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Multi Split vs Separate Split Air Conditioners

Are Multi-Head Air Conditioners cheaper than separate split system Air Conditioners?

It would seem like common sense, a multi-head system would be cheaper than separate systems as you have less outdoor units. Well you might be surprised to know that multi-head system are actually more expensive to buy than individual units. This is due to a few reasons;

  • Multi-Heads air conditioners are less common so the manufacturing costs are higher.
  • Multi-Heads are really only designed for apartments with limited outdoor space, so the companies know you need it.
  • They have more components and are more complex in design to allow the refrigerant to flow between the heads.
  • They also must be installed by a refrigeration mechanic.
  • Electricians with certificate 2 in air conditioning can’t legally install multi-head air conditioners.
  • Often the gas pipe runs are longer as the heads usually end up further away from the outdoor unit.
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Why would you consider a multi-head air conditioning system?

A multi-head system is a great solution for an apartment or townhouse with a small balcony or outside area as they take up less space.

What’s the cons of using a multi-head air conditioner?

There’s a few downsides to consider, firstly the system will cost more than regular split systems. They will require a qualified refrigeration mechanic to install and the can be hard to install due to the gas pipe distances to the outdoor unit. If the system becomes faulty, all the head units are likely to stop working leaving you without any air conditioning. Lastly, the parts are generally more expensive than standard split systems.

Do all brands have a multi-head option?

Most leading air conditioner brands have a multi-head option, here’s a few you can consider.

  • Daikin multi-head air conditioning.
  • Mitsubishi Electric mulit-head air conditioning.
  • Samsung mulit-head air conditioning.
  • Gree mulit-head air conditioning.
  • Plus many more.

If your having trouble getting your system to work don’t hesitate to give us a call, we can provide over the phone advice and help get your system on the perfect selection to suit the season. Call our professional air conditioning team today on 1300 139 039 or complete our air conditioning service request form today.

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