Split System Adelaide
A split system air conditioner is one of the most popular air conditioners as it can be used for heating and cooling and is easy to install. The units are relatively low cost and offer good energy and cost efficiency. Rite Price Heating and Cooling has a huge range of Split System Adelaide with all the leading brands, models and sizes to suit every situation. Options include cooling only or reverse cycle units.
So what is split system? It’s a refrigerated air conditioner that splits its components into two parts: an indoor air outlet unit (which contains the evaporator component), and an outdoor unit (which houses the compressor and condenser components). With a reverse cycle air conditioner, the condenser (which is responsible for expelling unwanted heat) is also located in the inside unit. The two units are connected by insulated tubes that carry refrigerant, which are typically piped through a small hole in the wall.
The inside unit is usually a sleek, slimline shape that is quite unobtrusive when mounted on the wall, finished in a white or cream casing. Supplied with an infra-red remote control, it offers easy bush-button operation.
Split system Adelaide air conditioners are fairly quiet to run, because the major sources of noise – the compressor and fan for the condenser – are located outside of the room. This is a big advantage over traditional window units.
No matter how good your system is, or how well it has been sized to suit the room, it won’t operate efficiently if it is poorly installed. This will reduce the system’s cooling and heating capacity, increase your electricity costs and shorten the life of your system. If you buy a unit that’s too big, you’ve wasted money and it may operate inefficiently. If you buy a unit that’s too small, you won’t be as comfortable and you will probably spend a lot more on electricity bills than you need to because the unit is being overworked.
At Rite Price Heating and Cooling our experts can advise you with a free in-home measure and quote. Alternatively, bring your room measurements into the store and we’ll work out what size system you will need. When the time comes to install, Rite Price can arrange complete installation using our own fully licensed, reliable tradespeople. And, it’s comforting to know, it’s all backed that up with a 10 year warranty on workmanship.
A split system Adelaide air conditioner is different from other air conditioning units because it has no ductwork, so it doesn’t require major installation work. In traditional air conditioning units, the ductwork required to operate the system generally increases energy expenditure, as a central air conditioning unit may lose a lot of energy due to heat exchange in the air duct system.
In a spilt system air conditioning, the lack of a duct system means there is very little opportunity for heat or energy loss. Instead, the indoor and outdoor units are connected with a set of electrical wires and tubing. This is better for your wallet and for the environment.
On installation day, your installer will help you to determine the most suitable location to position both the inside and outside units.
For the inside unit, you want the finished installation to look good. The unit should be positioned aesthetically within the room. Ideally it should be installed high up on the wall to ensure that cool air is blown out throughout the room. The position should allow for maximum air flow throughout the space, offering optimal operational efficiently. Easy access to the unit is important for future servicing or cleaning.
It should not be installed directly above electrical fittings because if the unit ever ends up leaking, it could create a safety hazard. It’s also a good idea to stay away from large vents or other sources of dust or airborne particles, requiring the filter to potentially be cleaned more often in order to keep it operating properly.
The outdoor unit should generally be installed against the outside wall of the room being air conditioned. Consideration should be given to the noise it will make, which generally is not a problem unless the unit is quite close to the neighbours’ doors or windows.
The unit will need to be mounted in a stable place where it won’t vibrate, where there is plenty of free space on either side to allow airflow, where it won’t be exposed to corrosive substances, and where it will be easily accessible for maintenance,
If you have a large home, it is possible to have multiple indoor units connected to a single outdoor unit or compressor. This makes it easy to cool multiple rooms or maintain the temperature throughout a large room through the use of several indoor cooling units. It also means you won’t need to worry about having a large bank of outdoor units making an ugly mess at the side of your property.
The price will depend on the size and capacity of the unit and number of splits. Rite Price Heating and Cooling takes pride in our ability to offer you great deals from trusted suppliers. What is more, our staff offer fantastic after sales service that you just won’t find elsewhere.
Buy a unit with the highest star rating for the power output you need. The more stars it has, the more energy efficient your split system Adelaide air conditioner is, the less it will cost you in power bills.
You can compare the energy efficiency of units you are considering at www.energyrating.gov.au or look at the Energy Rating Label on the product. And for more information on split system air conditioning, visit rite price heating and cooling.