‘Multi-head’ refers to the system of having multiple indoor split units throughout a home that run from a single outdoor unit. Each indoor unit heats and cools their respective room(s) while the outdoor unit (usually installed at the side or back of the house) runs the multiple indoor units.
Multi-head air conditioners are ideal when there is limited space for multiple outdoor units. Multi-Head Systems also allow for individual control of the air conditioning in each room. This optimises comfort levels as each room can be set to your desired temperature. Multi-Head Systems can also mean reducing your electricity bills because you’ll only heat and cool the rooms in use.
The multi-head system you choose will depend on how many rooms require heating and cooling. Up to 9 indoor units can connect to a single outdoor split system unit. At Coldflow we have a huge range of the best brands to choose from.
Traditional Split Systems have a matching outdoor unit for every indoor unit; given that every home has multiple rooms, having an outdoor unit for every indoor unit would take up a lot of space and power consumption – that’s where a Multi-Head system comes in.
With a Multi-Head system, you can have 2 or more indoor units connected to 1 outdoor saving you valuable space, and future servicing costs.
How a Multi-Head Split System works compared to a standard Split System:
Multi-Head Split Systems use the same technology as normal Split Systems. They work by having half the system (called a condenser) outside the home, and the other half (called the fan coil, or internal unit) inside the home.
When cooling, the warm air from inside the room is taken in by the fan coil and removed, resulting in cool air recirculating back into the house. While reverse cycle allows for the heat pump to run in reverse to provide heating during cold days.
Mitsubishi Electric Explains How Split Systems Work:
One of our recommended brands for Multi-Head Split Systems is Mitsubishi Electric. For a Mitsubishi Electric MXZ Series 7.1KW System, installed in 2x small bedrooms, and 1x lounge room providing regular heating & cooling during the winter and summer periods, the annual running cost would be measured at $702.90.
*Data is based on: 2016 Victoria Energy Tariff of 32.1 c/kWh, using a Mitsubishi Electric Multi-Head MXZ-4e71vad/msz-ge25vad collected from Sustainability Victoria’s Energy Consumption and Running Costs website. Usage times were set on average to 4 months of heating, and 2 months of cooling based on 7 hours a day. Actual running costs are affected by many factors including climate and insulation; this data should only be used as a guide and does not guarantee your individual running costs will reflect these results.
It doesn’t take much to reduce your running costs. Depending on the model you purchase, and it’s respective star rating will determine how much you can save annually. However looking beyond the initial cost to how you use your Multi-Head Split System can help as well.
Best Tip! Set the thermostat between 24C and 26C for cooling. Every degree lower in summer
will increase the running costs by around 10%.
Multi-Head Split Systems are an economical solution for cooling lots of different rooms. Multi-head air conditioners are relatively simple to install, and the installation process can be incorporated to your renovation or building project. Building occupants can adjust the heating/cooling in their own room. It is an ideal choice for large homes, office buildings, and multi-residential premises.
When using a Multi-Head Split System, you’re not limited to just Wall Mounted indoor units, in fact you can choose from a whole range of different indoor units including:
Unlike single Split Systems which can be sold and installed by almost any air conditioning company, Multi-Head Split Systems can only be sold and installed by qualified air conditioning companies, it’s not even something that the big retail stores can sell and install. With over 150,000 heating and cooling installations completed, we have conducted thousands of Multi-Head air conditioning installations; combined with our experience, and range you won’t get a better solution anywhere else.
We supply and install a wide range of different multi head air conditioners at competitive prices. We’ll listen to your ideas, needs and budget constraints to help you decide which system would best suit your property. Our professional team can also repair and maintain your existing system at an affordable rate.
For more information or to get a quote, call us on 1300 880 688 or click here to leave your details and one of our sales experts will contact you as soon as possible.
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2 head air conditioning system installation was quick and tidy. Even though the cassettes are more complicated and involved to install. All the guys cleaned up after themselves and took all the rubbish away. Excellent service and workmanship, even when it rained and then heat (it's Melbourne).
System work a treat, just waiting for the heatwave to arrive. Great work by the team.
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I had a ducted cooling system installed. The team turned up on time and completed the job the same day. The guys were courteous and completed the job with a minimum of fuss and disruption. The workmanship was excellent and all ducts were located as per our agreement. They placed drop sheets wherever required and cleaned up after completion. Again was very happy with the service provided by all the crew.
Replaced gas ducted unit. Installation was the perfect I have ever seen and the installers cleanup and did more than they were suppose to do. Customer service focused and really good company to work with. Have also got my cooling installed from them last year, so recommended already to friends and to anyone needing Heating and Cooling
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Very good service. David the Sales consultant understood what i wanted with no pressure, and was patient. Installers were friendly. Had one one problem with controller, but they have back the next day and was promptly fixed. Thanks again
Thanks to Craig at Coldflow. He listened to me, about how cold and hot certain rooms were. Other companies just tried to sell me what they wanted. Very good service, very happy with my heating and cooling.