Summer is here again, bringing with it those hot and humid days and mild nights. This heat can often lead to one of two common scenarios – either you might be sweating it out at home in front of a fan or staying back working overtime in the office to take advantage of the nice cool aircon. If keeping your family cool is a priority this summer, there are a lot of great benefits for considering a wall mounted air conditioner for your home. Whether you’re considering installing one in an existing dwelling or a brand new build, there are a few simple reasons why you should definitely go ahead!
Probably the most obvious benefit of having a split system is that you can set your desired temperature in the room which the unit is installed in. If you have multiple rooms with multiple devices, then each room can be set or adjusted to the liking of whoever is in it. This functionality is not commonly found in a ducted central system.
Compared with an old fashioned ducted air conditioning system, a split system air conditioner uses far less energy overall, and includes a number of energy efficiency standards that cut down on power costs. Ducted systems suffer energy loss as the air travels through the ductwork, and this results in the system running for longer and more often. A wall mounted air conditioning system doesn’t work as hard or for as long, and thus won’t require as regular servicing, which can further reduce costs.
Other efficiency benefits can be attributed to further advancements in technology, with some new systems operating with up to 50% more energy efficiency than a comparable 10 year old system.
Split system air conditioners can be installed on almost any type of property. Using only a small copper pipe and cabling from outside, installation can be quick and easy. The unit is designed to fit within your room decor and be discreet, allowing them to be installed in smaller homes or spaces.
Modern compressors meanwhile, that attach to the outside of the building, can be installed up to 30 metres away from the home if needed and are designed to also fit the needs of the home owner (with some compressor models varying in size, compactness and colours). Installations can be usually be completed within a few hours when installed by a registered air-conditioning technician.
Easier to Maintain
While ducted air conditioning systems require routine inspection and maintenance of the ducts in your floor or ceiling, split systems may only require changing of a filter or a simple visual inspection of the compressor or unit. You will save money long term on other issues like cleaning and removal of dust and debris– another common concern with ducted systems.
During the colder months, using the heating function of a split system air conditioner is also significantly safer than plugin electric column or floor heaters, minimising the risk of burning yourself or even leading to a fire risk.
Quiet to run
Split system air conditioning units are quiet to run and make a convenient alternative to any other heating or cooling systems. Compressors are situated outside, directing any fan noise away from your house structure or windows. In addition, the fan bearings and internal movement within these devices have been engineered to be stronger and run smoother, generating less noise than older cooling devices.
Its important that you consider what type of uses your system will go through over Summer and Winter months and whether features like timers and remote temperature control, or quiet/economical modes will be in use as well. It is also worthwhile that you ensure your windows and doors are properly sealed, preventing hot and cold air from escaping. This will maximise the efficiency of your new air conditioner allowing you to enjoy the benefits of your newly installed split system air conditioner!