Critical Considerations for Your Aircon System Installation


The rising temperatures experienced during the summer months can make your indoor living space unbearably hot and humid, diminishing the living standards of your entire household. With a quality aircon system installation, you can beat the heat and keep cool in hot weather. But which type of aircon should you invest in?

Different homes have different cooling needs, which explains why different types of aircons are available on the HVAC market. Each type of aircon system works differently to deliver cooling performance in a home. To choose the best one for your needs, you'll need to mull a combination of factors.

Consider these essential factors when choosing an aircon system for your abode.

The Size of Your Aircon System

Different homes have different air conditioning cooling loads. Aircon cooling load refers to the rate at which heat must be removed from the air inside a building in order to achieve the desired level of comfort. The higher the cooling load on your home, the larger the size of the aircon unit needed to keep you cool and comfortable on hot days.

Calculating your home's cooling load is a technical task since cooling load is dictated by a variety of factors, including but not limited to:

  • The climate of your home's location
  • The type, quality and thickness of your residential insulation
  • Whether or not you have thermally-efficient windows
  • The effectiveness of your home's air sealing

Generally, homes located in cooler climates and those that have adequate insulation, proper air sealing and thermal windows have lower cooling design loads. To determine the cooling load on your house and choose a proper size of aircon system, you may need to hire an experienced HVAC design professional.

How the Conditioned Air Will Be Delivered to Your Living Space

There are many different types of aircon systems available out there, but generally, you'll have to make a choice between two main aircon types: ducted and ductless systems. Ducted aircon systems use a series of ducts and air supply vents connected to each room to deliver cool air throughout the entire house. The air ducts are typically located in the interior of ceilings and walls of a house and are connected to a central unit located in the ceiling of the house or under the floors. The air supply ducts are found on the interior walls of the house.

Ducted units are specifically designed for large homes with multiple rooms and allow for zoned cooling — the ability to cool specific rooms to the isolation of other rooms. Ductless systems, on the other hand, deliver conditioned air via indoor units that may or may not be connected to a central outdoor unit.   

Both ducted and ductless aircon systems have unique installation requirements that should be considered before making an investment decision. But generally, if you want to avoid the hassle and expense of HVAC ductwork installation or your home lacks room for it, then a ductless AC system may be the best choice for you.

To get answers to any questions you may have, contact an aircon system installation professional near you.


10 March 2021

Heating and Cooling Your Home: A Guide

Howdy! I'm Hank and I am writing this blog so I can give you the lowdown on the cheapest and most effective ways you can heat or cool your home. I'm not a trained HVAC contractor but my brother is. Last year, I called up my brother and asked him to drive over and install a new HVAC system in my property. The old system wasn't cooling or warming my house and it was making a strange noise. During the installation, my brother gave me lots of great advice and explained exactly what he was doing at each step. I hope you find this information useful.