Advantages of the split or multi-split air conditioner with an outdoor unit
- The decor and calm in the apartment
There are many advantages when you are in your apartment. The interior unit of the split air conditioner is much more discreet and design and you avoid the evacuation duct which crosses the living room. Furthermore, the fact that the motor is moved outside the apartment makes the device much less noisy inside the room.
Air conditioning performance is also superior and you can cool several rooms with a single outdoor unit (multi-split air conditioner).
- You can also heat yourself in winter
Finally, if you choose a so-called "reversible" air conditioning, you can use it not only in the air conditioning version to cool the apartment in summer, but also in the heating version, to heat the apartment in winter.
Disadvantages of the split air conditioner
- Constraints to be respected
It is understandable, the fact of deporting the motor unit of the air conditioning outside the apartment generates a lot of comfort for the inhabitants inside, but this suddenly creates constraints to be respected vis-à-vis the exterior (co-ownership of the building, town hall, etc.) which we will detail below.
- Slower installation
Moreover, this type of installation requires the intervention of a professional and therefore often takes more time.
The split or multi-split air conditioner is the preferred solution if you want a durable, efficient and discreet air conditioning system.
But before installing it in your apartment, do not forget to contact your landlord if you are a tenant, and to check beforehand what it is possible to do at the level of the co-ownership of the building and the town hall.
And to deal with visual and noise pollution on your balcony or terrace, it is advisable to use a quality air conditioning cover that will hide it and reduce its noise without interfering with its operation.