• What are the Differences between Split and Ducted Heating and Cooling Systems?

    Australian weather, especially in Melbourne, is pretty unpredictable. You’ve got to find ways to combat “four seasons in a day” and stay comfortable when you’re at home. The best way to do that is to have the right heating and cooling systems installed in your home.

    Hand holding remote controlling temperature of wall mounted split system.

    There are many different types that might be right for you, so we’ll highlight two for you so you can weigh the options and make an informed decision.

    Wall Mounted Split Systems

    Wall mounted split systems are incredibly popular in Australia. They are sometimes called ductless cooling units because they don’t function off of a complex network of ducts to cool your home. Instead, these systems have two components: an indoor unit, which contains an evaporative cooling element, and an outdoor unit that holds the compressor and condenser. The condenser expels unwanted heat. The two units connect through insulated tubes that are piped through a small hole in the wall.

    This type of system is great because:

    • Simple installation process
    • Cost effective and energy efficient
    • Don’t take up floor space
    • Reduces allergens in the air, improving air quality in home

    Ducted Heating and Cooling Systems

    This type of heating and cooling system works by pushing through a convection air flow and circulating either warm or cold air throughout your home through insulated air ducts that enter your room either through the floor or the ceiling.

    Some of the benefits of choosing ducted air conditioning systems are:

    • Best for discreet central air con and heating
    • With newer models, you’ll undoubtedly reduce energy losses and lower the utility costs of your home
    • Easy to control temperature
    • Even air distribution
    • Discreet to the eye- better aesthetics
    • Much more quiet system
    • Increase the value of your home

    Which Should You Get?

    It’s hard to say which unit would be right for your home, but there are a few things to consider when making your choice. For example, if you live in an apartment or a smaller house, a wall-mounted system might be all that you need to feel comfortable. You still have the benefit of not taking up too much space while at the same time having an affordable way to cool your home.

    However, if you are living in a larger house or apartment, or perhaps are looking to construct a new home, installing a duct system might be the right choice for you, as you will be able to have an even temperature across the board and add value to your home.

    Jacob Refrigeration has been providing heating and cooling solutions in Melbourne for over 35 years. For supply and installation, contact us today.