Unless you work in the heating and air conditioning industry, you may not be familiar with the term “split system”. Is it a system capable of doing gymnastics? Does it break apart like a Lego set? Sadly no.
However, they’re still a great option for a lot of other reasons, so we’ll break it down for you, and make it easy to decide if it might be right for you.
A split system is generally a heating and air conditioning system divided into two separate sections: an outdoor area and an indoor area. You’ll typically see something like an air conditioning unit outside on a concrete pad, and with the furnace and air handler being located elsewhere within the building (think mechanical room, garage, attic, and so forth).
These can also include what we call zonal options: individual heating and cooling units designed to control the climate in a single space. Wall heaters, and air conditioners installed in the wall, are both examples of zonal split systems.
The biggest benefits split systems provide are flexibility and control. Unlike their traditional ducted counterparts, split systems can be installed as stand-alone units; perfect for things like climate control in a new building addition, or converting a shed into a comfy home office or artists’ space.
They also are much easier to install, requiring very little in the way of access to the outdoors. In other words, no big, gaping holes drilled into your walls, and no need to run ducting and tear out drywall. No muss. No fuss. And highly efficient.
If you’re in upstate South Carolina, then the Climate Control team is the one to call. We’ll answer all your questions, and help you determine if a split system is right for you. Contact us today to reach of one of our experienced heating and air conditioning pros.Back to Posts