Split-system air conditioners are a worthwhile investment that can make your home comfortable in all seasons. Read on to discover several benefits.

Quick Response

The indoor component of a split system is on the wall nearby, and it can respond quickly to cool the space once you adjust the temperature and the fan speed.

The evaporator unit pulls in the air over the freezing cold coils, and the air blows out the other side of the unit colder. On some models, you can angle the louvres in different directions, which provides more control and helps you get relief faster. Because the air doesn't have to travel through ducts, it stays cold and doesn't lose temperature via duct walls.

Easy to Install and Maintain

A split-system air conditioner consists of a simple setup whereby an outdoor condenser is connected to the inside evaporator component with coils and wires. Thus, not much infrastructure is required compared to a ducted system that relies on tunnels and vents.

The indoor component fits on a wall, and the outdoor part needs a stable base, such as a small concrete slab. The closer you put the two parts together, the less piping you will need to connect them during the air conditioning installation.

A split system is easy to maintain as well. You just need to clean or replace the filters. An HVAC professional can maintain the coils and check the electrics during a routine service. The system doesn't undergo a lot of mechanical wear and tear, as there aren't many moveable parts besides the motors that run the fans.

Smart Control Choices

You can also opt for a model that offers smart control, letting you adjust the temperature and other settings from your phone. You can set some models up for voice commands so that you can tell the system what to do without interrupting what you're engaged in.

Reverse Cycle Option

A reverse-cycle unit provides heating as well as cooling, giving you comfort in all seasons from one machine. The system works similarly, whether it's heating or cooling; it just goes in reverse.

In both modes, the air is pulled over the same coils in the indoor unit before it's blown back into the room. But the coils are cold, so they cool the air in cooling mode. However, in heating mode, the coils are hot, so the air is warmed as it flows over them.

The outdoor condenser absorbs the warmth in the air, which heats the refrigerant coils. Thus, the heat is relocated from the outdoors to the indoors.

If you need an air conditioning installation, talk to an HVAC professional near you.