Should I Get Ducted Air Conditioning?

If you’re a homeowner or commercial building owner and looking at your air conditioning options, you may well be considering ducted air conditioning. Before making any big decisions, it’s important that you’ve weighed up the pros and cons of ducted air conditioning to decide whether it’s right for your building or not.

At Chill-Rite, we’ve compiled a list of the positives and negatives of ducted air con to help you decide your next move. Let’s take a look.

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Pros & Cons of Ducted air conditioning


+ It's highly efficient

Ducted air conditioning is an efficient way to keep your home or office building sufficiently cool, particularly over a larger area. As it’s all connected through one central vent system, you have total control over how long the building is cooled for, meaning there’s no risk of aircon being left on overnight needlessly, as can happen when individual units are installed.

+ It's low-hassle

Once your ducted air conditioning system is installed, it requires little to no thought to engage its operation. This lack of hassle makes a ducted system extremely appealing for those who want a cool living or working space with minimal engagement required. All we’d advise is that you get your ducted air conditioning unit serviced at least once a year to ensure its smooth operation with no obstructions to its fans or vents.

+ It looks great

Looking great might not be the first thing that comes to mind for any air conditioning system, but ducted aircon fits the bill! As it’s neatly concealed above your ceiling or below your floor, you’ll be delighted to see how little an impact it has on your building’s current design and decor. This is particularly important if you want to make a good impression on your clients, or you’re just keen not to have anything that draws the eye away from the rest of your home.


- Installation can be disruptive

Ducted air conditioning systems require an extensive installation process to be fitted correctly. With this in mind, you need to make sure that you’re prepared to sit tight while an expert team installs the vent system. On the plus side, once this is done, it’s done: you’ll have a top-quality ducted air conditioning system in place permanently!

- You need to make sure you have space!

Ducted air conditioning is typically concealed in the ceiling or below ground, through a suspended ceiling if you haven’t got the existing capacity in place. If your building is on the smaller side, this could be a potential issue if you’re already concerned about a lack of space – however, always consult expert guidance first, as it’s likely that a solution will be available that you’ve not considered!

So, should you get ducted air conditioning?

In short: yes! Ducted air conditioning is an ideal solution for homes and businesses, for the reasons we’ve listed above and more. So, if you’re situated in Dubbo, Orange or surrounds and want to find out more about how Chill-Rite can help you, call us now on 02 6885 2254 to discuss ducted air conditioning options with our friendly team.