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Is a Multi-Head Split System a Good Option for Your Home?

Illustration of the indoor unit of a multi head split system air conditioner.

A Customisable Heating and Cooling Solution

When it comes to effective and user-friendly home climate control, it’s certainly hard to beat a multi-head split system.

It’s comprised of a single outdoor unit connected to multiple indoor units that heat or cool multiple rooms throughout the home. The system offers a wealth of benefits to you and your property, but is it necessarily the right option for your home?

Let’s take a closer look at some of the key benefits of installing a multi-head split system air conditioner, and how they compare to other systems such as a ducted reverse cycle system. Hopefully then, you’ll be able to make a more informed choice that will best suit your needs in every way.

The Benefits of Multi-Head Split System Air Conditioners

Installing a multi-head system will provide you with a multitude of benefits that other air conditioners like a ducted system or even a portable unit may not offer. Those benefits can include:

  • Easily customised heating and cooling
  • Greater energy efficiency
  • Cost effectiveness
  • Improved air quality
  • Quiet operation from the indoor unit

Let’s explore each of these a little further.

1. Individually Controlled Cooling and Heating With Multiple Indoor Units

Everyone has their particular desired room temperature. For some people in your home, a little heat might not affect their comfort levels.

Others, however, may need the room temperature set a little cooler to be completely at ease. A multi-head split system enables everyone to be comfortable. Multiple indoor units enable more individualised control over the various rooms or zones of the home.

If your home has a ducted system that is not equipped with customisable zone control, two things will likely be true.

The conditioned air will not only be the same constant temperature in different rooms, it will also be coming through the ducts in rooms that are not being used at the time. It’s not a particularly energy-efficient or cost-effective way to cool or heat your home.

However, with a multi-head split system, you can choose which rooms need air conditioning at any given time, and even set the room temperature to your liking!

2. Better Energy Efficiency

We touched on this in the previous point, but the zone control capabilities of a multi-head split system allow for better energy efficiency. This benefits both the planet and your household budget.

Having the flexibility to choose which room does or does not need conditioned air at any given moment means you’re not wasting energy cooling or heating rooms that no one is using.

Additional features such as programmable thermostats and fan speeds only enhances the multi-head split system’s energy efficient qualities.

3. Greater Cost-Effectiveness

If you’re looking for a home heating and cooling solution that strikes the perfect balance between being affordable to buy and affordable to run, a multi-head split system just might tick both boxes.

Purchase price point typically lies somewhere in between the lower-end portable or window air conditioner and the more expensive ducted air con system. But though you may pay more to purchase a multi-head split system, the running cost savings you’ll enjoy as a result of the system’s energy efficiency more than make up for it over time!

4. Better Air Quality

Ever found yourself starting to sneeze uncontrollably when you’ve stepped into a room? Chances are you’re reacting to the presence of irritants in the air.

Thankfully, with a multi-head split system air conditioner, you can drastically reduce those allergy triggers that become a hay fever sufferer’s worst nightmare. Instead, you can enjoy cleaner air of a much higher quality!

Among the numerous irritants that the filters of a multi-head split system will trap are:

  • Dust
  • Pollen particles
  • Mould spores
  • Unpleasant odours, and
  • Other allergens

Before these triggers have the chance to circulate through the air in the house via the indoor unit, the filters essentially ‘trap’ them as they make their way through the system.

Multi-head split systems can also be useful in bringing down the moisture levels in the air and, in doing so, reduce the potential for mould and mildew growth.

For people who suffer from asthma, allergies and other similar health conditions, the improved air quality will be a significant benefit.

5. Quiet Operation

It goes without saying that no one likes a noisy air conditioner. You don’t need some persistent hum getting in the way of trying to sleep or relaxing on the couch as you binge episode after episode of The White Lotus or Ted Lasso.

Lucky then, that a multi-head split system provides minimal noise indoors so you can enjoy whatever it is you’re doing without that unnecessary ambient noise. The quiet operation can be put down to the system’s compressor being located outside in the outdoor unit.

Compared to window air conditioners or ducted systems, the indoor units of a multi-head split system are significantly quieter in performance. For people with sensitivity to noise, this can be a big win.

How Multi-Head Split System Aircons Benefit You

In addition to the many benefits you’ll enjoy by installing a multi-head split system air conditioner, those being:

  • Greater temperature and zoning control
  • Improved energy efficiency and cost effectiveness
  • Better air quality
  • Quiet operation

They also offer the benefit of easy installation – perfect for multiple rooms with limited space. Ducted air conditioning requires extensive and intrusive renovations to get the ducts installed.

By comparison, an air conditioning installer will drill a small hole in the wall to connect the indoor and outdoor units of the multi-head split system together. It’s a far less invasive process.

In Conclusion

The features and benefits of a multi-head split system will enable you to improve the general comfort level of your home, while also saving money on running costs and providing a generally healthier indoor environment. It is certainly a worthwhile cooling and heating solution for the home.

Whether it’s the right option for your home, as opposed to a ducted air conditioning system or even a window unit, a licensed air conditioning technician will be able to help you make that decision.

If you’re interested in a multi-head split system, contact the heating and cooling experts at Mr Emergency.

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