Silent, affordable and practical, split air conditioning has it all. Fixed or mobile, it adapts to all rooms in the house, including bedrooms. To find out how to maintain it, or which one to choose, here is our practical guide which should answer all your questions!
The advantages of split air conditioning
Split air conditioners operate in two separate units. The evaporator is located inside the housing, just like the controls, in order to be comfortably controlled by the user. On the other hand, the condenser / compressor is located on the other side of the wall, outside, which avoids the main blowing noises. Thus, split air conditioning is significantly quieter than air conditioning without an outdoor unit, while being as simple to maintain. Another advantage, these air conditioners offer a higher cooling capacity than monobloc models and they do not require leaving a window or a door ajar.
In which rooms to install it?
Like all air conditioning systems, the split models can be installed in any room of the house, provided there is a window or an opening to the outside. To refresh your interior evenly, it is better to install several: for example, one in the living room where you spend the most time and one in each room to enjoy peaceful nights. As the multisplit system is very quiet, you can easily operate it at night without being disturbed by noise.
Maintenance of split air conditioning: how to purge and recharge it?
To purge: - Simply open the valves present at the outlet of the pipes from the outdoor unit and wait a few moments for the gas to escape. To recharge, if the refrigerating gas is not sufficient: - The refrigerating gases contained in the air conditioners are encapsulated in small bottles which can be replaced. However, for these two actions, do not hesitate to call on a competent professional who will be able to carry out maintenance on your air conditioning. Indeed, it can be dangerous to handle such gases without having been trained.
The split mobile air conditioner: a good intermediate solution
For those who do not wish to carry out permanent work in their home, there remains the solution of the split mobile air conditioner. This type of device is simply installed next to a window, like a monobloc air conditioner, but the condenser is placed outside to avoid noise annoyances. The window remains ajar, but only a few centimeters. It is an ideal solution for all those who have a small accommodation where it will be easy to move the air conditioning or for those in whom it is hot only a few days a year.