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 designed for cooling your Perth home. This is one of the cheapest forms of ducted air conditioning on the market. The cost of a ducted evaporative air conditioning system. Prices start from $3500.00 and go right up to $6500.00 for a large family home fully installed. At Gmtair we design and sell Diy ducted evaporative ducted air conditioning systems. Diy evaporative air conditioning kits would start at $2100.00 once again depending on the size of your home.
5 things that could affect the price of your Ducted evaporative air conditioning system.
- The price will rise or fall depending on the brand of air conditioning unit selected.
- The type of wall controller bought. The above prices are based on a standard wall controller
- I would recommend buying a system that comes with a drain valve this will add to the price around $150.00
- With some brands now they have introduced an inverter motor this would also cost extra.
Most brands of evaporative cooling systems 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 quiet.
Cost of Ducted Air conditioning – Gas Heating
Ducted gas heating is a form of ducted heating that I have also used in Perth. It can work in conjunction with ducted evaporative cooling as the heating source. Because the ducted evaporative air conditioning system does not heat. The typical ducted gas heating system prices range from $3500.00 up to 6000.00 fully installed. The ducted gas heating system is more common in the very cold climates like on the east coast of Australia where they have snow.
The ducted gas heating system is not the most efficient form of heating on the market. When considering ducted gas heating you would also need to consider location. Therefore as an example, if you live in the Perth hills natural gas is not available. Running ducted gas heating on LPG (bottle gas) would not be cost effective.
Cost of Ducted Air conditioning – Reverse cycle air conditioning
Reverse cycle air conditioning is fast becoming the air conditioning system of choice. If you have room in your budget as it is one of the most efficient forms of heating on the market. It is also the most effective form of cooling no matter the weather humid or not. Therefore this is typically used in all commercial buildings and shopping centres.
The price range on ducted reverse cycle air conditioning systems starts from $6500.00 right up to $50,000.00 fully installed. This would depend on the size of your home and the complexity of your system. It would also depend on how many systems you need to air condition your home. With the size of homes increasing in size sometime one unit is not enough.
5 factors that can affect the price of your ducted reverse cycle air conditioning system
- How many zones you have fitted to your system will affect the price.
- Type of air diffusion used metal or plastic.
- Brand of air conditioning system.
- Wall Controller used LCD or LED
- Wifi control or Not
Your reverse cycle air conditioning system also filters the air circulating around your home. It also dehumidifies s the air. A reverse cycle air conditioning system are allocated into the zone and you choose the areas of your home you heat and cool.