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Why You Should Consider Getting a Split System Air Conditioner

Summer is quickly approaching. And in Australia, that means temperatures that will push the limits of your thermometer. 

If you’re thinking of getting an air conditioner for your home or office, here are the reasons to get a split air conditioning system. 

 

What is a split system air conditioner?

A split system air conditioner is made up of two parts: an inside unit and an outdoor unit. The inside unit absorbs heat, while the external unit cools and circulates cold air into it. Insulated tubes routed via a small hole in the wall link the two units.

A split system air conditioner is ideal for homes or rooms that do not have enough space for window units. They’re also a convenient option because they don’t require large ductwork. Because the absence of ducting necessitates the absence of significant installation tasks. They are also a lot quieter than window units. 

 

How do they work?

A split system air conditioner operates by pumping refrigerant gas through the cooling circuit of the machine. As the gas circulates through the condenser, it cools and vaporizes into a liquid. The liquid refrigerant is then poured into the evaporator, where it expands and converts back to a gas. The temperature drops considerably as the gas quickly expands. The gas is then returned to the condenser to resume the process.

Air is sucked into the unit from the room and travels over the evaporator coils, which cools the air. The cooled air is reintroduced into the room. The air circulates until the required temperature (as determined by the thermostat) is reached. When the appropriate temperature is reached, the machine automatically shuts off.

 

What is a reverse split system? 

Reverse cycle split system air conditioners provide both heating and cooling from the same unit.

The device sucks in heated air and cools it before pumping it back into the room to cool it. The unit sucks in ambient air and heats it before pumping it back into the room on the reverse cycle.

Before reaching the condenser, the refrigerant passes through the system’s chambers. When the refrigerant is compressed, it starts to warm up. It will flow through to warm the inside of your home once heated to the right temperature.

 

Pros and Cons of Split Systems

Split system air conditioners are the most common type of air conditioner in Australia. However, split systems have several drawbacks, particularly in bigger homes with open floor plans.

Some of the advantages are: 

  • Can be strategically installed in selected rooms 
  • Additional units can be added anytime
  • Easy to install
  • Cost-effective
  • Hassle-free maintenance
  • Quiet and efficient

Here are the drawbacks:

  • The units can be unattractive. 
  • They can only push air so far, thus they struggle in larger rooms.

Split System Installation in Penrith

Split system air conditioners require experienced specialists to install in order to safely handle gas refrigerant, conduct electrical cabling, and connect to your home’s stormwater system.

The outdoor unit is installed on the outside wall of the room that needs to be cooled. The indoor unit is then installed on the room’s wall. In general, it is preferable to position the air conditioner on a long wall of the room rather than directly over a window.

To make sure your split system is installed correctly, contact J&M Costa and our installers will handle everything. 

 

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