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Split System vs. Ducted Air Conditioning – Which is Better?

You don’t want to go without air conditioning in Newcastle because you’ll get pretty uncomfortable without a cooling system in your home. If you’re ready to take the leap and have an air conditioner installed, we at Impact Air and Electrical are experts and can help you find the right system for your property. Split systems and ducted systems are the most common and knowing more about them allows you to decide which one will fit best with your needs. 

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Split System Air Conditioning

With this type of system, the condenser is located outside your home and the rest of the system is inside. The exterior part is usually placed against an external wall. Inside, the system is generally found on an interior wall or as a free standing floor unit. This system is cheaper than a ducted system and has many benefits. 

You can modify this system and have units placed in any room you’d like. You can choose one unit and add additional ones as your budget allows. It’s the ideal choice if you live in an apartment or have more than one level in your home. They’re also perfect for small homes since one unit can likely cool the entire space adequately. 

One of the biggest drawbacks of a split system is that it can be unsightly and can get in the way of your decorating. It might not be the best choice for a larger space.

Ducted Air Conditioning

A ducted system is completely hidden, typically on the roof of your home or in an inconspicuous location outside. The ducting is concealed and can cool your entire house using just one unit. 

The biggest benefit of a ducted system is that you can cool a larger property without having several units. Using a thermostat, you can also control the temperature throughout the house. A zoned system lets you choose which rooms to cool and which parts of the day. Some ducted systems can heat your home in the wintertime. 

The biggest drawback to a ducted system is that they’re much more expensive than a split system. You might also be cooling places that don’t really need it, which increases your energy bills.


If you already have ducted heating, a ducted air conditioner is a good choice. Determine how much cool air you need and if it’s just a little bit, go with a split system.

Call Impact Air and Electrical and we’ll help you decide which air conditioning system is best for you. 

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