Split System Heating And Cooling
Split System Air Conditioners: Quiet – Effective – Easy To Install
What Are Split Systems?
Split systems are available in a range of shapes and sizes, the most common units are the wall mounted units. These units are mostly used homes, apartments and office spaces. They are an excellent solution for heating or cooling single rooms due to the fact that 2 parts need to be installed.
The 2 parts consist of an indoor wall unit, which contains the evaporator component. The outdoor unit which houses the compressor and condenser is installed on a stable base and as unobtrusively as possible.
Split system air conditioners are generally fairly quiet whilst operating and can be installed by a qualified installer. They are convenient to operate with an infrared remote control.
How Do Split Systems Work?
Split system air conditioning units take their name from half the system being installed outside the house, with the other half installed on the wall inside. When the cooling function is operational, warm air from inside the room is taken in by the fan coil, removing the warmth, recirculating cool air back into the house. Reverse cycle systems run the heat pump in reverse providing comforting heating during those cold days.
The benefits of split air conditioning systems means they can be installed in individual rooms such as main living areas, bedrooms, home offices or in work areas.
2 or 4 multihead split system air conditioning units can be installed for up to 9 rooms allowing for individual temperature control of each room There is only 1 outdoor unit which connects to the indoor units.
Why Choose A Split System?
Where To Install Split System Air Conditioners
Where is the best location to install these systems? With the range of sizes and capacities available you’ll be able to find a model for your needs. If you aren’t sure, our expert professionals will be happy to help you choose the best system.
The Indoor Unit
Indoor units should be installed to allow for clear unrestriced air flow throughout the space. The head is installed in a central location in the room you want to use it in.
Aesthetics – how will the room look once the unit is installed?
Airflow – avoid installing where airflow will blow on people.
Bedrooms– install it above the bed.
Indoor units are best installed high up on the wall so cool air is evenly blown out throughout the room. Unit filters need regular cleaning and maintenance so make sure you have easy access.
Don’t install the indoor unit of your air conditioner above electrical fittings. In the unlikely event of the unit ever leaking, this could create a safety hazard.
Don’t install the head near a large vent. Increased dust lead to filters need more regular cleaning to keep it operating at optimum levels.
Where To Position The Outdoor Unit
The outdoor units are generally installed against the outside wall of the room being air conditioned, unless this is impossible. Your qualified and licensed installer may be able to point out the best location for your situation.
Some outdoor systems can be very noisy. If the unit is noisy, take into consideration the impact on your neighbours, they won’t want to listen to a noisy compressor grinding away.
It’s important outdoor units are mounted in stable places where they won’t vibrate, such as a concrete pad, or slab. They require plenty of open space on either side to freely allow airflow. Keeping undergrowth cut well back is a must.Install the unit where it’s easily accessible for regular checks and maintenance, also make sure it’s not exposed to corrosive substances.