Reversible air conditioning has become a necessary luxury. High heat, severe cold, and/or uncertain weather can subject us to risk. However, reversible air conditioning allows us to be in control of our comfort level.
Choosing the type of system that is best for you may seem exhausting for an experienced buyer. They come in various types with different functions and sizes, making them appear somewhat complicated. So let’s break it down and discuss some systems that currently exist on the market .
Manufacturers are always revitalizing current systems and launching new ones to keep up with our modern lifestyle. There is also a need to adapt to ever-increasing demand.
Though the alternatives are abundant, there are two systems in particular that are quite distinct.
- The split air conditioner (including mono-split, multi-split, duct or central air conditioning)
- The Monobloc air conditioner (floor mounted or mobile)
The split air conditioning system consists of two parts: the refrigerating system outside and the blower(s) inside. Let’s have a look at two types of split air conditioners to consider : mono-split and multi-split.
Mono, meaning one or single, helps us understand how the reversible mono-split air conditioner works. It is the simplest air conditioning unit, designed to cool just one room or a small area. The advantages to the mono-split air conditioner are greater efficiency, less noise and often a reduction in your heating bill.
Multi, meaning multiple or more than one, helps us understand how the multi-split air conditioner works. This system consists of multiple blowers, which are connected to one another. If you are looking to cool several rooms at once or a large space, the multi-split air conditioning unit works best.
The reversible multi-split air conditioning system can heat or cool several rooms simultaneously. In fact, it is possible to install up to 5 adjustable indoor units, providing air to 5 different rooms and/or the entire house. In more technical terms, multiple indoor units can be connected to one outdoor unit, commonly known as the “compressor.”
Reversible duct air conditioning is a fully integrated system. Since it is installed in your ceiling or attic, it is discreet where only diffusers are visible. This system allows for distribution of hot or cold air throughout your home.
Monobloc air conditioning units consist of a single piece, which includes the refrigerating unit. This system is often used as a back-up air conditioner or used for small areas. The hot air is removed from the room and evacuated outside through a hose.
There are 2 types of monobloc air conditioning systems: mobile air conditioning and fixed air conditioning.
- Fixed monobloc air conditioning consists of one indoor unit. It is fixed, meaning stationary or not readily movable. One major benefit is that these units are tailored to the rooms they are intended to cool. Even more, this unit does not necessarily stick out like a sore thumb, rather it easily blends in.
- Both monobloc and split systems can be mobile, meaning capable of being readily movable. The mobile monobloc air conditioning system is simple to install. You simply plug it in and it’s ready to go. The reversible split mobile air conditioning system still requires an outlet for the exhaust heat to be released outdoors.
When selecting an air conditioning system that’s right for you, it is important to consider expense, functionality, maintenance and the size of the space in which you intend to heat or cool.