It’s easy to distinguish a split system over a ducted air-conditioning installation. A split system is usually installed in small spaces where an evaporator unit is attached to a wall.
On the other hand, commercial and domestic ducted air conditioning systems use centralised cooling and heating components. A financial incentive awaits businesses in Brisbane, the Gold Coast, and the Sunshine Coast that upgrade to a new system.
We’ll discuss the differences, pros and cons, and what to expect from an air-conditioning installation and present a good reason to upgrade.
A Brief Guide on Choosing Between Split and Ducted Systems
The Primary Differences
Split air conditioners work well in small commercial spaces. Choose this kind of HVAC system if you want varying degrees of temperature in several rooms, although some types of ducted air conditioners have the same feature.
For instance, we recommend ActronAir to our customers for their wide variety of commercial air conditioning units. Large commercial spaces should consider a ducted air-conditioning installation for uniform indoor temperature, which is crucial for efficient power consumption.
HVAC accounts for up to 50% of energy use, hence why domestic ducted air conditioning systems have become more popular. A split system remains cost-efficient if you only need to cool or heat a single space.
Plus, it’s less complicated to install a split air conditioner, so it can be done within a day. Not sure if your space is small enough for a split system? Inquire about our free inspection to determine this for you.
Pros and Cons
The size of your commercial space is arguably the biggest factor for choosing between a split or ducted air-conditioning installation. Ducted systems for larger buildings usually cost less than split systems because there’s no need to install separate units.
The same principle applies to domestic ducted air conditioning systems if the house is big, with several rooms and floors. Here are other factors to consider before you decide:
- Split systems provide you with a back-up HVAC source in case one unit breaks down
- Split systems generate more noise than ducted systems
- Ducted systems don’t affect interior design; those can be installed behind a wall or above the ceiling
- Ducted systems are more difficult to install because of their dependence on a building’s structural elements
What to Expect From an Air-Conditioning Installation
If you’d rather leave the choice to an expert, then it’s better to find a licensed professional. The Queensland Building and Construction Commission requires that HVAC technicians must have a licence to perform installations worth more than $3,300.
You can also gauge the competency of qualified air-conditioning technicians if they have Refrigerant Handling Licence. Our HVAC technicians gain this licence from the Australian Refrigeration Council.
Make sure that your chosen technicians have the proper licences before scheduling an air-conditioning installation. Businesses who also buy and install a PeakSmart air conditioner can get up to $400 in rebates.
The Energex PeakSmart air conditioning program applies to businesses, retailers, and homeowners who choose domestic ducted air conditioning systems. Just make sure that you are in South East Queensland and within Energex’s electricity distribution network.
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We understand that some businesses may require a complex air-conditioning installation. In these cases, simply choosing between split and ducted systems won’t be that easy. BEARS knows how to handle this situation and many other complicated ones, owing to our 30+ years of industry experience.
Our satisfied customers prove that we are more capable than meeting expectations. Contact us today to find out how you can be one of them.