How do you get air conditioning into a room that does not have any windows?
In a series of articles, we are presenting different options for air conditioning when you have a room that doesn’t have any windows.
We explore through the wall air conditioners, portable evaporative coolers, HVAC options, mini split, PTAC, and more.
In this article we are talking about the mini split as a windowless air conditioning solution.
Mini Split Windowless Air conditioner
Mini split air conditioners are a windowless air conditioner solution that are a very close cousin to a traditional HVAC central heat and air unit.
The difference is that mini split air conditioners are more of an afterthought and usually go into a house after the house has already been built.
Where HVAC systems are built into the house and ductwork is installed as the house is being built.
That’s not always the case, but it is true most of the time.
Just like a HVAC system, the compressor of a mini split is outside of the house.
The compressor runs to an air handler( or multiple air handlers) inside of the house via conduit on the outside of the house. And on the outside of the walls inside of the house.
That is why we say that many split air conditioners are more of an afterthought because they are installed via the outside of the walls.
Mini splits are a much more sophisticated way of getting air conditioning into a room with no windows then say a portable evaporative cooler.
But the price and the installation of a mini split is considerably more also.