When you are building a new home, there are so many things to think about.
Unfortunately, installing ducted air conditioning usually isn’t one of them.
In fact, it’s often one of the last things on a home builder’s mind… until they have actually moved in that is, and then more often than not, it’s the first thing on their ‘to do’ list.
With this in mind, it is highly recommend that you move “ducted air conditioning” up your list and make it one of your main priorities rather than an afterthought.
There are several advantages of having it installed ‘on the run’, most notably that it could save you a lot of time, money and hassle.
Particularly if your new home is a two-storey house.
Sadly, there are some highset homes that simply don’t have the space needed to accommodate a full ducted system throughout once they are completed; and if they do, reaching these spaces – within the ceiling or under the floor – can be difficult and therefore costly.
Leave it too late and you could end up with rooms that aren’t fully air-conditioned…which can defeat the purpose.
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Involve an air conditioning specialist early on and you will save money, compared to waiting until all the plastering and painting has been done and the rooms and ceilings are complete.
That way your builder or air conditioning installer won’t have to remove, cut, re-plaster or re-paint, so there will be savings to be made.
Not only that, but you can personalise your air con.
Simply sit down and work out which areas of your new home will need the most amount of cool air in Summer and warm air in Winter, and plan your system accordingly.
The right sized air conditioning system for your home, based on your family’s precise needs, can save you a small fortune in running costs over the life of the system.
It’s called zoning and, done properly, it can actually help you reduce the size of your ducted units – without sacrificing efficiency.
With zoning, you can select the zones you want to keep cool simply at the touch of a button on your control panel.
If you have a home currently under construction, or are planning to build soon, we strongly suggest that you look into ducted air conditioning.