If you want to retrofit your home and put a more efficient air conditioning system in place, you may be tempted to look at something other than a ducted installation. In your case, it may be more beneficial to think about a split configuration, and you should weigh up the potential benefits before you pull the trigger. So, why are split system air-conditioners worth looking at, and what advantages may they have over ducted or window-based units?
Many older homes had ducted air conditioning systems installed, which took advantage of the technology of the time but may not be as efficient today as they could be. Due to the nature of these systems, the infrastructure can be quite extensive and, in a larger home, may not always be the most logical choice.
With an older, ducted system, you can expect to lose quite a lot of energy as the conditioned air passes through all of that ductwork. You may still be able to push the air through to each room, but the entire setup will have to run more than it should simply to ensure that the home remains as cool as possible.
Split system conditioners don't use ducts, so you'll automatically reduce the amount of energy you use in distribution. In addition, you can put individual units in each room, so you can decide if you don't want to cool off certain areas at specific times and be even more selective with your energy usage.
Ease of Installation
Split systems are also easier to install, as they're simply mounted to a wall or suitable area and feature an indoor unit with a corresponding outdoor design. You just need to connect everything using cables and copper tubing rather than metre upon metre of complex ducting.
The last thing that you want is a noisy, window-mounted A/C unit that keeps you awake at night. After all, the condenser is located inside the home, and it'll certainly produce a lot of noise when it is in motion. Split system air-conditioners are far quieter, and the "noisy" part is contained within a small outdoor unit instead.
Better All Around
All in all, split systems allow you to be more selective with your cooling operation and save energy as well. They are also far more cost-efficient than the other systems, so you can expect to save money over the long haul.
Talk with your an installation professional and weigh up the benefits of split air conditioning.
Hello there, welcome to my blog. My name is Andrew and this blog is going to be about how to install and maintain HVAC systems. When I purchased a new office space in downtown Perth, I didn't have the first idea about HVAC systems. I knew that I would need one, as I couldn't expect my staff to work away in the heat of an Australian summer without any air conditioning. I contacted an HVAC contractor who advised me on the best type of system to install. He also gave me some top tips on how I could keep the HVAC system in good condition.