A Guide To Getting Ducted Air Con In Australia
Australia is a land of harsh climates, particularly when it comes to the summer heat, therefore some form of air conditioning is almost a must to live comfortably in this country. In this post we’ll be looking at why ducted air con is a great choice, how to go about finding the best system, and getting your ducted air conditioning professionally installed.
Why choose ducted air conditioning?
What is reverse cycle air conditioning?
New build or existing home? Some things to consider
Is ducted air con expensive to run?
Ducted reverse cycle air conditioning will add value to your home
Finding the right system and professional installation
Is ducted air con right for you?
Installing a ducted air conditioning system can be the most effective choice when you want climate control for your entire house. Every necessary room in the home can be cooled with a ducted system, and with the control panel you can even switch the system on and off for different rooms.
Let’s list some key reasons why ducted air con is a great choice:
- Cool the entire home with one system
- A reverse cycle system will both cool the home in summer and heat the home in winter
- Ducted systems are fast, so no long waiting times to either cool down the house or warm it up
- A ducted system can save you money by not having to install and run separate air conditioners in each room
- Target different rooms - You can cool or heat individual rooms at the press of a button
- Modern ducted air conditioning systems are very energy efficient
- The system is more aesthetically appealing – there is no need for the external unit outside each room
Essentially reverse cycle means the air conditioning system is capable of both cooling and heating, depending on the season. Not all air conditioners have this feature, but it is very common for ducted systems to be reverse cycle.
In basic terms, the process that the unit uses to create cool air in summer is reversed to create warm air in winter time.
Technically it’s far easier to plan for and install ducted air conditioning with a new build. The system can be incorporated into the house plans before building even takes place, ensuring a seamless process.
When it comes to installing ducted air con in an existing home, it usually still quite an easy process. Some questions arise:
- Is the home single storey or multi-storey?
- What’s it constructed of?
- How much space is there in the ceiling cavity?
- Is there currently any insulation?
- What’s the ceiling height?
- How many rooms need climate control?
- How many people live in/regularly stay in the home?
These are all questions that need to be considered first before seeking quotes to have ducted air con installed in your existing home.
Air conditioners are much more energy efficient these days than they were in years past.
How much it will cost to run your new ducted air con will depend on many factors, such as whether your home has sufficient insulation, how big the spaces are to be cooled or heated, how many people use the system, how often you turn the system on, who your energy supplier is and the list goes on.
Ducted systems, because of the speed and efficiency of how they operate, can save you money in running costs compared to single room systems.
How you use your ducted system will depend on your budget, but also your individual requirements. Some people will naturally run their systems for longer and at colder temperatures in summer than what others will.
Whether you are planning on building a brand new home or installing a ducted system in your existing home, the cost of purchasing and installation will easily be offset by the value having ducted air con will add to your house.
People are very conscious of what extra special features a property has to offer these days, and your ducted system will certainly add value to your property overall.
Based in the information above and some other factors, you’ll need to determine exactly which ducted air conditioning system will best suit your needs.
One way to help with this decision is to discuss it with the air conditioning company who’ll be performing the install. Based on the information you provide them and a detailed inspection of your property, they’ll be able to advise you on your options. Talk to the manufacturers of air conditioning systems, as well as the company you’ll be hiring to install it. Do your research on both the different types of ducted air conditioning systems and manufacturers, as well as researching which company to hire to install your new system.
If you love having total control over the climate within your home and have the budget for a ducted air conditioning system, then yes, it’s the right choice.
Not only will every essential room in your home be comfortable in both summer and winter, but a ducted system will also add a lot of value to your property.
Ducted air conditioning is the ultimate climate control solution.
Ask us for more information about our available ducted air condition systems.
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