Split systems come in a range of shapes and sizes, the most commonly installed & recognised type of Split Systems are the Wall Mounted units (fan coils aka evaporators). These are commonly used or seen in apartments and or houses in single rooms due to the fact that only 2 parts are required to be installed (in comparison to an Evaporative Cooler where you need to place duct & vents throughout your whole house).
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.
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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