Sydney’s Leading Ducted Air Conditioning Experts

Looking for a home or business-wide solution to keeping cool? Ducted air conditioning is a popular solution for this problem throughout Sydney. They can control the temperature of an entire building through a central unit that cools the air and distributes it through a series of ducts.

What’s more, there are also reverse cycle systems that allow you to heat your property in the winter and cool it during the summer. These systems are extremely versatile, meaning they can be installed underground, outside your property, or even on the roof depending on the space available to you.

Installing these systems is more nuanced than split or multi-split systems, but going with a top installer makes the effort well worth it. HunterCON is the premier expert in ducted air con installs from the systems themselves to custom ductwork that brings cool air where you need it most. We offer a 5-year warranty on parts and labor on top of any manufacturer warranties available.

To learn more about adding or upgrading your ducted aircon, call us on 02 8283 1105 and get a free, no-obligation quote.

How does a ducted air conditioner work?

Ducted air conditioners centralise the cooling mechanisms, fans, and motors in a system that is located outside, allowing it to draw fresh air. A series of ducts move the forced cooled air throughout the building.

The addition of zoning can allow for different rooms, or zones, to be cooled differently if needed. A thermostat is used to control the temperature (single or multi-zoned) and other settings including a cooling schedule. So whether you’re running a busy office in the hot Sydney CBD, or need to cool your home from hot summer winds in the busy Inner West, there’s a cooling solution for you.

Benefits of ducted air conditioning

Ducted systems do not have to be one size fits all when it comes to temperature. You can also set up each room differently, provided your ducted AC has the zoning feature.

✔ Cool your whole house at the touch of a button
✔ Cooling technology that suits your lifestyle
✔ Stylish and modern aesthetic appearance

✔ Increase the value of your Sydney property
✔ Energy efficient (to help save you money)
✔ Whisper-quiet to complement your day-to-day life

They’re superior to other systems in how quiet they are when running as well as integration into your existing home design. Most are installed behind the walls with small vents that can be strategically placed. No other air conditioning system can provide the same level of uniform temperature control throughout the house.

Of course, not all aircon systems are a fit for all homes. Smaller or older spaces may make it hard or impossible to install ductwork. It’s also important to note that unless you use zoning, you will consume energy to cool the entire house even if you just want to keep one room cool. Ducted air cons are also the most expensive and labour intensive when it comes to installation.

Ducted air cons can’t be easily purchased off a store shelf. They have to be designed to fit each building with a custom ductwork solution provided by an air conditioner professional. They’ll take into consideration the size of the air conditioning unit itself to the number of vents you need.
What to look for when choosing a ducted air conditioning
As you plan to have air conditioning installed in your house, there are a few things you’ll have to consider. Some of the most important factors will include your budget, home layout, and long-term needs.

    • Cooling Capacity: The capacity of cooling will determine how large a system you will need to buy for your house. They can range anywhere from 10kwh to 27kwh.
    • Compliance with MEPS Guidelines: Australia has a set of Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) that are used by manufacturers to ensure energy efficiency.
    • Professional Install: Only choose a provider with licensed and insured air con specialists to ensure that you get the right design and unit for your system.
    • Warranties: Look for a system that offers a solid manufacturer’s warranty on the unit itself. However, you’ll want to pair this with a workmanship warranty from an installer to make sure all aspects are covered.
    • Maintenance: Most ducted air cons are fairly low maintenance, but you’ll want to invest in a yearly care visit from a professional to help change filters and ensure top-notch efficiency year-round.

How long is the A/C installation process?

It usually takes one full day to install a ducted air conditioner. However, the actual time will depend on the complete job. It’s worth noting that installing all new ductwork, such as in a new home build, will add more time to the project for sheet metal fabrication and installation.

Other general factors when installing an air con system include:

    • Removing existing air con systems and wiring
    • Installing new or repairing existing ductwork
    • Installing the new air conditioning condenser
    • Calibrating and programming thermostats
    • Accounting for multi-zone temperature regulation.

How much do ducted air conditioning systems cost?

The cost of a ducted system depends entirely on the size of your building. The larger your house, the larger the ducted system will need to be. Consequently, the entire installation process will also be longer.

The actual cost of installation will depend on your house’s layout, as well as the material it is made of and the number of people living in it. Either way, on average, you will have to pay approximately $5,000 to install it on a small property, which can go up to around $10,000 for a one-story, three-bedroom home.

Click here for a full breakdown of A/C costs in Sydney

Why Choose HunterCON

HunterCON designs and installs custom ducted air con systems for homes across Sydney. Our specialists advise customers on the best options and brands for their unique needs and provide superior technical service so you’ll get the most out of your system.

All of our work is performed by licensed electrical and air conditioning pros and is backed by a 5-year installation warranty. With HunterCON, your new ducted system will be built with efficiency, performance, and comfort in mind.

Call us on 02 8283 1105 to learn more!

Frequently Asked Questions About Ducted Air Conditioning In Sydney

Does ducted AC consume a lot of electricity?

If we assume that the electricity consumption rate is 35c per kWh, we can expect an expense of between $1.85 per hour to keep your property warm in winter and $3 per hour to keep it cold in summer. This will vary depending on the energy efficiency of your system and the number of rooms you want to cool or heat.

How long does a ducted air con last?

It depends on the unit brand and model, but, on average, the useful life of a well-cared ducted system should last 20 years. After this period, its effectiveness is reduced, since its components are susceptible to wear or breakage.

What is the difference between ducted and non-ducted aircons?

Non-Ducted Air Conditioners

  • Indoor units need to be placed in every room for individual cooling and heating.
  • Each indoor unit operates entirely independently, allowing individual temperature setting.
  • Independent control allows you to adjust temperature in different environments for a variety of situations and comfort levels.
  • Multiple interior spaces like tenant buildings and offices can adjust temperatures independently by room.

Ducted Air Conditioners

  • Air passes through ducts from one central location to cool all rooms.
  • All rooms are air conditioned at the same temperature.
  • Central control is suited for environments that need to remain constant during the day.
  • Ducted systems provide uniform air conditioning in large spaces for both residential and commercial use.

Can you upgrade a ducted air con?

While it is possible to upgrade or retrofit compatible ducted air cons with smart control technology, there are higher costs than if you had installed iZone from the outset.

Typically, you will need to pay upward of $1000-1500 to upgrade your system as it usually involves the following labour and material costs:

Discarding the old controller and patching the wall
Adding WiFi to a system that may not have WiFi enabled parts
Installing extra zones to a system with very few zones in the first place
Changing duct layouts to add in additional zones.

Why Choose HunterCON Electrical And Air

There are many reasons why more and more people want to hire HunterCON Electrical and Air’s services. It is not only because we have trained professionals who do their job to perfection, but also because of the rest of the staff who make it all possible and leave smiles on the faces of our valued clients. Indeed, HunterCON Electrical and Air offers you the following:

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We pride ourselves on our ability to provide reliable, hands-on service that you can count on, no matter the size of the job. Having a nimble team means that we can offer ongoing support to our clients, and see that you always know who you are talking to.

From consultation to installation to maintenance, attention to detail and customer satisfaction is at the core of the HunterCON ethos. We look forward to working with you!

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