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Split System Air Conditioners Adelaide

Split system air conditioners are ideal for cooling or heating a single room or area of your home.

What is a Split System Air Conditioner?

A split system air conditioner is a type of air conditioner divided into two main parts.

Indoor Unit: The indoor unit contains the cooling coil or evaporator coil and the air handling unit. Generally, you mount the indoor unit on the wall of the room that you are cooling. They also often come with features like remote controls, programmable timers, and air filters.

Split system indoor air conditioning unit and remote control

Outdoor Unit: The outdoor unit contains the condenser coil, compressor, and an expansion coil or capillary tubing. The outdoor unit is typically placed on or near the wall of the room or area being cooled. These items facilitate the heat exchange process.

Split system air conditioner outdoor unit

How does a Split System work?

Electrical wires and tubing connect the two units in a split system, carrying refrigerant between them. A split system operates in three stages:

Collection: The indoor unit draws in warm air from the room and passes it over a cooling element (evaporator coil). As the air cools down, the refrigerant in the coil absorbs the heat.

Transfer: The system now transfers cool air back to your room while it pumps refrigerant carrying the heat to the outdoor unit.

Expulsion: The outdoor unit (condenser) releases the heat from the refrigerant to the outside. The refrigerant, now cool again, flows back to the indoor unit, and the cycle repeats.

This process continues until your room reaches the desired temperature set on your system’s control or remote. So, your split system air conditioner is like a heat transporter, constantly moving heat from inside your home to the outside. If your split system has a heating function, it can also work in reverse to heat your home.

The lastest split systems from leading brands

Trying to understand all the different offerings to find the perfect split system for your space can be a challenge. If you’re uncertain about which unit best suits your needs, don’t hesitate to reach out. The Gas Works team is always here to guide you, ensuring you select the ideal split system air conditioner for optimum comfort and efficiency in your space – Send an online enquiry, give us a call or visit us in store today!

Panasonic Split System - Z Series

Panasonic’s Z Series split systems come equipped with the standalone nanoe™X air purification technology. Whether you’re heating, cooling, or simply purifying the air, the nanoe™X technology ensures a fresh and clean atmosphere for your household. With units ranging from 2.5kW to 8kW, Panasonic provides tailor-made solutions for your bedroom, living room, or the entire home.

Panasonic Split System - HZ Series

Panasonic’s HZ Series split systems come equipped with the improved nanoe™X Mark 2 air purification technology. Whether you’re heating, cooling, or simply purifying the air, the nanoe™X Mark 2 ensures an even fresher and clean atmosphere for your household. Find a unit from 2.5kW to 8kW for your bedroom, living area, or the entire home.

Dakin Split System Range

Dainkin offer a range of split system air conditioners to suit varying household needs. With modern designs, precision temperature control and a number of industry leading features, Daikin might just have the perfect air conditioner for your space. As a leading Daikin split system distributor, Gas Works can provide you with information to make an informed decision whatever your needs.

Rinnai Split System - P Series

Designed to cater to Australia’s diverse weather conditions, the Rinnai P Series Inverter Split System offers optimal heating and cooling for your home throughout the year, regardless of your location. Equipped with advanced features and a modern aesthetic, the Rinnai P Series Split System lineup is robust, user-friendly, and simple to maintain.

What Are The Benefits of Split System Air Conditioning?

Split system air conditioning systems offer several benefits that make them attractive cooling systems for the home or office. Here are some of the main advantages:

Flexible Installation: Since split systems don’t require ductwork, they can be installed in almost any space. You can choose to mount the indoor unit on the wall, floor, or ceiling, depending on your preference and room layout. The outdoor unit just needs to be positioned where it can vent heat effectively.

Efficient Cooling and Heating: Split systems can cool or heat a room quickly and efficiently. Modern units are often equipped with inverter technology. This adjusts the compressor speed based on the room’s temperature. This not only helps maintain the perfect temperature but also reduces running costs and energy consumption.

Quiet Operation: The noisiest parts of the system being the compressor and fan motor, are located in the outdoor unit. This makes split systems significantly quieter indoors compared to traditional window or portable air conditioners.

Zoned Comfort: You can control each indoor unit independently if your home has multiple units. This allows you to control the temperature in each room separately to make everyone comfortable. Energy can also be saved by turning off the air conditioning unit in rooms that are not being used.

Advanced Features: Many split systems come with convenient features such as remote control operation, programmable timers, and air purifying filters. Some even offer smart home integration, allowing you to control your air conditioning from your smartphone or with voice commands.

Energy Efficiency: Compared to traditional central air conditioners, split systems are generally more energy-efficient. No ducts means no air loss, and the inverter technology makes it heat and cool more efficiently.

Aesthetic Appeal: Wall mounted split systems look modern and can fit in with your home decor, unlike window units which can be obtrusive.

Dual Function: Most split systems are reverse cycle air conditioner. This means they can heat and cool, providing year-round home comfort with just one unit.

When installed properly, wall split system air conditioners can provide an efficient and effective heating and cooling system for your home.

What size split system will I need to heat or cool my space?

