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How Does Air Conditioning Work?

How do air conditioning systems work?

When it comes to air conditioners, you need to know what type of system will best suit your needs. Ducted air conditioners have fast become one of the most popular systems on the market, primarily due to their easy operation and efficient performance..

When you know a little more about how your air conditioners work, you can help make better decisions about what systems are suitable for your needs.

What are ducted air conditioners?

Historically, ducted air conditioners were typically used in commercial settings and workplaces. These days almost every new home built in Australia will have a ducted air conditioner included. 

Ducted systems include a central location for the air treatment and use fans and cuts to transport the temperature adjusted air to each room. Due to these functions, ducted air conditioners are practical for large spaces or houses, as you’re better able to pick and choose what rooms to cool and heat.

How ducted systems work

Ducted systems typically come in two parts—the indoor unit and the outdoor unit. The outdoor unit is installed outside your home and is connected to the indoor unit via copper tubes and electrical cables.

The indoor unit is located inside your roof cavity and connects to the ductwork installed throughout your home. These ducts will allow your unit to deliver temperature-controlled air to your rooms via a vent or outlet  – typically installed in the ceiling.

The ducted systems work by extracting hot air from the room to cool it. This air is then run over coils containing refrigerant which absorbs the heat and transforms it into a gas. Air is blown over the coils and delivered back to the room at the desired temperature.

The gas by-product is sent to the outdoor unit, where it’s pressurised by the compressor and converted into a liquid that flows through the unit’s coils. A fan then blows the heat from the liquid and expels the hot air from the unit. For heating in air conditioners, the process is the same but in reverse. 

The treated liquid from the unit is then sent back up to the indoor unit to repeat the cycle – that’s why it’s called a “reverse cycle” air conditioning system.

How to find the perfect system for you

If you’re interested in installing a ducted air conditioner in your home, you need to make sure you choose one that will meet your requirements. There are many things to consider, such as the size of your home, the number of rooms you choose to cool and the number of zones you want to control individually. While all reverse cycle air conditioners use the same method to cool or heat air, not all will have the same performance levels.

ActronAir ducted air conditioners are designed for Australian conditions and are suited to harsher climates. ActronAir systems help maintain energy efficiency, even in the middle of summer. The Tru-Blue systems are guaranteed to keep operating in temperatures up to 50C.

With true energy efficiency and comfort zone technology, ActronAir ducted units allow you to have more control over your air conditioner. While other brands provide zoning, only Australian-made ActronAir ducted systems give you Tru-Zoning for the best in choice, comfort and efficiency.

We don’t rely on third-party control upgrades like other brands. We believe that the best results come when controls and air conditioners are designed and built with each other in mind. 

We offer a range of premium controls designed and built by us. We believe that it’s better when everything works together. Our range of systems and controls are designed to precisely match our systems, so you have less to worry about when it comes to comfort.

How ActronAir stands out from the crowd

We believe that we have mastered air conditioning for Australian climates. Engineered and built right here in Australia, we back our air conditioners to operate efficiently to provide you with more comfort and reliability. And they’re built to last in tough Australian conditions, so you can rest easy knowing they’ll be there for the long haul. 

When it comes to choosing the right ducted air conditioner for your home, make sure you select an ActronAir. 

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