Choosing a new air conditioning system is an important, but daunting, decision. There are lots of different types of system, with different kinds of units included – it can be hard to know where to start. It’s important to do the research and decide what you think will be best for your needs.
One of the most popular air conditioning systems is the split system. It’s a popular choice because of the noise reduction, efficiency, and adaptability that it provides. You can either have a single split wall system or a multiple split one, depending on your air conditioning needs.
A multi-split air conditioning system is the same as a single split one except that, instead of only connecting to one small interior unit, the external unit is connected to multiple smaller units inside the property. It’s a good solution for larger properties to control the temperature in more than one room or area, or if there are multiple levels to the building. The indoor units themselves are quite flexible, able to be wall or ceiling-mounted, or even floor standing.
One outdoor unit, or condenser, is connected to the multiple indoor ones by refrigerant lines rather than full duct work. Although they are all connected to the same outdoor unit, the indoor units can be operated separately from each other, creating different climates in different rooms as needed, as well as being able to create a uniform temperature across the whole property.
The installation of any air conditioning system should be carried out by a licenced professional who has the know-how to install the units and piping, and can remain safe around dangerous substances like the refrigerant fluid. They will ensure that the system is installed correctly so that it runs as efficiently as possible and keep costs as low as they can be. Finally, a qualified engineer will make sure that everything is done legally and up to code.
Some consideration will be needed as to where the outdoor unit is placed. There are some legal and safety requirements, such as distance from the house and open space needed around the unit, but there are also aesthetic and space accommodations to think about. Some of these include: hiding the unit from view of guests and neighbours, not blocking anything important or a view you want to keep, and somewhere away or above potential flooding and snowmelt.
As for the interior units, the best place for them is close to the ceiling because cool air sinks, which allows better circulation. However, the units are flexible and can be placed almost anywhere as long as the space allows for it. You can discuss your placement ideas with the engineer and they can advise you on the best possible positioning.
One thing to bear in mind about the multi-split system is that its interconnectivity can also be a downside. If the outdoor compressor has a problem, your whole system will be affected until you can get it fixed – Eaglereach also offers a 24/7 on call service in case of incidents like this, so that you can be supported in getting your system back up and running quickly.
Eaglereach mechanical has almost 20 years of experience in installing, maintaining, and repairing air conditioning systems, including the multi-split system. All of our engineers are Category 1 FGAS certified and work to the best standards. We offer a friendly, local service with 24 hour support for our customers. Contact us now for a free, no-obligations quote on your proposed air conditioning system.
So, if your air conditioning breaks down and you need a hand then don’t hesitate to get in touch!