Smart Ducted Air Conditioning

Comfort & Control with Ducted Systems

Ducted air conditioning provides discrete supply of cooled or warmed air throughout your home. Not only can it provide whole house comfort with one system but can be enhanced with smart controllers for greater comfort, control and efficiency.

What does that mean?

Reverse Cycle: An air conditioner that can provide either cool or warmed air depending on the mode you set.

Capacity and Output: An AC systems’ output power is normally measured in kW (kilowatts), with one value for the cooling capacity and another for heating.

It is important to pick the right capacity for your home to heat or cool it properly. If you choose a system that doesn’t have enough power then you won’t be able to heat or cool your whole house or reach the desired set point temperature, alternatively, if you choose a system that is too powerful it could be powering up and shutting down too often. This could increase wear and not be as energy efficient as it could be. Consult your installer for help with selecting the right size unit for your property taking into account its size and design.

Reverse cycle systems utilise an outdoor and indoor unit that work together by exchanging warmed or cooled refrigerant through copper pair coil to change the temperature of the air inside the house as desired.

The indoor unit is hidden out of sight, installed in your roof space and linked to a network of air ducts connected to outlets throughout your house. Because of the nature of how they are installed, ducted reverse cycle systems are discreet and can be enhanced with zoning, a system whereby your house is divided into air conditioning zones to let you vary the airflow throughout the building.

Each zone has the airflow going into it able to be turned on or off, or the volume varied by dampers installed as a part of your ductwork that open and close to control airflow. With zoning technology, you can choose to run the air conditioning where you need it, and potentially save energy by not running the system where you don’t. Learn more about zoning.

AirTouch takes zoning to the next level by letting you adjust the airflow in 5% increments for precise comfort, and also turn it on or off in up to 16 zones from a touch screen panel, or mobile app or smart assistant like Google or Amazon.

Suitable for almost any home

Ducted systems can be installed when you are building a new home, or often retrofitted to an existing one. Your outlets (aka diffusers) are installed away from the doors of each room to force the conditioned air to flow through the entire room, and then back to the return air grille in a central location.

Cool down in Summer…and Warm up in Winter

Reverse cycle systems let you cool your house in summer and warm it in winter. A reverse cycle system works by drawing air in through the return air grille (intake), and over a coil filled with refrigerant from a compressor that has either been cooled or heated depending on the mode your system is switched to. This conditioned air is then distributed as you want into each zone.

This technology is efficient: In cool mode, the refrigerant used absorbs warmth from the air passing over it in the indoor unit, and is pumped to the outdoor unit where the heat is dispersed.

AirTouch gives you a simple, yet advanced, single point of control for one or even multiple ducted units* through a touch screen or app to change the mode from cool, to heat, automatic, or change the set point temperature and fan speed.

Unlike evaporative ducted systems, reverse cycle systems let you set a ‘set point’ temperature for the conditioned air.

*4 or 8 depending on your controller