One of the most popular and energy-efficient ways to seek relief from the hot Australian summer weather is with a central air conditioning system.
A central air conditioning system cools your entire home or business from one large central location in your home, therefore being named “central” air conditioning.
In a split-system central air conditioner, an outdoor metal cabinet contains the condenser and compressor, and an indoor cabinet contains the evaporator.
In a packaged central air conditioner, the evaporator, condenser, and compressor are all located in one cabinet, which usually is placed on a roof or on a concrete slab next to the house’s foundation. Air supply and return ducts come from indoors through the home’s exterior wall or roof to connect with the packaged air conditioner, which is usually located outdoors.
Both split-systems and packaged units can come with heating as functionality which is referred to as reverse-cycle.