How does an air conditioner work?

split system air conditioners

The summer heat in Australia can be quite unrelenting, which makes air conditioning feel more like a necessity than luxury these days.

Speaking of air conditioners – most people associate air conditioners with making a room cooler, but did you know that an air conditioner does not actually produce cold air?

An air conditioner works by transferring the heat from inside a building to the outside. It uses a refrigerant to absorb excess heat in the room, before pumping the hot air out through a system of pipes to an evaporator coil.

This cools the air down, and the cooled air is then blown back into the room. As the process continues all over again, more heat is removed with only cool air released back into the room, and this results in a cooler room.

The effectiveness of split systems

All air conditioners work similarly according to the process above.

Split systems are only different in that it has one unit completely located on the outside of the building, while another unit remains inside.

Split systems are also designed to cool a room without the use of ducting, making it simpler to use and also allowing better zone control. Besides that, split systems are known to be more efficient than ducted systems, as the air does not need to travel through ducting and be lost to insufficient insulation.

As individual units, split system air conditioners are easy to operate and maintain. Every unit comes with a remote control that is easy to use, and some also has the option of a wall-mounted thermostat.

Split systems are generally easy to clean as well. The indoor unit has filters that need occasional cleaning. This can be done by you, although other more comprehensive servicing or repairs should be done by a licensed professional.

The outdoor units are usually also easily accessible, making maintenance and repair simpler and more affordable than other cooling systems.

Many modern split system models also offer air purification features that help clean the air and prevent dust and allergens, providing families a safe home with good quality indoor air.

Other benefits of a split system include low operation noise, Other benefits of a split system include air purification features, low operation noise and an attractive design.

If you are looking for the right air conditioner installation for your home or workplace, you’ve come to the right place. Our team will be able to recommend the best model that will fit your budget and requirements. Call us at 03 9729 0894 or email [email protected] today.