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Understanding How Your Split Air Conditioning System Works

Air conditioner split type embed on wall of living roomAlso commonly referred to as ductless split, mini-split or centralised air-conditioning system, a split air-con system is a good alternative to the window and wall type systems. It can cool a standard-sized home sufficiently, without the need for complicated installation and unnecessarily high expenses.

The Split-Type Air Conditioning System

Conduct Air Conditioning notes that usually, split systems don’t need any ductwork done, and this helps lower energy consumption. A lot of homeowners are apprehensive about using a split-type system merely because they have no idea how it functions or what makes it a viable alternative to traditional cooling systems.

System Components

A split air conditioning system has two familiar primary parts: the compressor and the evaporator, both of which are present in most wall-type and centralised air conditioning systems. The difference is the two main components are physically separated. The compressor is outdoors, and initiates the process of cooling, while the evaporator is inside with the fan. Some tubing and electrical wires (known as lines) connect the outdoor and indoor sections and also transfer air between the two components. The lines are the reason the split-type AC unit is considered as ductless.

How the Split-Type Air Conditioning System Works

An internal thermostat controls the compressor. When the thermostat senses warm air, it triggers the outdoor compressor to activate. The compressor then distributes the refrigerant, the pressure and temperature of which are increased as it is compressed while passing through the pipes. The refrigerant then transfers to the condenser where it is processed further. Inside the condenser, the heat is taken out of the high-pressure gas that turns into a liquid. The liquid is then pushed to the evaporator system through the tubing. The evaporator fan gathers warm air in your home and makes it go through the chamber that contains chilled liquid refrigerant. The fan then blows the cooled air back into the room while reducing the overall room temperature. The process continues until the thermostat detects that the desired temperature is achieved. Knowing more about the split air conditioning system may help convince you that it is the right time of cooling system for your needs.
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