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    Default Cost of zoned ducted air con into existing home?

    Just wondering what the cost would be to put zoned ducted air con into an existing home?

    5bedroom, multiple living.

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    Default Cost of zoned ducted air con into existing home?

    We got a couple of quotes recently for 3 bedroom and one living, one dining area and it was around $8000.
    We decided against it.

    Eta: we got one unit installed in the main lounge which helps cool the kids rooms a little. If we find we are not coping later we will install ceiling fans to help circulate the cold air.
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    I think you will find it very expensive, and expensive to run. I think ceiling fans are a better idea. that is for living in qld. do take your time, and check out a few quotes and few different companies, and also what the cost of running the air con is likely to be. marie.

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    We got quotes 3yrs ago and decided against it. We have a 4x2, they wanted 9 outlets (from memory and not 1 of the quotes was under $10k. It was an expense we couldn't justify given the heat doesn't bother us much

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    It can depend on your current ducted heating unit whether it is suited to have an 'add on' cooler or whether you'll need a whole new unit for both.
    (Assuming you're talking about refrigerated cooling and not evaporative cooling)

    Your standard ducted heating ducts and vents will need to be upgraded to a wider diameter and depending on how many kilowatts the unit is you may need to upgrade your power supply too.

    It can be costly.

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    $15-20k. DF works in aircon industry. definitely going to save us some money when our new house starts getting built. In saying that though, for us it is a necessity. At the moment we just have a reverse cycle split system in the rental we are in, and we really don't like it. The air doesn't get through the house enough, even though we have ceiling fans, etc. We have our aircon running majority of the year and have solar panels that cover most of our electricity bill. For us, it will be money well spent, and we will get the use out of it.

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    Ours was $16k for very large top floor. Huge living dining kitchen and 4 bedrooms. We have zones so each bedroom can be on or off independent of the main house.

    For us it was a must and we are very happy with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperGranny View Post
    I think you will find it very expensive, and expensive to run. I think ceiling fans are a better idea. that is for living in qld. do take your time, and check out a few quotes and few different companies, and also what the cost of running the air con is likely to be. marie.
    Not sure about the cost to install but wanted to comment on the cost to run. The town house we live in (4x2.5 and 199sq metres living space) has ducted reverse cycle air conditioning. We've been here a year now and our bill has never been over $600 per quarter with frequent use of both the heating and cooling.

    By comparison to running the split system airconditioners in FNQ I would say that the ducted system is a lot more energy efficient and therefore cheaper to run.

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    We recently got it installed at just under $10k. We had 6 reverse cycle aircons that the previous owners had put in. They were probably over 10 years old and all needed replacing so we figured we'd fork out a bit more and get what we wanted. I have a medical condition which is exacerbated by the heat so with us being in Qld it is a necessity.

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    Depends on the size of the unit, how many outlets and zones etc. We paid 19k 8 years ago but got 2 huge units and 13 outlets and can literally have the whole house going at once if we wanted. Its great. In retrospect though we could have made do with same unit x1 with appropriate zoning. But it works brilliantly and i hate the heat


 

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