‘Multi-head’ is the term for a split system with 2 or more indoor units. There is one unit in each room that is able to heat/cool, and one single outdoor unit on the side or at the back of the house. The make/model of multi-head that you choose will depend on how many rooms you need to heat/cool. You can have up to 9 indoor units for each outdoor unit.
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.
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.
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