The Best Split System Air Conditioners for Melbourne Homes

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Imagine you just got home from a long day of work. The traffic was terrible, the whole drive was worse than usual, and nothing just seemed to be in place. And when finally you’re ready to enjoy the rest of the day chilling on your couch, you realize even the weather was beating down on you.

But then you remembered you had air conditioning just like almost half of the households in Australia. Now that’s a solution! You turn it on and then it starts running. And it starts buzzing. And then it’s like you jump-started a boat engine, loud and it vibrates the whole house. Sure you’re getting cool and the temperatures getting lower around the house but are you really relaxed?

What if you had something to make this better? What if there’s a better alternative and you’ve been ignoring it all this time? Something that gives the same relief from unpleasant weather and so much more. That’s where split system air conditioning comes in.

What is Split System Air Conditioning?

A split system air conditioner is a type of air conditioner that uses two separate parts to cool a room. One part is installed in the room (the indoor component), while the second part is installed outside of the room (the outdoor component).

The indoor component, known as the evaporator, removes heat and humidity from the air. The outdoor component, known as the condenser, releases heat into the air. These are typically used in homes and offices where there is a need to control temperatures at the optimum levels but also a need for a more quiet way of cooling.

One of the many benefits of a split system air conditioner is that it can be installed in a variety of locations. Aside from homes and offices, these are also the ideal choice for larger places and venues like malls or event halls. Another benefit is that split system air conditioners are relatively quiet compared to other types of air conditioners. Lastly, a split system can provide both cooling and heating, making it ideal for year-round use. It doesn’t matter if you’re struggling to keep the ideal temperature in winter or summer, these AC units can do both for you. On top of those, most of them are now eco-friendly and energy efficient. If you’re concerned about your carbon footprint and savings at the same time, then these split system air conditioning units are for you.

The split system air conditioner is the most common type of air conditioner in homes and businesses. It is also the most efficient type of air conditioner since it does not require ductwork to distribute cool air throughout the space. Ductless mini-split systems are a variation of the split system that consists of an outdoor unit connected to one or more indoor units. These units are often used in even larger spaces, such as warehouses and office buildings.

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Different Types of Split System Air Conditioning

There are two main types of split system air-conditioning: ductless and central. Ductless systems are typically more energy-efficient than central systems, and they can be installed in any room without the need for ductwork. Central systems, on the other hand, require a central unit that is connected to a series of ducts. Both types of systems have their pros and cons, so it’s important to consult with a professional to see which type would be best for your home.


A central split system air conditioner (also known as a ducted air conditioner) offers many unique benefits that make them a popular choice for both residential and commercial applications. One of the most appealing features of these units is their high energy efficiency. By only cooling the space that is being used, rather than the entire house or building, central split system units can save a significant amount of money on energy costs. These units are also very quiet and can be placed in a variety of locations without affecting the surrounding noise level. Finally, central split system air conditioners are very low maintenance, with few moving parts that require regular servicing.

But there are also some setbacks you need to be aware of. One disadvantage is that central split systems can be expensive to install and maintain. There’s also the frequency of the needed maintenance for the unit because the ducts need to be serviced more often than you’d think. Additionally, the outdoor component can be noisy and can cause drafts in the building or a larger home. Another consideration is that central split system air-conditioning only circulates the same air in the room. Yes, it gets rid of heat and humidity but that also means there’s no fresh air coming in.


On one hand, these units have several advantages over traditional central split systems. One benefit is that they are much easier to install. Because they don't require ductwork, they can be up and running much faster. Ductless split systems are also more efficient than central systems. They cool rooms more evenly and don't waste energy by cooling empty spaces. Ductless split systems are also less intrusive than central systems. They can be mounted on walls or ceilings, so they won't take up valuable floor space. And on top of that, they’re also highly energy efficient. Because there is no need to distribute cool air through a network of ducts, ductless units can save you up to 30% on your energy bill. And there’s the benefit of lesser need for maintenance since there are no ducts to clean or repair.

