A split system air conditioner has been known to originate in Japan and was introduced recently in other countries such as the United States. This type of air conditioning system is primarily used for schools, restaurants, family homes, office buildings, auditoriums, and theatres. They are also known as mini split types with central systems having 2 units. One of the units is known as the air-handling unit, which encompass the fan and evaporator. The other unit is known as the compressor along with the condenser.
The compressor and condenser, which is considered as one unit is usually placed outside the area of installation. On the other hand, the fan and evaporator is placed inside the area of installation. Both units, on the other hand, are connected using a conduit, which includes the drain, tubing, and power cable.
Apart from being easy to install, a split system air conditioner or mini split type is able to provide zone cooling facility, which may help in saving energy. This can be done through its thermostat, which helps control the zones individually. Another advantage of mini split types is that they are easy to install. They do not require any ducts on walls. More so, they produce much lesser noise as compared to other types of air conditioning systems. They are also available in different designs that can suit any interior.
However, a split system air conditioner also has several disadvantages. For one, it is more expensive as compared to window type air conditioning systems. In fact, they may cost twice the price of regular air conditioning systems. The price ranges from $1500 to $2000 for every ton. Ultimately, when choosing split type air conditioning systems for your home or office, make sure you check on their components as well as the proper facilities in order for the systems to function well.