When buying an air conditioner, you need to do your research to work out which is the best system and brand for you. A Mitsubishi heavy industries air conditioner or Mitsubishi split system is a great place to start! Daikin aircons, Fujitsu air conditioners, Panasonic air conditioners, and Samsung split air conditioners are also all viable options. But which one is for you? In this blog we will walk through the process you should go through to select one for you!
What is a Split System Air Conditioner?
A split system air conditioner is a type of refrigerant air conditioning unit that channels refrigerant liquid through itself in order to cool the air it blows. Similarly, it does the opposite when a room needs to be heated.
It is called a split system air conditioner because it comes in two parts. The outdoor compressor unit (the engine) and the indoor unit (the outlet).
The Indoor Unit
The indoor unit is the long, horizontal machine that you see inside the room and is what distributes the cool or warm air. They typically have; a heat exchange coil, filters, remote signal receiver, and fan.
The Outdoor Unit
The external outdoor compressor unit directs the refrigerant to the internal unit in order for the air to be cooled or heated. The outdoor unit contains a; compressor, propeller fan, circuit board, and heat exchange coil.
Why Buy a Split System Air Conditioner?
Split system air conditioners are one of the most popular types of air conditioners. They have many benefits, but most importantly, they are very cost-effective! Just take a look at the Mitsubishi split ac systems available, it is a shining example! Some of the benefits include:
- Fantastic for cooling or heating at least one medium to large sized room where a portable air conditioner may be lacking
- Easy-to-install in almost any location
- Cost-effective purchase and installation
- Perfect if you need to cool a few rooms but not the entire house, which would need the more expensive ducted system.
4 Tips on How to Choose a Split System Air Conditioner
The cost for a split system air conditioner is low, but it is not the only thing you should consider. Here are some of the other things to think about:
- Filter and Dehumidifier
If you live somewhere with a lot of dust/pollen, or live with someone who is prone to allergies or asthma, you should try to select an approved Sensitive Choice system. All air conditioners will have filters and dehumidifiers, but some will do the job better.
- Air Conditioner Timer
If you want a system that will turn on/off with a timer, that is an option. Most systems have the feature already, but not all. You should be aware if the system does or does not have the feature before you buy.
- Best Air Conditioner Energy Rating
Each air conditioner will have a different energy rating that will not only save you money on your power bill, but will be beneficial for the environment. You should not only check which brands do it best, but which unit. The initial outlay may be more expensive, but it will be worth it over time.
- Do You Want Heating?
If you want heating as well as cooling, it will be more expensive. You will need a reverse cycle split system air conditioner. If you live somewhere that is a touch colder or you get a bit nippy during winter, you should definitely consider a reverse cycle system.
The Pros and Cons of Split System Air Conditioners
As with anything, there are no doubt strengths and weaknesses of split system air conditioners. Here is a list of what they are:
- Efficient heating and cooling
- Whisper quiet
- Doesn’t have to make many changes to your home when installing
- Often the most cost-effective option
- Less running costs than a ducted system
- Not very good for open plan spaces and apartment buildings
- The outside condenser can still be noisy
- Cannot be installed yourself and needs a professional
- Usually more expensive than window units
- Strained and inefficient split systems can be expensive to run
The Best Brands
When it comes to brands, Mitsubishi split system air conditioners and the range from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries air conditioning, rank among the best. Their range is very affordable and has great energy efficiency in both reverse cycle and non reverse cycle options.
Daikin air conditioning, Fujitsu air conditioning, Panasonic air conditioning and Samsung air conditioning are some more of the most popular brands on the market with great; reliability, ease of use, connectivity, noise while operating and value for money.
Who Will Install Your Air Conditioner?
When it comes to the best air conditioning in Perth installations and solutions, All Air Services ranks among the best on the market. This is because we have been providing our solutions for over 15 years in Perth and we don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. We have; a fully local, permanent team with a fantastic culture, superior quality brands, minimum downtime with our fully equipped service vehicles, and a premium customer service.
We will provide you with a complete turnkey solution at All Air Services with a complete; shop, installation and service/repair family that you can rely on.
Do not hesitate, contact us now or browse our brands today! We are waiting for your call.