A ducted air conditioner refers to rigid metal ducts, grills, and other ducts for distributing air from one air conditioner to one room or many rooms. Conversely, ductless air conditioners, as the name implies, mean that the air conditioner does not require any ductwork. One example is the Ductless Mini Split Air Conditioner.
A ductless air conditioning system is more complex than a ductless one because it involves more. Knowing a brief description of the system can help us make a better decision. These are often called central air conditioners because most central air conditioners are ducted. In a central air conditioning system, the central air conditioner is usually located in a specific location, such as the roof, basement, and mechanical room. Because the air conditioner is strong and noisy, it is necessary to stay away from the crowd. There are many components to a ducted air conditioning installation that work together to provide cooling. Some of the components of a ducted air conditioner system are as follows:
Ducted air conditioner
Common ducted air conditioners such as fan coil units and air handling units are designed to distribute air through the ductwork. Ducted air conditioners usually have a higher fan static so that the air supplied through the ducts is pushed into the room.
In addition to air conditioning, rigid ducts are the largest component of a ducted air conditioning system. The rigid duct is usually made of galvanized iron with a thickness of about 0.5 mm to 1.0 mm, depending on the duct size. The completely rigid duct must be heated to prevent condensation.
It may not be the most expensive component, but it is the most important component because it greatly affects the efficiency of a ducted air conditioning system. Without insulation, the cold air travelling inside the duct will quickly lose its coolness around it. Without insulation, when the cold air reaches the supply air diffuser, it is already warm.
A flexible duct is a heated circular duct that is soft and flexible. It is very useful in the final connection between the rigid duct and the supply air diffuser, return air grill or vent. Sometimes, flexible ducts are not required for a duct air conditioning system. The main purpose of using a flexible duct is flexibility to adjust the position of the diffuser.
In general, ducted air conditioners have better air filters than ductless air conditioners. Most ducted air conditioners have a built-in air filter. Also, the filters of ducted air conditioners can be upgraded to very high-grade filters such as pocket filters and HEPA filters. Thus, indoor air quality is greatly improved. There is also clean air between the selling points of the ducts of the air conditioning system.
A ducted air conditioning system lasts about 10-15 years before a major replacement is required. The compressor of the ducted air conditioner, which is the most expensive part, often has a 5-year warranty for 2.5HP and below.