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Ducted Air Conditioner Guide

Should I Install A Ducted Air Conditioning System?

If you’re thinking about installing air conditioning in your north Brisbane or Sunshine Coast home, we recommend you consider a ducted system. Although the installation of a ducted air conditioner is a little bit involved, it’s definitely worth the end result. If you’re interested in installing a ducted air conditioning system, please call Sparc Electrical today on 0404 213 806 or email


Ducted Air Conditioning Operation

This type of air conditioning blows the cooling air throughout your property into many rooms of your home or business premises. It uses large ducts as well as an indoor unit and outdoor compressor. Additionally, ducted air con units can heat your building. Even better, a system with zones allows you to control temperatures independently for various areas at the same time.

What’s Involved In Installing A Ducted Air Con System?

Sparc Electrical are the northside’s leading ducted air conditioning specialist and will ask you for your input during installation. This way you get the perfect system designed according to the specs you desire.

General Planning

Prior to starting the ducted air con installation process, Sparc Electrical will collect detailed information on the following:

  • The number of outlets you’d like
  • A suitable location for the outdoor compressor
  • Whereabouts the controller shall be situated
  • The duct size required
  • What power system you will require
  • The best brand and model for your setup
  • Whether other optional features such as Wi-Fi, voice activation or zoning is desired


After the initial assessment, the air con technicians from Sparc Electrical will go up into your roof to see how much room is available, plan where to lay ducts and decide where to put the return air grill.

Outdoor Compressor Planning

Our team will then take a walk around outside and help you choose where the outdoor air compressor unit should go by taking into consideration factors like:

  • Noise levels
  • Proximity to your switchboard and indoor unit
  • Aesthetic considerations
  • Safety and tripping hazards

Making it as invisible as possible.

Controller Placement Planning

With ducted air con systems, they are not individual units ruining the look of each room. However, these types of systems use little unnoticeable outlets in the walls or ceilings with a central controller mounted on the wall. The best place to put this is somewhere central so people don’t get in each other’s way when adjusting the temperature.

What About The Indoor Unit?

Opposite to the visible split system unit, ducted air conditioning systems use what’s called an indoor unit up inside your roof with the ducts.

The indoor unit is quite a complex piece of equipment and includes components such as:

  • Air mixing plenum
  • Fan deck and coil unit
  • Condensate tray

Contact Sparc Electrical Now

Sparc Electrical are your local ducted air conditioning experts servicing the entire north Brisbane and Sunshine Coast regions. If you’re in the market for a ducted air conditioner, please get in touch with us on 0404 213 806 or email now!

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