Ducted reverse cycle air conditioners are perfect for a complete heating and cooling solutions in homes or offices. They recycle gusts of warm or cool air in your home through a series of ducts and grills, thereby reducing the need for other energy-consuming processes and reducing your bills.
For keeping your house warm or cool, we offer great deals on ducted reverse cycle systems in Canberra.
WHAT IS A REVERSE CYCLE SYSTEM?
Ducted reverse cycle systems are used to heat or cool open space. They are refrigerated, same as wall split systems, and push warm or cool air into the open space through grills and ducts.
These systems are the ultimate in precise climate control, allowing you to relax in absolute comfort while consuming low energy. Unlike regular air conditioners, these systems allow for zoning effects. That means you can choose to heat or cool specific rooms and even set desirable temperatures.
HOW DOES A DUCTED REVERSE CYCLE SYSTEM WORK?
A ducted reverse cycle ac system comprises 5 main parts. The most obvious of them is the ductwork, a network of conduits to deliver warm or cool air into the various rooms.
The coil system is composed of evaporator and condenser coils to help cool or heat incoming air. Usually, the evaporator coil is placed indoors and removes heat from warm air in the house. It has a refrigerant fluid that absorbs the heat, transporting it outside the house to the condenser coil. When the warm fluid reaches the condenser coil, it’s cooled under high pressure, releasing the heat.
The refrigerant fluid moves through refrigerant piping, and this is the third component. The fourth components are the air filter and fan for cleaning and propelling air into the ductwork. Air from outside must be filtered of debris and other foreign particles.
The final component is a thermostat; it can be programmed to send important signals to the coil system, helping regulate the air temperature. It’s the interface through which you communicate with the ducted reverse cycle system.
Ducted reverse ac systems are incredible for home cooling and heating needs, but the cost and trouble involved means the installation shouldn’t be taken on carelessly. Always do your homework and hire the best installer for high-quality work.
HOW TO CHOOSE A DUCTED REVERSE CYCLE AC FOR YOUR HOME?
If you plan on putting a ducted reverse cycle system in an old house, here's the buying guide:
- The window and door position, orientation, and size
- What’s the construction? Is it full brick or weatherboard?
- The extent of insulation in the house
- Number of occupants
- What’s each open space used for? Is it cooking, sleeping, living?
- Is there enough cavity space on the ceiling for the ductwork, or will you have to get slimline systems or opt for underflow ducts?
- How big is the outdoor space? You don’t want noise from the outdoor compressor units to cause problems with your neighbours.
- Power supply – in the case of large units, three-phase power supply systems are needed; this will surely increase the installation cost if you don't have one already
WHAT FEATURES TO LOOK FOR IN A DUCTED REVERSE CYCLE AC?
Not all homes are equivalent in size, and not all ducted reverse cycle systems will work excellently for all homes: the size, overall design, and quality of ductwork matter. A qualified local plumber in Canberra will assess what system size and design are appropriate for your home. Ducted reverse cycle system vents come in very many different designs. They can be installed on walls or ceilings. Choose one that won’t interfere with your home décor.
For controls, they are often mounted and hard-wired on walls. Depending on the size of your house, you can opt for just one controller or a number of them in different rooms of the house for extra convenience. These may pair well with multiple sensors too.
You can also opt for zoning features if you'd like to choose which rooms to warm or cool and set different temperature levels for each room. Zoning technology allows the division of homes into zones for independent climate control.
WHAT ABOUT THE DUCT?
Ducts deliver air on demand. The ductwork is in a lot of ways just as essential as the air conditioner. You don’t want the air to lose energy as it moves through the ducts.
Watch for inferior ducting. The Australian Duct Manufacturer Alliance (ADMA) recommends checking if the installer’s ductwork meets AS 4254 standards. Make sure to read the labels and obtain a written declaration of compliance. Cleaning up and sealing ducts improves efficiency too. Keeping the ductwork in superb condition can lower your energy consumption by up to 20%.
RUNNING COSTS AND EFFICIENCY
Modern ACs use very little energy to heat or cool a house. Indeed, they only consume 1/3rd of the energy they produce. But while ducted gas heaters and split-system models carry a star rating for energy efficiency, ducted reverse cycle ACs don't. Still, they don't cost much to run, just between $0.13-$0.36/hour. That's much cheaper than a clothes dryer ($0.7-$3.14/hr), iron ($0.41-0.82/hrs), and so many other everyday household appliances.
Of course, running costs depend on the size and type of system installed, running time, thermostat temperature, your home size and design, and your electricity tariff. There are tweaks you can make to keep running costs lower.
DUCTED REVERSE CYCLE SERVICES IN CANBERRA
Have you already made up your mind or need further consultation with an expert? We are a team of licensed and trained local plumbers in Canberra with the best deals on the best ducted reverse cycle AC brands on the market. We guarantee quick installation and workmanship. Our installation meets various professional standards for energy efficiency and low running costs. Contact us today for a further chat on the matter. We can help you find the best heating or cooling solutions for your house. You can call us on 1300 786 753
*Please note that we sub-contract to heating, ventilation, and air conditioning