Split Air Conditioners & Ducted Air Conditioners. Which One Is The Best Option For You?

Choosing the right air conditioner can be a challenge, especially when you have many different types to select from. It can be just incredibly overwhelming to the point where you’re sick of searching. Don’t give up; today we’re going to talk about two different types of cooling systems, which will help you make a decision.

Even though split systems are most commonly installed in residential properties, they are also used in buildings. As the name suggests, these air conditioners are split into two or more systems. They are most commonly seen in small homes and apartments, as split systems are usually designed for one room only. There is always the option of adding more systems to other parts of your home, which will depend on your budget.

A split system air conditioner is generally made up of two components, an indoor air handling unit and an outdoor condensing unit. These two units are connected through a refrigerate pipe, so that the heat inside your home is taken and dispersed outside.

Split systems are best for people who are on a budget and looking for a cost effective way to keep cool during those hot summer days. They use up very little energy and the repair costs are generally lower than other systems. Split systems are easy to install, and only take up a small area in you home.


If you would like several rooms in your home to receive cooling, than getting a ducted air conditioner installed might be best for you. This is a pricier option, as it can cool and heat all the rooms in your home simultaneously, giving it a consistent temperature all year round.
You’re able to set the temperature, allowing you to be in control of the system at all times. Apart from a few ducts around the home, these cooling systems are invisible inside of the house, as they’re placed outside of the home and in the walls, eliminating any of the noise that some systems may give off.
Even though this option can no doubt be a little pricier, it can be a good long term investment as ducted air conditioning is most likely to increase the value of your home.For people who suffer from allergies, ducted air conditioning is the way to go, as it pulls the particles out of the air, eliminating dust, pollen and irritating pollutants from the air.


So whatever choice you make, consider the positives and negatives of both, and make a decision that is going to benefit you in the long run. Have a look at the approximate amount that each system is going to cost you per year, which will give you an indication of the system that’s best for you.

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