Ducted air conditioning is a very efficient way to heat and cool your home, unit or office. There are many different types and brands of systems on the market and it can be hard to know where to start. This article is designed to help you purchase the ideal system for your Perth home.
Every ducted air conditioning system consists of an air conditioning unit. The Air conditioning unit will have sheet metal ductwork or plastic ductwork connected to it. This, in turn, will connect to insulated flexible ducting that runs throughout your home. The insulated flexible ducting connects to the plastic air conditioning vents. They will deliver air to the rooms requiring air conditioning.
Types of Ducted Air Conditioning
There are a number of air systems that use ducting.
Heat Air Transfer
Heat air transfer kits are the cheapest form of ducted air conditioning systems on the market. Heat air transfer kits transfer warm air from an existing heating source. Such as a wood fire or slow combustion heater. The warm air is transferred by means of an inline fan. The warm air travels through insulated flexible ducting and is circulated generally into bedrooms. They work quietly and effectively depending on the heat source that they are drawing from. Pricing on the supply only of heat air transfer kits start at $300.00. Air transfer kits are readily available and can be designed
Evaporative Cooling Air Conditioning
Ducted evaporative cooling is a popular choice if you are on a tight budget and looking for ducted air conditioning to cool your whole of home. Evaporative air conditioning is the answer. The evaporative air conditioning system can reduce the temperature in your Perth home by 10-12 deg with ideal conditions. Therefore allowing fresh cool air to blow through your home. Another important consideration is ducted evaporative cooling is a lot cheaper on capital cost than a ducted reverse cycle air conditioning system. It is also a lot cheaper on running costs.
Evaporative cooling lets you leave doors and windows open so great for kids that run in and out of the house leaving the door open. Also with evaporative cooling, you have the option to use the fan only of a night time which is a great option when it is cool outside.
Ducted gas heating is not a very common option in the Perth ducted air conditioning market. Because our winters are very mild and not as extreme as other parts of Australia and the world. The ducted gas heating uses either natural gas or LPG bottled gas for its source of energy instead of electricity. The ducted gas heating is not as efficient as a Ducted reverse cycle air conditioning system and does not have a cooling feature. Therefore you can install the ducted gas heating system to compliment the ducted evaporative cooling system.
Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning
Ducted reverse cycle air conditioning will heat and cool your Perth home. Because every brand has there own different features and benefits. You will need to choose the brand to fit in with the features you need and the way you live. A lot of the well-known brands have an inverter range as part of their standard product range. This system has become very popular because of the energy savings. Therefore just be aware there are still some fixed speed units on the market for commercial use and budget-conscious applications. When choosing a brand make sure it is an inverter not fixed speed unless that is your intention. With ducted reverse cycle air conditioning, you do not air condition your whole of home at the same time. Your ducted reverse cycle air conditioning system is broken down into zones.
Ducted Air Conditioning Brands
When choosing reverse cycle ducted air conditioning many different brands are available. Each brand has their own unique features. No matter which type you choose, ensure you choose a quality well-known brand. Depending on your needs some brands would be better suited than others.
As an example, if you had a very large home and you only had single phase power. Most brands only go up to 14kw in a single phase, there are a few exceptions such as:
- 16kw Daikin standard inverter single phase.
- Actron Air also has a 19 kW single phase ESP Plus system.
So in summary what you need to consider before choosing any of the above systems are the following points this will also help with budget and type.
DIY Air Conditioning
Are you a well skilled handyman and looking to save money? Because Diy Air conditioning is a fantastic way to save money without compromising the quality of your system. At Gmtair we do the design work and supply a quality machine tailored design for your home. In all our system we use tried test quality components in all of our ducted air conditioning systems. Gmtair manufactures its very own quality Australian made flexible ducting We also supply many Quality brand machines like Mitsubishi heavy industries, Panasonic, Daikin, Actron Air.
Setting A Budget – Choosing Your Needs
- Do I want my system to heat and cool, Cool only, heat only
- How do I live, do I want the house closed up without windows and doors open (Ducted reverse cycle air conditioning)
- Do I want the house windows doors open (Ducted evaporative cooling)?
- Setting a budget will help rule out a type of system or brand in some cases
- Installing your ducted air conditioning system winter time will save you money
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