A split system air conditioner is one of the best new developments in air conditioning technology. It has the major benefits of split cooling and separation, with highly efficient operation at a lower cost. There are also many other benefits, such as reduced system noise and better-sealed ductwork for a more energy-efficient system. One of the best benefits of cheap split systems is excellent seasonal energy efficiency. SEER is the standard energy rating system for air conditioning, allowing for easy comparisons between them all.
These new split air conditioner units are split into two main sections: the central and window units. The central system houses the evaporator and the condenser unit, the first part of the system. These units are located on the walls just under the eaves or at least six inches below the existing roofline. The window units are placed in the attic on either side of the main room. (split units may also be installed in crawl spaces and basements.)
The split system air conditioner contains two evaporators: a cold air storage unit and a hot water storage unit. Each of these units is installed on a shaft, which is buried deeper than the others. The system gets its power from an electrical point installed in the attic or a dedicated outdoor point.
Cheap split systems are a lot quieter than the traditional type of air conditioning because there are no vents or fans needed. Because of this, the split system air conditioner is ideal for older homes where ventilation was a problem and for dormitories. In addition, the unit is far more energy-efficient than the more traditional types of cooling systems. The heat pump cools and heats the water contained within the indoor unit, circulating it through the house. It means that the unit uses significantly less energy than other air conditioning types, particularly solar-powered ones.
Another benefit to the split system air conditioner is controlling the temperatures in a room or an entire building. When one area is too hot, the heat pump kicks in and transfers the cooled air into another room or area that needs to be cooled. It is the opposite of what the more traditional systems do, which move the heat away from the desired area and bring in cooler air.
Cheap split systems also use a special compressor that requires ventilation to operate. The condenser is located outside the house in a sealed enclosure. When the unit’s compressor is turned on, the water starts to move inside, drawing cool air from the indoor unit and sending it through the ventilation system and into the outdoor unit. A door is opened to move the hot air outside into the conditioned outdoor area, while the cold air is blown out the windows of the outdoor unit. It is this mechanism that helps make it so effective.