All You Need To Know About Ducted Air Conditioning Systems

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All You Need To Know About Ducted Air Conditioning Systems

8 April 2021
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Would you want to install a commercial or residential AC system? Ducted air conditioning systems are an instant solution for many homes and businesses. Below is an article discussing how ducted air conditioning systems work and the considerations you should make when installing a ducted AC system. 

How Do Ducted AC Systems Work?

A ducted AC system consists of a series of ducts that suck or supply air into the various rooms in your house. If you want to warm your home, a blower in the ducts sucks hot air and pushes it into an evaporator coil. The evaporator coil contains a cold liquid refrigerant that cools the warm air by absorbing its heat. Once the refrigerant warms up, it becomes a gas and is transported into a compressor, where it is pressurised and becomes a liquid. The liquid flows through condenser coils where a fan dissipates the heat in the refrigerant. The refrigerant is depressurised by an expansion valve and pushed back into the evaporator coils for a return cycle. 

Installing A Ducted AC System

Below are some essential considerations to make when installing a ducted AC system in your home: 

Size Of The Unit

The mistake made by most people is choosing the wrong size of AC. While a large system will cool and warm your home as desired, it is expensive and will consume a lot of energy. On the other hand, a small system might be cheap. However, it will take longer to cool and warm your house. The best way to overcome this problem is by hiring an HVAC professional to determine the British Thermal Units (BTU) required to heat your home. It ensures you purchase the right system. 

Consider Smart Ducted AC Systems

Modern technology has improved the functionality of ducted AC systems. A smart AC system allows you to create different temperature zones in your house. For instance, the living room could have a different temperature from the bedroom. Some of these systems have sensors that will shut off the system when you leave the house. Others have a smartphone app that enables you to control the AC system remotely. 

Energy Efficiency

As a rule, the ducted AC system should have a high energy efficiency rating. Modern appliances have an energy efficiency rating that is indicated on the packaging. The higher the star rating, the higher the energy efficiency. Although highly efficient appliances could be a bit expensive, you will enjoy the long-term benefits of reduced energy bills. 

Your ducted AC system should be installed by an accredited HVAC professional. The installer will ensure quality ductwork installation and determine an appropriate location to store the outdoor unit. Remember to service your ducted AC system to ensure its longevity.