Split System Air Conditioners

The wall-mounted split system air conditioner is an ideal combination of cooling and heating – two systems in one. The compact indoor fancoil unit is quiet and unobtrusive in operation and blends into any modern decor. Split systems allow for several rooms to be cooled and heated independently from a single external unit.

What Is A Split System Airconditioner

Split system airconditioners offer both space heating and space cooling. They are best suited for heating and cooling only one room or area. When considering air conditioning, cooling and heating is as much a function of space as ambient temperature and unit power. 

The split system airconditioner gets its name from its two main units – one indoor and one outdoor. The outdoor unit sets the temperature of the air conditioning, cooling or heating air as required. The indoor unit distributes the warmed or cooled air. Importantly for businesses, this means minimal disruption during commercial air conditioning installation and service.

This system is an all electric refrigerated heating and cooling system designed to cool and heat a single area. It is called a split system because there are two main components that are split apart 1: the External Condensing unit houses the compressor and is located outside the home either on the ground, on brackets on the wall or on the roof; 2: the internal unit is the fan coil which fitted on a wall inside the room where the heating and cooling is required. The indoor unit is typically installed on an external wall with the outdoor unit located as close as possible to the indoor. When installed the system is wired back to the power board on its own circuit.

How They Work

A typical Split System consists of two units:

  • The CONDENSING UNIT - the outdoor unit which houses the compressor which is regarded as the noisy part. The compressor pressurises refrigerant gasses, which is the key to creating either heating or cooling from your Split System air-conditioner.
  • The FAN COIL - the indoor unit and is classed as the quiet part. It is designed to effectively heat or cool a single room or section of your home. The indoor unit is placed on the inside of the house and is connected to the outdoor unit through the walls or ceilings. The indoor unit distributes the air through the area it is installed in.

A split system is usually only designed to do single areas or rooms, however it is possible to install multiple indoor units to a single outdoor compressor unit. This is called a Multi Zone Split System and is practical when there is insufficient roof space for a Ducted Split System to be installed.

Why A Split Cooling System

While traditional split cooling systems tend to be less energy efficient, modern units incorporate inverter technology, which makes them up to 35 per cent more energy efficient. Traditional split system airconditioners operate on a stop/start principle, heating or cooling the air to a certain temperature before turning off for a period of time. By incorporating inverters into split system air conditioning, cooling and heating is provided in small increments in response to changes in air temperature. In not having to work hard to cool or heat air each time they restart, inverter split system airconditioners are much more energy efficient than standard units.

It is a reverse cycle system, which means it has both heating and cooling and the better brands have Inverter operation. This means the Compressor has multiple speeds so it can increase or decrease its output to maintain a more even temperature and reduce running costs. The Inverter component allows the outdoor unit to vary its speed and output to match the required capacity of the indoor unit. Thus, the Inverter model can achieve 30% more operating efficiency than conventional models and therefore, is much cheaper to run.

If you want a warm house in winter and a cool house in summer, a reverse cycle Split System is the way to go. An Air Conditioner and Heating system in one, it gives you complete control over your environment.

Silent cooling

The fact that the unit is split means that you have a beautifully quiet environment in the room and any noise is outside, although the modern type systems are very quiet as well.

Split systems styles

Split systems can come in several different styles. The most popular is a WALL SPLIT but there is also FLOOR CONSOLES, BULK-HEAD UNITS, CASSETTE STYLE and UNDER CEILING TYPE.

Split systems are an exceptional choice for those wanting a neat unit that blends unobtrusively with its surroundings and require a single room or area of air conditioning. Advanced Inverter Technology of Daikin , Mitsubishi and LG make these units so compact and powerful, yet extremely quiet, and kind on energy costs. Air purifying filters and innovative air flow systems ensure that fresh, conditioned air flows to every corner of the room. You are able to get heating and cooling from the same system which means less machinery and consequently more flexibility at the best price.

Split System Air Conditioner Features:

  • Ability to have multiple indoor units off one outdoor unit 
  • Individual Room Temperature Control 
  • Incredible Energy Star Rated 
  • Easy clean, Low maintenance 
  • Running Costs from 10 cents per hour
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