What is a Split System system?
A split system air conditioner is a two-part air conditioner that features a separate indoor and outdoor unit, attached by copper piping — hence the name “split system”. The outdoor unit is responsible for creating cool air during the warmer months and heat in winter. The indoor unit then acts as a fan, blowing cool or warm air into your room, usually via a filtration or purification system.
Why opt for split system aircon installation?
There are a variety of reasons that you might opt for split system aircon installation. The Split system air conditioner installation cost can be substantially cheaper than investing in an entire ducted system but there are a variety of other compelling reasons:
- It’s particularly popular for apartments and small homes that may not have roof access and can’t fit a larger ducted system.
- Additionally, you may want each room in your home to act independently, to provide temperature control and on/off operation in every room. While this is achievable with ducted systems, that may not be a practical option for your home, depending on whether you have adequate roof or underfloor access.
- You may want to heat and cool a single living or central room in the house but not necessarily the rest of the home. Alternatively, you may just want a cost-effective solution to provide heating and cooling throughout a smaller home.
You want air purification built into your air conditioning system, which isn’t necessarily included as a default on ducted systems.
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What features do you want in your split system air conditioning?
As Canberra has such variable weather throughout the year, when we undertake a split system air conditioner installation, we only use reverse cycle split systems. These are able to both heat and cool, maximising their efficiency and ensuring you’re comfortable year-round. However, there are also other considerations when you’re choosing a split system air conditioner:
- Filters and air purification — If you suffer from asthma or allergies, you should consider a system that provides genuine air purification, rather than just filtration.
- Controls and Wi-Fi — Built-in timers and Wi-Fi control are increasingly popular choices for air conditioner controls. Timers allow you to preset when you’d like your air conditioner to be switched on, while Wi-Fi allows you remote access, letting you switch the air conditioner on and off whenever you want.
Aesthetically pleasing design — Given the large variety of brands and models available on the market, aesthetics should be a key part of your decision-making process. It’s easy to find a system that matches your interior decor and will enhance the look of the room it’s in.
More than one room to cool?
When you look at how to install a split system, it’s easy to assume that it’s best suited to small houses or apartments with one centralised room. But in truth, multiple split systems can also be a great way to heat and cool your home, particularly if you want highly personalised control over different areas of the house. In these instances, a multi-head split system can be a perfect solution. A multi-head split system operates multiple indoor units inside from a single outdoor unit, minimising both exterior noise and the disruption to your outdoor space.
Running costs and efficiency
At Climate Master, we pride ourselves on offering highly efficient split system air conditioners. For every unit (kW) of electricity used, our systems produce an average of 3-3.5 kW of heating or cooling.
Talk to the local experts
For more than 25 years, Climate Master has been providing our customers in Canberra with the expertise they need to make informed decisions about their air conditioners. Get in touch with our team today to find out how much to install a split system at your home, so you can get your home to the temperature that you want.