How Does Ducted Air Conditioning Work?

When it comes to choosing the best air conditioning system, homeowners are often torn between the ducted air conditioning unit and the split system air conditioner. From an untrained eye, there isn’t much difference to note between the two systems as they basically provide the same results as far as heating and cooling is concerned. However, the way the two systems work varies and you’d have to understand the systems function before deciding which one to install.

How Does Ducted Air Conditioning Work?

As the name suggests, the ducted air con works through a series of ducts that run from the central unit (Usually installed on the roof space of your home) to different rooms. Unlike the split system, the ducted aircon allows you to heat or cool each room separately. This process is known as zoning and makes use of thermostats installed in each room to control temperature.

The Split System Air Conditioning

The split system air conditioning is split into two separate heat exchanging units which work hand in hand to cool and heat your home. The split system has a low initial buying price but is only ideal for heating a single room.

The Pros and Cons of the Ducted Air Conditioning System

Ducted Air Conditioning


Convenience – The ability to cool each room separately means that you get to enjoy more convenience when using the ducted air con. You can choose to cool just the rooms you are using to conserve energy or have each room at different temperatures as per your preference.

Reliable – It is standard for most ducted air cons to come with 5-year labour and part warranties. In addition, these units come with a 25-year life span that gives you value for your money.

Good Technology – Ducted air cons are expensive to buy and install. For this reason, the available brands are often manufactured using the latest cutting edge technologies. The materials used are of the best quality and durable. You can, therefore, expect your unit to serve you well for an extended period of time.

Cons of the Ducted Air Conditioning Units

Expensive – Compared to the split system air con which costs between $1000 and $2000, the ducted system will force you to dig deeper into your pockets. The cheaper brands will cost you anything between $5000 and $7000 while the more extravagant ones will cost you $25000 and higher. The cost will usually vary based on factors such the number of system outlets and zones, size of the house, quality of home insulation or availability proper shading and individual prices set by different manufacturers and installation technician.

Intrusive – Unlike it is the case with the split system air con, installing the ducted system is quite complex and will likely require a professional to do properly.

GMTair can assist you in choosing the ideal system for your Perth home. They offer comprehensive design and supply services for the domestic market of ducted air conditioning systems to the satisfaction of their clients. Contact GMTair, if you are looking for a Perth air conditioning company offering quality products at competitive prices and matching service on a timely basis.

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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