Split Air Conditioning Systems Explained: What Are Split Systems?
June 28th, 2022
Last updated: November 24th, 2023
Split air conditioning systems have become increasingly popular and now account for the vast majority of ventilation systems used in commercial businesses. If you’re looking for a new air conditioner for your business premises then there is every chance that this is the kind of solution you may be presented with. They’re efficient, and they make sense in many different scenarios.
In this guide we explain spit air conditioning and the ay it works.
What is Split Air Conditioning?
A split air conditioning system involves an indoor and an outside unit. The outside unit is located on an external wall, as near as possible to the room(s) being cooled. This includes a compressor, a condenser coil and the expansion coil or capillary tubing. The indoor unit is also wall or ceiling mounted and is usually sleeker and less obtrusive. This contains the cooling coil, a long blower and an air filter.
When you are considering which air conditioning system works for your premises then you need to think about things like how big the property is and the cost of the system, both to install and to maintain and run.
At Robinsons Facilities Services, we can include split air conditioning systems in your planned preventive maintenance schedule to ensure that all your systems run efficiently and reliably. A split system such as this is usually more economical to install and run than a centralised system, as there is less ductwork where heat and energy can be lost. The two split units are connected by electrical wires and tubing and hence are a much more cost-effective system.
Fast and Reliable Services from Robinsons Facilities Services
We can work with you to design a planned preventive maintenance schedule to suit the operations of your business and your budget. We have dedicated expertise to give you 24/7 attention but also to provide a professional maintenance service which reacts to your needs and keeps you running to optimum efficiency, and should you need emergency repairs we can ensure that you have somebody there to fix your system.
Is a Split System Good Enough For a Commercial Building?
Air conditioning systems come in all sorts of shapes and sizes and this means that some of them are suitable for commercial buildings while others will be too small.
The unit used to measure the power of a commercial building is BTUs.
You can work out the air conditioning you will need, just divide the square footage of your building by 500 and multiply this number by 12,000.
Then add to that number any additional heat you expect to be generated by things like cookers and even workers in the building. This is all about getting a rough estimate, but our team can help you if want a more expert estimation or advice.
Why is Planned Preventive Maintenance Important?
Downtime and breakdowns are expensive, both in terms of repair costs but also production and operating time lost. With air conditioning, there is also a knock-on effect with productivity, absenteeism and employee morale. Our maintenance schedules give you peace of mind and ensure you are running efficiently, while also giving you value for money on your investment and prolonging its lifecycle.
The efficiency of a system cannot be underestimated, and while split AC systems tend to be among the most efficient anyway, they will need maintenance to stay that way.
Reliable Maintenance Engineers in Yorkshire
Robinsons Facilities Services has developed a reputation as trusted and reliable air conditioning maintenance engineers, and we can attend your site anywhere across the Yorkshire region. We have a team of dedicated professionals who can react to your needs 24/7 and provide a thorough maintenance service against an agreed schedule.
Working across Yorkshire, we cover North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, East Yorkshire and South Yorkshire and offer a fast, efficient response time to all breakdowns and repairs. Contact us today for all planned, reactive maintenance or emergency call out. Call 01423 226578 or get in touch to see how Robinsons Facilities Services can help.