The A-Z of Ducted Air Conditioning

Generally speaking, ducted air conditioners aren’t the most common in residential buildings. You probably associate them more with commercial buildings and shopping centres. But that’s changing. Ducted air conditioners are among the most efficient, and most effective air conditioners on the market. And emerging technology is making them perfect for use in your home. So let’s have a look at just what makes ducted air conditioning a preferred option.

(A) Advantage air: The smart home ducted air conditioning alternative

First, ducted air conditioning units are tech-friendly. That is especially clear when you consider the advantage air component of modern ducted systems. Advantage air allows central control over ducted air conditioning units. That means you can manage the temperature and climate of every room, from a single interface. That interface: your smartphone! Essentially, with advantage air, you can fully integrate your ducted system and gain unprecedented control over your home’s air conditioning.

(D) Ducting: How does ducted air conditioning work exactly?

Now for the nuts and bolts of the unit: what are ducts, and how do they work? Ducted air conditioning relies, as the name suggests, on ducting. Essentially, the ducting is a system of conduits that delivers air from a central air conditioning unit. The ducts guide that air to each room of your home. The ducting system works with operating systems like advantage air, to service each room individually. That means that even though your ducted system only has one air conditioning unit, it doesn’t have to service all rooms at once. Different rooms can be isolated.

(D) Diffusers: The best way to service your home with ducted air conditioning

So we know that ducts guide air into each room, but how does that air actually enter each room? You’ll be pleased to know that it’s more discreet than a hole in the ceiling! Ducted air conditioners deposit cold air into each room via a diffuser. These are small openings, similar to a vent, that exist at the end of each air conditioning duct. You can choose from a variety of diffusers, too. Some offer enhanced filtration, which means that you can cut down on dust, and other airborne irritants.

(F) Filters: Your ducted air conditioning’s first defence against airborne dust!

Speaking of airborne irritants, let’s take a look at the first and most effective line of defence: filters. Ducted air conditioning systems, like all air conditioning systems, incorporate extensive filtration into their design. These filters are built to reduce potentially harmful dust particles, debris, and even spores. Mould is a big issue across Queensland, where the warm and humid environment encourages mould growth.

A good quality filtration system will reduce the likelihood of mould growing within your ducted air conditioner, and spreading into the air. These filters are removable, which means they can be cleaned with ease. For the best results, we recommend contacting the experts for a biannual air conditioner service. This will include a filter clean, or replacement if necessary.

(Z) Zoning: How you can improve energy efficiency and comfort with ducted air conditioning

Finally, let’s take a look at one of the coolest features of ducted air conditioning: zoning! Zoning is made easy with advantage air systems, which allow you to isolate the temperature and airflow in each room. This is a powerful tool in terms of energy efficiency. With the ability to control every zone in your home, you can cut down on unnecessary air conditioning. That means your power consumption will be as low as possible, while your comfort is optimised. Ducted air conditioning really does put you in charge!

Do you need ducted air conditioning for your home? Contact Mercury installations today on 0402 906 794.

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