Install an HVAC and Keep Cool

The Australian summer can be super hot. If you live in Australia, you will want to make sure you can stay cool during the intense heat. I came to realise how important HVAC systems are when I moved into an apartment which didn't have HVAC. It was OK in the winter, but by the summer, it was terrible. I called in an HVAC contractor and asked them to install a new system. It was amazing what a difference it made. The contractor also gave me some advice about how to maintain the system. I hope this blog is useful to you.

Split Systems: Why They Have the Edge Over Conventional AC Units.


From scorching temperatures to downright freezing conditions, you are bound to experience it all with the Australian climate. HVAC contractors, however, exist to help you survive these extreme weather conditions. Innovations in air conditioning systems have led to the rise of split AC systems. These units have made air conditioning easier and less costly.

What Makes Split Systems Popular?

Split ACs were built to address the many shortfalls ducted air conditioning systems come with. Firstly, split systems can be used for both heating and cooling. Additionally, they require less work to install. Often, mounting such a system onto the wall is all that it takes. Once the unit is in place, it blows air, whether hot or cold, to the room directly. It offers excellent convenience and efficiency to those who use it by foregoing the use of floor or ceiling ducts. Split systems also enable renters to have an air conditioning option that is portable. This comes in handy when moving as the unit is easy to take out and re-install.

In addition to all these, there are other advantages offered by split air conditioning systems. Some of the most significant benefits include these four:

  1. Noise Reduction – These systems have their most noisy component, the compressor, fitted outside the room. The component left to run inside the house, the evaporator, produces minimal noise. Accordingly, the AC unit runs more quietly, with blowing fans being the loudest noise you will ever hear.
  2. Reduced Civil Works – Split systems reduce the level of civil and repair works needed to install the AC unit. HVAC contractors, thus, spend less time creating gaping holes in walls and windows that would have been needed to fit ducts of a conventional air conditioning system. The only hole needed with split AC systems is one between 2-3 inches to connect the compressor, fitted outside, and the evaporator.
  3. Zero Ducts Required – Yes; you don't require ducts here. There are many advantages to this feature, the biggest one being efficiency and cost reduction. Energy losses, also, are greatly lowered, as air from the AC travels a shorter distance.
  4. Flexibility – Split systems come with greater flexibility options during installation. The interior component can be installed either above a window, below the ceiling or at the bottom of the wall. 

Lastly, though a split AC unit would improve your living quality immensely, you should not rush to get one. Speak to one or two qualified HVAC contractors about air conditioning installation first. Their expertise will be invaluable in helping you pick out the best AC system for your needs.


22 January 2018