Ducted air conditioning is one of the most popular solutions for keeping your home or business cool. While there are some advantages to ducted systems over other cooling options such as split system, the choice of which solution is best for you will ultimately come down to how much space you have available and your individual needs.

With a ducted system, the main unit is located in the roof void and cooled air is delivered to each room through a series of hidden vents that are installed in your ceiling. The result is a seamless integration into your property. The only indication that you have a ducted system is the sleek ducts on your ceiling and this won’t impact the style or aesthetic of your home.

The initial outlay for a ducted system is higher than a split system but in the long run it can save you money as there are many advantages to installing a ducted air conditioner, including lower energy bills and less maintenance costs. A ducted system will also provide better overall temperature control and is a more effective solution for larger properties that are difficult to cool with a split system.

During an installation of a new system, the air conditioning technician will first have to map out the ductwork around your house and ensure that all rooms receive adequate cooling. This can take a day or two and is usually done after the walls are framed to allow for safe and efficient installation of your air conditioner.

The ducts are normally lined with insulation which helps to improve the efficiency of your cooling. It also helps to prevent condensation which can lead to mold in the ducts and can introduce contaminants into your home. These contaminants can cause allergies and other problems so it is important to ensure the ducts are properly insulated and sealed.

A qualified and experienced ducted air conditioning installer will be familiar with all the local regulations and building codes that apply to ducted air conditioning installations. This will help to prevent any legal issues down the road. It is also essential that the ducts are properly sized and positioned to provide balanced airflow and even temperature distribution throughout your home or office.

Your installer will advise you on the optimal sized system to suit your needs and requirements. It is important that the size of the system matches your actual needs as an oversized system will waste energy and an undersized system will not be able to effectively cool your home or office.

Your installer will advise you on the location of the indoor fan coil, ideally it should be placed near to your ceiling and away from any obstructions such as beams or rafters. This will make it easier to access and maintain your air conditioner as well as ensuring the performance of your system is optimised. Your installer will also advise you on the location of the control box and give a demonstration on how to use it.

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