The split airconditiners sold in Pakistan are actually mini ACs built on the pattern of split airconditioners used for central airconditining of houses in rich countries, like the United States. Our mini split ACs are in double units and thus cost almost twice the price of windowmounted ACs but they are aggressively marketed by the sellers in Pakistan for commercial profiteering.
These mini split ACs use exactly the same amount of electricity as the window type because they both use the same kind of compressor but the sellers dupe the buyers by telling them that they run on lesser electricity. They also lose 20% cooling when the gas passes through ducts between their two units reducing their cooling capacity as compared to the window-type. The manufactures have stopped marketing window ACs in Pakistan, and it is therefore requested the government should direct them to make them available in our country again as they are best suited to our type of singlestory houses. —Multan