Renovations can improve the liveability and sustainability of your home with careful planning and thoughtful design. For a home that delivers ideal temperatures throughout the year, from warm and cosy in winter to blissfully cool in summer, consider a ducted heat pump / air conditioning system. Installing a ducted heat pump / air conditioner during the building process will generally save time and money and the hassle of installation once the home is complete.

A ducted heat pump / air conditioning system provides a whole home comfort solution. It is a quiet, easy to operate and energy efficient method of heating or cooling multiple rooms, or the entire home, whilst using optional zone control. A ducted heat pump / air conditioning system is like a split system in that the outdoor unit is connected to an indoor unit. The difference is that a ducted system is concealed in the ceiling space, making it easier to install during the building stage of a home.

Following are several reasons why you should install a ducted system.

Highly personal and convenient

The beauty of a ducted heat pump / air conditioner is that it can be adapted to fit your home and needs. Ducted heat pump / air conditioning has an internal fancoil unit installed in the roof space of the home. From this central location, a series of ducts run from it and into as many rooms in the house as the owner desires. From these ducts, it’s possible to cool or heat each room individually, which is called ‘zoning’. This is done so by the controller on the wall, allowing you to select the temperature and other settings. Controllers feature timers, mode and fan speed selection, and other functions so that the temperature of the home is perfect all year round. You can set programs for your ducted heat pump / air conditioning system, turning it on before it gets really hot outside to reduce the power required to cool your home, and turning it off when the sun goes down. Timers also ensure you do not forget to turn it off.

Discreet design

After spending time and money on a home renovation, ducted heat pump / air conditioning is a sleek system which is unobtrusive to the design of your home. The outdoor unit is situated on an external wall and the indoor unit is installed into the roof cavity. The only visible part of the system are stylish vents in the ceiling and a wall controller in a central location..

Efficient heating and cooling

As the vents of a ducted system are on the ceiling, they provide more uniform cooling and heating over the entire zone for efficient temperature control. The ducted system also tends to measure the indoor temperature more effectively, so the system does not work more than it needs to for maintaining the desired room temperature, helping to reduce energy consumption and related costs.

Increase the home value

More than just making the indoor environment comfortable, ducted heat pump / air conditioning can contribute to the value of your home.[1] Investing in ducted heat pump / air conditioning shows future home buyers the high quality of your property and stands out as a luxury feature.[2] Not all homes have ducted heat pump / air conditioning, so the home will appeal to those buyers who consider heat pump / air conditioning an essential part of their lifestyle.