Ducted Q & A
Getting a ducted air conditioner installed in your home is a big decision. There are many things to consider and many different options to choose from. Therefore we have created an overview of the most frequently asked questions we get from when people are buying their first ducted system.
Is my house suitable for ducted air conditioning?
Ducted air conditioning works through ducts installed in the roof space therefore you need space in your roof to house the central unit and ducts, but you will also need space outside for the compressor.
Does it have to go in the roof?
Yes. The ducted system must be installed in your roof.
My roof is pitched, can I still get ducted air conditioning?
In some cases, you might be able to but we would require a site inspection before guaranteeing anything.
Where should I put the zone control pad?
You normally put the touch pads upstairs because that is where the return air is. However, you can also choose to get an extra downstairs.
How do you calculate what size system I need?
When deciding on what size system would be best for you, we usually go with a 2/3 rule. The logic being two thirds of the house should be cool on a hot day. That creates roughly to the whole house being cold at night.
However, if you have a big family and it is important for you that the whole house is cold during the day. You may want to get a larger system.
Do you have finance options?
We do offer SKYE finance where you can get 6 months interest-free. You can read about our finance option here.
I already have splits installed should I invest in ducted?
That depends on the age of the systems. If you already have multiple split systems installed and they are relatively new you may want to consider sticking with split systems. You have already made the investment and you may be able to cool down the house efficiently with just one or two more splits.
I have a flat roof; can I get ducted?
In most cases you will not be able fit the unit in your roof if you have a flat roof. You should then consider split systems or a multi-split system
I want a brand you don’t have on your website; can I still get it?
Yes, we recommend getting the brands we offer. However, if you would like to get another brand, we should be able to get you that too.
Can I have different temperatures in different rooms?
With a standard ducted air conditioning you have one temperature all over. However, you can add zone controls which allows you too control the temperature in each room.
What does the vents look like?
Most of the ducted vents are round.
Where does the return go?
We usually put the return air grill in the hall if we can.
My house is single phased, is it better if I upgrade to a 3phased?
Most people would not upgrade to 3ph just for AC – if your house needs more power for pool pumps, welders, lots of people, tennis court lighting, etc, then it’s a good idea
How do I get a quote?
If you are interested in getting a ducted quote, you can send through an online enquiry here on the website. If you have your house plans, then please attach them. We will then send an estimate based of your floor plan; the price is usually steady. You can then look at the options and then if you would like to go ahead, we come back with the installation team and give you an exact quote.
How much is ducted Air Conditioning Gold Coast?
Depending on the size of your house, your roof and many other factors. The cost to get a ducted air conditioning system installed ranges from anywhere between $6,000 to $20,000.
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