Ducted Refrigerated Air Conditioning

The ducted reverse cycle air conditioning is considered as the ultimate entire home cooling solution all year long. This system suits most homes even those with numerous rooms in multi storey dewellings. This is one of the popular systems of refrigerated air conditioning Perth homeowners have purchased for their houses. Flexibility comes with this system as it can also provide heating, eliminating the need to have a separate heating system installed.

How does ducted refrigerated air conditioning work?

A ducted reverse cycle system works using a compressor, coils, refrigerants, and a system of ducts.  A pipe in the system containing refrigerant cools the air, which is then pumped into the home through ducts installed in the roof cavity. This system does not display much of the equipment as the compressor is placed outside and the ducts are on the roof, making it an attractive option for those who wish for their air conditioning system to blend in the house and not stand out. A ducted system is one of the refrigerated air conditioning systems which allows for zoning. With zoning, it is possible for you to switch off the air con in parts of your home that is not in use, minimising environmental impact as well as increasing savings on electricity. This system is thermostat-controlled offering a range in temperature from 18 degrees to 30 degrees.

What are the pros and cons of using ducted refrigerated air conditioning (also known as reverse cycle air conditioning)?

Pros

With ducted reverse cycle air conditioning Perth families enjoy the following advantages:

  • Reverse cycle allows both cooling and heating, and with the ducted systems there is better temperature control within the home
  • Discreet system as the compressor is placed outside and the ducts on the roof can blend with the ceiling
  • Efficiency and flexibility in cooling or heating through zoning, giving the option to cool the entire house or just selected areas or rooms.
  • Can operate even in places with high humidity
  • Long-term use of the system because of long usable lifespan

Cons

Here are some things that come with this type of air conditioning system that you’d want to look into before purchase:

  • Installation costs can be more expensive as ducted systems are more complex in design
  • Ducted refrigerated systems typically have high running costs
  • This system produces emissions due to the use of refrigerants
  • Doors and windows have to be closed when the air conditioner is being used

How much will a ducted refrigerated air conditioning cost?

When used in a typical 200m single level home, the approximate purchase price will be $9500* installed. Operating costs for the same sized house in summer would be approximately $1200*, while in the winter it will cost the homeowner around $800* to operate. Ducted Refrigerated Systems require servicing every 2 years for a cost of approximately $160* per unit.

What are the brands of refrigerated air conditioners that GAS&AIR offers?

ActronFujitsuPanasonicSamsung
Available modelsClassic, ESP Plus, ESP Ultima, PlatinumInverter Ducted SystemsInverter Ducted SystemsInverter Ducted Systems
Capacity10 to 23 kW (8 – 20 outlets)7 – 22 kW (6 – 20 outlets)7 – 18 kW (6 – 18 outlets)7 – 20 kW (6 – 20 outlets)
Operating EfficiencyESP Plus – 60% energy saving (Coolworld Award Winner)Maximum Inverter OperationMaximum Inverter OperationMaximum Inverter Operation
Power SupplySingle and 3 PhaseSingle and 3 PhaseSingle and 3 PhaseSingle and 3 Phase
Controller7 Day + Home Automation ; ESP Ultima – Individual Room Temperature Control7 days programmable backlit; controllers with daily or weekly timers7 days programmable; controllers with daily or weekly timers7 days programmable; with daily or weekly timers
Installation DetailA network of ductwork is installed in the roof cavity and connected to 6 – 20 ceiling outletsA network of ductwork is installed in the roof cavity and connected to 6 – 20 ceiling outletsCompressor is located outside the home in a low traffic area. A network of ductwork is installed in the roof cavity and connected to 6 – 18 ceiling outletsCompressor is located outside the home in a low traffic area. A network of ductwork is installed in the roof cavity and connected to 6 – 20 ceiling outlets
Warranties5 year parts and labour warranty5 years parts and labour

10 years structural warranty

5 years parts and labour

10 years structural warranty

5 years parts and labour
Other FeaturesUp to 8 zones
With Digital and Inverter variable compressor for maximum performance at low operating cost
Sound reduction system
WiFi operation available
Equipped with the latest Inverter technology
Super quiet and efficient system
Latest Inverter technology
Super quiet and efficient operation
Latest Inverter technology
Super quiet and efficient operation
Popular forCan operate at capacity even at 50c outside temperature
Made in Australia
Canstar Blue Award for most satisfied customers. Number 1 supplier of air conditioners in AustraliaInnovative air conditioning products. Can meet the needs of any sized Australian family home, from single to multi storey dwellingsWell designed products from a top global brand

Installation, service and repair

For installation, service and repair of reverse cycle air conditioning Perth customers can always rely on GAS&AIR for excellent and professional work. Our team of skilled technicians ensure that the compressor and ductwork are installed and laid out properly in order to get the maximum operating capacity of the system. We highly recommend regular servicing so that you can make full use of the system’s intended lifespan. Preventive maintenance work will also give the opportunity to check for parts or components that need replacement or repair. Arrange your service online for greater convenience.

Many who make the decision to install a ducted refrigerated system say they wish they had made it earlier. As users of ducted refrigerated air conditioning Perth households enjoy cool and comfortable air in any season of the year with this versatile and discreet system. Contact us now for refrigerated air conditioning prices as well as professional advice on which brand and model would meet your home and family’s needs the most.

*Based on 2015 prices

Residential Ducted Refrigerated Air Conditioning

IDEAL APPLICATION

The ultimate form of air conditioning, a ducted refrigerated system gives you a choice of comfort level all year round. Suitable for most homes or dwellings.

HOW DOES IT WORK

A compressor unit is placed in a low traffic area on the exterior of your home and the refrigerated air is then pumped into your home via ducting placed in your roof space. Zones can be designed into your system allowing you to air condition or switch off different areas of your home.

EXPECTED COMFORT

Thermostat controlled, systems generally offer you a temperature range from 18 degrees to 30 degrees.

OPERATING COSTS

For a typical suburban home with an average size of 200m the summer running cost would be $1200. Winter approximately $800.*

APPROX PURCHASE PRICE

A system chosen to cool a 200m single level home is approximately $9500 installed. *

SERVICE

Ducted Refrigerated Systems require servicing every 2 years for a cost of approximately $160 per unit.

SUMMARY

Many who make the decision to install a ducted refrigerated system say they wish they had made it earlier. Why? Because they know that only this system can give you guaranteed year round comfort.

*Based on 2015 prices