Benefits of Installing Duct Air Conditioning in Your Home

You may be considering installing ducted air conditioning to make your home more comfortable. These systems have an outdoor unit and an indoor component hidden on the roof, for example. A network of ducts then delivers the cool air to the rooms. Consider the following benefits you can expect.

Humidity Control

Ducted air conditioning has another major benefit besides controlling your home's temperature. It also reduces humidity. An air conditioner sucks in air and runs it across freezing-cold coils inside the unit. The warmth transfers from the air to the coils, and cool air flows back inside. This process also extracts humidity, as moisture in the air drips into a receptacle from where it's carried outside through pipes. Your home will be healthier without the mould and mildew that excessive humidity can cause. An air conditioner will even help protect your furnishings. Some systems offer specific dehumidifying functions, which have an even greater effect.

Heating Option

If you install a reverse cycle unit, your life will be streamlined, as you'll only have to manage one system for cooling and heating. You'll only have to handle repairs, maintenance, and ongoing energy bills once. You won't have to double up on repairing a heater and an air conditioner separately. Of course, you only need to pay one set of installation costs as well.

Discreet Vents

While heating and cooling systems make your home more comfortable, they're not decorative. The benefit of ducted systems is that inconspicuous vents are the only evidence you'll see. The vents could be installed in the ceiling, walls, or floor, depending on your house. Other split-system air conditioners require bulky units to be fitted inside, where they become an eyesore. A reverse cycle duct system eliminates the need for a heater as well.

Efficiency Features

You may be concerned about rising energy prices when installing your air conditioner. However, you can make decisions to reduce costs. For example, install an inverter model that efficiently slows down and speeds up to maintain an indoor target temperature. This operation consumes less energy than a non-inverter unit that stops and starts to regulate the environment.

Also, look out for a zoned model to provide control over specific areas of your home. You could include living areas in one zone and bedrooms in another. So at night, you can focus on keeping the bedrooms cool. A motion sensor feature also helps. If the sensors indicate an empty room, the system can automatically go into a cheaper economy mode.

For more information on ducted air conditioning, contact a professional near you.

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