Split System Air Conditioning


A split system, as its name suggests, is split into two or more operating components. The fan and evaporator (inside the building), and a compressor unit (outside the building). The two sections are connected using wires and tubing. It is these lines that allow the system to be considered ductless.

As with anything there are advantages and disadvantages. In the case of the split system air conditioning system the advantages far outweigh the disadvantages.

Advantages of a split system

  • No ductwork means there will be very little modification to your home when the system is installed.
  • Quick and easy to operate. Split systems heat or cool spaces very quickly and are easy to control via a remote control.
  • Deliver warm or cool air only in the spaces needed.
  • Because they are powered by electricity, split systems can be subsidised by solar power, making them a cost-effective solution for homes powered with the help of solar panels.
  • Low ongoing maintenance costs.
  • Most split systems have heating and cooling capabilities as standard, so you can use one system year-round.
  • Split air conditioning systems are quiet compared to window units.

Disadvantages of a split system

  • Requires installation by professional installer
  • As with all air-conditioning systems oversized or incorrectly located units can be inefficient.
  • Difficulty in finding qualified people who are willing to install a split system