Ducted air conditioning is one of those necessities taken for granted by a number of individuals. However, with its long history, it is quite an ingenious invention. This type of system has come a very long way since a version of the ducted air conditioner was invented by Willis Havilland Carrier in 1902.
Below are 5 facts about ducted air conditioning system:
- The motor of a ducted air conditioning system produces around 3 times the cooling/ heating energy when compared to what the compressor uses.
- Every degree lower the temperature is set, increases operating costs by as much as 15 percent. Therefore, setting it at a temperature between 25 and 24 degrees Celsius during the summer and roughly 20 degrees during the winter is a good idea.
- Ducts leak and this saps energy-efficiency by up to 40 percent. To prevent this and lessen the impact of a leak, regular maintenance is required.
- Humidity can increase if the thermostat is kept in the “fan on” position. This is because the fan blows continually whether or not the cooling system is operating.
- Closing doors and windows for prolonged periods is not ideal. Adequate ventilation is vital; without it, contaminants that are generated on the inside will remain in there and this could lead to issues with health and comfort.
A number of homeowners and business owners have a ducted system already incorporated into properties under construction. This makes the system easier to install and operate. However, for individuals buying a ducted system and getting it installed into an existing structure, below are some of the things you should factor in:
- The floor plan of the property
- Size, position and orientation of windows and doors
- Type of construction
- Level of insulation
- Outdoor space limits
- Energy Efficiency
- Ceiling cavity space
- Number of individuals who are occupying the property
- How each area will be used
Price and Running Cost
Today, good-quality ducted systems could cost anywhere from $2,000 to $7,000. However, the cost to operate the system can be as much as two times as much, depending on:
- Energy efficiency
- Type of system
- The floor plan of the home or office
- Size of windows
- Level of insulation
- Electricity tariff
- How long the system has been operating
For more information about buying a ducted air conditioner, speak to Perth’s Ducted Air Conditioning specialists. Contact myself, Gerard at GMT Air today.