Ducted Air Conditioners – you may be surprised!
There is no doubting that a ducted air conditioner is a big-ticket item. It pays to do your research to ensure that you choose the most appropriate system for your home, budget, and lifestyle.
A common perception is that a ducted air conditioner is a premium product with a hefty price tag and not achievable with the family budget. But this is not necessarily true, and you may be surprised to learn just how many positive benefits a ducted air conditioner can provide – and how affordable they really are!
Let’s get to work debunking the myths around ducted air conditioning and help you decide for yourself if it is the right choice for you.
Here are six things that might surprise you to learn about ducted air conditioning:
1. Ducted air conditioning can often be cheaper to install and to run than multiple split systems.
Our article comparing ducted air conditioning vs split systems identified that ducted systems could actually be a more economical choice!
In a nutshell, a well-planned ducted system requires only a single installation process and a single central unit to run (hidden in the ceiling cavity). Conversely, you need a split system to be installed in every room you wish to heat and cool, which can become very costly.
The cost of cutting into walls to mount internal components and link to exterior units grows rapidly if you end up needing 6 or 7 separate units in your home.
2. Underfloor ducted air conditioning is a thing!
Did you know that you can install your air conditioning UNDER your floors? How clever is that?!
There are many benefits to this type of installation, and best of all, it can overcome the obstacles faced with the construction of some homes that prevent other types of installations. In buildings containing hazardous materials and those with restricted access due to age, underfloor ducted air conditioning can be the perfect solution.
Recently, we had the privilege of working on an amazing church that is over 150 years old. Due to it being raised on stilts and having sealed asbestos walls, underfloor ducted air conditioning was the only way to go.
3. Ducted systems can be the perfect solution for smaller buildings too.
Many people assume that this type of air conditioner is only suited to larger spaces. In actual fact, the zone control functionality of ducted air conditioners makes it perfect for smaller buildings such as granny flats too.
It is often assumed that the main unit on a ducted system is bigger and bulkier than that on a split system. However, ducted air conditioning systems can be as small as 2.5kw. This is the same size as the smallest available split system.
By choosing an air conditioner that selectively heats or cools certain parts of the home at tap of a button, controlling the comfort of your home becomes even more economical too.
4. Ducted air conditioning can be installed in just about every type of property.
You may be surprised to learn that ducted air conditioners can be installed in most properties, including two-storey homes and townhouses. This is something that Power Trip Services specialise in, and if you’ve been told that you cannot install ducted in your property, speak to us!
Sometimes homes built in tight or difficult sites do not have the space or accessibility needed for a split system. In these circumstances, ducted air conditioning can be the only suitable option because the main unit is mounted within the roof cavity or underfloor.
5. They can cool AND heat your home.
Here at Power Trip Services, we wish to maximise the comfort in your home and ensure that your dollar stretches further. As such, we choose to only work with reverse cycle air conditioning systems for all of the installations that we complete.
Reverse cycle air conditioning is a great option that allows you to heat and cool your home with a single system. Good-bye, unsafe bar heaters that can tip over and burn little fingers!
6. They can be much cheaper to run.
Because a ducted air conditioner selectively heats or cools the areas (or zones) in your home that are being used, they can be much more energy-efficient and, therefore, cheaper to run.
As well as the zoning features, your system can be set up to only operate during certain temperatures and switch off when the desired temperature has been reached. This not only eases the wear and tear on your system but also prevents excess electricity chargers.
Furthermore, by maintaining a constant, gentle airflow throughout your home, a well-designed ducted system will avoid hot and cold spots and the pitfalls of requiring extra electricity to accommodate them.
Power Trip is your Ducted Air Conditioner Specialists
Power Trip Services specialises in custom ducted air conditioning installations, and the best part is that we design them all in-house! We don’t outsource this part. This means that we can make the best decisions about size of system, zones and number of vents to adapt to all kinds of buildings and budgets.
Now that you know why ducted systems are such a great option don’t hesitate to contact us today to see how we can design one that is perfect for you and your home.
The electrical and air conditioning specialists at Power Trip Services go above and beyond to tackle any complex installation or electrical issue you throw our way.
We are leaders in our profession in North Brisbane because we use our resourcefulness and ingenuity to deliver high-quality and affordable solutions every time. Our qualified technicians can even design your ducted air-condition in-house!
Not only do we pride ourselves on quality workmanship, but our outstanding service standards and promise to treat your property with the utmost respect. This sets us apart from our competitors.