Why You've Got to Take Action to Deal with Those Longer Summers
A recent study found that Australian summers were now twice as long as winters and were, in fact, one month longer than they were back in the 1950s. This may be even more of a reason for you to think about your current air-conditioning system and to schedule an upgrade to make sure that it is more efficient. If your home relies on single A/C units attached to each wall or window frame, what are your options, and why should you think about installing a centralised system instead?
Time for a Change
When your home was originally built, the technology may not have been very advanced, and your current A/C system may have been state-of-the-art. That is certainly not true today, and you could benefit from a ducted air conditioning system that would certainly help you to control the interior condition of the home a lot better.
While your family may be used to it by now, those wall or window-mounted units can be quite noisy at night, and if you are perfectly honest, they're not very nice to look at either. These are some additional reasons for you to think about installing the centralised system instead as part of a complete retrofit.
Out Of Sight but Efficient
Ducted systems are typically hidden away either under the floor or in the existing space above your ceiling. Usually, it is easier to install them above the ceiling, but either way, they take up no room in the living area itself. Instead, individual grilles are mounted into the ceiling (or floor) and the cool air is channelled through the ducts, from the processor to each room. In this way, you'll be able to replicate the same conditions in each room and will have far greater control over those comfort levels.
You will also be able to take advantage of the latest technology and can even separate the home into individual zones, controlled by an electronic panel. You can use a timer if needed to turn the A/C on before you get home from work, as just one example. You may also be able to take advantage of lower tariffs offered by the utility company when you have the most modern systems in place.
When you install a system like this, you will be able to control the condition of the air as it troubles around the home. Any airborne pollutants can be caught within the built-in filter, and this may help you with any of those family allergies.
Talk with an installation expert. They will help you to draw up a plan and get your new system ready for that elongated summer.
For more information on ducted air conditioning, reach out to a local HVAC contractor.