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Installing a Split System Air Conditioning Unit – What You Need to Know

​When it comes to choosing your air conditioning, you have a lot of choices. It will depend on your goals as to which one you will use. If you want all your rooms to be cooled, something like ducted air con might be best. Whereas, if you want just one room to be cooled, having something like split system air conditioning would suffice.​However, ducted air conditioning is expensive and many home owners will opt in for the split system version of the two. In general, it is a lot cheaper. The problem here is installation can be tricky and there are a number of factors you need to consider before installing your system. And, to be honest, we always recommend that you hire a professional. If you don’t know what you’re doing, you could do more harm than good.​In this article, we will be explaining the installation process of split system air conditioning units and what you need to consider the most when it comes to installing them in your home. A service will know best but it can help to have some reassurance before they arrive. Let’s get to it.​

There’s Two Parts of Your Unit

​If you didn’t know already (which you should) a split system air con unit is comprised of two separate components. One of the units sits in the house and the other sits outside the house. The internal unit blows the air into the house, whereas the external unit sucks in the air from the outside. The two are obviously attached and work together to cool your house.​The actual attachment of the two units is relatively simple but there is another element that needs to be perfect. If it is not then the system won’t be as effective and it could break altogether. That factor will be discussed next and is the reason why you should hire a professional.

The Most Important Thing to Consider When Installing a Split System

Out of all the factors when it comes to installing your split system unit, there is one very important one you need to get right. And that is the location. This might seem like a trivial one at first but if you get it wrong your air conditioning won’t be as effective as you want it to be. In fact, if you have the positioning wrong the unit could break a lot sooner than expected.​It is important to get a professional to install the split system unit for you if you don’t know where to put it. However, if you want a few tips, we will supply you with some now.​The indoor unit needs to be placed in the most central spot in the room. This will allow it to evenly distribute air and keep the entire room cool. The outdoor unit has to be placed in an open space and has to easily assessable for maintenance. Of course, there are other things to consider but this is just the start.

Final Words


Installing a split system is a great idea if you want to save money and only cool one room. They’re composed of two units, one that sits on the inside and the other which sits on the outside of the house. They are simple to install but if you get the location wrong your unit won’t be as effective. If in doubt, always hire a professional. Get Luxe Air Conditioning to handle your ducted or split system installation, repair or service if you live on the Northern Beaches or North Shore in Sydney. We have your covered.

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