Split system or ducted — which type of home air conditioning is best for you?

When it comes to home air conditioning, it can be difficult to make the right decision about split system air conditioners (also known as wall air conditioners) and ducted air conditioning.

There’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach — so it’s best to speak to an expert about your individual circumstances BEFORE you decide. To help with this process, here are a few questions that your home air conditioning technician should ask…

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Which rooms in your home require air conditioning?

If you just want to air condition a few rooms (for example your lounge room and a bedroom), the best option is to set up split system air conditioning unit in each area.

This type of system is easier to install than ducted air con, and gives you more control over individual room temperatures. But it does have some drawbacks — especially if you want to expand your home air conditioning system at a later stage.

What are your family’s long-term home air conditioning requirements?

It is very important therefore to consider not only your current needs, but to plan for future home air conditioning requirements as well.

For example, if you purchase a split system to air condition only a few rooms, and later decide that you want to cool more areas in your home — you would have to make a difficult choice. Either change the whole house over to a ducted air conditioning system, or add more individual split system airconditioner units (which would be more costly in the long run).

What is your home air conditioning budget?

Of course, your budget is important — but when it comes to choosing the best type of home air conditioning you shouldn’t base your decision entirely on price. You also have to pay close attention to the quality of the units to ensure your air con will be built to last.

More often than not, the cheap models of home air conditioning end up costing you more in the long run. They work less efficiently using much more energy — causing your running costs to soar. They also tend to break down more frequently, which means you’ll have to spend more on services and maintenance. So when it comes to your home air conditioning, be sure to select a brand that’s well established in the market and offers a five-year warranty as a minimum.

To speak to an expert about your home air conditioning needs, call the friendly team at ACER Services on (07) 3823 3577.