A quick introduction into ducted air conditioning systems, including their benefits
Whether you are drawing up plans for your new home or planning to renovate, one of your prime considerations should be the type of air conditioning system you choose to install in your home. Unless you work in the air conditioning industry, different types of AC units can get a bit confusing. However, if you’re thinking of buying an air conditioning system for your home, it’s important to know what your choices are.
One of the most common types of AC units is a ducted air conditioning system. Keep reading to find out more about ducted air conditioning and get advice on which one could be the best option for your NSW property.
What is a ducted air conditioner?
Ducted air conditioning systems give you complete control over cooling the entire house. If you have several rooms that need to be cooled during the hotter months of the year, ducted air conditioners prove to be more efficient and create less noise.
How do ducted air conditioners work?
Ducted air conditioning systems pump cooled air from a central unit through multiple ducts which lead to vents, from these vents the cool air is transferred to the rooms in your home.
Ducted air conditioners have an internal unit installed within the roof space of your home. The ceiling or underfloor ductwork piping distributes the cooled air from the air conditioning unit to each of the rooms in the property. Various room air distribution vents are “zone controlled” allowing you to cool each room using separate controls or run simultaneously, depending on your needs.
What are the benefits of a ducted air conditioner?
Ducted air conditioning systems offer many benefits including:
- The ability to cool the entire property, this can be more efficient than installing two or more wall-mounted systems.
- A control system that can be zone controlled to adapt the temperature in each area.
- The cost-effective option to turn off the system in rooms where there is no need for it to be in use.
- The vents used in ducted air conditioning systems are discreet meaning that the aesthetics of your home are not affected.
Are ducted air conditioners expensive to run?
The operational costs of a ducted air system depends on several factors. Aside from the size of your AC system, the length of time that you keep the ducted air conditioning unit running will have the main influence over the running costs.
When selecting a ducted air conditioning system you should choose an energy-efficient model. Choosing an efficient model will require you to do some research and shop around until you find the best model to suit your needs and budget, but it will maximise your savings in the end.
You should also consider the temperature that your air conditioning system is set to; the colder you set your air conditioner the more you will increase the costs, so you should always set your thermostat to a temperature that is comfortable without overdoing it.
Where can I find the best air conditioning installers in NSW?
Ducted air conditioning systems are complex pieces of engineering, with many considerations that need to be taken into account before installation so you should always hire a professional air conditioning installation company. Hogan Hot Water and Air Conditioning provide professional installations of all types of household air conditioning systems from all the major brands.
For further assistance on purchasing your ducted air conditioning system or for more information on our installation, repair or replacement services throughout Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Maitland and the Central Coast, get in touch with us by calling 0488 029 618 or complete our online contact form and a member of our team will be in touch with you shortly.