outdoor component produces more noise, so it can be placed somewhere else where it does not provide any disturbance. It is a perfect choice for both heating and cooling purposes, throughout the entire year, because of the climate control system which is a part of the unit.
A lot of energy is saved as the small fan motors in the device allows for cooled air to be spread when necessary, making the device extremely cost effective. The climate control function also is simple to use, with most units coming with a remote control and a wall mounted thermostat. This allows for easy and convenient temperature control.
The newest units are not very heavy and blend well with the interiors of buildings. For comfort throughout the year, split air conditioners are ideal to have.