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The Australian summer can get very hot indeed and the winters can also get pretty chilly. That is why most homes and businesses rely on an HVAC system to keep the indoor climate feeling pleasant. However, if you don't understand how to get the most out of the HVAC system, you could be missing out. This blog is designed to provide you with some top tips which will ensure you understand how your HVAC system works and how to configure and maintain it. While none of us is a professional contractor, we are all keen amateurs who love to research and write about this subject.

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Split AC System: Why It's the Right HVAC System for Your Home

There are certainly many options for home cooling and heating, but the split AC system remains the most common. The split system air conditioner contains two metal cabinets, one that contains the compressor and condenser that is usually placed outdoors and another containing the evaporator and heat pump. An air conditioner is an excellent investment that also increases your home's value. With the modern split AC, you get improved air quality indoors in addition to nimble temperature control. Here are other reasons you should opt for a split AC system for your home.

It's Energy-Efficient 

Although the installation cost of a slit system HVAC is relatively high, it tends to economise on your energy bill expenditure by offering a high-efficiency operation. Split systems have a ductless system, which essentially makes them immune to energy loss through leakage. The Seasonal Energy Efficient Ratings (SEER) rating for split systems ranges between 13 and 23. For the highest energy efficiency, systems with a SEER rating of 20 and above are recommended.

Allows for Customised Installation

The split system comes with two main components which need not be placed together, making it more flexible than other air conditioner types. The noisy components (compressor and condenser) can conveniently be put outside while the evaporator coil and air handler can be put indoors in the attic or basement. Having these parts indoors ensures that your HVAC serves you for longer as they are protected from weather damage. Moreover, split systems do not require duct-work, which cuts down on their installation time significantly. To connect the indoor and outdoor units, an opening of three inches only is required.

Requires Low Maintenance

Split systems are ductless, making their maintenance less cumbersome than, for instance, the Packaged HVAC units. As a homeowner, you will appreciate the convenience of having to replace your air filter indoors.

Runs Quieter

The components that make the most noise in any air conditioner are the fan and condenser. The split air conditioning and heating systems put these parts outdoors, significantly reducing noise pollution. Furthermore, the ductless system of the split AC makes the system run at less than 20 decibels. That is quieter than rustling leaves in your garden. 

In light of everything, installing a new HVAC system is certainly a costly endeavor. Therefore, it's important that you select the right one for your home. Before fitting a ductless split system, however, it's vital that you pin down the essentials. Know the square footage of your home, its construction and the system's SEER rating.