Best Ducted Air Conditioners

Ducted air conditioners blow air through a duct system in the ceiling. They’re ideal for cooling or heating the entire house, providing comfort for everyone all year round. Continue Reading...

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Best Ducted Air Conditioner

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries FDUA Series

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries FDUA Series

 · includes 10 listings
4.4 from 28 reviews
Cooling Power7.1 kW to 20 kW
Heating Power8 kW to 22.4 kW
Reverse Cycle Yes

With 8 options to cater to differently sized homes, Mitsubishi states that its FDUA Series works as quietly and discreetly as possible. With a majority of positive ratings, including a 4.4-star noise level rating, it appears that Mitsubishi is delivering on its promises.

Price (RRP) $2,670.00 to $6,549.00

  • Build Quality
    4.6 (20)
  • Value for Money
    4.5 (22)
  • Ease of Use
    4.6 (22)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.4 (19)
  • Noise Level
    4.4 (22)
  • Heating / Cooling Speed
    4.5 (21)
  • Features Inverter, On/Off Timer and Remote Control
  • Auto Cleaning (Self Cleaning)No
  • Auto Restart FunctionNo
  • Max Indoor Sound Pressure Level38 dB to 52 dB
ActronAir ESP Plus Series 2

ActronAir ESP Plus Series 2

 · includes 7 listings
3.3 from 90 reviews
Cooling Power12.3 kW to 23 kW
Heating Power12.2 kW to 23.5 kW
Reverse Cycle Yes

The ActronAir ESP Plus Series 2 is an Australian made and designed line of ducted air conditioners, with an impressive cooling energy rating of 5 stars.

Price (RRP) $1,689.00 to $3,628.00

  • Build Quality
    3.8 (37)
  • Value for Money
    3.4 (37)
  • Ease of Use
    3.9 (38)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.9 (31)
  • Noise Level
    3.5 (37)
  • Heating / Cooling Speed
    4.3 (32)
  • Features On/Off Timer, Remote Control and Wi-Fi Smart Control
  • Auto Cleaning (Self Cleaning)No
  • Auto Restart FunctionYes
  • Cooling Energy Rating 4.5 stars to 5 stars
  • Heating Energy Rating 4.5 stars to 5.5 stars
3rd Best Ducted Air Conditioner
ActronAir ESP Platinum QUE
4.4 from 17 reviews

As the latest series of air conditioners from ActronAir, the brand claims that the ESP Platinum QUE offers improved comfort, reliability and energy efficiency.

  • Build Quality
    4.7 (3)
  • Value for Money
    4.3 (3)
  • Ease of Use
    4.7 (3)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.7 (3)
  • Noise Level
    4.0 (3)
  • Heating / Cooling Speed
    4.0 (3)
Panasonic Inverted Ducted

Panasonic Inverted Ducted

 · includes 8 listings
4.0 from 21 reviews
Cooling Power6 kW to 14 kW
Heating Power7 kW to 16 kW
Reverse Cycle Yes

Panasonic Inverter technology aims to reduce wasteful energy consumption, as well as ease the burden of ducted air conditioners on electricity bills.

Price (RRP) $2,910.00 to $4,602.00

Breezair Supercool Range

Breezair Supercool Range

 · includes 5 listings
4.0 from 18 reviews
Cooling Power8.1 kW to 15.1 kW
Reverse Cycle No

The Australian-made Breezair Supercool Range is manufactured by multi-award winning Seeley International, which has been recognised for its outstanding product design and energy efficiency in the 2017 Australian Good Design Awards and The Energy Awards 2019.

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Fujitsu High Static Single Phase

Fujitsu High Static Single Phase

 · includes 9 listings
3.4 from 33 reviews
Cooling Power8.5 kW to 15.8 kW
Heating Power10 kW to 18 kW
Reverse Cycle Yes

With its exclusively residential range of air conditioners, the Fujitsu High Static Single Phase series is suitable for spaces ranging from smaller apartments to multi storey homes.

Price (RRP) $3,490.00 to $5,400.00

Daikin FDYQN Series

Daikin FDYQN Series

 · includes 8 listings
3.3 from 14 reviews
Cooling Power7.1 kW to 23.5 kW
Heating Power7.5 kW to 26.8 kW
Reverse Cycle Yes

Price (RRP) $3,194.00 to $7,325.00

Braemar Paradigm

Braemar Paradigm

 · includes 5 listings
2.7 from 23 reviews
Cooling Power7.6 kW to 14.1 kW
Reverse Cycle No

Price (RRP) $1,740.00 to $2,340.00

Breezair Icon

Breezair Icon

 · includes 9 listings
2.2 from 57 reviews

Latest review: Purchased approx 7 yrs ago worked fine until 3 weeks ago when fan stopped electrician found faulty board and motor at same time price to fix is $1700 expensive to fix to Install complete new unit

