A split air conditioning system comprises two main components, a fan unit located within the space being conditioned and an associated external unit which interacts with the outdoor climate. These are linked by a set of refrigerant pipes and some cabling. Systems are available in a cooling only or heating and cooling options. They are a great option both domestically and commercially. The typical characteristics of a split system are as listed below, these may be augmented depending on final system selection;

Indoor Unit Options and Combinations


There are a number of alternative indoor unit options available, the choice of which will depend on the unit’s interaction with the proposed space and your preference. Note that in all instances the overall system configuration remains the same (for example; indoor units, outdoor unit and refrigerant piping), with only the indoor unit changing in each case. Work with us to find the indoor unit that works for your space!

Wall Mounted

Wall mounted air conditioning units are among the most commonly installed domestic air conditioning system. Their installation is low on impact, cost and space with a functionality that is familiar.

They are a great option for both new builds and for the addition of air conditioning to an existing space.

Concealed Ducted Unit

This ducted air conditioning option affords the user the opportunity to conceal the indoor unit behind suitably aesthetic ventilation grilles. It is an excellent option when a discreet air conditioning installation is preferred. Units are typically installed above lowered ceilings, delivering the air to the space via a bulkhead. This iteration is a single zone unit.

Concealing the air conditioning unit ensures that it is out of sight and out of mind.

Multi-Zone Ducted Unit

Again this option affords the user the opportunity to conceal the indoor unit behind suitably aesthetic ventilation grilles. In this case the unit supplies and returns air from multiple spaces and is installed in a central location. This unit gives more flexibility on the type of ventilation grille that may be used, introducing grilles that may be installed flush to the ceiling.

Concealing the air conditioning unit ensures that it is out of sight and out of mind.

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Ceiling Mounted (Cassette)

Although less common in a domestic setting the ceiling mounted ‘cassette’ type air conditioner offers great functionality in a space, allowing for a centrally located installation and 360 degree air distribution.

Ceiling mounted units can be an excellent choice in a dining or multi-functional room setting domestically and commercially their air distribution is the perfect pattern for an office environment.

Floor Mounted

Floor mounted units come with both a standard and a concealed option.

The standard model is low impact from an installation perspective and offers a sleek design. There are options to mount them to both wall and floor.

Floor Mounted (Concealed)

A concealed floor mounted AC unit is a great option for areas where ceiling and wall space is at a premium.

They can be recessed within walls or housed within custom joinery with only their two grilles and the controller visible.

A concealed unit is out of sight and out of mind.

Under Ceiling Suspended Type

Again less common than the wall, floor and ducted units the ceiling suspended offers an alternative where spatial or design considerations prohibit the use of the other indoor units.

It’s main operational benefit is an excellent air distribution pattern via the high level supply.

Split System Characteristics


 

High efficiency inverter technology

Modern air conditioning systems benefit from advances in inverter technology. This allows the unit to deliver the required room conditions in an efficient, economical manner. This saves money on running costs and reduces our environmental impact.

 

Single zone control

Spilt systems serve a single zone, allowing the occupant to switch on or off the unit as and when it is required without affecting other occupants in the house. The unit may also turn on and off based on a number of other methods, including an occupancy sensor, preferred set point conditions or via a time schedule. This ensures that energy is not wasted conditioning unused spaces.

 

Additional control options

From your wall mounted or remote controller the occupant can easily switch between the available modes; heating, cooling and ventilation while adjusting the immediate perceived effect of the supplied air via the fan speed, air direction and room temperature.

You can add WiFi functionality to any unit, allowing for remote programming of settings, ensuring that when you get home the indoor environment is ready for you.

 

Low noise

Modern units are quiet thanks to efficient fans and a focus on effective noise control. The unit can operate in the background without affecting your focus.

 

Cost effective

With the relative simplicity of the system, split air conditioning systems are economical with respect to cost while offering the benefits listed above.

 

Ease of installation

Again with respect to the relative simplicity of the system, this makes the split system a great option particularly where being retrofitted to an existing property.

 

Indoor Unit Options

There are a number of alternative indoor unit options available, the choice of which will depend on the unit’s interaction with the proposed space and your preference. The available system types are listed below with their individual characteristics discussed farther down the page. Note that in all instances the overall system configuration remains the same (for example; indoor unit, outdoor unit and refrigerant piping), with only the indoor unit changing.