Three Things You Need to Know Before Buying a Split System Air Conditioner

Split system air conditioners are popular for several reasons, one of them being the fact that they don't require special duct work. This makes them popular with renters, owners of small homes, or people who want to avoid any type of construction during air conditioner installation. If you are considering going with a split system option, there are three things that you need to know before you make your purchase.

Choosing the Right Size

One of the first things you need to know if that split systems do come in a variety of sizes and BTU ranges. The BTU is the amount of energy that is expended to heat or cool a square foot of area. If you choose a unit with a low BTU, but the room is large, then the unit will not be able to heat or cool the area properly. Make sure you know how many square feet you are trying to cover with the unit you choose. If you aren't sure how to do that, you can use a BTU calculator or you can contact a professional for home visit and consultation.

Single or Multiple Choice

One thing you need to consider is the choice between a single split system air conditioner or multiple option. If you want the system used in several rooms then a multiple option may be ideal. Regardless of the style you choose, the unit or units will be connected by a pipe to the compressor. You will need to think of these connections when you choose the style of split system you want.  Remember, depending on the layout of your flat or home, you may have other options that you should consider. Speak with a professional if you aren't sure what option is best.

Repair Considerations

You will need to have repairs handled by a certified HVAC professional. This is something to consider when you choose your system. For example, if you are in a rural area where contacting a technician can take several days between contact and scheduling a repair visit, then you may want to consider other options. If a leak occurs, you may need to replace the entire unit depending on what parts were affected by the leak. Refrigerant will also have to be filled in these units routinely or after a leak has been found, cleared, and repaired.

These are just three things you need to know before buying a split system air conditioner. If you still aren't sure that one is right for you and your home, contact a professional for a consultation. They can examine your home and determine what options are ideal.  For more information, contact ACSIS Airconditioning Warehouse