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What Is Ducted Air Conditioning?

Ducted air conditioning is a great way to keep your home or business at just the right temperature. It works by cooling air in a central unit, then transporting it around the building through a network of ducts. The units are unobtrusive and are often fitted under the floor or in the ceiling.

You also have the option to install reverse cycle ducted air conditioning. This type of unit can keep your home or business cool in summer and warm in winter, so it’s a superb multi-functional way to stay comfortable.

Ducted air conditioning works well for residential and commercial premises. Its discreet appearance means it’s suitable for most environments and it’s equally at home in a domestic or business setting. It’s a great way of heating or cooling multiple rooms and is often more cost-efficient than using lots of individual units.

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Installation Of Ducted Air Conditioning

There are a lot of elements to a successful air conditioning installation including wiring, installation of ducting and making good post-installation. This requires a wide set of skills from experienced tradies. The good news is that Allchin Air Conditioning can take care of all of these aspects for you and keep the fuss and disruption to a minimum.

How Long Does It Take To Install Ducted Air Conditioning?

A simple ducted system can often be installed in a day. If you have large business premises, or a house with multiple levels, then installation will take longer. Our team will give you a good idea of timescales when we quote, and you can be sure we’ll keep any disruption to a minimum.

Servicing And Maintenance Of Ducted Air Conditioning

Regular servicing is essential to keep your air-con working as it should. Servicing means you reduce the risk of breakdown or running problems. It also means your system operates at maximum efficiency as well as reducing the risk of problems for those with allergies. Proper maintenance means your system will be energy efficient and be more durable.

As well as your regular professional service visits, there are various maintenance tasks you can do yourself.

  • Change or clean the filters every six months – this is a key part of keeping everything running as it should. Any build-up of dust or dirt will cause the system to run slow, and reduce energy efficiency.
  • Pay attention to how your system is running – if you notice any odd noises, or if it’s simply not working as well as you think it should, get in touch with a professional. Early action will save problems down the line.

Repairs For Ducted Air Conditioning

At Allchin Air Conditioning, we offer a full repair service. With over 20 years of experience serving the Sunshine Coast, our team are able to diagnose and solve most problems quickly and effectively. We’ll take time to identify the fault and give you a clear estimate of the costs and how long the job will take. You can be confident we’ll have everything up and running as soon as possible.

How Does Ducted Air Conditioning Work?

Ducted air conditioning systems are a popular choice for many homeowners. The system consists of an outdoor unit, which contains the compressor and condenser, and an indoor unit, which is located in the ceiling or floor. A series of ducts run between the indoor and outdoor units, carrying cooled or heated air throughout your home.

The advantage of ducted air conditioning is that it can provide uniform cooling or heating throughout your entire home. Additionally, ducted systems are very quiet, making them a good choice if you have young children or are seeking a peaceful environment.

If you’re considering ducted air conditioning for your home, it’s important to consult with our qualified HVAC contractors to ensure that the system is properly sized and installed.

Benefits Of Ducted Air Conditioning

Ducted air conditioning systems offer a number of benefits over other types of cooling and heating systems. For one, they’re extremely efficient, because they allow you to control the temperature in each individual room. They’re also very quiet since all of the noise is contained outside.

Additionally, ducted systems can be easily hidden from view, making them a great option for homes with limited space. Finally, ducted systems offer ultimate flexibility when it comes to zoning and controlling the airflow in your home.

With a ducted system, you can maintain different temperatures in different areas of your home, or even direct the airflow to specific rooms. This makes ducted systems an ideal option for large homes or homes with multiple occupants. Although the benefits of having a home air conditioner might seem obvious, there are a few reasons that you might not be aware of. These are the main advantages of having air conditioning on the Sunshine Coast:


With a ducted air condition system, every room of the home is equipped for cooling/heating. Ducted systems are comprised of an indoor and outdoor unit that are linked with by ducts that are fed through into every room of the home. This means that no matter where you are in the home, the temperature will be at your fingertips.


Ducted systems are operated by a simple-to-use control keypad that’s generally installed in a high-traffic area of your home (kitchen, living room, etc). This enables occupants to control the temperate of each room and decide which rooms are using air conditioning and which aren’t.


When it comes to ducted air conditioning, only the ceiling ducts and control keypad are visible throughout the home. Most of the components (units, tubing) are hidden within the internal areas of the home. This gives the property a seamless and clean look.


