Ducted Systems Vs Split Systems – A Comparison

Residential Air Conditioning is no longer a luxury. It has become a necessity. Almost every home in Australia has airconditioning. So the choice you have is not whether to buy an air conditioner but which one to buy.

These days split air conditioners are fast gaining popularity over the original duct systems. The duct system however does have its advantages:

  • Better distribution of cool air
  • Cost effective for cooling several rooms
  • Less noise
  • Unobtrusive
  • Easy Centralized control

Some people would still prefer the split system however because of its:

  • Ease of installation
  • Ease of maintenance
  • Ease of Operation
  • Cost effectiveness
  • Attractive Design

Which one to buy?

Since both types of residential air conditioning systems have their advantages, the decision on which one to install will be yours. You should consider several factors before you purchase an air conditioning.

Filter Cleaning and Replacement

Return air filters have to be either cleaned once every 3 months for air conditioning maintenance or they should be replaced. Use return air filters manufactured by the same brand for the model you are servicing. Using dirty air filters can decrease the efficacy of your AC and increase your energy bills.

If your AC unit depends on reusable filters, maintenance personnel will wash the filter in soap water or clean it up with rags. Air filters should be dried thoroughly before they are placed in the AC unit. Some servicing personnel vacuum the filters in a special way to clean reusable filters without damaging them. Other types of filters have to be replaced once every three months.

The use of heat reflective roof paint will help your AC Unit to preserve a cool temperature inside your home.

An electrician is needed whenever your air conditioning system is not working.