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Choose the Right Ducted Air Conditioner for Your Home

If you've just finished building a house in an area that experiences hot weather for the most part of the year, an air conditioner would be a worthwhile addition to your home. If you are considering installing a ducted air conditioner, it is important to know how to go about choosing the right cooling unit, as not all ducted units are built the same way. 

Here are a couple of important things you should ponder over before settling on a ducted AC system:

  1. The amount of space to be conditioned.  The size of your house is a critical consideration when you're choosing a ducted AC. The bigger the size of your house, the bigger the cooling capacity of your AC should be. A smaller AC unit will not provide the desired indoor temperatures while a larger unit will waste energy, as it will require extra energy to run efficiently, leading to increased energy bills. It is important to take measurements of the rooms that need to be conditioned and consult a specialist on which ducted unit will match your exact air conditioning requirements.
  2. Reverse cycle vs. cooling only ducted units. Cooling only units offer cooling service only, whereas reverse cycle units offer both cooling and heating service. If you would like your AC to function as a heat pump during cold weather, investing in a reverse cycle unit would be a smart decision, as you will not incur the costs of installing and maintaining a separate heating unit. In addition, you can save valuable space by relying on a single appliance to meet both your cooling and heating needs.
  3. Energy efficiency of the unit. It is vital to consider the energy efficiency rating of your ducted AC before making a choice. The energy performance of your unit will affect your monthly energy costs a great deal, especially if you keep your AC throughout the year. An AC specialist can help you choose an energy-efficient model for your home.
  4. Maintenance requirements. Like other air conditioning units, ducted units need to be kept clean and serviced regularly. However, maintenance requirements may vary from model to model and from application to application. Generally speaking, it is best to install a ducted AC model that will require minimal maintenance. Such a model may cost extra, but it may prove to be more cost-effective in the long run.

If you need help choosing the right ducted air conditioner for your home, feel free to consult an AC installation expert. They'll definitely know what's suitable for you and your home.