Best Air Conditioning Systems

There are a number of air conditioning systems on the market, so which one is best for you? This depends on your budget, preferences, house design and location.

Are you air conditioning a room, a few rooms or the whole of your house?

Does your house have structural issues to consider such as a raked or cathedral ceiling?

The thermal performance of your house is another consideration.

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The types of air conditioning systems to consider include:

  • Split
  • Multi Split
  • Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF)
  • Energy Recovery
  • Ducted

These systems can be connected through WIFI to operate on your electronic devices.

Indoor units can be wall mounted, in-ceiling mounted or concealed in an attic space, bulkhead or false ceiling.

Split

  • Single high wall indoor unit connected to a single outdoor unit
  • Efficient, low heating/cooling loss from refrigerant lines
  • Good for narrow ceiling space
  • Low-cost option for air conditioning a single room

Multi Split

  • Multiple indoor units with one outdoor unit
  • Serves multiple rooms
  • Efficient, low heating/cooling loss from refrigerant pipes
  • Choice of indoor units: high wall, concealed & in-ceiling cassettes
  • Good for narrow ceiling space, concealed indoor units need bulkheads
  • Good option for 2 or 3 rooms

Ducted

  • Cost-effective way to serve many rooms
  • Ducting runs in ceiling, bulkheads or underfloor 
  • Not as efficient as the options above, heating/cooling loss through ducting
  • Electronic duct dampers needed for room zoning
  • Requires ceiling space of at least 300mm

Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF)

  • Multiple indoor units with one outdoor unit
  • Efficient, low heating/cooling loss from refrigerant pipes
  • Optimises refrigerant flow in short or long pipe runs
  • Choice of indoor units: high wall, concealed & in-ceiling cassettes
  • Good for narrow ceiling space, concealed indoor units need bulkheads
  • Good option for more than 3 rooms

Energy Recovery

  • Option to consider of you have a pool or spa
  • Requires 3 phase power for the outdoor unit
  • Requires a Hydro kit
  • Very efficient in summer using waste heat from a/c for pool heating

Pricing

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Contact Us

Contact us for advice about air conditioning systems and what may be best for you. You may even consider a dual system with heat pump hydronic heating. This can make good sense especially for two storey homes.