What is split system air conditioning?
Split system air conditioning gets its name because it has two components that are split. There’s a unit that’s outside – the compressor, fan, circuits and other parts that create the cool air – and there’s a unit on the inside that essentially distributes it. This is the unit you see and control, usually using a remote control to set the temperature.
In practice, you can actually have more than one unit inside, being serviced by one outdoor unit. This is one of the benefits of split system air conditioning.
The outside and inside units are connected by relatively small pipes and are usually easy to install.