Advantages of mini-split air conditioners:
- Because their size is not confined to that of a window's opening, most mini-split air conditioners are designed with large evaporator and condensing coils. Larger coils allow for better air flow and higher efficiencies.
- Spot cooling. Whereas central air conditioners usually cool an entire are, mini-splits can be more selective and cool specific areas and individual rooms.
- Quiet, compared to a window unit
Because the compressor, or pump, is located outside, a mini-split is considerably quieter than a window unit.
- Ease of installation, compared to central air
A two or three inch hole on the outside wall, instead of the extensive hole-cutting and installation of duct work , make mini-splits installation simple and much less time consuming than central air systems.
- Supplemental heat
A mini-split heat pump can also supplement an inadequate heating system and add comfort to a room.