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What is A Mini Split Air Conditioner?

Given the sheer number of options to keep your St. Louis home cool throughout the summer, it can be tough to keep up with the latest developments in the HVAC industry. Mini split air conditioners aren't especially new, having been introduced back in the 1970s, but they're still an enigma to many homeowners. However, a mini split air conditioner might be just what your home needs to cut your energy costs while improving comfort.

How Do Mini Split Air Conditioners Work?

In order to understand how mini split air conditioners work, you first need to understand the basic cooling cycle. At the indoor coil, refrigerant chemicals absorb heat and become a gas; the chemicals then travel to the outdoor coil, where a special pump called a compressor forces them to condense and release that heat. By repeating this cycle many times, the air conditioner literally pumps heat outside, cooling the home and everything in it.

Central air conditioners use duct systems to carry cool air throughout the home. Ductless mini split air conditioners bypass the need for a duct system, cooling the interior space directly. They also incorporate a number of high-tech features to improve cooling efficiency and effectiveness.

What Size Mini Split Do I Need?

Because every home's cooling needs are unique, there is no one answer to this question. Your Mitsubishi Electric contractor will assess your home's cooling needs and recommend a properly sized system. Your contractor will also provide you with an estimate on purchase and installation costs while informing you about any potential rebates or savings available to offset the purchase price.

Where to Buy Mini Split Air Conditioners

Our contractors are the St. Louis area's experts on Mitsubishi Electric heat pumps and air conditioners. They'll be happy to come to your home and recommend the right mini split for your family. Just use the convenient search box located at the top of the page to find a contractor near you today!

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