SAN DIEGO, California, August 15, 2014 – Ductless mini split air conditioning systems increase in popularity each year as alternatives to central heating and air conditioning systems with traditional ducting. These systems are especially useful for conditioning individual rooms such as offices, studios and granny flats. They are also useful for avoiding new construction in historic homes or for those with tight spaces where a traditional duct and register system won’t work. They are ideal for saving money due to their high level of energy efficiency and in providing greater savings to homeowners and businesses alike.
Traditional Split Systems such as central air conditioning consists of two major components: A large outside condenser, and an interior air handler with cooling evaporator coils. This is typically what you will find in most homes on average and is usually configured with a central heating system.
The air is supplied to each room via large sheet metal or flexible ductwork attached to an air flow register in each room of the house. The interior temperature is controlled by a thermostat centrally located within the home. This system works well for many homes, but for some, where there is no room for ducting in attics or under houses, it’s not practical.
The Ductless Mini Split System is a wall mounted unit connected to a smaller exterior condenser unit that eliminates the need for any ductwork. Most installations of Fujitsu Ductless Mini Split Systems use wall mounted air handlers – these are modern looking, white fixtures with louvers that distribute the air throughout a room. For many applications, these wall air handlers are totally acceptable and fit with most interior design requirements. But some homeowners prefer the look of the smaller and more subtle traditional air conditioning and heating registers mounted on a wall, ceiling or floor, and that’s where the company’s “Slim Duct” configuration can be employed.
Slim Duct configurations are for homeowners who are looking for cleaner lines and a more traditional look. The slim duct system can be recessed in the ceiling, wall, or floor, vertically or horizontally, and will not be visible on the wall as with the wall mounted air handler. The interior air handler will be mounted above the ceiling or mounted in a framed enclosure below a ceiling, or in the floor so only the grilles show for a much cleaner look. The slim duct system would be more suited for traditional homes, vintage or historical homes, or for those wanting a more refined look.
Both the Fujitsu Ductless Mini Split and Fujitsu Slim Duct systems are designed to provide heating and cooling for the entire house. They are offered in multi-zone and flex-zone configurations to accommodate up to 8 rooms for greater convenience, depending on the selected outdoor unit. The decision is left up to the consumer or to the professional to decide the right combinations, quantity, indoor unit style, and capacity that will be needed.
Multi-Zone and Flex Zones allow homeowners to turn off the units they are not using or to set each room or “zone” to individual temperature settings so everyone in the home will be comfortable. They can be configured with wall mounts, slim ducts, cassettes, and floor mounts.
With proper maintenance and care, a good Fujitsu Ductless Mini Split will last for over 20 years. If you are considering greener alternatives to energy, looking for higher energy efficiency, then the Fujitsu systems mentioned here will fit that bill.
About Carini Heating, Air and Plumbing: Carini Heating, Air and Plumbing in San Diego, California is a family-owned and operated heating and air conditioning company that has provided decades of high-quality service in the San Diego area and surrounding communities. At Carini, we have a keen interest in customer satisfaction and in green technology. We offer a vast array of heating and cooling services for all homes and retrofitting services for historic homes.