Duct split has many applications in the process of cooling and heating, which is used in different industries and places. But Duct Split, like other industrial cooling and heating equipment, has limitations in use in different places. The advantages and disadvantages of duct split can be used for both cold and heat generation. Of course, this system operates in poorer heating and has limitations:
- Duct split heating cycle will not be enough for geographical areas with very cold weather.
- In areas where people are short of electricity or expensive or have access to cheaper gas, it is preferable to use other ventilation systems; Because the duct split heating cycle will have high power consumption.
- Also, buildings with separate sections can not have a comfortable experience with duct split. Since it is not possible to determine and adjust the air temperature for each room and area and all parts of a building will have the same type of air and the same temperature, this system is better for structures and buildings that have a more integrated environment than Residential buildings.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of Duct Split?
Advantages of Duct Split:
- Air conditioners usually have to do things like regulate the air temperature, regulate the humidity and purify the air, and disinfect it, but there are also devices and systems that can’t do all three of these things at the same time. For example, the fan coil is not able to regulate the humidity and dehumidification, but the duct split can do the dehumidification compared to the fan coil.
- Compared to split systems, less copper piping is installed inside the split duct.
- Compared to chillers, mini-chillers and underfloor heating systems, less spa duct piping is required.
- Compared to water coolers, less space is needed to place cold water pipes, because their arrangement is horizontal and reduces the need for additional installations inside the roof.
- Compared to water coolers, the duct split uses smaller air distribution channels, which improves air quality.
- Low cost for duct split system.
- Instead of using several devices with limited capacities such as air conditioners, you can use a split duct for a large building that has a higher capacity. This capacity is available from 8000 BTU to 90,000 BTU. The higher the capacity of the duct split, the more channels can be channelled.
- Duct split filters are washable.
- The integrity of the channels and equipment of this system can be considered an advantage for many false installations.
- The use of inverter compressors or variable speed has increased their efficiency.
- Their temperature range is from about minus 10 degrees to 48 degrees Celsius.
Disadvantages of Duct Split:
- The biggest drawback of duct splits is their temperature integrity in all areas covered. This means that rooms and areas can not have a different temperature independently of the temperature of the whole building and it is not possible to adjust the temperature of each room separately. This is not possible on the duct split by itself, but it can be done with additional devices such as a separate thermostat for each room.
- Failure to adjust the temperature of each room can lead to increased energy consumption and waste. Because there may be rooms in between that are uninhabited, or do not even need cooling and heating, but in any case, when the duct split is turned on, they will be in the range of operation and will be hot and cold.
- In this way, the use of duct split is limited and it is mostly installed in buildings that are integrated and do not need to pay attention to the tastes and needs of different people.
- This system has more noise pollution than split.
- The duct split system needs additional equipment and a heating source such as a package or engine room for its heating cycle.
- Since the installation of Duct Split air conditioner is built-in, it requires specialized people for both installation and repair.