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4 Advantages of Split Air Conditioning

by Ivan Prescott

When you are considering air conditioning installation, the first thing you need to decide is what type of air conditioning system you want to install. If you need to cool a multi-room family home, your choice is between split air conditioning and ducted aircon. Take a look at the following advantages of split air conditioning to inform your installation decision.

1. Easier Installation

Ducted air conditioning has an installation process that involves accessing the crawlspaces, attics and basement to put ducts in place. This process can be quite disruptive, involving damage to decor and sometimes creating a significant amount of dust and mess. The labour costs can also be quite high. On the other hand, the installation of split air conditioning is much easier, faster, less disruptive and lower in costs.

2. Easier Maintenance

The maintenance of split air conditioning is easy compared to the maintenance of ducted air conditioning, as all parts of it are easily accessible. All you need to do is call an HVAC maintenance service and let them know which unit requires repair. There is no need for contractors to cut into your walls to access ducts, so you do not have to worry about repairing your decor after the repair.

3. Comparable Running Costs

Many families choose to install ducted air conditioning systems because they have a reputation of lower running costs. However, the running costs of split air conditioning are not necessarily any higher. Ducted systems can develop sources of energy waste, including leaks in ducts or poor insulation to prevent air from warming while it moves through ducts. Depending on the layout and size of your home, split air con can even work out to be the less expensive option. Ask your local air conditioning installation service which kind of system is most likely to be the most suitable for your home and family.

4. Zoned Cooling

One of the main benefits of split air conditioning has to be the ability to create several zones in your home, each of which you can set to a different target temperature. This feature is very useful if your family disagrees about the ideal indoor temperature. Some people can keep their bedrooms relatively warm, while others enjoy more powerful levels of cooling. If there are rooms in your home that you do not use, you can turn off the cooling for those rooms to save money.

For more information, contact a company like Echo Air Conditioning.