Also known as a ‘highwall’, a split system air conditioner unit can condition the air in a room by blowing in cold air and sucking out the heat. A standard split system sometimes referred to as a ductless mini-split system focuses on cooling one area as opposed to an entire house however, multi-split systems are available if you require more than one space to be cooled.
Split air conditioning systems are comprised of an internal, wall mounted component coupled with an external component (the compressor). Both components are connected by electrical cables and two small pipes that carry refrigerant.
Split systems are very popular because they don’t require a slot built into the wall, they don’t take up as much space as a window unit, can heat and cool a room (if reverse-cycle), are lower cost to install and are far more aesthetically pleasing.
Split air systems provide an efficient and cost-effective method of creating a comfortable home or business environment.
A reverse-cycle split air conditioner (also referred to as a heat pump system) has the functionality to heat as well as cool. When in heating mode the split system will work in reverse extracting heat from the outdoor air and sending it indoors. A reverse-split system is a cheaper option to having two separate devices to heat and cool a room.
A multi-split air conditioner is similar to a standard split air conditioner however has the ability to cool and heat (if reverse-cycle) multiple rooms. It does this by having multiple indoor units connected to the one outdoor unit. Each indoor unit has the functionality to be controlled separately and set to different temperatures if desired.
Cassette split systems are similar to wall split air systems, however, instead of being mounted on the wall they are installed in the ceiling (not to be confused with ducted). A cassette split system has the same functionalities and capabilities as a wall split system and the compressor unit is also located outside, similar to a wall split system.