A Guide To Buying Ducted Air Conditioning

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:

  1. The motor of a ducted air conditioning system produces around 3 times the cooling/ heating energy when compared to what the compressor uses.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

Buying Guide

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
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The right Ducted Air Conditioning System can bring year round comfort to your home.

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:

  • Size
  • Temperature
  • 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.

Gerard Toland

Gerard has been involved in the Perth Air Conditioning for over 30 years. He is experienced in both the supply and installation of all types of air conditioning products and components for both commercial and residential buildings. He is well known for being one of the few suppliers who make their own ducting on site in his Perth warehouse. Quality ducting is paramount due to the quality insulation it provides from the harsh Perth heat. It is this dedication to quality which sets him apart from competitors.

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