Townhouses are among the popular types of residential property in suburbs like Queensland. It can be shared by three or more families, which makes setting up an air conditioner for each of these units can be challenging.
Here are some problems you may encounter:
- limited areas to place certain types of air conditioner like window type ACs
- some air conditioners can be very noisy which might cause disturbance for your neighbours
- some areas in Queensland have protocols for noise limits
- limited ceiling space (in case of ducted air conditioners)
- the number of rooms which will need an air conditioner
- the layout of the house
With limited options, it can be difficult to find the best type that will work for you. So, we have shared with you in this blog your different options and the factors you should consider in choosing the best one for your requirements.
What is a split type air conditioner?
A split type air conditioner has two components, an indoor and an outdoor. The indoor unit is a rectangular component that is often mounted on walls. This indoor unit is then connected to the outdoor unit by pipes.
Why is a split type air conditioner applicable in a townhouse?
Whether you live at the end or middle part of a townhouse, installing a split type air conditioner isn’t a problem. The problem with a window type air conditioner is that it requires space on the exterior wall.
This is impossible for the middle part of a townhouse since the walls are shared with your neighbour. A split type AC’s outdoor unit, however, can be placed on the ground or the balcony. The piping that connects the indoor and outdoor unit requires very little space.
Most split type air conditioners also produce very little noises. Split type air conditioners are widely used in Queensland because they are relatively quiet compared to other types.
Split type air conditioners are also ideal for interiors with an open layout. Should you have an open layout for both the ground floor and upper floor, you’ll only need two split types ACs.
What’s the downside of split type AC for townhouses?
The only downside of a split type air conditioner is that every indoor unit requires an outdoor unit. Therefore, when you need to run several split type air conditioners for different rooms, it will require more outdoor units.
Running several air conditioners can be very expensive. First, it will surely have a toll on your electricity bill. Another thing is the additional charges for regular maintenance and repair. It may also not comply with the body corporate bylaws.
Is a split type air conditioner not the convenient one for your spot in the townhouse? Or is your town house’s floor plan not very ideal for a split type air conditioner? This is just the first part of our two blog series. Do follow us to know the other options you may have. This includes the most popular choice of air conditioning system chosen by our clients in Queensland.
For now, let us leave to you a video of our recent townhouse project: