Some Simple Advantages to Installing a Ducted Air Conditioning System
When your home needs a new air conditioning system, you can choose a standard ducted or central unit, a split system that has one duct that goes directly out a wall and cools only a limited space, or a window unit. While each might have certain advantages, there are many reasons why a ducted or central unit is often preferred. Here are a few of its advantages so you can decide if it's the right choice for your home.
1. Humidity control
One advantage of a ducted system is that it's usually more efficient at removing humidity in the home as well as heat. As it circulates cool air throughout your entire house, this helps to lower the humidity levels; this is very important for your comfort as well as for your home. Trapped humidity can mean too much moisture in the home that can be absorbed by building materials and, in turn, allow mold and mildew to grow. That added moisture can also warp or rot wood and damage drywall, wallpaper, and the like.
The blower, fan, and other such parts of a ducted air conditioner are all located outside the home, unlike a ductless system which has the blower and motor in the unit that sits in the wall or ceiling. A window air conditioner is also just one piece, so all the components of the air conditioner are sitting in your window. The ducted unit is therefore usually the quietest type, since the parts that generate the most noise are outside and not inside the home.
A window air conditioner can be very unsightly and block half the light you would get through the window; you also typically cannot open a window above the unit, as it needs to sit securely inside the casing. A ductless unit will have the front panel in your wall or ceiling and, while it's not overly large, it can still be distracting. A ducted unit is virtually invisible, as the condenser unit sits outside the home and is therefore out of sight.
4. Resale value
A ducted air conditioner may be the best choice if you're concerned about the resale value of your home. You may not insist on an air conditioner that cools your entire home, but a potential homebuyer may want a central unit rather than relying on a window unit or ductless system that only cools a small space. If you're thinking of putting your home on the market in the future, a ducted system might be the best choice.
For more information, talk to a professional like ACSIS Airconditioning Warehouse.