One of the most popular types of Air Conditioning systems used in homes, a split system is ‘split’ into two units; one that’s inside your home and one that is outside your home. These systems have gained popularity as they are efficient ways to both cool and heat your home throughout all seasons of the year. Some of the primary benefits of a reverse cycle split system include they are cost effective to install and also to run, they are easy to maintain and they run quietly and efficiently.
Situations in which a split system may not be the best option would be if you are trying to cool or heat a large open plan area as these systems can only push the air so far which renders them less effective in a larger space than a ducted system.
Split systems come in an array of different sizes and choosing the right size is particularly important to ensure you have maximum performance and minimal running costs. Air conditioners that are too large will use more energy, while systems that are too small will not cool or heat your space adequately. Split systems generally come in sizes from as little as 2.5kw through to the larger end of the scale at around 9kw.