A split system consists of two units and is what most people recall when they hear the word A/C – a wall-mounted rectangular appliance (together with the outdoor unit outside, of course). On the other hand, the central systems which are popular in the US are practically invisible, and consist of a main unit with a number of ducts linking rooms in a cooling/heating system. But which is the better system?
- Cost – a air conditioning repairs at Subiaco is the higher investment when compared with a central A/C system. The reason for this is that the initial installation for the split A/C system is expensive, despite being small and easy to install, because the split system is ductless. On the other hand, installing a central A/C system (together with a brand new ductwork) can cost you less than half of the price you would invest on installing a split A/C system; in case the house already has a previous ductwork installed, then you can very well expect this price to lower to about one third of the split A/C system’s installation costs.
- Installation – a split air conditioning system consists, as has been mentioned above, of two units: the outdoor unit and the indoor unit. They are relatively easy to install as there is no need to install separate ductworks. On the other hand, a central A/C system can be more difficult to install, as ducts connecting every room to the central A/C have to be installed too. However, in houses where pre-existing ductwork is present, the installation of a central A/C system is not any more difficult than installing a split A/C system.
- Size and space required – in this case too, the split A/C system wins: they are small and flexible electrician in Perth units which do not require the installation of ducts, and are therefore ideal in locations where ductwork is difficult to install. The two units of the split system do not require a very large space, so they are also recommended in areas where space is an issue, such as in apartments or office spaces. The central A/C system requires the installation of ducts, and is therefore not possible to be installed in areas where this is impossible.
- Efficiency – efficiency-wise however, the central A/C system is superior: it is well suited to the heating or cooling of entire houses and is as such more efficient as the split system. The split A/C system is often recommended to regulate the temperature of a single room, and not an entire house: this is because the issue of hot and cold spots can arise with split systems.
- Maintenance – the maintenance of a split system is pretty simple: only the filters need to be replaced regularly. On the other hand, the maintenance of a central system is much more troublesome: they should be serviced annually, and the ductwork needs to be cleaned every three to four years.