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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Price
$1,560 to $7,399
$1,560
$7,399
Features
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Cooling Power
5 kW
Heating Power
6 kW
Reverse Cycle
Cooling Energy Rating
1.5 stars
Heating Energy Rating
2.5 stars
Indoor Unit Height
200 mm
Indoor Unit Depth
490 mm
Indoor Unit Width
380 mm

Based on 431 reviews
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries FDUA Series

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries FDUA Series 🏆 2024

4.5  (90)
 Summary
  • Cooling Power7.1 kW to 20 kW
  • Heating Power8 kW to 22.4 kW
  • Reverse Cycle Yes
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barb
barbNSW
  Fair Incentive FDUA125VNPWVH
good renewal systemupdated whole house system that runs seamlessly to heat and ready for summer Show details
Mitsubishi Electric PEA-M-GAA Series

Mitsubishi Electric PEA-M-GAA Series

4.7  (15)
 Summary
  • Cooling Power10 kW to 14 kW
  • Heating Power11.2 kW to 16 kW
  • Reverse Cycle Yes
Paul C.
Paul C.2 posts
  Verified PEA-M125GAA
Panasonic Inverted Ducted

Panasonic Inverted Ducted

3.6  (27)
 Summary
  • Cooling Power6 kW to 14 kW
  • Heating Power7 kW to 16 kW
  • Reverse Cycle Yes
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tomhola00
tomhola00VIC3 posts
  S-125PE1R5A / U-125PE1R8A
Fujitsu High Static Single Phase

Fujitsu High Static Single Phase

3.4  (31)
 Summary
  • Cooling Power9 kW to 15.8 kW
  • Heating Power11.2 kW to 18 kW
  • Reverse Cycle Yes
Chriso525
Chriso525VIC4 posts
  ARTG60LHTB
Fujitsu
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Hi Chriso, We're sorry to hear about your experience, your feedback is important to us, and has been forwarded to the Fujitsu Service Manager.

Breezair Supercool Range

Breezair Supercool Range

3.6  (24)
 Summary
  • Cooling Power8.1 kW to 15.1 kW
  • Reverse Cycle No
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Bill
BillMelbourne122 posts
  EXS200
Braemar Paradigm

Braemar Paradigm

2.9  (29)
 Summary
  • Cooling Power7.6 kW to 14.1 kW
  • Reverse Cycle No
Amused
AmusedWA6 posts
  Verified LCQ 550
Breezair Icon Range

Breezair Icon Range

2.2  (65)
 Summary
  • Cooling Power10.8 kW to 14.5 kW
  • Reverse Cycle No
Chris O.
Chris O.VIC
  EXH190
Breezair
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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries KX1:1 Series

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries KX1:1 Series

4.8  (6)
 Summary
  • Cooling Power15.2 kW to 28 kW
  • Heating Power16.3 kW to 28 kW
  • Reverse Cycle Yes
LML
LMLNSW
  Verified FDU160KXE6F-W
Mitsubishi  Electric PEA-M-HAA Series

Mitsubishi Electric PEA-M-HAA Series

4.7  (6)
 Summary
  • Cooling Power10 kW to 14 kW
  • Heating Power11.2 kW to 16 kW
  • Reverse Cycle Yes
Perth Reviewer
Perth Reviewerperth23 posts
  Verified PEA-M140HAA
Daikin Premium Inverter FDYQ Series

Daikin Premium Inverter FDYQ Series

3.1  (9)
 Summary
  • Cooling Power5.1 kW to 16 kW
  • Heating Power6 kW to 18 kW
  • Reverse Cycle Yes
Barry2776
Barry2776NSW3 posts
  Premium Inverter
Bonaire Integra

Bonaire Integra

1.8  (38)
 Summary
  • Reverse Cycle No
Lyn T.
Lyn T.WA
  VSS55
Rubbish, don't buy oneHeap of rubbish. Brought Nov 2017. Have had 2 solenoids replaced. Jan 2023 motor replaced. Metric ball replaced Feb 2023. Dec 2023 aquamiser replaced. Now Feb 2024 motor has ceased in 40 degree heat. Had a braemer for 39 years with not 1 major issue.
Toshiba RAV-SM1603AT-A1

Toshiba RAV-SM1603AT-A1

3.5  (6)
 Summary
  • Cooling Power13.5 kW
  • Heating Power16 kW
  • Reverse Cycle Yes
powerful
powerfulVIC14 posts
 
Great air conditionerI have had my air conditioner for six months, can't fault the quality, although can be difficult changing from heat to cooling and vice versa, looks great and the promote is good Show details
Fujitsu High Static Three Phase

Fujitsu High Static Three Phase

3.6  (5)
 Summary
  • Cooling Power10.5 kW to 25 kW
  • Heating Power12.1 kW to 28 kW
  • Reverse Cycle Yes
Andrew S.
Andrew S.2 posts
  ARTC72LATU
Fujitsu
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Hi Andrew please call Fujitsu Assist Service to discuss this further. Tel: 1300 658 840

Kaden KD Series

Kaden KD Series

5.0  (3)
 Summary
  • Cooling Power7 kW to 17 kW
  • Heating Power8 kW to 17.5 kW
  • Reverse Cycle Yes
Prefer to keep private
Prefer to keep private
  KD36
during this series of heat waves I'm very impressed with my unitas an older person I have found the display of the operations easy to read, and extended use has not caused any problems Show details
Toshiba High Tier

Toshiba High Tier

2.7  (7)
 Summary
  • Cooling Power10 kW to 13.6 kW
  • Heating Power11.3 kW to 16 kW
  • Reverse Cycle No
Chris
Chris2 posts
  High Tier
Coolair Ducted

