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3 common myths about ducted air conditioning explained

  • 17 Oct 2019

With so many different types of air conditioning systems available, it can be tough to decide which system is the right one for you and your home. And because the internet is full of air conditioning myths, it’s not easy to figure out what’s true of false. So we picked three myths about ducted air conditioning and uncovered why these statements are false.

Myth 1: Ducted air conditioners have air leaks and are therefore less efficient than split systems

There is a common rumour about ducted air conditioners that energy is lost due to air leaks in the ductwork. So are ducted systems less efficient than split systems because of the thermal losses through air leaks?

If the ducted system was installed poorly, the risk of air leaks is more likely, that’s why air conditioners should always be installed by qualified HVAC technicians who are experts in their field. The risk of energy losses of a professionally installed ducted system is very minimal and doesn’t make it less efficient than other systems.

Myth 2: Ducted systems are unpopular

Many homeowners decide to buy split system air conditioners that are ductless. Does that mean they’re better than ducted air conditioners?

What type of air conditioning system is right for you depends on multiple factors including the size of your home, how many rooms you want to cool or heat and if you want the convenience of selecting different temperatures for different rooms. Split systems are definitely very popular, but with that said, they’re not superior to ducted air conditioners.

Myth 3: Ducted air conditioners provide less comfort than split systems

Is it true that you don’t have the comfort of humidity control and air filtration when you have a ducted air conditioning system installed?

Ducted systems also deliver a great comfort level and can provide humidity control and air filtration. Another benefit is that in comparison to split systems, they don’t create any hot or cold spots in your home, as all rooms are cooled/heated evenly.

If you want to learn more about what type of air conditioner is right for your home, call us on 1300 712 028 and we will arrange for one of our qualified HVAC technicians to visit your home and help you choose the right system. 

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