Split air conditioning simply means that the condenser (or sometimes referred to as the “outdoor unit”) is separated from the “indoor unit”, hence the term “split”. Split air conditioning has at least one unit that sits inside the room being cooled. The compressor sits outside on wall brackets or the ground. Some types come with multiple indoor units that use a single compressor, known as the multi-split air conditioning.
All air conditioning design needs to calculate how many BTUs are needed for optimised cooling in the area. We have a calculation that will make this job easy and will take into account whether rooms are closed or open plan to maximise efficiency.
Split air conditioning works with a copper connection pipe and electrical wiring connecting the indoor unit to the outdoor unit. Gas refrigerant is pumped from the outdoor condenser coil and compressor through the connection pipe to the indoor unit or units. A fan then distributes cool air drawn across the unit’s evaporator coil.
In split air conditioning systems, a thermostat can control the amount of cold air entering the room or it can be regulated by an infrared remote control. Therefore, one room or one area of a building can maintain a different temperature from another room or area in the same building.
Split air conditioning systems are an ideal solution when spot cooling is required – for example, you may require the living room to be cooled during the day and the bedroom at night. Split air conditioning is also ideal for installation into existing buildings as the condenser can be placed outside the target area and connection pipes and wiring can be run into the room. Inside wall or ceiling units and cassettes then distribute the cooled air.
As no ductwork or air distribution system is needed with a split air conditioning system, these units can be installed almost anywhere. Homes, offices, shops, guesthouses, hotels, schools, equipment rooms, computer rooms, and laboratories are just some locations we have installed systems of this kind.
These systems are easily installed with the minimum of fuss and disruption. Split air conditioning is easily maintained with washable filters and a long time between periodic cleanings. Both the indoor and outdoor units are designed for quiet operation. Indoor units are typically quiet enough for libraries, classrooms, boardrooms, and bedrooms. Outdoor units are quiet enough to be installed without disruption to residents. The stylish indoor units blend into any décor style. With a reverse heating cycle for winter, these systems are ideal for any situation.