Benefits of Split System air-conditioners
Older, non-inverter style A/C units used work at either 100% operation, or completely off.
This means that the outdoor unit, primarily the compressor, would tend to cut in and back out frequently, resulted in “saw-tooth” power consumption.
This is called “short-cycling”, and is the least efficient way for any cooling (or heating) appliance to run.
Modern Inverter A/C units use a variable-speed compressor to avoid this cycling effect. When the unit is close to achieving the design-temperature for the indoor space, the inverter slows-down the compressor speed, so as effectively maintain a better, more constant temperature in the indoor space, and to prevent costly cycling, which drives up power bills, and also shortens component-life within the unit.
The Geelong area contains many older, established housing which was not designed adequately for heating or cooling needs.
Some of this housing has insufficient space, either in the roof, or under the house, to install central, ducted heating or cooling effectively. A split system air conditioner is ideally suited to this type of Geelong area home, as the indoor and outdoor units can be installed remotely from one another to suit limited-space issues, with only a small pass through the wall from outside to inside required, to pass the two pipes an control-cabling.
Another advantage of having maybe two or three seperate units is energy-efficiency; you can choose to only pay to cool, or heat the space in the house where you are at that time, ie the living-area during the day, and the sleeping area at night, rather than paying to cool or heat the whole house at once.
Call us today for a free, no-obligation quote for your heating or cooling solutions. Cats Plumbing & Gas Services is only a phone-call or email away, we can cater for any and all of your air-conditioning needs.