The size of the split system you need to heat or cool your space efficiently depends on different factors. This includes the size of the room, the number of windows, insulation quality, climate, and more.

Typically, we measure air conditioner capacity in kilowatts (kW) or British Thermal Units (BTUs). For a small room of 20 square meters, a 2.5kW unit is usually enough. However, a larger room of 40 square meters may need a 5-6kW unit. However, these are rough estimates and the specific needs can vary greatly depending on the factors mentioned above.

Size of Room
Type of Area
Capacity Required (Approx)
Small room up to 20m²
Small bedroom, kitchen or study
2.0kW to 2.5kW
Medium room between 20m² and 40m²
Bedroom with an ensuite, or small lounge room
2.5kW to 5.0kW
Large room between 40m² and 60m²
Large bedroom or kitchen, medium lounge room
4.0kW to 6.0kW
Extra large room over 60m²
Open plan living area, large lounge room
5.0kW to 9.0kW

*This table is a guide only – we recommend contacting your nearest Gas Works store for a solution tailored to your requirements.

Frequently Asked Questions

Choosing the best split air conditioner depends on several factors. Consider the size of your space and choose a unit with the right capacity (BTUs or kW). Look at the Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER) or Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER); higher ratios mean more energy efficiency and potential savings. Opt for models with inverter technology for improved comfort and efficiency. Also, consider the features you want, like programmable timers, adjustable fan speeds, sleep modes, air filters, and smart home compatibility. Understand that professional installation is often best for optimal performance. Finally, choose a reputable brand that fits your budget, provides good customer service, and offers a robust warranty. Remember, our Gas Works team is ready to help you find the perfect split air conditioner for your home.

Yes, a split system air conditioner can heat or cool multiple rooms through what’s called a multi-split system. In a multi-split system, multiple indoor units (up to five or more, depending on the system) are connected to a single outdoor unit. Each indoor unit can be controlled independently, allowing for different temperature settings in each room. This can provide a more flexible and energy-efficient solution for homes or offices with multiple rooms or zones. However, it’s important to note that the capacity and efficiency of the system need to be well-matched to the total area being cooled or heated to ensure optimal performance. Consulting with a professional can help you determine the best system configuration for your specific needs.

While it’s technically possible to install a split unit air conditioner at home, it’s not advised due to the complex and potentially hazardous steps involved, including handling refrigerants and electrical wiring. Improper installation can lead to safety risks, inefficient operation, and could void the warranty. Furthermore, local regulations require installation by a licensed professional. For these reasons, it’s best to have a authorised Gas Works installer to ensure safe, efficient installation and to maintain warranty validity and regulatory compliance.

Yes, split systems are an ideal choice for older homes and apartments, primarily because they don’t require extensive ductwork. Their compact and versatile design means they can be installed without disturbing the unique architectural features of older homes. These systems are not only cost-effective and quick to install but also enhance energy efficiency in spaces that may have inconsistent temperatures due to dated insulation. Furthermore, many split systems come equipped with advanced air filtration, improving indoor air quality, which can be a concern in older properties. For those residing in vintage spaces looking for modern climate control solutions, split systems offer an efficient and minimally invasive option.

Typically, installing a single split system air conditioner ranges from 3 to 6 hours. Nonetheless, the specific duration can vary depending on certain factors, including the size and placement of both the indoor and outdoor units.

Split System Air Conditioner Installation

At Gas Works, we understand the importance of finding the perfect fit for your space. That’s why we offer a detailed analysis service at our three stores. Our staff will evaluate your room and consider all necessary factors to suggest the best split system air conditioner for you.

By choosing the right size, you can ensure that your air conditioner cools or heats the room effectively without wasting energy. If the unit is too small, it may struggle to reach the desired temperature, leaving you uncomfortable. On the other hand, an oversized unit can lead to unnecessary energy consumption and higher utility bills.

Daikin Cora Split System on Wall

Our experts will help you install your split system air conditioning correctly and efficiently. We prioritise customer satisfaction and strive to provide top-notch service from start to finish.

So, if you’re in need of a split system air conditioner installation, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Visit one of our Gas Works stores today and let our professionals help you find the perfect fit for your space. Stay comfortable all year-round while keeping your energy bills in check with our reliable and efficient split system air conditioners.

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Split System Air Conditioning Products

Panasonic Split System HZ Series – 2.5kW
Panasonic Split System HZ Series – 3.5kW
Panasonic Split System HZ Series – 5.0kW
Panasonic Split System HZ Series – 7.1kW
Panasonic Split System HZ Series – 8.0kW
Braemar Airvolution™ Reverse Cycle Split System
Daikin XL Premium Series 8.5kw Reverse Cycle, Wall Mounted Split System FTXM85
Daikin XL Premium Series 9.4kw Reverse Cycle, Wall Mounted Split System FTXM95
Daikin XL Series 8.5kw Reverse Cycle, Wall Mounted Split System FTXV85
Daikin XL Series 9.4kw Reverse Cycle, Wall Mounted Split System FTXV95
Daikin Alira Split System
Daikin Cora Split System
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