The most ideal approach to pick the right system for your home or office is to completely research your options. For some buildings, ducted systems will be the most efficient option, for others, evaporative cooling or panel heaters will be better suited.

Another well-known option is installation of split system air conditioning, which is a utmost adept and cost-effective way to heat and cool your property. Below, we’ll look at how a split system works and weigh up some of the advantages to see whether split system installation is the best solution for your home or office.

How a split system works

A split system, as its name suggests, is split into two or more operating segments. Usually, it reside of two operating components: the fan and evaporator, which is wall-mounted inside the building, and a compressor unit, which is placed outside the building either on the ground or hung on the wall.

In short, a split system air conditioner works by extracting hot air and humidity from the air inside the building and expelling them through the compressor into the air outside the building.

Refrigerants inside the compressor then cool air from outside and pass them into the indoor unit though copper pipes, where the fan blows the chilled air around the room.

When used for heating, the system works inversely: it extracts cold air and blows warm air around the room.

Advantages of a split system

To a great extent because of its simple design, there are many reasons why split system installation is a proficient heating and cooling choice. Some advantages incorporate:

  • Fast and simple to operate. Split systems heat or cool spaces very rapidly and are simple to control via a remote control
  • Deliver warm or cool air only in the spaces where it’s required and when it’s required. No need to waste money heating unused spaces.
  • Economical to install. Indoor and outdoor units are connected by a couple of small pipes and electrical cables, so very limited alternation to your home is needed to install fittings. No ductwork means less labour costs, faster and more inexpensive installation.
  • Because they are powered by electricity, split systems can be subsidised by solar power, making them an economical solution for homes powered with the help of solar panels.
  • The indoor components of split system air conditioners contain filters which can easily be removed and cleaned by the owner – no call-outs are essential to clean the indoor component.
  • Most split systems have heating and cooling competence as standard, so you can use one system year-round.
  • Air purification. Many models will purify the air, so that dust and allergens are not circulated through the building.