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Should You Choose a Ducted or Split System Installation for Your Home?

Posted by Bodie Czeladka on

If you’re looking at possible air conditioning solutions for your home, it’s likely that you will eventually reach a crossroads. The two main options that many homeowners need to choose from are a more substantial investment in a ducted AC system or a cheaper and more immediate split AC installation. Each system has its own pros and cons, and it’s essential to consider them both before you make a final choice. In this article, we will take a closer look at a ducted and split system installation to help you to make a more informed decision.


A Ducted Air Conditioning System

This type of AC system is installed in two separate parts; there is an internal and an external compressor unit. Together, the air that’s generated by these compressors is distributed throughout the home via a network of ducts. The ducts can be installed in wall, ceiling or floor spaces and they can be out of sight, if required. If the ducts are hidden the only visible part of the AC would be the vents where the air is delivered into the room. A ducted AC system has a minimal look that many homeowners prefer, and it’s a great choice for larger homes with multiple stories. A higher capacity ducted AC system can be used instead of a split system unit on each floor. However,  the ducts would have to run throughout the property, and this is best planned in the construction phase.

A Split System Air Conditioning System

A split AC system is a more traditional method of air conditioning that uses a single compressor that uses a separate wall mounted blower unit to deliver the treated air. A wall unit has to be installed in every room where you want to have cooled or heated air. A split system is cheaper to buy, easier to install (no ductwork) and they are generally easier to clean and maintain. If you have a larger home, it would be necessary to install a split system on each floor, and this may not be as economical as a ducted system. The wall units in each room are pretty easy to spot, but there are many attractive designs and colour options available to match your decor.

How to Choose the Right System?

If you have a larger home, it’s likely that a ducted AC system would be the best choice. If you have a smaller or single storey home, a split air conditioner system may be the best fit for your needs. Both system types will have a remote control unit to give you an easy way to control the air conditioning in your home. There are also smarter ways to control your AC via an app installed on your smartphone or computer. These advanced control systems allow you to have unparalleled control and plenty of feedback on how your system is performing and how much energy you’re using.

If you’re interested in a ducted or split system installation in Perth, contact Air Spares for expert help and advice today.

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