Too cold? Humid and sweaty? Why suffer when you can get prepared for the changing weather now?
Temperatures in Australia are harsh, particularly in South East Queensland. This why air conditioning is a must. But it can be confusing to know which type you should get installed in your home – ducted air conditioner vs split system. Knowing the difference between them can have a huge impact on functionality and your comfort levels!
This article shows the installation of Bulkhead ducted air conditioning systems in a residential house in Brisbane. It is a large multi-level house with a flat roof and transverse beams that make it impossible to install a normal ducted system. The house has 10 x ducted bulkhead systems running from 3 x Daikin Multi Outdoor units. The use of the Daikin multi outdoor units reduces the number of outdoor units required and the overall total AC capacity. The multi outdoor units are configured so as to share the daytime air conditioning load with the night time load.
How to get ducted air conditioning to the lower level of a multi-level house? The ducts are run vertically from the roof space down through robes/cupboards or in some cases through specially designed bulkheads. These ducts are called “droppers”.
Modern construction methods and suspended T-bar ceilings leave little room for ducted air conditioning systems. However they can be installed using slimline ducted systems. There are a number of manufacturers that supply slimline ducted systems e.g. Mitsubishi Electric, Daikin.
Diffusers are room air outlets i.e. what you see on the ceiling when there is a ducted air conditioner installed. There is a range of air supply diffusers to suit your design (size is important) and taste.The size of the diffuser is principally determined by the air flow. Architecturally in most cases it is more atheistically pleasing to have 2 smaller diffusers than one large one.