When choosing a ducted reverse-cycle air conditioning system there must first be calculations, on your home lifestyle and the individual design of your home or office. There are various steps and components that all combine to make up an excellent quality installation that will provide you with absolute premium comfort.
In a split ducted or central air conditioning system, an indoor fan coil unit is connected to a network of ducting that distributes the airflow to different areas of a property. In a residence or office this duct is normally hidden inside ceiling spaces, but in large open commercial areas like an airport terminal or stadium large metal ducts are usually integrated into the design of the building.
Ducting is basically the layout of conduits that transports the conditioned air from the air conditioning unit to the space needed to be cooled or heated.
The indoor and outdoor units are connected by insulated copper tubing that allows refrigerant flow around the circuit when it is in operation.
Ducting comes in all different sizes and materials.
Flexible ducting is the most common for residential and light commercial air conditioning. This is made up of an inner core material that has insulation wrapped around it contained by an outer jacket. Because of the cost and ease of installation, especially for constructed properties, this is the most common ducting installed, despite it having low thermal efficiency because of air resistance and leakage when compared to other types.
Another type of ducting is sheet metal which is made up of galvanised metal and can either be manufactured square or spiral (round duct) with internal insulation. Compared to flexible ducting it is more thermal efficient as there is less airflow resistance and better quality seals at joins. This is normally used for industrial applications as costs are substantially more than flexible duct.
Other components needed for a ducted air conditioning system are fittings, plenums or boots, branch take offs or y-collars, grilles and motorised dampers. These all come available in different materials, types and quality. For more information check out our components page.
We take the utmost pride in our work and adhere to industrial standards and workmanship in commercial projects, where our work is on display for others to see. This standard of workmanship carries on through to our residential installations. Even if it’s hidden in a roof cavity we ensure a neat, tidy and uniform installation and will treat your job as if we are working on our own home.
While the actual air conditioning unit is an important part of a ducted heating and cooling system if ductwork is not properly sealed and there are leaks, that means it is blowing air into your roof cavity and costing you money. That’s why we put as much importance on the additional components as with the machine. When we connect ductwork we make sure every joint is insulated and double taped with both inner and outer ductwork liners to ensure there are no leaks, saving you from unnecessary high running costs and energy bills. Where necessary ductwork is supported to ensure airflow is not restricted keeping your system as efficient as possible.
When we install your machine in your roof cavity, we’ll suspend it from your roof truss by sturdy metal rods, not flimsy straps, to minimise any vibration through your home. The outdoor unit shall be installed in a location convenient to you and your neighbours, fitted with waffle pads to reduce vibration and noise even further.
We are careful and considerate of your property and will protect your floors and garden. Once we are finished we will make sure we leave your home as clean as possible. We are a small family run business which means when we do your job our entire focus is on you.
We are a specialist "Diamond Dealer" for Mitsubishi Electric, supporting their brand since 1987, and we recommend and install them for homes and businesses across Adelaide
After nearly 45 years of being in this industry we have found through practical experience that Mitsubishi Electric have proven to be one of the most reliable, quietest and energy saving brands in the Australian marketplace today.
Like the majority of air conditioner manufacturers, Mitsubishi Electric guarantee their system for at least 5 years.
But their systems usually last much longer, all dependant on how often its used, its environment, maintenance schedule and the standard of installation. We have clients who have systems we installed over 25 years ago with no problems. Although we would like them to upgrade to benefit from the more efficient systems and lower running costs, you can be assured we install systems to last.
Ducted reverse cycle airconditioning systems need to be custom designed for each individual home. That means selecting the size of the system for your home must take into account the total area, size and location of windows, wall and roof type, insulation, zones and heat loads to name a few. When you get in touch with us and we can carefully and accurately calculate exactly what you need with no obligation.
Mitsubishi Electric provide a number of different controls for their split systems.
For example their zone controller features a touch screen backlit LCD controller with easy-to-read symbols. An LED indicator beneath the controller lights in different colours depending on the operation allowing you to see the operation from a distance without having to walk right up to the controller.
This control system is connected through low voltage 24v Siemens drive-on drive-off motorised dampers. Unlike conventional spring return motors, once they reach fully closed or open position they no longer draw any power, reducing wear on the motor and saving in energy costs.
Extreme weather is just around the corner. You don't have to sweat through another summer or suffer chilly winter nights. Get in touch with us today and we can have you owning a new air conditioning system that will give you years of comfort.