On the other hand, there are also some potential disadvantages that you should be aware of. First, they can be more difficult to install. Since you are dealing with two units, there is a greater chance of error during installation. Second, they require a bigger space to install both indoor and outdoor components. While they’re ideal for wall or ceiling mount, the space they take up there can still be substantial and can be less ideal for smaller spaces. Finally, the maintenance of it can be time-consuming. While there are no ducts to clean, the unit itself must be removed from its mount and only then can it be serviced and maintained. If you’re not confident about doing this yourself, an experienced contractor can help you out.


How much do split system air conditioners cost?

Split system air conditioners typically cost between $800 and $1,200, depending on the size of the unit.

How much does air conditioning cost to run?

The cost to run an air conditioner will vary depending on the size of the unit, the amount of use, and the cost of electricity in your area. Though in general, you can expect to pay around $25-$50 per month to run an air conditioner.

How often should air conditioning units be serviced?

Typically, this should be done every year.

How much does a split system air conditioner installation cost?

The cost of a split system air conditioner installation can vary depending on the size of your home, the type of unit and the brand. Generally, you can expect to pay between $1,500 and $3,000 for a professional installation.

Who invented air conditioning and when was it invented?

The first air conditioner was built by Willis Carrier in 1902.

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If you ask us which AC’s the best, chances are it’s going to change every time. Not every brand was created equal and not everyone stays on top. We’ve seen brands rise to the top and saw the same brands fall to the bottom. There are also average brands that upped their game and became household names.

We’ve worked with every brand you can possibly imagine and installed every unit there is. Across Melbourne, if there’s any need to install an AC unit, you can be sure we’re there to do it. After all, it’s evident that there’s an increasing need for AC units here since 2009. Given our years of experience, we can offer you the best AC you want and we’ll give you our best-recommended units that fit your needs and lifestyle.

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Split Systems Air Conditioning Melbourne

If you're looking to keep cool this summer, a split system air conditioner can be the best option for you. These units are great for homes and apartments because they give you more control over your indoor temperatures in the room of your choice. They're also easy to install and cost less than other types of larger systems.

A split system air conditioner is easier to install and requires less space than a central ducted air conditioner. This makes them ideal for smaller homes or homes with little to no roof space where it would be difficult to mount a large ducted indoor unit. Once installed, these units can efficiently heat and cool an entire room while keeping costs very low because they are much more energy efficient than central units.

If you're looking to save money on your next air conditioning project, a split system air conditioner might be the best option for you. They offer less noise indoor and outdoor and take up a lot less space. They're also much less expensive than central systems and less expensive to install, repair, and maintain.

If you're considering installing a new split system in your home or office building, here's why it may be the right choice for you:

Split systems are more energy efficient than central ones—reducing energy consumption by about 30% as well as allow individual room control.

They cost less up front and can save money over time with lower bills because you are targeting single areas to heat/cool and not wasting energy on unused areas of the home.

They typically last as long as a central unit that uses ductwork (that breaks down over time)

INDIVIDUAL ROOM CONTROL. You can have one system on heating and another on cooling at the same time. Each Split System has its own individual control so you can make sure every room is comfortable to whoever is in there. You can't do this with other systems.

We hope that you have a better understanding of the benefits of having a split system air conditioner in your home. It's important to consider all the different factors that go into choosing the right system for your needs, but we think it's worth it!

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So... Which brand Spliit System is best? Over the years we have installed ALL brands of Split Systems. We have seen the BEST brands be kicked off the podium and then rise to the top again. We have seen average brands lift hteir game and become great value for money units. The truth is, there are maybe 3 units we would consider the best and most other main brands that follow are not very far behind them. Ask us for our recommendations!

Over the years, Bellair Cooling has installed literally thousands of split system air conditioners across Melbourne. Rest assured, if it can be installed, we can do it without fuss. Call us to discuss if a split system or multiple split system air conditioners is the right choice for your home.

Call Matt Bell on Mob. 0416 105 912 today.