Split systems come in a huge range of capabilities and designs. The most commonly recognised and installed split systems are wall-mounted units with fan coils (otherwise known as evaporators). Wall-mounted split systems are commonly used in houses and apartments as there is only a requirement for two parts to be installed; the indoor unit and the outdoor unit.
Split systems are generally a straightforward install, especially when compared with something like an Evaporative Cooling system where duct and vents need to be installed throughout the entire home.
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.
How a Split System works when cooling / heating your home:
Mitsubishi Electric Explains How Split Systems Work:
One of our recommended brands for Split Systems is Mitsubishi Electric. For a Mitsubishi Electric GE Series 2.5KW Split System, installed in a small room providing regular heating & cooling during the winter and summer periods, the annual running cost would be measured at $272.34.
*Data is based on: 2016 Victoria Energy Tariff of 32.1 c/kWh, using a Mitsubishi Electric Single Small Sized Room 2.5KW Split System collected from Sustainability Victoria’s Energy Consumption and Running Costs website. Usage times were set on average to 4 months of heating, and 2 months of cooling based on 7 hours a day. Actual running costs are affected by many factors including climate and insulation; this data should only be used as a guide and does not guarantee your individual running costs will reflect these results.
It doesn’t take much to reduce your running costs with a Split System. Depending on the model you purchase, and it’s respective star rating will determine how much you can save annually. However looking beyond the initial cost to how you use your Split System can help as well.
Best Tip! Set the thermostat between 24C and 26C for cooling. Every degree lower in summer will increase the running costs by around 10%.
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.
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.
Multi-Head Split Systems
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.
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This is my second system that Coldflow have installed and I'm very happy with the result.
2 head air conditioning system installation was quick and tidy. Even though the cassettes are more complicated and involved to install. All the guys cleaned up after themselves and took all the rubbish away. Excellent service and workmanship, even when it rained and then heat (it's Melbourne).
System work a treat, just waiting for the heatwave to arrive. Great work by the team.
I was extremely happy with the service provided by Coldflow.
I had a ducted cooling system installed. The team turned up on time and completed the job the same day. The guys were courteous and completed the job with a minimum of fuss and disruption. The workmanship was excellent and all ducts were located as per our agreement. They placed drop sheets wherever required and cleaned up after completion. Again was very happy with the service provided by all the crew.
Replaced gas ducted unit. Installation was the perfect I have ever seen and the installers cleanup and did more than they were suppose to do. Customer service focused and really good company to work with. Have also got my cooling installed from them last year, so recommended already to friends and to anyone needing Heating and Cooling
From my first conversation with a consultant, I felt confident that Coldflow had the experience and knowledge I was looking for. I was thrilled with the level of customer service I received and follow up from them. The installers were professional and helpful and on time. I am very happy with the evaporative cooling unit we chose, thanks to the assistance and guidance of our consultant. I highly recommend Coldflow and would use them again.
Very good service. David the Sales consultant understood what i wanted with no pressure, and was patient. Installers were friendly. Had one one problem with controller, but they have back the next day and was promptly fixed. Thanks again
Thanks to Craig at Coldflow. He listened to me, about how cold and hot certain rooms were. Other companies just tried to sell me what they wanted. Very good service, very happy with my heating and cooling.