Ducted cooling systems come in two major varieties. Refrigerated cooling is the type most Australians are already familiar with. Refrigerated ducted cooling systems work in a similar way to what you would find in a split-system air conditioner, but have a much larger capacity to carry cool air throughout the ductwork the whole house.
They work on simple principles: warm air from inside your home is drawn into the return air ducting. The air then passes through the fan coil unit where pipework carrying refrigerant absorbs some of the heat and moisture from the air. This cooler air is then blown back into your home, and the heated refrigerant is pumped to the outside condensing unit. The refrigerant is then passed through the outdoor coil where a fan helps to remove the heat. The refrigerant is cooled, changes state and returns to the indoor unit to begin the cycle again.
Compared to its cousin, evaporative cooling is a far simpler process. Usually mounted on the roof of your home, an evaporative cooling system uses simple water and evaporation methods to supply cool air inside your home. First, the unit soaks a series of cooling pads with water. A fan then draws air in from outside the home and pulls it through the soaked pads. The warm air causes the water in the pads to evaporate and in the process, absorbs and transfers the heat.
While evaporative coolers aren’t quite as powerful as refrigerated options, they are far more energy-efficient, and they also have the added benefit of allowing you to keep your windows open for a flow of fresh air throughout the house.
Adelaide’s Ducted Cooling Experts
Whichever type of ducted cooling you’re using, it pays to have the system serviced by experienced technicians. The Air Conditioning Doctor team is ready to handle all your service and maintenance needs. Our qualified technicians carry the tools and spares they need to service most brands of refrigerated and evaporative cooling systems. We always make sure to arrive on time for appointments. We know your time is valuable and that there is nothing more frustrating than waiting around for a technician. All work is supplied with comprehensive estimates and reports, and we will also clean up our worksite once the job has been completed.
Our Ducted Cooling Services
Air Conditioning Doctor provides a comprehensive range of maintenance, repairs and servicing for both refrigerated and evaporative ducted cooling systems. We work all over the Adelaide region, servicing the most common systems and brands, including units from Bonaire, CoolBreeze, Brivis, Rinnai, Celair, Breezair and more.
For most homes, keeping your ducted cooling system in good working condition is a case of sticking to a regular maintenance schedule. We recommend that cooling systems be serviced each year, always before summer begins. Our regular maintenance program varies depending on the type of cooling you’re using, but each service includes:
- Full inspection and testing of system components
- Cleaning or replacing filters
- Cleaning and clearing drains
- Testing motors, thermostats, pumps and electrical components
- Checking refrigerant system temperatures
If you’d like to find out more about our regular maintenance services, or if there is an issue you want our team to look at, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and make an appointment today.