What is a split system air-conditioner?
Split System air conditioners consist of two parts: The indoor unit (the fan coil) and the outdoor unit (the condenser). The fan coil is mounted inside and is connected by refrigeration piping, communication and power cabling to the condenser, which is installed outside, where air can flow over the condensing coil to absorb or reject heat.
Almost all split system air conditioners are reverse cycle, which means they heat as well as cool and have inverter technology coupled with variable speed compressors which make them supremely energy efficient in both heating and cooling.
Split Systems are an excellent choice to heat and cool one space at a time and are a popular choice for heating and cooling bedrooms, apartments, home offices or large domestic environments.
How do Split System Air Conditioners work?
Split System air conditioners heat, cool and purify air through the vapour compression refrigeration cycle.
Vapour compression involves a thermodynamic process of a refrigerant changing state (from a liquid to a vapour - then from a vapour back to a liquid again) to enable it to absorb and reject heat.
How energy efficient are Split System Air Conditioners?
Split System air conditioners are one of the most energy efficient forms of heating and cooling available.
As the thermodynamic process of absorbing and rejecting heat is naturally done by the refrigerant changing state, electricity simply runs the sensors, fans and compressor.
Split systems usually have a coefficient of performance (COP) of at least 3.5 to 1. This means that for every kW of electrical energy that goes in, at least 3.5kW of mechanical work is performed.
Why choose a Split System Air Conditioner?
Split System air conditioners are perfect to heat and cool one space at a time. They are a cost effective solution and usually have a neat and uncomplicated installation.
Precise Temperature Control
How much does it cost to supply and install a Split System Air Conditioner?
The typical cost for the supply and installation of a 2.5kW reverse cycle split system air conditioner should range between $1600 and $3000 inc GST. The exact cost to supply and install a split system in Melbourne depends on a few factors:
The indoor unit mounting location
The total refrigerant piping distance.
The condenser mounting type
The Switchboard Location
The make and model of the split system