Although most people are more familiar with the luxuries and conveniences brought about by central air conditioning, you might not be aware that cheap split systems can be installed in your home. Split air conditioners, such as those displayed here, comprise a condenser, compressor, and an evaporative cooler coil in a single unit.
These systems offer much better efficiency than their packaged counterparts and have been proven to be highly effective when used in residential settings. The following are just some of the benefits of having a split AC system installed in your home.
Probably the most apparent advantage is the improved efficiency of the system. There is a much smaller cross-section of space for cool air to pass through with cheap split systems. In the case of the evaporative coolers and compressors, space is narrowed by a three-inch hole.
Since the coils are now located closer together, there is also a significantly improved combustion air flow rate. This means that the system requires less energy to maintain the same temperature throughout the house.
Split AC systems require less ductwork than traditional methods of cooling. Conventional systems use large, open-air ducts through the roof and across the entire house. This results in the accumulation of coolant near windows and doors.
These vents often become clogged with dirt, debris, and dust, reducing airflow and drastically lowering the indoor temperature. Split AC systems eliminate the need for ductwork because they install in overhead ventilators instead. The vents run along the home’s exterior walls, directly under the window units, allowing efficient cooling of the attic, interior of the house, and all corners and nooks.
Split AC systems offer energy efficiency at a lower price than some of the most popular options on the market today. If you are interested in purchasing an air conditioning system for your home, take a long look at the Energy Star rating. The higher the number, the more energy-efficient the product. However, it is essential to note that the actual efficiency rating can be misleading, as they rarely include ductwork. The existing ratings will be lower because the unit does not have to run through every house, but rather only a central location.
Installing a cheap split systems is an affordable alternative to buying a new system outright. Instead of buying a whole fresh air handling unit, you can save money by purchasing a packaged unit with ductwork already installed. These packages are available in both vertical and horizontal installation options, allowing you to choose the system that best suits your needs.
A vertical package unit will usually be installed on the wall behind the window, while a horizontal structure can be installed in the attic or a section of the basement. An indoor air handler unit can also be included in the package, depending on your exact needs.
One of the most common advantages of these types of air systems is their price. Because they are installed, much like other types of heating and cooling options, on existing floors, you do not need to tear up any walls or even mow the lawn to install one of these energy-efficient devices.
They are sometimes also referred to as mini-split air systems, which confuse people who may not realize that they are buying a system that splits the space into separate zones. They are most often found in residential homes, although some builders are beginning to use them in commercial buildings. While there are many advantages to this type of cooling and heating, there are also many disadvantages.
Many of the most commonly installed air conditioning units are less efficient than newer models, so be sure to shop around when comparing the price to determine the best deal.