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Split System Vs Ducted Aircon Brisbane: Pros and Cons

With Brisbane having year-round warm weather, it’s likely you have an air conditioning system in your home. There’s nothing better than coming home to a cool house at the end of a stifling Queensland summer’s day, right? Fully functioning aircons are well worth the investment, but which type of aircon is right for your home?

The two main types of domestic air conditioning systems are split systems and ducted aircons. While both of them work well, they do have significant differences in pricing, aesthetics, and functionality. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of each so you can choose which suits your situation best.

Key Features of Ducted Air Conditioning

Ducted air conditioning runs from a central fan coil unit, with a series of ducts linking to rooms throughout your home. The fan coil unit is placed into the roof space of your home. The zone control system allows you to send conditioned air to different rooms using the centrally controlled thermostat. Modern ducted aircon allows you to control the temperature in various rooms of your home, making it highly energy efficient.

Pros of Ducted Air Conditioning

You would need the help of a professional aircon company in Brisbane to install your ducted aircon system. Even though it is initially the costlier option, in the long run, its efficiency can make it more cost-effective.

  • Ducted aircon creates a minimal noise disturbance
  • It blends seamlessly with décor as the main unit is hidden under the ceiling
  • Using its ‘zoning’ feature, you can control the temperature in each room which will help keep your bills in check
  • Ducted aircon is better at cooling larger areas and more rooms
  • Temper Troops can install your ducted system in a single day

Cons of Ducted Air Conditioning

  • Typically more expensive to be installed than split systems
  • Some homes may not have the ceiling space to accommodate the system
  • If you only want to cool one room, ducted aircon will be an expensive option

Key Features of Split System Air Conditioning

Split system aircons have two main units – one on the inside of your home on the wall and one outside. The inside unit is called the evaporative heat exchanger and the outside is the condensing heat exchanger. Split systems are a more affordable option to install than ducted systems. They are a good option if you just want to cool one room, but will not be effective if you wish to cool or heat your whole home.

Pros of Split System Air Conditioning

If you’re looking for a flexible, affordable air conditioning option for one room, a split system air conditioning could be the answer. Talk with your local aircon company in Brisbane to see if this type of system is right for you.

  • More affordable to install than ducted systems
  • Split system units can be less invasive to install

Cons of Split System Air Conditioning

  • The internal and external split system units can be quite unsightly
  • Split system aircons struggle to push air out far into a room
  • After aging, split systems are notorious for their noise disturbance
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