How Do Split System Air Conditioners Work?
- on February 26, 2020
- Categories: Tips & Tricks
A split system air conditioner works with both an indoor and outdoor unit, essentially the system is split in half.
In cooling, the system actually absorbs the warm air inside and transfers the heat through the pipes to the outdoor unit (see the diagram in this post). This results in cool air coming out of the indoor unit.
A side effect of the cooling effect and humidity results in condensation water gathering at the indoor unit.
In heating, the air conditioning work in exactly the reverse. A valve changes the direction of refrigerant and lets the system run in reverse to provide heating during the colder months. Their flexibility and ease of maintenance really make wall mounted split air conditioners the most popular residential system.
Split System Advantages
The latest Inverter technology is your key to more comfort as it maintains a constant temperature, saves costs (through less energy consumption) and produces relatively less noise when used.
Wall mounted AC split systems are the most affordable option for a single room, apartment or small house as they are relatively cheap to buy (depending on how many indoor units you require) and there is no duct work required.
Each indoor unit is able to control the room that it is installed in, thus each room can have a different temperature allowing you total independent control.
Many split air conditioning systems have air filtering and humidity control functions that regulate the amount of dust and humidity in a room.
BONUS: Wireless Connectivity
Many of the popular brands are enabling Wi-Fi connectivity. This allows you to remotely control your system via a smartphone, tablet or as part of a home automation system. This feature works especially well in the case of cooling your home down just before you arrive there.
Ask a Proven professional about Wi-Fi connectivity on 1300 776 247.