What is a Split Air Conditioner?
Before getting started right away, let us have some idea about what a split system air conditioner is. A split air conditioner basically consists of two main parts, one is the outdoor unit and the other is the indoor unit. The former is installed either on or somewhere near the wall outside of the room and contains the compressor, condenser coil, and capillary tubing. The indoor unit contains the cooling coil, long blower as well as an air filter to remove the immense heat or moisture from an enclosed area and thus improve the weather conditions of the place.
This works like any other air conditioner as an electronic device that helps in modifying the surrounding air conditions. With an increase in global warming, summers can be extremely hot during the summer months. Summer demands the installation of an air conditioner at your place. Air conditioners have thus become a part of our lives, and with this increase in their demand, it has become less expensive and is easily affordable by anyone.
Every home is unique and designed on the basis of the owner’s wants and preferences. One needs to make sure that the air conditioner you choose is energy and cost-efficient. Unlike the old Air Conditioners systems, the new systems are not inbuilt to draw air into the room from the outside and instead change the air inside by the process of recirculation of the increasingly cool by using a strong circulatory fan attached to the system.
Split system air conditioners can either be a Mini-split or Central split air conditioner, where, the interior heat exchanger is separated by some distance from the exterior one. And we also have multi-split Systems which are conventional split systems allowing the heating or cooling of many rooms with one external system.
How to install a split system air conditioner?
While installation of split system air conditioners, the initial process takes time as it requires the proper installation of the unit. Also later regular services are required to ensure its proper working, maintenance, also improvisation resilience, for increasing the longevity of the system and for maximization of the system’s uptime.
The split Air Conditioner Installation undergoes the following criteria:
- A convenient place is selected for the unit installation. This place should be considerably away from direct sunlight and heat to avoid damage to the system.
- Only a strong wall needs to be chosen to fit into the system so that it can bear the weight of the unit and also secure the same from any kind of leakage or gas problems.
- All the pipes and wires are required to be installed and connected correctly and appropriately.
- The mounting place is secured to the interior of the wall and the needful electrical wiring is done with the unit being properly fitted into the place.
No kind of air conditioner is better than the other, so whether you go for the split system air conditioners or the packaged air conditioners, the type of unit is typically based on the structure of the house also. Another major difference is in their size… Split air conditioners are generally three times larger the size of a packaged unit and this is the sole reason why we find the former coming with two separate pieces, one on the outside, and the other one inside.