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How does ducted air conditioning work?

Air conditioning is pretty much a necessity in Australia, especially Queensland, to make those long summer days a little more manageable.

So, have you ever wondered how these magical machines work? Ducted air conditioners are a great addition to any home, however it is always good to know exactly how something works. So we took a look!

How does an air conditioner work?

Although have an aircon installed in your home or workplace to cool a room down, the premise behind an air conditioner is that it removes the heat from inside a room and takes it outside. A refrigerant is used by your air conditioning system to absorb heat from within a room and then pumps it through to an outside coil.

A fan is then used to blow air over the outside coil that contains refrigerant, as it becomes very hot. This process then transfer the heat from the refrigerant to the outside air. The cycle then starts again, with the refrigerant being pumped back inside.

After all the heat has been removed, only cool air gets blown back into a room and it gets cooled further. If you are heating a room with an aircon, the same process applies... but in reverse!

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How does a ducted air conditioner work?

Ducted aircons work by using a series of ducts to keep you cool. An internal fancoil is installed in the roof cavity of your the premises and this is treated as the central point. Any and all ducts that are required for your home or workplace come from this central point, allowing you to cool/heat one or a series of rooms depending on your needs - this is called zoning. Thermostats throughout your home, whether it be on the wall or via remote (or both) decide how each room is to be controlled.

Why have ducted air conditioning?

Ducted air conditioning is quiet, energy efficient and saves money in electricity bills, with full control over each room and how they need to be heated/cooled. If you would like to know more, head to our advantages of ducted air conditioning blog.

If you are thinking that ducted air conditioning is an addition that you need, give All Purpose Air Conditioning a call on 0435 031 169 and we can discuss your aircon needs today.

Resources:

Canstar (Split System vs Ducted): https://www.canstarblue.com.au/appliances/ducted-vs-split-system-air-con-the-pros-and-cons/

Daikin (How does an air conditioner work?): https://www.daikin.com.au/faq/how-does-air-conditioner-work

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