Common Problems Affecting Ducted Evaporative Air Conditioners
When considering ducted evaporative air conditioning, Perth homeowners often believe that these systems are an efficient and effective solution. While in most cases this is true, there are a number of common problems which can compromise performance.
Mold & Moisture:
The basic principle of evaporative air conditioners is that the fan pulls air in and allows it to pass over sheets of water. As the air begins to contain more moisture it gets cooled down and distributed through the ductwork throughout your home. Unfortunately, a moist environment is the perfect breeding ground for germs, viruses and mold. This means that homeowners need to be vigilant for any signs of mold growing in areas of the home, especially around ducts. Often regular servicing and cleaning can dramatically reduce this risk. Many newer systems have in built filters and other preventative measures to also reduce the risk of mold.
Lack of Cooling Control:
Many older styles of ducted air conditioning systems allowed homeowners to cool a room but offered little way to control the temperature. This meant that rooms could either remain too warm or become too cold. However, this problem has been addressed by many manufacturers of evaporative air conditioners. Many systems now feature temperature controls, timers and other conveniences to ensure that the atmosphere feels perfectly comfortable and suited to your requirements.
No Heating Options:
Evaporative air conditioners will only provide cooling effects in the home, which can be problematic when the colder weather arrives. Fortunately, there are other options available when considering installing ducted evaporative air conditioning. Perth homeowners can opt for a reverse cycle system which uses the network of ducts in the home to provide both heated and cooled air throughout the year. A reverse cycle system uses an evaporative air conditioner to cool the air in the summer and is connected to a furnace to provide heating in the colder months.
Choosing an air conditioning system can be a costly investment for your home. In order to make an informed choice, it is important that you are aware of both the advantages and potential issues. While evaporative air conditioners can offer a great option for many homeowners, it may not be suitable for all property types. If you are unsure about whether you will be affected by common issues experienced with evaporative air conditioning, it is advisable to seek professional help. An air conditioning specialist will be able to assess your property to determine which air conditioning solution is best suited to your requirements and budget.
If you would like to know more about the benefits of ducted evaporative air conditioning, Perth homeowners should contact us. We are an air conditioning specialist with decades of industry experience and access to a wide variety of air conditioning solutions for homes and commercial premises. Our technicians would be delighted to answer any queries or questions and we would be happy to discuss the particular requirements of your property to assist you in determining the solution best suited to your needs.