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What Is A Split System?

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A split system in HVAC is a type of air conditioning or heat pump setup that consists of two main components: an indoor unit and an outdoor unit. The indoor unit typically contains the evaporator coil and the air handler, while the outdoor unit contains the condenser coil and the compressor. These two units work together to provide both cooling and, in the case of a heat pump, heating for a building.

The indoor unit is installed inside the building, often in a utility closet or an attic space, and is responsible for circulating the conditioned air throughout the space. The outdoor unit is placed outside the building, where it releases or absorbs heat from the surrounding air, depending on whether the system is in cooling or heating mode. Split systems offer flexible installation options, better energy efficiency, and quieter operation compared to some other HVAC configurations.

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How does a split system work?

In a split system, the indoor unit releases cooled or heated air into the space, while the outdoor unit releases or absorbs heat from the surrounding air, depending on the mode (cooling or heating). The refrigerant circulates between the two units, transferring heat to achieve the desired indoor temperature.

What are the benefits of using a split system?

Split systems offer benefits such as flexible installation options, energy efficiency, quieter operation, and the ability to control temperatures in individual zones. They are often used in residential and small commercial applications.

Where are split systems commonly used?

Split systems are commonly used in residential homes, apartments, offices, retail spaces, and small commercial buildings. They are a popular choice due to their versatility, ease of installation, and ability to provide efficient heating and cooling throughout the year.

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