Coolair Ducted

2.6  (7)
 Summary
  • Cooling Power8 kW to 13.3 kW
  • Reverse Cycle No
Ben D
Ben DWA3 posts
  CPQ1100
Coolair
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  • Cooling Power5.6 kW to 14 kW
  • Heating Power6.7 kW to 16 kW
  • Reverse Cycle Yes
Nay
NayNSW17 posts
  FDT100VNPVG
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries FDU Series

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries FDU Series

5.0  (2)
 Summary
  • Reverse Cycle Yes
Rosie Malcolm
Rosie Malcolm
  Verified
Best investment everWe installed our ducted unit right as winter was starting and it has worked beautifully to keep our whole home at just the right temperature.
The same over summer.
Highly recommend this unit to anyone thinking of using Mitsubishi.
The control panel us really user friendly also. Show details
ActronAir Classic Series 2

ActronAir Classic Series 2

2.6  (5)
 Summary
  • Cooling Power10.16 kW to 22.35 kW
  • Heating Power10.62 kW to 23 kW
  • Reverse Cycle Yes
nigelandkelly
nigelandkellyVIC
  Verified CRA170S/EVA170S
ActronAir
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CoolBreeze Heritage

CoolBreeze Heritage

2.3  (6)
 Summary
  • Reverse Cycle No
ava
avaWestern Australia
  D160
terrible productworks for a while in 1 year tome frams needs to call the technician as it blows hot air Show details
Samsung Duct S AC160/180/200JNHFKH/SA Series

Samsung Duct S AC160/180/200JNHFKH/SA Series

1.5  (15)
 Summary
  • Cooling Power18 kW to 22.5 kW
  • Heating Power20 kW to 25 kW
  • Reverse Cycle Yes
Hayden A.
Hayden A.3 posts
  AC160JNHFKH/SA
Samsung
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Hey Hayden, We're sorry to hear you're having these troubles and would love to help where possible. I have sent you a private message if you could please take a look when you get a chance, thank you!

Kaden Classic Evaporative Cooler KC Series

Kaden Classic Evaporative Cooler KC Series

3.3  (3)
 Summary
  • Reverse Cycle No
ripcantrell
ripcantrellWA40 posts
  KC17
New aircon unitWe replaced an old Brivis unit which was 20+ years old with this unit and found it works perfectly. It was bought from Reece Plumbing Supplies and installed by a local aircon engineer. No problems so far and hope the unit still continues to give good service. Show details ·  1
Fujitsu Infinity Range

Fujitsu Infinity Range

2.7  (3)
 Summary
  • Cooling Power12.5 kW to 15.8 kW
  • Heating Power14 kW to 18 kW
  • Reverse Cycle Yes
RootingKing
RootingKingOakden16 posts
  ARTG45LDTA
If it works it’s good..but it doesn’tWorked really well for the first year. Then it broke, was fixed and wasn’t really fixed. Of course you notice when you need it most and of course you have to wait a week or more for a service. 18 months in it has gone from the best purchase to the worst. I wish we stuck with the evaporative...at least that cooled. Show details
Fujitsu
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Hi Valued Customer, please can you DM us your contact number so we can discuss this further with you, or alternatively please call Fujitsu Assist Tel: 1300 364 484.

ActronAir Advance System Series

ActronAir Advance System Series

3.5  (2)
 Summary
  • Cooling Power13.05 kW to 21.55 kW
  • Heating Power13.15 kW to 22.5 kW
  • Reverse Cycle Yes
Andy
Andy6 posts
  Advance System Series
ActronAir
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Breezair ExtraOrdinaire XTR

Breezair ExtraOrdinaire XTR

2.0  (4)
 Summary
  • Cooling Power17.4 kW
Andrew C.
Andrew C.WA2 posts
  Verified
Breezair
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Fujitsu Slimline

Fujitsu Slimline

2.3  (3)
 Summary
  • Cooling Power7.1 kW to 13 kW
  • Heating Power8 kW to 16 kW
  • Reverse Cycle Yes
Chris
ChrisQLD27 posts
  ARTG24LHTDP
Panasonic PE3 Series

Panasonic PE3 Series

3.0  (2)
 Summary
  • Cooling Power6 kW to 22.4 kW
  • Heating Power6 kW to 25 kW
  • Reverse Cycle Yes
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Tony Mendes
Tony MendesQLD27 posts
  Splittable Ducted S-200PE3R5B / U-200PZH2R8
ActronAir Aires

ActronAir Aires

5.0  (1)
 Summary
  • Cooling Power10.4 kW to 17.4 kW
  • Heating Power10.15 kW to 18.9 kW
  • Reverse Cycle Yes
Carmen
CarmenNSW2 posts
  Aires Three Phase EVA15AS
Great productCalled Actron and they recommended All General Air Conditioning so I called them for a quote. I needed to upgrade my 20 year ol daikin ducted system.
My airies was installed with 5 zones and a neo (WiFi controller).
The unit is much quieter, easy to operate and cools the house so much quicker.
Very happy with both the product and the install team Show details ·  1
Toshiba RAV-GM1601DTP-A (14kW)

Toshiba RAV-GM1601DTP-A (14kW)

5.0  (1)
 Summary
  • Cooling Power14 kW
  • Heating Power16 kW
  • Reverse Cycle No
Bernie Vink
Bernie VinkVIC6 posts
  Verified
Braemar SuperStealth Invertair

Braemar SuperStealth Invertair

5.0  (1)
 Summary
  • Cooling Power8.1 kW to 14.3 kW
  • Reverse Cycle No
Coogee WA
Coogee WAWA
  LCQI450
Super quiet- Super coolHave had this system fitted for about 14 months. Works really well in the Perth summer heat. Cool, quiet and economical. The touch pad controller is very easy to use and navigate. Show details ·  1

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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