Are you looking to take charge of the climate and install ducted air conditioning in your home?
We don’t blame you.
Nowadays, living in Australia is almost impossible without a kick-ar*e heating or cooling system.
So, you want to know the process and cost of installing ducted air conditioning?
We’ll do all that and give you a heads-up about the best ducted systems in Australia today.
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A ducted system consists of an outdoor unit, an indoor unit, and one or more electric heating and cooling coils.
A system of ducts is installed in your ceiling cavity and circulates cool or warm air throughout your home via vents.
You can set different room temperatures thanks to zoning and a programmable control panel.
Learn more about how ducted air conditioning works.
Before the ducted air conditioning installer sets up your new system, you can do a few things to prepare and avoid costly mistakes:
Installers use drop sheets, but we recommend you drape dust covers over your furniture and furnishings to protect them from plaster dust or sawdust.
Decide on the location of the controllers, i.e. the family room. However, check with the installer as they may recommend a different place based on where they’ll run the cabling.
Decide on the location of the outdoor condenser. The best place is away from your – and your neighbours' – bedrooms and outdoor living areas. But, aim to keep it as close as possible to the switchboard.
If you’ve got Hello Breeze installing a ducted air conditioning system, the installer will turn up bright-eyed and bushy-tailed at the time you set.
Your ducted air conditioning installer kicks things off with a detailed inspection of your roof cavity. Then they’ll consult with you to ensure you’re happy with their planned location for the indoor unit, ducts, internal vents and outdoor unit.
The ducted air conditioning installer positions the outdoor unit before running the refrigeration pipes and the electrical cables connecting to the indoor unit.
They disassemble the indoor unit into three parts to fit into the ceiling cavity. These components include:
The indoor unit is suspended from the roof structure to eliminate vibrations through the ceiling. Once in place, the installer will mount a safety tray underneath to catch discharge fluids. They then run the safety tray drain and the condensate drain out to the roof gutter.
The installers cut holes in each room for the air vents. They’ll then lay and connect the air ducts to the vents and the air mixing plenum on the indoor unit.
Control cables run between the zone motors and wall controllers.
This is the final step for installing ducted air conditioning. The installer will switch the system on and check the functionality thoroughly. Once she’s good as gold, they will:
Under Australian law, anyone who handles refrigerants and installs HVAC units must hold a licence issued by the Australian Refrigeration Council (ARC).
When you choose Hello Breeze, you’ll always have a professional, licensed, and insured installer turn up on your doorstep.
When you’re expecting them, of course.
We only work with top-notch brands built to take on our nasty conditions.
All systems supplied by Hello Breeze come with a complete 5-year parts and labour warranty.
Choose one-phase units with 10 to 14kW for smaller homes or the more powerful three-phase systems with 10 to 20kW, ideal for larger homes.
Aussies love the whisper-quiet operation, super-fast heating & cooling and ease of operation of these systems.
Blue Fin technology minimises the effect of corrosion, and a peak-cut timer kicks in during peak billing times to reduce energy consumption and operating costs.
Visit our MHIAA page for more info.
Mitsubishi Electric has been heating and cooling Aussie homes for over 45 years.
Their flexible design makes them ideal for installing ducted air conditioning in existing builds.
Enjoy cutting-edge, quiet, easy-to-use, energy-efficient, and reliable technology.
Check out our Mitsubishi Electric page for more deets.
International industry leader Haier has been cooling homes since rah-rah skirts, and Flock of Seagulls were fashionable.
These systems work hard to deliver fresh air for improved indoor air quality throughout your home.
Visit our Haier page for more info.
Panasonic’s titan systems take on the Aussie temps even when it’s as steamy as 46ºC or as nippy as -20ºC.
These efficient systems deliver significant energy savings and a cracking performance year-round.
For more info, check out our Panasonic page.
Aussie-made Daikin ducted systems deliver maximum capacity output in a compact size – making them perfect for smaller homes.
Fail-safe logic regulates the fan speed on startup to prevent your system from going full boar and sending your power bill through the roof.
Plus, lightweight single injection moulded Sirocco fans reduce turbulence for more efficient and quieter airflow.
Visit the manufacturer’s site for more info.
Aussies across the country give Fujitsu air conditioning systems a big fat thumbs up, voting it their most trusted AC brand for three years running.
These systems feature an efficient filtration system that removes dust and pollen from the air.
You can connect up to 8 zones – perfect for larger homes.
Visit the manufacturer’s site and our page for more info.
In 2020, Aussie consumers gave Samsung 4 out of 5 glittery gold stars for overall customer satisfaction.
Leading-edge technology reduces vibrations by 75%, maintaining a more peaceful environment than conventional compressors.
These cracking, whisper-quiet systems also heat in outdoor temps as low as -20°C and cool in temps up to 50°C
Check out our Samsung page for more.
At Hello Breeze, the cost of installing ducted air conditioning is included in the price. You can expect to pay roughly:
Get a more accurate quote online, or give us a bell on 1300 712 732 to have a chat.
If you’re only interested in heating or cooling one room, you’re better off with a reverse cycle split system.
If you want more deets about the going rate to install ducted air conditioning and how it’ll affect your power bill, check out our super-informative blog.
We’re an Aussie-owned and run company lighting a fire under the ar*e of the AC industry. So, we’re sprouting up all over this glorious sunburnt country.
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We hope you’ve found our guide to installing ducted air conditioning helpful. If you’re unsure what kind of ducted system to buy, get on the blower to the Hello Breeze team. We’ll talk you through the different models to suit your needs, home and budget. So, give us a bell on 1300 712 732 today.