Best Ducted Air Conditioning for Granny Flats
Choosing the best ducted air conditioning for your granny flat may seem like an overwhelming task. If you’re new to air conditioning, you may be somewhat confused with many options.
One of the biggest misconceptions out there is that ducted air conditioning is only for larger properties such as houses. So, you may be surprised to learn that ducted air conditioning can come in as little as a 2.5kw system (the same size as a small split system).
Today, we discuss why this kind of system could be the best option for your granny flat.
What is Ducted Air Conditioning?
Ducted air conditioning is different from traditional systems as it uses a single fan to deliver cool air to multiple rooms at once. A series of pipes or ducts are installed within the ceiling (or sometimes underneath the house depending on the style of home), and the compressor/condenser unit that pumps the air is located outside the building. Each room has a vent to allow the air to flow into the room.
Features & Benefits
Ducted air conditioning provides a discrete option for cooling rooms and allows each room to be individually climate controlled via a feature called “zoning”.
Additional benefits include:
- Offering more comfort to people in the room as the airflow is less direct and more even throughout the room
- Quieter operation than split systems as the fan is located outside
- Increased energy efficiency due to varying energy rated units and the need for only a single unit in a home
- Easily added to home automation systems for full control and maximum energy efficacy
- Can be used for efficient heating with a reverse air system installed.
Why is Ducted the Best Option for my Granny Flat?
Although most people would initially plan to climate control their granny flat using multiple split system units, there is a better alternative.
Something that is not a commonly known fact is that the floor plan of granny flats is almost always split into two areas – daytime and night-time. The kitchen and living areas are adjacent to each other, and the layout of the bedrooms is the same. This two-zone design perfectly supports the functionality of a single ducted air conditioning system with dual-zone controls.
A recent system that we installed suited this perfectly, and you can see the concept demonstrated here in this 6kw ducted system.
There is a common misconception that ducted air conditioning units are only suited to larger premises, but we can provide systems beginning at 2.5kw. Because your granny flat will be zoned, it allows you to install a smaller unit as not all zones need to be running simultaneously.
Due to the daytime/night-time floorplan, it is possible to run each zone at different times of the day and keep the room at optimum temperature for the occupants.
Zones for Individual Comfort Levels
Additionally, the multiple zones allow occupants to set temperatures that suit their individual comfort levels. If you’re a person that prefers to sleep in a cooler room whilst your partner enjoys the comfort of a warm lounge to watch their favourite television show in, a multi-zoned ducted air conditioner might be the perfect solution for you.
Ducted air conditioning is a great choice for all residential premises, including granny flats and even townhouses and apartments.
Here at Power Trip, we specialise in projects that are a little more tricky to plan, and we also design all of our ducted installations in-house, meaning you get the most effective option based on how you intend to use your air conditioning. Visit our page that discusses the process of ducted air conditioning installation to learn more.
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 sets us apart from our competitors.