What is a Ducted Air Conditioning system and why do you need one?

So you’ve heard about ducted air conditioning or you know someone with one. Or maybe you’ve done a quick Google search of ducted air conditioners in general. If you don’t know what they are, we’ll explain it here and let you know why you need one. If you know already, consider this a quick primer.

Ducted air conditioners work primarily through a series ducts running through your walls and floor. This can be done through as many rooms as you desire. You will usually have an outdoor unit or in indoor central fan coil unit concealed in either your ceiling or under your floor if you have the space. There is a thermostat on the wall, allowing you to select temperature and other settings individually for each separate space in your house.

The entire unit is concealed, else the unit is housed unobtrusively outside your property. Only the vents will be visible on the inside of your house.

As well as a cooling only ducted air conditioner, you can also choose a reverse cycle ducted air conditioner. These are great as they are capable of cooling your home in summer and heating it in winter.

Ducted air conditioners can also be fitted with inverters which make them much more energy efficient as the inverter allows the air conditioner to maintain a consistent temperature by operating at the speed required. Air conditioners without inverters must keep powering on and off in order to maintain temperature, using up more electricity.

As a side note, if you’re in a modern apartment block, as apartments become more ubiquitous in Canberra, then chances are you already have a ducted air conditioning system. For those not so fortunate, read on. If you already have one, you can bask in the glory of your air conditioning unit.

Consider yourself ready to read about the advantages of ducted air conditioning.

What are the advantages and why do you need a ducted air conditioner?

Given their unobtrusive nature, it can be a lot easier to design or modify the home you want when adding your ducted air conditioner system. You don’t have to decorate around a split system unit. Although unobtrusive, they are still easy to access should they require maintenance or repairs.

Since everyone can control their own temperature and air flow, and you can save on energy and running costs by turning off the airflow for rooms not in use. This is why ducted air conditioning is a great choice for families who respond differently to temperature. With ducted air conditioning, there won’t be one person freezing in the bedroom covered by blankets while someone else roams around the living room sweating in shorts.

Something to consider is that ducted air conditioners are not a “one size fits all” solution and thus cannot be simply bought off the shelf.  Our air conditioning professional will visit your home and design a customised solution, from the size of the air conditioning unit itself to the number of vents that you need, through to the number of zones you feel necessary. The air conditioner is then perfectly tailored to the size of your property, and not too small or too large.

The benefit of maintaining an even temperature is that it’s kinder to your flooring, furniture and pets and some ducted air conditioners are almost completely silent. One aspect that should not be overlooked is that a ducted air conditioning system can add to the marketability and can significantly add to the value of your house.

It’s all about the long term when deciding on a ducted air conditioner. If you need quality in your life, and are planning on being in your house for time to come, one our qualified Canberran technicians can look at your house and design the ducted air conditioning system just for you. There is a good chance you will recoup your costs over time, so it makes sense for a house you plan on living in for the long term.

Contact Southern Air Conditioning and let our experts design the ducted air conditioning system and transform your home today.

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