How Do Split Systems Work?
Split air conditioning systems have their name due to half the system (condenser) being outside the house while the other half (fan coil) is installed inside. When cooling, the warm air from inside the room is taken in by the fan coil and removed, resulting in cool air recirculating back into the house. While reverse cycle allows for the heat pump to run in reverse to provide heating during cold days.
Split air conditioning systems can be fitted to individual rooms, areas or multiple rooms connected by copper piping to an outdoor unit (condenser). Multi-head split air conditioning systems can be installed for up to nine rooms with only one outdoor unit, and allowing for individual temperature control of each room.
Types of Indoor Units
There are two major types of split systems: a conventional one to one split system where one fan coil is connected to one condenser while a multi-head system is where multiple fan coils (up to 9) are connected to a single condenser. Different fan coils (indoor units) can serve different purposes:
The most standard type of residential split air conditioning. Most convenient for apartments or small houses.
Where normal split system installation is not possible due to the lack of wall space or concrete ceilings, a bulkhead can be added to solve your heating and cooling needs. It is quiet and suitable for any application.
The clever design of these units allows them to be attached to a ceiling for more flexibility in situations where wall space is limited. Traditionally more suited for commercial use (Bars, Shops…) but can be a good solution to not having any space the walls for a wall mount.
Console systems can be installed on both the floor and ceiling. Traditionally seen more in commercial buildings (hotels, petrol stations…) but can applied in certain domestic situations where a high airflow is required.
Our floor standing split systems are compact and ideal for those wanting to position their unit at ground level. The units use either top or top and bottom discharges with wide-angle louvre’s and top discharge auto-swing to efficiently distribute air right across the whole room.
Why Split Air Conditioning?
Wall mounted split air conditioning systems are the most commonly owned residential air conditioning system, as they are affordable and easily to maintain.
Inverter technology is your key to more comfort throughout the year as it maintains a constant temperature, saves costs (less energy consumption) and produces relatively less noise when used. This is achieved through controlling the compressor rotation speed more precisely.
Wall mounted split AC systems are the best affordable option for a one 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.
Multi-Head Split System
Multi-head split systems allow different indoor units to connect to one outdoor condenser, which in turn gives you the comfort of having the most suitable air conditioner (in terms of physical and output constraints) for a specific room.
Independent Temperature Control
Each indoor unit is able to control the room that it is installed in, thus each room can have a different temperatures.
Many split air conditioning systems have air filtering and humidity control functions that regulate the amount of dust and humidity in a room. This gives sensitive customers (children, elderly, asthmatic or allergic users) an ease of mind and body.
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