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Split System Air Conditioners: What Are They and What Are Their Benefits?

Eventually, it will get to the point that your air conditioner just can’t function as well as it used to. An air conditioner on its last leg not only affects your comfort but your wallet, too. The older it gets, the harder it works to maintain the same temperature. Replacing your air conditioner can be expensive, but a damaged air conditioner can wind up costing you more in repairs. Luckily, there are plenty of warning signs when your air conditioner is nearing the end of its life.

Here’s what to watch for:

  • An air conditioner that’s over 10 years old. Most air conditioners have an average lifespan of 15-20 years. If your AC unit is in the double digits, it might be time for a replacement.
  • Your home feels warm and stuffy. It might sound obvious, but if you start noticing that your home feels uncomfortable, the problem might have something to do with your air conditioner. Feel around your AC unit, if you feel little to no cool air, it might be time for a replacement.
  • Your home is dusty. An air conditioner on its deathbed will have a hard time filtering the air in your home, which can result in excessive dust everywhere. If your home seems dustier than usual, it might have something to do with your AC unit.

 

What Is A Split System Air Conditioner?

The difference between central air conditioning and a split system air conditioner comes down to ventilation. A split system air conditioner doesn’t use air ducts to heat or cool your home. This can be ideal for small homes or homeowners planning an addition to their existing structure. As the name implies, a split system air conditioner is “split” into two units, one indoors and one outdoors. These systems are built to efficiently cool your home. They can offer lower utility bills than traditional central air systems. 

Why Choose A Split System AC

  • It’s easy to install. One great perk for a split system air conditioner is the lack of an air duct system. Packaged or centralized air conditioners are limited by the air ducts in your home, which means you have to install around your air duct system. Instead of connecting the unit to the air ducts, a split system air conditioner only needs two holes drilled in the wall for the copper tubes and wiring. You can install these units just about anywhere in your home. 
  • They’re energy-efficient. One of the best perks of a split system air conditioner is its energy efficiency. Since there are no air ducts, there is no energy wasted, because the chilled air or heat is delivered directly into each room. A split system air conditioner gives you more control over which rooms you want to be cooled or heated, meaning you don’t have to run units in rooms that are unused.  
  • It’s quiet. If you want some peace and quiet, then a mini-split is right for you. The noisiest parts of an air conditioner, such as the fan and the condenser, are located in the outdoor unit. This means there is minimal noise when your split system air conditioner is in use.
  • It’s easy maintenance. There’s enough inside your home that requires routine maintenance, and luckily your split system air conditioner is easy to maintain. There’s less to maintain because there are no ducts, and split system air conditioners have washable air filters, and easily accessible outdoor units.
  • You save money on your utility bills. Since a split system air conditioner is built to be energy efficient, it means you can save money on your utility bills. Unlike a centralized air conditioner, a split system air conditioner is built to speed up or slow down the compressor instead of shutting it down entirely. This can save up to 30% on your utility bills. Some split system air conditioners may also qualify for a tax rebate depending on the model.

Don’t Wait Until Your Air Conditioner Is Bust- Call Rebmann Today!

Investing in an energy-efficient appliance may be a lot cheaper than the upkeep of an older air conditioner. If it’s time to replace your AC unit, a split system air conditioner is the right alternative, as it’s easy to install, cheaper in cost, and easy to maintain. No homeowner wants to deal with a broken air conditioner as summer arrives- call Rebmann today & book your appointment. 

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