Best Ducted Air Conditioners - A Complete Buyer's Guide

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At the end of a long and tiring day, everyone wants to come home to a cold room. The installation of air conditioning units in households is growing increasingly popular for the comfort that the cooled air circulation provides. Apart from efficient cooling systems, air conditioning units also bring better air circulation and possibly improved air quality.

Ducted air conditioning systems, in particular, are great choices for households for being easy to control and seamless in appearance. They are also known for their quiet operation and zoning flexibility, which means that they can be installed almost anywhere in your home.

Whatever reason you may have for wanting an air conditioner in your home, here are some things to keep in mind, as well as some ducted AC unit recommendations.

Things to Consider

Room Size

The first thing that you need to consider is the size of the room you want to cool down. This will determine many specifications of the air conditioner that you should be looking for, as well as help you determine which ducted air conditioning units will be appropriate for the room and the space available.

However, with ducted air conditioning systems, room size may not be as important as they are installed inside air ducts, as opposed to ductless air conditioning systems that occupy a space on your wall. Because of this, it's best to simply evaluate whether you have the necessary space available for ducted air conditioning.

Cooling Power

Another important consideration is the cooling capacity of the indoor unit. The cooling power indicates the speed and efficiency of a unit in terms of cooling a room individually, and this is usually measured in kilowatts (kW) in ducted air conditioning systems, with each 10 square meter needing around 1.25kW to 1.7kW.

You should also remember that a higher cooling power isn't always better as this can bring unnecessary stress to your air conditioning unit, as well as make a room too cold and bring discomfort to you.

Electrical Demand

Needless to say, buying a ducted air conditioner will increase the costs of your electrical bills as these units require electricity to function properly.

Installation Costs

As ducted air conditioning is typically installed within an existing space or existing ducts, there will be some installation costs involved. Though not as easy to install as ductless air conditioning systems, they are much easier than installing central air conditioners that have to be integrated across your entire home.

List of Recommendations

Panasonic S-140PE1R5B High Static Ducted with Air Purification (16kW)

With a 16kW cooling capacity that can cool a 128 sqm room, this ducted air conditioning system brings high cooling efficiency without the high electrical costs. The Panasonic Premium Inverter technology effortlessly regulates the temperature with minimal fluctuation and lessens wasteful operation.

It also comes with smart technology integrations and can be controlled with the Comfort Cloud App smartphone app, as well as Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa for convenient voice control. Lastly, this system also improves airflow and air quality through its 24 hour Nanoe Air Purification.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries High Static (20kW)

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Apart from its impressive cooling capacity, this ducted air conditioning system is also great for any home with minimal roof space as the compact indoor design allows for easy zoning regardless of space availability. 

It also comes with self-diagnostic functions, as well as a programmable timer to help manage energy consumption. It also serves as a heat pump along with an air conditioner and comes with fast cooling and heating. 

Mitsubishi PEA-RP-WJA Series Electric Ducted Reverse Cycle (22kW)

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One of the more powerful ducted air conditioning systems, this unit can deliver cooling air with air flow that can be connected to up to 8 different zones. It also comes with an easy to use touch panel, as well as smart technology. By connecting it to Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant, you can easily control this air conditioner through voice control.

Daikin Premium Inverter Ducted (24kW)

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This is a great unit to distribute air across a larger living space. With a premium inverter that promises maximum energy savings, it also brings you convenience by coming with a control panel, as well as the Daikin Airbase smartphone app, to make climate control easier than ever.

Fujitsu ARTC72LATU Ducted Reverse Cycle High Static (25kW)

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Connecting up to 8 zones in your home, this ducted system also comes with an energy efficiency and a filtration system that removes dust, pollen and other impurities from the air. The Blue Fin Heat Exchanger also effectively maintains the unit by preventing any corrosion.

And with a high cooling capacity of 25kW, you can enjoy the cooled air and easily control it with the wall-mounted touchpad.

Unit Cooling Capacity Additional Features
Panasonic S-140PE1R5B High Static Ducted with Air Purification 16kW Panasonic Premium Inverter technology, Smart Technology (Comfort Cloud App, Google Assistant & Amazon Alexa), 24 hour Nanoe Air Purification
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries High Static 20kW Easy Zoning, Self-Diagnostic Functions, Heat Pump, Ultra Fast Cooling and Heating
Mitsubishi Electric PEA-RP-WJA Series Ducted Reverse Cycle 22kW Up to 8 Zones, Smart Technology (Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa)
Daikin Premium Inverter Ducted 24kW Premium Inverter Technology, Smart Technology (Daikin Airbase App)
Fujitsu ARTC72LATU Ducted Reverse Cycle High Static 25kW Up to 8 Zones, Energy Efficiency, Air Filtration, Blue Fin Heat Exchanger

Ducted air conditioning systems are great to cool down your home, but they also need regular maintenance to continue performing well. It may seem like an intimidating task to do alone, but you don't have to!

Luce Aircon will ensure that your air conditioning unit is running as smoothly as ever. From installation and cleaning to check ups and repairs, all you have to do is enjoy the cool breeze and relax.

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