Choosing Between Split Or Ducted Air Conditioning Systems

 In ECH News

You may not realise it, but when it comes to installing air conditioning, you actually have a number of choices to consider. The most common options are:

● Window air conditioners
● Split systems
● Ducted air conditioning
● Evaporative coolers

However, for the majority of home or business owners, the main two have to be split air conditioning and ducted air conditioning. What are the differences between these two systems and which one may be best for your needs?

Split air conditioning

Split air conditioning systems are sometimes known as highwall systems, are those that are mounted on an internal wall, with an external component on the outside. These are then linked by electrical cables, as well as two small pipes that will carry refrigerant through the system. These systems only focus on one room, rather than delivering cool air to the entire house or the entire building.

There are a number of benefits to split air conditioning systems. They have a much lower initial cost for purchase and installation than other systems. Which can make it a much more tempting option. Not only this, but as it is only focused on one room, split air conditioning is energy and therefore cost efficient, which means that you can have peace of mind that it won’t cost you the earth to run.

Finally, split air conditioning can be installed in most buildings and most spaces. Whereas other systems may not be able to be installed.

Ducted air conditioning

A ducted air conditioning system has a fan coil internal unit installed into your roof space. There will then be a serious of ventilation ducts which take the air from this main air conditioning unit into the rooms through your home or office. Which will allow you to control the temperature in each room.

There are a number of reasons why you might decide that ducted air conditioning is the right choice for you. Rather than having to have lots of highwall systems installed, particularly if you are a business and you have a number of offices, you can have one system installed and it will offer cool or hot air to the whole premises.

Despite having a system that runs through the entire building, you are still entirely in control. You can choose to apply your choices to the entire space, or you can create certain temperature zones throughout. You can also turn off the system in one room or office if it isn’t needed. Saving you money in the long run.

Whilst there are some similarities between the two types of air conditioning systems, the truth is that the one you choose will entirely depend on your own circumstance and needs. If you only have one room, then a split unit will be fine, however, if you have any more than that, then you are going to need to think about ducted air conditioning instead.

Contact us for a free consultation on the best system for your home or office.

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