Air Con Terminology: Understand the Working Parts of Your Split Type AC System
Whether installed in the home, an office or a small commercial property, split type AC systems are made up of multiple parts that work collectively to deliver cool, filtered air into a building. When one of these parts runs into difficulty, it has a knock on effect for the entire process - lowering the overall efficiency of your system, or shutting it down completely.
In an ideal world, every AC engineer could be trusted to do exactly what needs to be done to fix any component problem. Sadly that’s not always the case, and it’s easy to fall victim to unnecessary repair bills.
One way to avoid this experience is to understand a little bit about the basic workings of your air conditioner, so here’s an overview of the parts that make up your split type system and what they’re responsible for.
What is a Split Type AC System?
Before we break it down into its component parts, let’s first take a look at a split system air conditioner as a whole.
This is the type of AC that best serves domestic settings, individual offices and small commercial spaces like independent shops and cafes. Systems can be installed as either single split or multi split:
Single split systems have one indoor unit connected to one external unit via piping and electrical wires.
Multi split systems have multiple indoor units connected to one larger external unit.
In both cases, different component parts play different roles in a process that forces a refrigerant to change its natural state from liquid to gas and back again, removing unwanted heat from indoor air as a result.
Main Components of a Split Type AC System and their Function
So, what are these individual parts, and what role do they play in the air conditioning process?
The Indoor AC Unit