The main difference between Split AC and Window AC is that a Split AC has two main components, a separate condenser from its evaporator which is inside the oven and a Window AC has all its components inside one unit.
Split A/C vs Window AC
Split AC has two parts, one outdoor unit consisting of condenser, compressor and expansion valve and one indoor unit consisting of evaporator, capillary tube and cooling fan. Window AC is a one-piece compact portable box with condenser, compressor, evaporator, cooling coil, expansion valve or coil, etc. Split air conditioning is typically used in large areas, such as offices, corridors. Window AC is good for portable applications due to its portable construction. Split AC requires less space. It is suggested to keep a maximum distance of 6 meters between your indoor and outdoor unit. Window AC requires more space comparatively. The capacity of the split air conditioner depends on the size of the room. It is available in the range of 0.8 tons to 3 tons. The capacity of the window air conditioner also depends on the size of the room. It is available in the range of 0.75 to 2.5 tons. The installation of AC split is quite difficult. Its installation, maintenance or service requires a qualified worker. Window AC is easy to install and maintain as the components are compact in design. A skilled worker is not required. Split AC is expensive compared to Window AC of the same capacity. Window AC is noisy as it has all the noisy components placed in a cuboid. Split AC is quiet and no noise. A person who needs silence to sleep prefers to buy a Split AC. Split AC is expensive compared to Window AC of the same capacity. Window AC is noisy as it has all the noisy components placed in a cuboid. Split AC is silent and makes no noise. A person who needs silence to sleep prefers to buy a Split AC. Split AC is expensive compared to Window AC of the same capacity. Window AC is noisy as it has all the noisy components placed in a cuboid. Split AC is silent and makes no noise. A person who needs silence to sleep prefers to buy a Split AC.
|AC split||AC window|
|an air conditioner with two units; indoor unit and outdoor unit||an air conditioner with all its components in a single unit|
|Instalation and maintenance|
|Difficult / Technical||just easy|
What is SplitAC?
The split air conditioner has two different units, which are installed internally and externally, and are therefore called indoor unit and outdoor unit. The indoor unit is installed inside the room. It works by taking hot air inside and throwing cold air out. The outdoor unit, also known as a compressor, is installed outside the room, with a distance of about six meters. It is connected to the indoor unit through drain pipes and electric cables. The outdoor unit blows out hot air. Split AC is wall mounted and used for large rooms due to its higher cooling capacity. It can be installed anywhere without blocking the window or daylight. Split AC comes in various patterns and colors and that changes the whole look of your room. Installing a split air conditioner requires the help of a professional and also has additional installation charges. The service and maintenance of this AC is also technical and requires professionals. Split Ac is not portable, so it is not a good idea to install a split AC in an apartment. The main advantages of a split AC are:
- generates fairly low noise (<50db)
- Takes up less space
- quieter than window AC
- It can be installed in a room without windows.
- Ceiling and floor mounted options are also available, known as tower or vertical or cassette type split AC
- Provides an air pattern and uniform cooling throughout the room
- consume less power and electricity
What is WindowAC?
Window AC is a one-piece compact portable box with condenser, compressor, evaporator, cooling coil, expansion valve or coil, etc. These are suitable for a small room with a window space. They usually come in a single unit. Window AC does not come in various colors or patterns. It is generally limited to white. It is easy to install and does not require any additional charges. It is portable, making it easy to move from one place to another. Window AC requires little maintenance, which is quite simple in terms of service, as all components are compact in design. The installation process of Window AC is very simple. It does not require a skilled worker or a professional. Window AC is designed to fit inside a window. This type of air conditioner does not take up any extra space in your home. So this is a great benefit for those who live in a small house. An open vent on a window AC allows fresh outside air to enter the house. This air circulates together with the cold air generated by the unit to keep carbon dioxide levels below 700 ppm. There are the following characteristics of an AC window:
- all components are in a single unit
- easy to install and maintain
- portable and easily transferable
- Fluctuating DC power
- Constant RPM Compressor
- low capacity
- two fans on the same axis
- air can be taken from the atmosphere
- an inverter cannot be used
- Split AC has two parts, outdoor unit and indoor unit, while window AC is a one-piece compact portable box.
- Split AC is difficult to transfer as it is not portable in the side window. The AC is good for portable applications due to its portable construction.
- Split air conditioner requires less space, on the contrary, window air conditioner requires more space comparatively.
- Split AC has a range of 0.8 tons to 3 tons, on the other hand, window AC capacity is in the range of 0.75 to 2.5 tons.
- Split AC installation is difficult and requires a skilled worker, while Window AC is easy to install and maintain.
- Split AC is more expensive, on the contrary, Window AC is less expensive.
Split AC and Window AC are two different types of air conditioners due to their difference in structure, components, capacity, cost, power and labor consumption, etc.