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What is Ducted Air Conditioning and do you need it?

​When it comes to air conditioning, you are going to want your house to be evenly cooled. This can be a struggle (if not impossible) with a split system or freestanding unit. Although you can gradually add different split system units to each room, this will rack up an expensive bill – something that could have been prevented if you had use a different system.​The system I am referring to is known as a ducted system and it is probably the most effective way to evenly cool your home in Australia. Something that is difficult to achieve with other styles of unit. A ducted system works by having vents in each room that are connected to one hub. This hub then supplies each vent with cold air, thus cooling the rooms the vents are present in.​There are a number of benefits and limitations to using a ducted air conditioning system in your home. These will be explained throughout this article. So if you want to learn more about ducted systems and whether or not you need one, continue to read this article.​ Call us today on 1300 322 093

The Benefits of a Ducted System

There are a lot of benefits to having a ducted system. If you live in Australia (a very hot country) then it is recommended that you have one. The number one benefits to having a ducted system in your home is that they allow you to cool your entire home. You have a ducted vent in every room of the house and with certain techniques you can even isolate certain areas. This is known as zoning. However, in most cases, cooling every room in the house would be the standard option.​They also offer flexibility and cost-effectiveness as a result of this ability to zone off certain rooms. Although they are expensive to install (as you will see later) they can help you in the long-term when it comes to conditioning your home. If you aren’t using a room, you can turn off any cooling to it, saving you money. In all, they are a useful system to have and can save a lot of time and money.​

The Limitations of a Ducted System

​Of course, as well as benefits, there are going to be a few limitations when it comes to ducted systems. The first one is the price tag. You will struggle to find a ducted system that is less than $5000. However, when you consider that the system essentially needs to be built into the house, you can begin to see where the costs begin to add up.​In addition to this price, not all houses on the Northern Beaches and North Shore can have a ducted system. It is required that you have a large ceiling space to house the ducts and vents. If you don’t, you won’t be able to get the system. If this is the case, you will have to opt-in for a split system unit, which isn’t a big deal but it will cost you more to cool every room.


​If you’re looking to cool every room in your home on the Northern Beaches & North Shore, a ducted system is the best way forward. They’re expensive but they get the job done. Just make sure that you have the ceiling height required before you go putting down any deposits and remember for Northern Beaches & North Shore ducted air conditioning installations choose Luxe Air Conditioning. Call us today on 1300 322 093