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Through our extensive experience in the air conditioning industry, we provide the right advice to supply and install a Split System Air Conditioning unit to suit your needs, and we can make sure your air conditioner or split system is constantly running at its optimum level through regular servicing and maintenance to avoid annoying breakdowns and costly repairs. That's our guarantee.
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FAQ's... all your questions answered!
What is a Split System?
A split system is an air conditioner which consists of two parts. The indoor unit (the evaporator) and the outdoor unit (the condenser). The evaporator is mounted inside the room, and is connected by refrigeration piping (supplied by the installer) to the condenser, which is mounted outside.
How does a split system air conditioner work?
Split system air conditioners operate on a vapour compression refrigeration cycle. This is a thermodynamic process of refrigerant changing state (from a vapour to a liquid to a vapour again) which enables air conditioners to heat or cool.
What is an 'inverter' air conditioner?
An inverter is an air conditioner which has the ability to vary the speed of the compressor. This enables the compressor to compress refrigerant as it is required. This means that once the air conditioner reaches the desired temperature, the compressor keeps running, but at a very slow speed. This gives the air conditioner the ability to be energy efficient, quieter and hold a more stable temperature.
What is a 'fixed speed' air conditioner?
A fixed speed air conditioner has a compressor with two speeds. On and off. This means that when you come home and turn the air conditioner on, the compressor runs flat out until the desired temperature is reached. Then the compressor turns off. Assuming it’s in cooling mode, when the compressor is off, the temperature rises between two to three degrees before the thermostat tells the compressor to turn on again and produce more cold air. The compressor then runs flat out until the temperature is reached and it turns off again. This cycle usually happens between 10 - 12 times an hour.
What is reverse cycle?
Reverse cycle air conditioners have the ability to reverse the flow of refrigerant, which enables the unit to heat as well as cool. Reverse cycle heating is one of the most energy efficient forms of heat you can put into your property ??“ as the heat is generated by the refrigerant condensing. The power only runs the fans and compressor. Reverse cycle splits are about the same price as cooling only models
What size split do I need?
Split system air conditioners come in a wide variety of sizes and are often measured in terms of their power (kW or HP). The type of system that you would need is primarily dependent on the area you are trying to cool. A smaller room like a bedroom would only require a 2.5kW unit whereas a large family room would need a system between 5.0-8.0kW to effectively cool the room. There are also many other factors to take into consideration when choosing a system, including ceiling heights, the amount of windows surrounding the room, the building materials, the location of the room (ie. north facing / south facing) etc. It is always advisable to have an expert technician provide you with the right advice when choosing your next split system.
For a quick guide, use our online calculator which will give you a basic estimate of the type of air conditioner to suit your needs.
What qualifications are required to install a split system?
To comply with the legal requirments for installations of Split System Services in Victoria, and to ensure that your warranty remains in-tact, your system must be installed by an Accredited and Licenced with the required electrical, plumbing and refrigeration qualifications.
Testimonials... what our clients say
As soon as I made the call, I knew I had made the right one. Neil and Chris came in and measured my house and advised on the perfect make and model to suit my home. Now I'm able to stay cool on those hot Summer Nights, I couldn't be happier. A1.
When my air con hit the blink, I searched the net and found these guys... and I'm glad I did. The service and repair work was spot on, and now I'm on a scheduled maintenance plan to ensure that it doesn't happen again. And what's more, all of their work is guaranteed!