Guest Post: Ducted Air Conditioning and Insulation
This is a guest post written by Michael Kirwan from Insulation Industries. Insulation Industries are a Newcastle based company who we work with on a regular basis so we thought we’d share their expertise with you, our blog readers.
Having a cost and energy efficient ducted air conditioning system is one thing, but no matter what you do to make sure it is running as smoothly as possible there is always more you can do to make sure there is less environmental impact on your part and more dollars back into your pocket.
One of the easiest ways to boost ducted system efficiency in a residential system is to look at what insulation standards you have in place. A solid thermal insulation system consisting of wall and ceiling Glasswool insulation helps hold onto warm and cool conditioned air for longer periods, maintaining room temperatures and delivering a more comfortable home with less energy costs.
Before investing in a ducted air conditioning system have your ceiling fitted with R3.5 Glasswool insulation and R1.5 or R2.0 Glasswool for your walls. Doing this first will not only help your air conditioner perform better from the very beginning, saving you dollars on your energy bill but it will be much cheaper for an insulation company to get in before the air conditioning fitters. Putting a ducted system in after an insulation company can save you hundreds of dollars in labour fees.
The next step you can take is to install wind-driven ventilators (usually two) to your property. During summer, the ventilators will remove super-heated air from your ceiling cavity putting less stress and fatigue on your fan coil unit. Under eave vents fitted at regular intervals around the perimeter of the property facilitate air intake as the ventilators spin causing the hot air to be displaced quicker and eliminate excess heat build up. During the winter months this will remove moist stagnant air from the ceiling cavity inhibiting moisture build up and mould growth.
I f you would like to learn more about the many benefits of insulation contact me, Michael at Insulation Industries on (02) 49 614 215 or email me, firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
By Michael Kirwan