When your house feels like an oven in summer and a freezer in winter, it makes it difficult to go from room to room without needing to turn heaters and air conditioners on and off. If you’re looking for a whole house cooling/heating solution, ducted air conditioning might be the way to go. Read on as we explain the basics about ducted AC and review the major brands you’re likely to buy from. Ducted air conditioning is most commonly found in large buildings such as offices and hospitals. A ducted AC system works through a series of ducts connected to an internal unit, which is installed either in the roof or under the floor of a home. The ducts run from the air conditioning unit to each room of the house, allowing you to cool each space using individual controls, or “zoning”. Zoning allows you to switch on different temperatures in different parts of the home or switch it off completely in rooms not being used. Some ducted systems also have the option of being reverse cycle units, capable of heating your home as well as cooling. Ducted AC is the most expensive to install out of all air con options available. This is because it’s a permanent system that requires a professional to ...