Bonaire Integra

Bonaire Integra

 · includes 6 listings
1.8 from 27 reviews

Latest review: This unit is so bad it that on days over about 28c it actually heats the house instead of cooling. Went to VCAT and was awarded a refund but don’t know if I’ll ever see my money. It was recommended an

Samsung Duct S AC160/180/200JNHFKH/SA Series
1.8 from 12 reviews
Cooling Power18 kW to 22.5 kW
Heating Power20 kW to 25 kW
Reverse Cycle Yes

Price (RRP) $5,170.00 to $5,999.00

Mitsubishi Electric PEA-M-GAA Series

Mitsubishi Electric PEA-M-GAA Series

 · includes 3 listings
5.0 from 3 reviews
Cooling Power10 kW to 14 kW
Heating Power11.2 kW to 16 kW
Reverse Cycle Yes
Mitsubishi  Electric PEA-M-HAA Series

Mitsubishi Electric PEA-M-HAA Series

 · includes 3 listings
5.0 from 2 reviews
Cooling Power10 kW to 14 kW
Heating Power11.2 kW to 16 kW
Reverse Cycle Yes
Mitsubishi FDT Series

Mitsubishi FDT Series

 · includes 8 listings
5.0 from 2 reviews
Cooling Power5.6 kW to 14 kW
Heating Power6.7 kW to 16 kW
Reverse Cycle Yes

Price (RRP) $2,651.00 to $4,990.00

Kaden KD Series

Kaden KD Series

 · includes 5 listings
5.0 from 2 reviews

Latest review: Thanks Dean & Team at AirConemi Great system Great recommendation Great install & Great follow up assistance & help. The unit are quiet, efficient & well worth the spend in these cold ACT winter.

Braemar Supercool LCS580 15.5kW

Latest review: Our house is located inland northeast Victoria were humidity is usually low. We replaced a 7.5Kw split system, it provides much better cooling with very low power usage (compared to split system).

Kaden Classic Evaporative Cooler KC Series
5.0 from 1 review

Latest review: Installing a Kaden to replace an existing old unit was a simple and fast process. We have noticed an immediate improvement on the old unit, cooler air and quieter operation means we can leave it on

Kaden Low Profile Evaporative Cooler KL Series
5.0 from 1 review

Latest review: Brought this unit after being recommended by my local plumber and so far it’s been great through the recent hot weather providing heaps of airflow and is really easy to u

Bonaire Pinnacle

Bonaire Pinnacle

 · includes 4 listings
4.3 from 6 reviews
Reverse Cycle No

Price (RRP) $2,020.00 to $2,590.00

Mitsubishi Electric Ducted PEA-RP Series
4.0 from 4 reviews
Cooling Power10 kW to 13.5 kW
Heating Power11.2 kW to 16 kW
Reverse Cycle Yes

Price (RRP) $4,095.00 to $4,779.00

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How do Ducted AC’s work?

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The cooled (or heated) air originates from one central location where the air conditioner has been installed, usually in the roof, and is sent throughout the house through a system of ducts.

The ducted air conditioner is connected to the house's power supply by an electrician. Due to the complex and vast nature of a ducted air conditioner, the system must be installed by a professional. Most ducted systems offer reverse cycle air conditioning, which means they have cooling and heating functions.

You might notice in a shopping centre that the whole space, including every individual store is a consistent temperature. This is because most large buildings, such as shopping centres and libraries, use a ducted air conditioning system to keep the temperature uniform.

However, ducted air conditioners don’t always have to be kept at the same temperature in every section of the house. For spaces such as homes and offices, you can independently adjust the temperature in each room - these are called air zones.

Air zones are controlled via a master controller, individual controller or through an app you can download on your phone. Individualised air zones offer convenience and energy-saving options. For example, empty rooms can be turned down to a low temperature and then back up again when it’s in use. A premium ducted system will have motion sensors which can automatically adjust the temperature when someone leaves or enters the room to prevent energy wastage.

How much does ducted air conditioning cost?

Ducted air conditioners have more expensive installation and running costs than other air conditioner systems, such as split system air conditioners but they are also far more powerful.

A ducted AC unit on its own will cost around $1,000 to $8,000 but when factoring in installation costs they can range from around $5,000 to $15,000, depending on the size of your house. It’s also important to factor in maintenance costs into your budget, such as general maintenance and repairs, in addition to hiring a duct cleaning service. Some ducted air conditioners are self-cleaning but that will only do so much. It’s important to get them thoroughly cleaned every few years to ensure they are working at their optimum capacity.

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