Do you want to save on your cooling costs? If you've got a larger house, keeping all your rooms comfortable through the summer can be the biggest drain on your electricity bills. One way to beat the heat without breaking the bank is to install multi-head split system air conditioning – a single system to cool every room in your home.

What are the advantages of using a multi head split system?

In a multi-split system, multiple indoor units ('heads') are connected to a single outdoor unit. Each of these indoor units can be controlled independently, so everyone in your family can create their perfect climate zone. Whether you need two, four, eight or more indoor units, Maxim installs multi-split system air conditioners in Sydney from reliable brands like Daikin, Actron Air, Mitsubishi Electric and Samsung.

Multi-head Split System Air Conditioners

Choose multi-head air conditioning for

  • Individual control – Each unit operates independently, so you can set your desired temperature in every room. They're easy to operate using remote controls or automated timers.
  • Accurate temperatures – Every indoor unit has its own temperature sensor, for more precise readings. This also means faster and more efficient cooling.
  • Quiet operation – Fewer outdoor units means less noise outside your home. Indoor units are designed for whisper-quiet operation, making them suitable for sleep and study areas.
  • Saving money – You only need to cool the areas you want to. We'll help you choose the right size heads for optimal cooling in each room.
  • Saving space – You only need a single outdoor unit, which takes up less space and has less of an impact on your home's appearance than multiple systems.
  • Cleaner air – Most split system air conditioners filter the air as well as cooling it. This removes dust, allergens and other impurities to improve the air quality inside your home.
  • Low maintenance – Multi-split systems are easy to maintain. You just have to clean the filters regularly. The product will also be covered by a manufacturer's warranty.

How does it work?

Split system air conditioners separate the indoor fan coil unit from the outdoor compressor, giving you more flexibility to choose where these components are located. Multi-head split systems are even more convenient, as they only require a single compressor to power as many indoor units as you need.

These systems filter and recycle the air in the room, the air is then cooled as it passes over an evaporator coil and gets blown around the room by fans, heat removed from the internal space is then transferred outside the building through the outdoor condenser unit. If you choose a reverse cycle air conditioner, the cooling process can be put in reverse to provide energy-efficient heating in the winter.

However, unlike other air conditioning systems, multiple indoor units may be connected to a single compressor to save space outside. A multi-head split system can also provide both cooling and heating if you choose a reverse cycle air conditioner.

Multi-split systems take up less space than ducted systems, and they're also preferable if you have a flat roof or live in a humid climate. If your multi-head system has the capacity for more heads than you're currently using, these can be added later on as you need them. However, single-head split systems can't be converted into multi systems.


What types of multi head split systems are available?

Different rooms have different cooling requirements, and a multi-head system offers all the flexibility you need to maintain comfortable temperatures through your whole house. Depending on the type of compressor you choose, you can use wall-mounted, floor-standing, ceiling and bulkhead units in any combination.

Compressor capacity

Depending on the model you choose, multi-head split systems can incorporate as few as two indoor units or more than 10 heads through the same compressor. The more heads you include, the more complex the installation will be, but you'll also be saving space and saving energy compared to installing separate split systems or ducted air conditioning.

Wall mounted

The most common option for Australian homes, wall-mounted air conditioners are designed to be unobtrusive and fit in with modern interior design. We'll help you choose the power output and size you need for the rooms you're cooling.

Floor console

Floor-standing units are also mounted on walls, but located closer to the ground, making them easier to access and maintain. They can be recessed into walls or installed in an empty fireplace to save space.

Ceiling cassette

If you want to save wall space, ceiling cassettes and suspended heads provide cooling from the centre of the room. This could be ideal for larger spaces, such as a lounge, dining room or open-plan apartment.

Bulkhead concealed

The most discreet option, concealed heads can be recessed into a ceiling or floor where they won't be seen. With many models offering whisper-quiet operation, they won't be heard either.

Want to know more about multi-head split systems in Sydney? Get in touch with Maxim to speak to our air conditioning specialists about split systems and other options. We can help you choose the best solution for your home.

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  • Tom Williams Avatar

    The team at MaXim Air are extremely professional and friendly. They provided expert advice and suggestions during the initial quote for a ducted system, which was also highly competitive. The installation went flawlessly, they even helped fix up a sagging ceiling when installing the ducted vents. They truly went above and beyond in making sure I was 100% happy with the job. I would highly recommend MaXim Air Conditioning.

    Tom Williams 03/12/2018
  • Helen Devitt Avatar

    Arran provided expert advice and ideas (that no one else had suggested) for the initial quote for our ducted air conditioning. The quote was very competitive. We received reminders of the installation day via text prior to installation. On the day of installation Victor and his team arrived on the dot of 7am and worked all day until the job was completed. They were very conscientious and cleaned up thouroughly. Would highly recommend MaXim air conditioning services.

    Helen Devitt 01/12/2018
  • Calvin and Kimberley Avatar

    Maxim recently installed 2 split system air conditioners for us and we were very pleased with their excellent service. Stephen and his team were efficient, hardworking, professional, and pleasant to deal with. We were impressed with the effort that the team went to in ensuring we were happy with the position of the units in each room, and making sure the areas were tidy and all rubbish removed after installation. The team was punctual and completed the tasks within the quoted time frame. We also were grateful for the quick responses to our queries. We would highly recommend Maxim. Thank you Stephen and team.

    Calvin and Kimberley 18/11/2018
  • Andrew Wild Avatar

    Excellent service from the Maxim team. A bit late (due at 7am which is too early on a Saturday anyway!) but no concern as they did a great job and were very helpful. Highly recommended.

    Andrew Wild 17/11/2018
  • tony camilleri Avatar

    Stephen from Maxim gave excellent service & advice. Repaired my air con unit on time and as quoted. I would highly recommend this company

    tony camilleri 14/11/2018
  • Haixi Yang Avatar

    Maxim is one of the best company to work with. Professional, punctual and very friendly, they did a fantastic job. I highly recommend them.

    Haixi Yang 21/10/2018
  • Paul Kangro Avatar

    I had several companies quote to replaced my existing, very old, ducted system. Maxim was the only company to actually listen to what I wanted and make great suggestions - and they delivered a quote that was much lower than I had expected. They turned up on the agreed day and worked till the job was done - no corners were cut - the quality of the install was excellent. It was a very large complex job. They cleaned up everywhere - it was like they had never been there. They left very late at night, after a very early start. Before they left I found them with a torch going over my driveway in detail to make sure no screws had been left that i would drive over - you don't see that attention to detail often. The large team we had working at our place were all very courteous and friendly. For value, integrity and a very high standard or workmanship - I would recommend Maxim to anyone without hesitation.

    Paul Kangro 20/10/2018
  • Brian Chuong Avatar

    Stephen provided a detailed explanation of the installation process. Air con installed 1 month ago, with new duct, motor and unit. So far so good. The customer service was good, and the price reasonable.

    Brian Chuong 17/10/2018
  • Sasha Kovic Avatar

    Maxim did a great job installing ducted aircon into my new house. The guys were very professional and offered good practical solutions compared to others who looked at the job. I would definitely recommend them to friends and use them again.

    Sasha Kovic 15/10/2018
  • Brian Chuong Avatar

    Stephen provided a detailed explanation of the installation process. Air con installed 1 month ago, with new duct, motor and unit. So far so good. The customer service was good, and the price reasonable.

    Brian Chuong 15/10/2018

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