If your employees have been complaining about the temperature in the office, or if you’ve been sweating it out at home, it may be time to consider a new or upgraded air conditioning system.

But with so many options out there, it can be hard to know where to begin. For starters, which is better – ducted or split system air conditioners?

What is ducted air conditioning?

Ducted air conditioning provides climate control to your entire home or office space. Operating from one central unit, the air is treated and then sent throughout the premises via a system of air ducts and into the room via vents.

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What is split-system air conditioning?

Split-system air conditioners look and run differently from ducted units, operating from an indoor unit and an outdoor compressor. Unlike the ducted system, split systems are usually only suited to heating and cooling one room – with multiple units required for whole premises climate control.

These systems are wall-mounted, regulating temperatures, ventilation and humidity levels, allowing you to have the most ideal temperatures all year round.

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Which system is more suitable for your space?

So, as you can see, there are substantial differences between ducted and split system air conditioning, however both options have advantages and disadvantages. Therefore, the choice really comes down to the space.

If you are looking for an easy way to cool a large office or home, without the cost of multiple units, then a ducted system would be for you!

However, if you are working on a budget; or are only concerned with heating/cooling one or two rooms in a house, we recommend a split-system as the most cost-effective option.

Are you still confused about what the best option is for your circumstances? Our team will be happy to visit your location and provide a recommendation. Contact us today to find out more.

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