When is split system air conditioning a better choice than ducted?

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When it comes to air conditioning in Brisbane, there are two main choices you’ll likely come across most: ducted and split system air conditioning.

There are plenty of reasons to choose over split systems:

  • Far greater coverage
  • More powerful heating and cooling
  • Whole home cooling

However, that doesn’t mean that it’s right for every situation!

There are many instances where you simply don’t need that much cooling, or when ducted air conditioning installation might just be more trouble than it’s worth.

In these cases, it might be best to choose split system air conditioning for your Brisbane home instead!

3 reasons why split system installation might be better for you than ducted

1) Your place just isn’t all that large

Ducted air conditioning is commonly used in large homes throughout Brisbane, thanks to its powerful cooling capabilities and extensive coverage.

The thing is, many of us simply do not need systems of this size. As such, split systems are found primarily in apartments, units, or small homes. 

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again – while an overpowered air conditioning system sounds like a good thing, it’s actually a negative:

  • It may wear out faster due to constant stop-start operation
  • Its dehumidification processes may not effectively work
  • It’s simply a waste of money – why pay for power you won’t even need to use?

In cases like this, split system installation is probably closer to meeting your needs.

We can even scale up your split system, hooking up multiple indoor units to a more powerful outdoor compressor to create a multi-split system (essentially an ersatz ducted cooling system in your home).

2) Installation trouble

Air conditioning ducts take up space – and unfortunately, not all homes in Brisbane can support them. Obstacles include:

  • Small ceiling spaces
  • Beams and supports getting in the way
  • Flat roofs
  • Weight issues

Each of these problems can impact your ability to run air conditioning ducts to all the rooms in your house, making ducted air conditioning less feasible.

Compared to ducted air conditioning, split system installation isn’t just faster – since no ductwork is involved, it can also fit into more properties than a ducted system can.

Instead of using wide ducts, split systems use narrow tubes. Not only that, but in most cases, the indoor and outdoor units are installed on different sides of the same wall, minimising the amount of wiring and tubing that needs to be installed.

The upshot? Split systems can be installed in a much wider variety of homes than their ducted counterparts.

3) Lower upfront cost

Money matters, especially when it comes to big spends like air conditioning installation in Brisbane.

There’s no way around it – in the vast majority of cases, ducted air conditioning installation is more expensive, plain and simple.

If you’re looking to bring down your upfront installation costs, then choosing a split system over a ducted one is the way to go about it.

Not only are the systems themselves more affordable, but the installation process is also quicker, reducing labour costs and the overall cost of your air conditioning installation project.

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Which one’s right for you?

Most of the time, you’ll have a pretty clear idea of whether you want ducted or split system air conditioning for your home. Maybe it’s just too large for split systems, or you’ve zeroed in on having seamless ducted ceiling vents.

And if you’re undecided, that’s where our mobile tech team comes into the picture.

Our system design process is all about ensuring that you receive the perfect system for your home and your heating and cooling requirements.

Part of this is properly sizing your system (be it ducted or split) depending on your room volume, insulation, windows and more.

Before we do that however, we need to decide whether your comfort is better served with ducted or split system air conditioning!

During this phase, we’ll evaluate your cooling needs as well as the property itself to decide whether or not you’re better off going ducted or split. 

Mitsubishi split system installation in Brisbane

Branding matters when it comes to efficient split system air conditioning in Brisbane. Luckily for you, our portfolio of air conditioning brands contains only reputable, high-quality names like Mitsubishi Electric air conditioning.

With a huge range of ducted and split systems for your Brisbane home, we’re able to provide you with a split system that perfectly matches your home.

As one of the most high-profile air conditioning brands out there, there are a lot of businesses out there that offer Mitsubishi split system installation in Brisbane.

However, not all of them are made equal.

As Mitsubishi Electric Diamond Dealers, our mobile tech-team offers a higher level of service, whether you’re getting a Mitsubishi Electric system installed, repaired or serviced:

  • Unbeatable brand-specific knowledge
  • In-depth understanding of the Mitsubishi Electric range
  • Genuine spare parts and components

We’re one of the best Diamond Dealers around.

And we aren’t gloating when we say that – our team has won Mitsubishi Electric’s Diamond Dealer of the Year for southeast Queensland 10 times!

Interested in split system air conditioning in Brisbane?

If so, you know who to call

Working on both sides of the Brisbane River, our team of air conditioning specialists are just what you need!

Whether it’s split system installation or consultations for an upgrade to a powerful ducted air conditioning system, our team works hard to ensure that you’re getting the ideal cooling solution for your home – one that:

  • Keeps you comfortable
  • Is appropriate for your home
  • Fits your budget
  • Bonus: if you’ve previously had split system installed in a inadequate place in your home, it might even be possible to move your indoor unit!

You can make your home even comfier than it already is – all you need to do is get in touch with our air conditioning team on (07) 3394 0222, or click here to reach out online.

2023-08-21T04:27:24+00:00 28 August 2020|Installation, Mitsubishi, Repair, Replacement, Service, Systems|