Ducted systems in homes are typically whisper-quiet. This ensures your family and friends can go about your day without the distracting noise of a loud air conditioning system. Ducted systems are all about functionality and convenience.


Although ducted systems typically have a higher upfront cost, as opposed to split system, because of their energy efficiency, you’ll make the money back in the long run. For people building a home that they intend to live in for a long time, investing in quality building materials will save them money in the long term—and air conditioning is no different.


Because ducted systems have ducts in every room of the home, air is targeted efficiently into whichever room you want cooled down. By determining what zones are running and for how long, you can always ensure the system is being used where and when it’s needed.

Summertime and wintertime—having ducted air conditioning on the Sunshine Coast is a year-round investment. At Allchin Airconditioning & Refrigeration, our expert technicians supply, install and maintain ducted air conditioners for residential and commercial clients.

What Are The Signs My Ducted Air Conditioning Needs Repairs?

There are several signs that your ducted air conditioning may need repairs. One of the most common signs is uneven cooling. If you notice that certain rooms are cooler than others in your home, this may be due to a problem with your ductwork, such as a blockage or build-up of dust and debris.

Another common sign that your air conditioning system needs repairs is increased energy bills, which can be caused by issues like leaking ducts, failing parts (motors, capacitors) and low refrigerant levels. In addition, if you notice strange noises coming from your ducted air conditioning unit, it’s best to have it checked by a professional.

These noises could be caused by a loose part or clogged filters. By being aware of these signs, you can ensure that your ducted air conditioning system remains in good working condition for many years to come.

Trust Allchin Air Conditioning For Ducted Air Conditioning

At Allchin Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, we pride ourselves on providing high-quality ducted air conditioning services to homeowners in the Sunshine Coast. We have over 20 years of experience in the industry, and our team of highly-skilled technicians are passionate about helping our clients get the most out of their ducted air conditioners.

We offer a wide range of services, including installation, repair and maintenance, and we always use the latest tools and techniques to get the job done right. You can be confident that you’re making the best decision for your home when you choose Allchin Air Conditioning & Refrigeration.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! Modern air conditioners are highly efficient and are able to produce three or more kilowatts of heating or cooling for every kilowatt of energy they consume. While window and split systems are required to carry an energy rating label, ducted air conditioning systems don’t need to carry the label, but they do need to meet minimum requirements for energy performance.

Ducted air conditioners are made up of an indoor unit, an outdoor unit and a series of ducts or vents distributing air throughout your home. Indoor units are concealed from view and filter air through the rooms of your home. The outdoor unit, which is usually installed on the exterior wall of your property, releases warm air and includes a fan. As such, it’s usually installed away from your living spaces.

Our air conditioning servicing involves a detailed inspection of your ducted air conditioning system. We’ll inspect all parts to make sure your system is working as it should and won’t lead to any issues during the year. We’ll also organise cleaning of any filters and the removal of built-up dust and dirt. Removing the germs and bacteria that have collected inside your air conditioner isn’t just good for its performance; it also benefits your health. Before we finish our service, we’ll test the unit and zone motors to make sure they’re working properly and will check and tighten the connections and observe the system for leaks. At the end of the service, you’ll receive a report on any issues we find and any room for improvement.

We know services do cost money, but with professional inspections of your air conditioning system, you’ll actually save money in the long run. It’s likely your system will run into problems if you don’t organise regular servicing or maintenance with a professional. If you don’t regularly service your air conditioner, it will most likely use a significant amount of energy to pump clean air throughout your home. If your ducts are clogged or dirty, your air quality could be compromised and your family may develop more allergies and health issues as a result. You might also face problems with your warranty if you neglect your yearly service, and your warranty might even be rendered invalid if you don’t stay on top of maintenance.

Running costs vary, and they mainly depend on the size and type of your system, its energy efficiency, how frequently you use it and for how long, how your home is built, how much you pay for electricity and the temperature you set your thermostat to. You can effectively reduce your running costs by closing all external windows and doors while using your system, shading your windows in hot weather and during cold nights, and turning your air conditioner on early on a hot day.

Most ducted air conditioning systems come with zoning capability, which allows you to separate your home into sections, or “zones”, for your convenience and savings. With zoning capabilities, you can turn on your air conditioning for the part of the house you want to cool or heat, such as living areas, bedrooms or different floors.