Springtime comfort comes easy with ducted air conditioning

7 September 2023

Spring is a great time of year… daffodils, new lambs and longer days all put a smile on our faces.

It’s a tricky time for getting your home comfort right though. Changeable spring weather can mean swinging from gorgeous sunny days to chilly – even frosty – mornings overnight.

Ducted air conditioning is a great way to keep your home temperature just right in every room, all year round.

What is ducted air conditioning?

Ducted air conditioning is a heat pump system that uses ducts to supply cooled or heated air to every room in your house. A ducted heat pump can be located in the roof space or under the house and feeds cool or warm air via ducts to every room.

How does it work?

Heat pumps are very efficient compared to other forms of heating. A heat pump extracts heat energy from the air outside, runs it through a heat exchanger, then uses it to cool or heat the inside of your home.

A ducted central heat pump unit is installed in your ceiling or underfloor space then pumps the warm or cold air through insulated ducts and discreet vents in each room. The ducted vents can be matched to the style and decor of your house.

You can control the temperature via a control unit or app so the whole home is at an even temperature, or you can use zones to heat or cool some areas and not others. For example, you may choose to only keep bedroom heating on throughout the night. Using your heat pump timer will also help you save energy. You can set it to turn on a few minutes before you get up in the morning or before you get home – great for springtime weather when it’s only cold at night.

How do ducted heat pumps compare to other home heating options?

Typical heat pump units are either mounted high on the wall, on the ceiling, or on the floor. While they’re great for heating or cooling just one room, they take up space and are very visible in your room. They also won’t heat your entire house if you only have one in your living room.

Meanwhile, other solutions like fireplaces can be messy and create fumes. Multiple electric heaters can be inefficient, especially if you’re trying to heat an entire house.

That’s why ducted heat pumps are becoming a popular choice. They let you heat or cool an entire house efficiently and easily, and they’re unobtrusive so won’t compete with the aesthetics of your home.

Our ducted heat pump systems are also fully customisable to perfectly suit the size and layout of your home. A system that is designed for your home will be highly efficient when compared with multiple, non-integrated solutions.

Is a ducted heat pump right for my place?

Almost certainly! Most houses can accommodate a heat pump system if there is space in the roof or under the floor. The system typically consists of a single, large-capacity interior unit hidden away in the ceiling space, or under the floor. The heated or cooled air is then pumped through multiple insulated ducts to outlets/vents in rooms throughout your house.

Ducted heat pump systems have very low visual impact. Flush floor or ceiling vents are all you can see in each room. When designed and installed by experts like EES, these systems will keep your home warm and cosy in winter, cool in summer, and just right in spring for many years to come.

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