3 Things To Consider Before Buying A Split System Air Con For Your Home

Split system air conditioners are a popular choice for most Melburnians, but what are the things you should consider before making a purchase? We’ve summed it up in 3 main questions to ask yourself:

  1. How does a split system compare to other systems?
  2. Does it meet my specific needs?
  3. What are the options that are available?

Let’s take a look at each of these questions in greater detail.

1. How Does A Split System Compare To Other Systems?

This is a given. When deciding on an air conditioning system, you’ll need to consider other alternatives to make sure you’re making an informed decision.

2. Does It Meet My Specific Needs?

Just because split systems are a popular option for most Australian homes doesn’t mean it’s right for every home. You’ll need to consider a few factors before deciding:

What Type Of Coverage Do I Need?
Firstly, find out the size of the space you’re looking to heat/cool. The larger the space, the more power you’ll need.

Can I Afford The Upfront Costs?
As you might have guessed, the bigger the capacity required, the higher the price.

Do I Need Heating And Cooling?
If you’ve already got a heating system in place, you could just go for a cooling solution. But if you’re moving into a new home, you could consider getting a split system that provides both heating and cooling.

The running costs will depend on the size of space you’re looking to heat and cool. Split systems generally work best for smaller spaces with one or two rooms.

3. Brands And Models Available

Now that you have a sense of whether a split system is what you need for your place, you will need to look at specific brands and models. We’ve done some of the legwork for you.

Daikin and Mitsubishi offer cutting-edge technology when it comes to split system air conditioners. Here are some options to consider depending on what your preferences are.

Room Sizes

Small To Large Rooms

Zena is engineered to fit seamlessly into your home and cool or heat small to large rooms. Capacity is between 2.5kW, 3.5kW, 5.0kW and 6.0kW.

Large Open Plan Living Spaces

The XL Series is designed for delivering airflow to large, open spaces. Capacity is between 8.5kW – 9.4kW.

Energy conscious

Lite Systems

This wall mounted system is an energy efficient option best suited for cooling or heating small to large rooms. It offers:

  • 4.5 star rating energy performance for both heating and cooling
  • R32 refrigerant enables increased energy efficiency


This multi-split system is best suited for 2 small bedrooms and has energy saving features. It Mitsubishi Electric Inverter Control ensures:

  • Quick distribution of tempered air
  • System operates at ideal capacity, minimising energy wastage

Smart Technology

Alira X

The Alira X features smart technology that reduces contaminants in the home such as mould and bacteria while staying energy efficient.

  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • The 2-Area Intelligent Eye automatically detects when the room is vacant and adjusts to temperature for better energy saving
  • Mould Proof Operation that automatically activates after cooling to prevent the buildup of mould


This multi-split 2 bedroom system features:

  • Wi-Fi control from your smartphone, tablet or online account allowing you full control even when you’re not home
  • Demand Enabled Response Device (DRED), allowing for your power supply company to control and limit energy consumption during off-peak hours.

Bottom Line

It’s important to understand your needs before deciding on whether a split system is right for you. Every home is different, which is why finding the right system isn’t always so straightforward.

If you’re thinking of getting a split system, contact Gaschill to find out more on all cooling and heating matters.