If you have an older home and are considering a renovation of some kind, you may be figuring out how to best spend the money available. If yours is one of the thousands of Australian homes that still feature an old-fashioned air conditioning method, then you would be best advised to look at a significant upgrade here. Over and above the improvements to your lifestyle, this type of work would definitely improve the value of your home, but what are the factors to consider?
Definitely Time for Change
You may be used to those bulky A/C units that are typically fitted within a window frame or attached to the wall of each room. They're not particularly nice to look at, can be quite noisy and typically make it difficult to sleep at night. You'll certainly notice a significant difference if you introduce a ducted air conditioning solution instead.
Out of Sight
You may wonder how difficult it would be to retrofit your home with this system. So long as you have a certain amount of room above your ceiling or in your attic, then you can usually ensure that the work will be successful. When introduced, these ducts are unobtrusive and will connect the central system to each room in the house to give a uniform temperature no matter where you are.
Currently, you may only activate the air conditioning unit in the bedroom when you are ready to turn in for the night. It can take a while for the room to reach its optimal temperature, and you'll certainly notice a difference if you've just come out of a tempered living room. You can program individual zones scattered around the house as well with the latest system, and in this case, you can activate the thermostat in the bedroom an hour or so before you need to.
With a ducted system, you will be able to control the quality of the air inside the house more effectively. You'll be able to take advantage of fresh air from outside the property and keep an eye on the humidity while eliminating small particle pollution within its built-in filter.
Finally, you may be able to offset some of the cost involved in retrofitting your system through lower energy bills in the future. Modern-day solutions take advantage of inverter technology, which helps to reduce the amount of power needed.
Have a word with A/C installation experts to see how they can help you with your project needs.