I have a lot of people ask me what is the cost of ducted air conditioning. In Perth we use 3 main different types. This post will outline the approximate cost of each type of ducted air conditioning system. I will also give a brief description of each type.
Cost of Ducted Air conditioning – Evaporative cooling
Ducted Evaporative air conditioning is for cooling your home. This is one of the cheapest forms of ducted air conditioning on the market, and is also know as a swampy. This system typically retails from about $3500.00 up to around $6500.00 for a large family. The price also changes depending on the brand and features the system has to offer. I would recommenced buying a system that comes with a drain valve to manage water usage. I would also recommend buying a system that has a timer on/off function. Most brands also come in standard colours to suit the modern home colour bond or tile roof. A lot of the modern ducted evaporative air conditioning systems are made of plastic. They have also had developments in fan technology so the systems are fairly quite.
Cost of Ducted Air conditioning – Gas Heating
Ducted gas heating is a form of heating that I also used in Perth. It can work in conjunction with ducted evaporative cooling as the evaporative cooling system does not heat. A typical ducted gas heating system will range from $3500.00 up to 6000.00 fully installed. The ducted gas heating is more common in the very cold climates like on the east coast of Australia were they have snow. The ducted gas heating system is not the most efficient form of heat. You would also need to consider location , say if you live in the Perth hills natural gas is not available and it would be very costly on LPG (bottle gas).
Cost of Ducted Air conditioning – Reverse cycle air conditioning
Reverse cycle air conditioning is probably the air conditioning system of choice if the budget allows it, as it is one of the most efficient forms of heating on the market, It is also the most effective form of cooling and what is typically used in all commercial building and shopping centres. The price range on ducted reverse cycle air conditioning systems start from $6500.00 right up to $50,000.00 depending on the size of your home and the complexity of your system and the brand and number of units you choose. Your reverse cycle air conditioning system also filters the air circulating around your home. It also dehumidify s the air. A reverse cycle air conditioning system are allocated into zone and you choose the areas of your home you heat and cool