What Is a Split-System AC?
A split-system air conditioner consists of outdoor and indoor parts that have to work together like a team to achieve the right temperature for your home. They need to work together in unison to be as efficient as possible.
In most cases your furnace and air conditioner are installed together and work together as a pair. The outside and inside parts are connected and work in tandem to achieve the right temperature for your home.
The four main parts to your split-system are: condenser, compressor, evaporator coil and air handler.
The condenser and compressor are outside and the evaporator coil and air handler are inside. The refrigerant circulates between all these parts over and over until the air in your home reaches the temperature set on your thermostat.
When something in your split-system breaks down it is important to get a certified technician to inspect the problem. You should consider replacing both inside and outside parts of your split-system if one breaks down. All these pieces are meant to be sold and used as matched sets, if you have mismatched pieces your system may not work correctly.