What Size Ducted Air Conditioning Do I Need?

Ducted air conditioners are a great choice for many Queensland homes and businesses. Ducted air conditioners differ from split system models in that they are run from one central unit, as opposed to an individual unit in each room. This gives you greater control over the temperature of your home or business and it is also a great way to save money on your electricity bill.

Often it can be challenging to choose the perfect ducted air conditioner to suit your needs. With so many advanced ducted air conditioners on the market, homeowners and business owners alike are spoilt for choice. However, it is important to recognise that different ducted models and sizes are suitable for different applications. For example, larger ducted models might be suitable for some commercial applications, but they are not always appropriate for the family home.

Choose a ducted air conditioner that suits your needs

The first step in choosing the correct ducted air conditioner is assessing your needs. If you assess your needs and identify exactly what you want from your ducted air conditioner, then you can narrow down your options effectively. Generally, ducted air conditioning models are divided into two broad categories: commercial and residential. If you require air conditioning for your business, then chances are you need a commercial ducted air conditioning system.

Alternatively, if you need air conditioning for your home, then a residential ducted air conditioning system should suffice. As well as this, you should look at other features that are important to you, such as energy efficiency. Most ducted air conditioning systems incorporate the latest technology and offer energy efficiency at a standard greater than ever before. Some systems do offer higher efficiency than others, however, so it is useful to assess your options in this regard.

Factors that can affect your ducted air conditioning

When it comes to effectiveness and efficiency, there are several things that can affect your ducted air conditioner. The presence of these features, which are listed below, often means that you might need to go for a larger model. If these things aren’t a problem for you, however, then a smaller ducted air conditioner will probably tick all the boxes. As with most things of this nature, it is best to get professional advice before making any major decisions, as ducted air conditioner can be quite expensive.

#1 The size of your rooms

As you would imagine, larger rooms require a more extensive ducted air conditioning system. If your home or business has a number of large open spaces or rooms, then you are likely to need a larger ducted air conditioner to effectively cool the areas without working too hard. If you mismatch your ducted air conditioner to the size of your rooms, then you might find it working much harder than necessary and consuming more energy without cooling your room effectively.

#2 The internal configuration and layout of your home or business

The internal configuration of your home or business can have an effect on your ducted air conditioner in the same way the room size can. If your home is configured in a way that makes many open spaces or rooms that are spread apart, then you will probably need a larger ducted air conditioner. Conversely, if your home or business has an internal layout with fewer, smaller open spaces, then a somewhat smaller ducted air conditioner is likely to be more suitable.

#3 Other appliances that might generate heat

The presence of heat generating appliances is usually more of an issue for commercial premises, although it can affect some homes. Things like ovens, driers and commercial appliances all generate considerable heat and this will undoubtedly make your ducted air conditioner work harder. If these types of appliances are particularly prevalent in your home or business, then you might need a larger ducted air conditioner to account for the extra heat.

For all your ducted air conditioning needs in Brisbane, get in touch with Mercury Services today on (07) 3312 4244.

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