Heating and cooling is a must in the unpredictable Australian climate where summers can feel like you've entered a furnace and some winter days can feel like you're in the North Pole. If you've planned to install a ducted air conditioner in your home, here are some considerations to help you decide the best one for your needs:
What Is The Size Of Your Property?
The first thing you need to consider is the size of your property. Is it on two levels or on a single level? How many rooms are inside? Will you want the ducted system to run through every room in your house? What is the orientation of each room? How close is your house to your neighbour? In this instance, you may want to choose an air conditioner with lower noise especially if your houses are placed close together. Each of these factors will help you narrow down your choices. But it can be hard to do on your own because you simply don't know enough, which is why it's a smart idea to work with an HVAC technician from the start to determine the right choice for your home.
Where Are Your Passageways, Doors And Windows Situated?
The size of your air conditioner may also depend on where your passageways, doors, and windows are situated, and how many there are in your home. This is because they can affect the way air flows and distributes across the different rooms in your home. If you have several passageways, windows, and doors in your house, you may need to install a more powerful ducted air conditioner to keep all the spaces cool in summer and warm in winter.
How High Are The Ceilings In Your Home?
The ceiling height in your home will also affect the size of your air conditioner's ductwork and vents. For example, a house with a shorter ceiling may benefit from a less powerful, slim design ducted unit. But if you have higher ceilings, then you may need a more powerful system. You may also want to consider the purpose of different rooms. For instance, you may want added cooling in living areas when you have guests over, but need more moderated cooling for greater comfort inside your bedrooms.
There is no one size fits all, which is why you should work closely with an experienced HVAC technician to help you choose the best ducted air conditioning system for your needs.