We all know how brutal Perth summers can be. Sitting with a spray bottle in front of the fan, just doesn’t cut it. Luckily, Live N Up Electrical is here to help you choose the right system for your needs and your budget.
Split systems and ducted systems are the two most popular types of air-conditioning systems chosen to cool/heat Perth homes and businesses. There are several differences that you should consider before making the right choice for you.
What is a split system?
Wall-mounted inverter split system air conditioning is an ideal solution to cool or heat just one room or area of your home or office.
A wall mounted split system air conditioner consists of two parts: a wall mounted indoor unit and an outdoor unit. The indoor unit blows cool air into the room, and the outdoor unit dissipates the heat from the cooled area. Refrigerants are used to cool or heat the air. These systems can only push air so far, so it is important to choose the right sized system for the space that you wish to cool/heat.
Split system pro’s
- Cheaper to install.
- Additional units can be installed easily.
- You can run the individual units as needed without having to heat or cool your whole home/business.
- Better for smaller houses and single rooms.
- They require an external condenser unit to be installed on an outside wall and they are hard to hide. This isn’t usually an issue for one air con unit; however it can become difficult to place the external condensers when multiple units are installed.
- The wall units can only push air so far, so they can struggle with large rooms or spaces with internal walls. (It’s important to ask for advice and choose a unit that is the right size for the space you wish to heat/cool)
What is a ducted air con system?
Ducted reverse cycle air conditioning is ideal to cool or heat an entire home or business.
Consisting of an indoor and outdoor unit, the indoor unit is placed within the roof space and is connected to a series of vents within the house via ductwork. Warm or cool air is circulated to all rooms via this system and can be set up to operate in different zones, saving money on energy costs. The inverter technology ensures uninterrupted comfort at all times.
Ducted air con pros
- Very discreetly tucked away out of sight behind walls and in the ceiling.
- Services the entire house, but each room can have their own settings if the system is zoned. (We highly recommend this to reduce energy bills and therefore save money.)
- It is better at maintaining an even temperature throughout your home.
- Quieter than a split system AC unit.
- Significantly more expensive to install.
- Some homes may be unable to accommodate ducted air con due to lack of space to run ducting materials.
- If you choose a ducted system that isn’t zoned, you are paying to heat or cool your entire home/business, which can be costly.
Which is the best? Split system vs ducted
Both systems have pros and cons. The better question is which system is right for you and your specific needs? If money is an issue, then a split system will get the job done at a significantly reduced cost. If you require a system to service your whole home or office without condensers lining your walls, then ducted is the way to go. The team of professionals at Live N Up Electrical are here to help you choose the best system for you. Call us for a free quote.
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