Less noisy than wall units, and more energy efficient than central units, split unit air conditioners are quickly gaining popularity all over the U.S. If you don’t have the ductwork in place or the need for a central unit, then split unit may be your best bet. Here is some more information.
The average cost of a standard split unit air conditioning system is $3,000 for the unit itself and up to $3,000 more for the installation. Systems that have both cooling and heating abilities cost around $5,500. High-efficiency systems cost at least an additional $500. Get in touch with a licensed HVAC contractor to learn more.
Split unit air conditioning systems are considered durable as long as they are paired with the correct-size room (to prevent additional stress on the unit), the filters are regularly removed and cleaned, and the most suitable refrigerant is installed in the unit.
If you want to ensure the longevity of your split unit air conditioner, it’s important to keep up with the required maintenance.
Split unit air conditioners are comprised of two main parts or components: the outdoor component and the indoor component. The former consists of a compressor, condenser, and expansion valve, while the latter is made up of the evaporator (or cooling coil), and the cooling fan.
Generally these systems are used to cool one or two rooms, depending on the square footage.
In an effort to stray from the noisy window unit air conditioning systems and large central air conditioning systems, the Japanese invented the mini split unit air conditioning systems in the 1950’s. They have since grown in popularity throughout the United States due to their energy efficiency.
Important note: some manufacturers will consider their warranty to be null and void if the split unit air conditioning system is not installed by a professional.
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