When it comes to buying an air conditioner for your business there are a number of options that you can choose from. However, out of all the options available, one of the most commonly purchased is a ducted system. These systems offer a wide range of benefits to businesses and the range of options means that regardless of the business’ size or needs, their air conditioning needs are satisfactorily met. If you are looking for a high performance air conditioning system for your business, here is why a ducted air conditioning system is the ideal choice.
What is a Ducted AC System?
A ducted AC system involves installing a central system inside the property which features a fan coil unit that is usually installed on the roof. This central system is then connected to all of the rooms in the property through a series of ducts which run from the fan coil to each room.
Benefits of a Ducted System
One of the biggest benefits of a ducted system is that some of the systems offer the option to control the temperature of each room individually. This of course helps with the overall costs of running the AC, as it only needs to be used in the rooms which require cooling, saving the business money and using far less energy. Another advantage of this type of system is that it is completely hidden, which is very different from something like a split system which is mounted on walls both inside and outside the property. However, this system does come with its disadvantages, for instance, the up-front costs for ducted air conditioning are significantly higher than options like window-mounted AC and multi split systems. But they are much cheaper to run and have a far longer lifespan, saving money in the long term.
These units are perfect for somewhere like an office environment where there are multiple rooms which may or may not be being used at the same time. The ability to zone off and control each space in the business ensures that all staff are happy and that the system isn’t being used where it is not needed.
Installation and Maintenance
Two other areas which is important to keep in mind is the installation and maintenance of ducted systems. As they are quite large and complex systems, installation can be quite intrusive with duct work usually running along the ceiling (hidden or open depending on design). This large amount of installation can also mean that usage of the rooms may be greatly reduced as labourers will need the entire space to complete the job in a timely fashion. On top of this to make sure your ducted system is always performing at its maximum, maintenance is essential and should be done by a professional at least 1-2 times per year.
Despite the expense of getting set up and having to maintain a ducted air conditioning system, they do offer the best value and efficiency for a business. These systems also provide the best performance, as well as the flexibility of being able to cool large spaces and individual zones, within the business.