- The unit allows you to control which rooms will receive air conditioning, which is very efficient when it comes to energy consumption.
- Keeping the windows and doors closed for long periods is not good.
- Running cost increases by 15 per cent for every degree lower you set.
If you have a house with multiple rooms that needs cooling, especially during summer, installing individual air conditioning units may not be a good idea. Each of these units is consuming energy that will lead to a high electricity bill.
In this case, you need a ducted air conditioning unit. A ducted air conditioner is a unit that is capable of cooling the entire home. It uses a central unit for air cooling, then distributing it to the rooms of a house through a series of ducts.
A ducted air conditioner is an excellent choice for most homes. It has many features that other air conditioning types cannot offer. Moreover, the unit allows you to control which rooms will receive air conditioning, which is very efficient when it comes to energy consumption. Also, this type of unit is incredibly unobtrusive, all you can see are the vents, and the rest of its parts are hidden.
Below are some of the important things that you need to know about the ducted air conditioner.
It consumes less energy.
The motor of a ducted air conditioning system produces around three times the cooling energy than the compressor uses. A ducted air conditioner is producing three or more kilowatt of cooling for every kilowatt it consumes.
It is made possible by changing the refrigerant from liquid to gas then back to liquid. It is a very efficient process that allows the system to move more energy than the compressor needs in keeping a stable temperature.
Ducts do leak.
Leak on ducts reduces the system’s energy efficiency by 40 percent. However, this can be prevented by using ducting that is approved by the Australian Standards AS 4254. Moreover, making sure that the ducts are sealed can prevent this from happening.
Ducts should be checked regularly. If you feel that your ducted air conditioner is not working the way it used to, then there could be some ducts leaking. It has to be sealed as soon as possible.
Keeping the windows and doors closed for long periods is not good.
Sealing your home while the air conditioning is on will make your home cooler. However, it may pose issues when it comes to health and comfort. Ducted air conditioners are not only designed to make your home cool. It is also intended to keep the air cleaner, less humid, and keep the room well ventilated.
Enough ventilation is important; otherwise, the contaminants that are generated inside will remain inside that could lead to comfort and health issues. The ventilation should completely replace the air inside around every four hours, depending on your home’s age, design, and size.
Running cost increases by 15 percent for every degree lower you set.
Ducted air conditioning units consume more energy, the lower the temperature it produces. With this being said, it is advisable to set it in a temperature that makes you feel comfortable. Around 25-24 degrees Celsius is the ideal temperature during summer and around 20 degrees during winter.
The installation of the ducted air conditioner will require you to have an air conditioning professional to visit your home. He will design a customized solution based on the size of the unit to the number of vents, and the number of rooms that you need air conditioning. Every ducted air conditioner is perfectly designed to fit your property no matter how small or big it is.