Differences Between Air Conditioners: Split System & Ducted Systems

Australian weather, especially in Melbourne, is pretty unpredictable. You’ve got to find ways to combat “four seasons in a day” and stay comfortable when you’re at home. The best way to do that is to have the right heating and cooling systems installed in your home.

There are many different types that might be right for you, so we’ll highlight two for you so you can weigh the options and make an informed decision. Read this blog to find out more about differences between air conditioners.

Wall Mounted Split Systems

Wall mounted split systems are incredibly popular in Australia. They are sometimes called ductless cooling units because they don’t function off of a complex network of ducts to cool your home. Instead, these systems have two components: an indoor unit, which contains an evaporative cooling element, and an outdoor unit that holds the compressor and condenser. The condenser expels unwanted heat. The two units connect through insulated tubes that are piped through a small hole in the wall.

This type of system is great because:

  • Simple installation process
  • Cost effective and energy efficient
  • Don’t take up floor space
  • Reduces allergens in the air, improving air quality in home

Ducted Heating and Cooling Systems

This type of heating and cooling system works by pushing through a convection air flow and circulating either warm or cold air throughout your home through insulated air ducts that enter your room either through the floor or the ceiling.

Some of the benefits of choosing ducted systems are:

  • Best for discreet central air con and heating
  • With newer models, you’ll undoubtedly reduce energy losses and lower the utility costs of your home
  • Easy to control temperature
  • Even air distribution
  • Discreet to the eye- better aesthetics
  • Much more quiet system
  • Increase the value of your home

Differences Between Air Conditioners: Which Should You Get?

It’s hard to say which unit would be right for your home, but there are a few things to consider when making your choice. For example, if you live in an apartment or a smaller house, a wall-mounted system might be all that you need to feel comfortable. You still have the benefit of not taking up too much space while at the same time having an affordable way to cool your home.

However, if you are living in a larger house or apartment, or perhaps are looking to construct a new home, installing a ducted system might be the right choice for you, as you will be able to have an even temperature across the board and add value to your home.

Jacob Refrigeration has been providing heating and cooling solutions in Melbourne for over 35 years. For supply and installation, contact us today. If you want to know more about the differences between air conditioners, read more about our available systems on our website.

See also: How Do You Know When It’s Time For An Air Conditioning Replacement?

Author: Jan Yakoob

Jan is the managing director of Jacob Refrigeration, a leading company with more than 35 years of experience in air conditioning and refrigeration installation. We continually exceed client expectations through quality, reliability and efficiency.