Like any other mechanical system or appliance, your heating and cooling system requires regular air conditioning service, repairs and maintenance if you want to keep it running at its best for years to come.
And as a general rule, the bigger and more complex the device or appliance in question, the more complex the maintenance, service or repair will need to be.
This is especially true when it comes to ducted air conditioning in Brisbane.
Ducted aircon systems are the most powerful systems on the market – they’re also the most complicated, especially the commercial ducted systems.
And that comes with some unique service requirements compared to a simpler split system.
What sort of problems might your ducted air conditioner run into?
While ducted air conditioning systems are larger and more complex, there are a couple of issues that are common to ALL types of air conditioners, ducted or otherwise.
This includes issues such as:
- Wiring problems
- Refrigerant leaks
- Drainage issues
While the root problem is the same, the solution is different owing to the increased size and complexity of a ducted system.
It requires a team who specialises in providing ducted air conditioning repairs.
Of course, that’s not what you’re here to read about. No, you want to hear about some of the issues that ONLY affect ducted air conditioning systems.
In addition to your “standard” (for lack of a better word) air conditioning problems, ducted air conditioning repair also includes a variety of unique issues you won’t find if your property is fitted out with a smaller aircon.
Torn or damaged ductwork
Ducting is the key to your ducted air conditioning – it’s in the name, after all.
Without the ductwork in your ducted air conditioning system, you aren’t going to have a very comfortable home or business.
These ducts are made of different materials depending on the system – for example, commercial ducted air conditioning often uses metal ducts, whereas domestic and smaller businesses often use bendable plastic or rubber.
While the aluminium ducts are pretty strong, flexible ones aren’t quite as durable.
Over time, punctures and tears may develop, or alternatively, the joins could come loose – all of which can lead to cool air escaping, negatively impacting the effectiveness of your ducted air conditioning.
Sometimes, the problem can be patched up – in other cases, it can require your ducting to be replaced altogether.
Either way, it’s a job that should be left to the professionals.
Unlike split systems where the distance between the indoor and outdoor units is relatively short, there’s a lot of distance between ducted air conditioning grilles and the compressor itself.
While the distance may not seem like much in the grand scheme of things, the fact of the matter is that long distances directly translates to more cooling being lost.
During summer, your ceiling space traps heat. You don’t really feel it thanks to your ducted air conditioning, of course, but it’s there.
This heat often radiates into your air conditioning ducts, warming up your cool air.
Ducting insulation is installed with your air conditioning ducts to prevent this outcome. However, problems with this insulation allows heat out to radiate into your ducts, making your system operate less efficiently and take longer to cool your home.
Tri-Tech’s mobile tech team are experts in ducted air conditioning repairs.
Whether the fix turns out to be reattaching insulation that’s fallen off or replacing decayed insulation, our team can do it.
Jammed or stuck zoning gates
Using gates built into your ductwork, zoned ducted aircon allows you to control airflow to individual rooms.
If these gates fail however, you may find cool air being sent to areas of the house that you don’t want cooled.
In these cases, it’s important that you get these zoning gates looked at – and fixed – ASAP.
This involves taking a dive into your ductwork and:
- Clearing jams and clogs
- Replacing broken gates
- Fixing faulty wiring and actuators
To fix these, your air conditioning team will need to dive into your ductwork, identify the issue, and fix it.
Clogged and dirty filters or ducts
Okay, so this problem isn’t exactly unique to ducted air conditioning. After all, dust and debris can get into any type of air conditioning in Brisbane, regardless of size.
The difference arises in how it’s fixed.
In a split system, it’s usually the filter that clogs. These filters are pretty easy to access – all you need to do is remove the covering in the indoor unit.
For a ducted system however, these filters are located deeper in your ductwork.
That makes them a lot more difficult to reach, and requires intervention from an air conditioning team with extensive experience servicing and repairing ducted air conditioners.
Problems with small duct air conditioning systems
If you’ve never heard of small duct systems (SDS for short), don’t worry – as a relatively recent innovation, they haven’t quite as popular as split or ducted air conditioning in Brisbane.
These systems are starting to appear in more and more Brisbane properties, owing to their:
- Versatility (they can be installed where traditional ducted cooling wouldn’t fit)
- More powerful cooling (thanks to the Venturi effect)
- Greater energy-efficiency compared to traditional ducted A/C
Of course, being less common also comes with a couple of other issues – namely:
- Not all air conditioning teams in Brisbane have experience working with them
- Fewer carry the tools and parts needed to make a repair
Tri-Tech is leading the charge when it comes to small duct air conditioning. In addition to installing SDS air conditioning, we can also service and repair them too, unlike most other air conditioning companies.
If you’re using this innovative development of ducted air conditioning, we suggest getting in touch with Tri-Tech!
Your go-to team for ducted air conditioning in Brisbane
Here’s the thing: not all air conditioning teams in Brisbane will be up to the task of performing ducted air conditioning repairs.
Simply put, not all air conditioning repair jobs are straightforward affairs – especially if you own a commercial property.
We’re talking about the big ones that you typically find in shopping centres and large offices that:
- Use metal ductwork
- Employ complex zoning systems
- Use large, powerful condenser units
Luckily for you, Tri-Tech has experience with all things air conditioning.
When it comes to air conditioning in Brisbane, we’ve just about seen it all.
In addition to emergency repairs, we also offer our commercial clients ongoing air conditioning service. We know how easy it is for something to slip between the cracks, especially if it’s something as infrequent as air conditioning service.
We’ll draft a service agreement with your business, ensuring that you never have to worry about your ducted air conditioner giving up on you.