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What You Need To Know About Split Air Conditioning Systems
Nowadays, most households install AC systems in their homes in order to counteract the hotness or coldness of today’s climate changes. When it comes to AC systems, know that there are a wide variety of AC systems you can install at your home. One of the most sought-after is the split AC system.
Split Air Conditioning – What Is It?
A split air conditioning means that the condenser or otherwise known as the outdoor unit is separated from the indoor unit – this is actually the main reason why this type of AC system is called “split”. This AC system has at least one unit that is situated inside your room. The compressor, on the other hand is placed outside the room, either on the ground or perhaps on brackets hung on the wall. These days, there are already models that have multiple indoor units that make use of a single compressor – this is otherwise known as multi-split air conditioning system.
How It Works?
An electrical wiring and a copper connection pipe connect the indoor unit to the outdoor unit of the split AC. The gas refrigerant is then pumped from the outdoor condenser coil and compressor via the connection pipe toward the indoor unit/s. After that, a fan will quietly distribute cool air drawn across the unit’s evaporator coil.
Split AC Vs. Central AC
When using a split air conditioning, the amount of cold air that will enter the room can actually be controlled by a thermostat or perhaps it can be regulated by an infra-red remote control. What is nice about this AC type is that a room or an area of a building can maintain a different temperature from another room or area within a similar building.
On the contrary, in a central air conditioning system, the refrigerant it pumped from the outdoor condenser coil indoors towards a single indoor coil from which the cooled air is distributed in every room via a system of ducts. The amount of cold air that will enter into a room is regulated by altering the temperature of each room within the building.
The bottom-line when it comes to choosing which AC type to invest in is to know their pros and cons. From there, compare which among these AC types will benefit you most. By comparing all your options, you will be able to determine the best AC system that will suit your needs and budget.