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Ducted air conditioning

Invest in your comfort. Invest in your happiness. Ducted air conditioning is more than just cooling, it's an investment in your well-being.


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Considering ducted air conditioning?

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Get whole home comfort for you and your family.

A single ducted air conditioning system heats and cools your entire home, keeping every room comfortable without needing multiple units. Imagine the ease of setting one temperature for the whole house. 

Discreet design for your modern home

The ductwork is hidden away in your ceiling or walls, so you won’t have bulky units cluttering your windows or precious wall space. This keeps your home looking sleek and stylish. It makes ducted air conditioning the more effective for space savings designs. 

Cooling zoning for maximum efficiency

Our ducted air conditioning systems allow you to create zones with separate thermostats. This means you only heat or cool the rooms you’re using. Get full control over your air conditioning and save yourself money on energy bills each month.

Heating and cooling in one for Melbourne's climate

We offer ducted air conditioning units that offer both cooling and heating. This helps by providing year-round comfort without needing a separate heating system. Especially since Melbourne’s summers can be very hot, and the winters can get very cold. 

You can claim the VEU rebate with ducted air conditioning.

Find out if you can claim the VEEC rebate.

The property must be more than 2 years old

Kickstart your energy savings journey! The VEU program requires your Victorian property to be over 2 years old to qualify for VEU rebates on a brand new, ducted air conditioning unit.

You decommission your existing system for your new ducted one

VEU-approved installers can ensure a smooth and compliant upgrade, including decommissioning your old system if required. This ensures environmentally responsible disposal of your existing unit.

You must upgrade to a more efficient ducted air conditioning system

The VEU program is designed to incentivise upgrades. To qualify for VEU rebates, you’ll need to replace your existing heating and cooling system with a VEU-approved reverse cycle air conditioner.

The new ducted air conditoning system must be a VEU-approved product

Ensure your new ducted air conditioning system boasts the VEU tick of approval. The VEU program only offers rebates for upgrades to VEU-approved ducted air conditioning systems which we supply. 

How does ducted air conditioning work?

Ducted air conditioning acts like a giant thermostat that keeps it cool. Warm air gets sucked inside, then a special liquid chills it down. This heat is then pushed outside, and the cool air is circulated throughout your home, keeping you comfortable.

Breakdown of how ducted air conditioning works through your Melbourne home.

Air intake and filtration

Your ducted system starts by drawing warm air from inside your home through vents located in various rooms. This air travels through the ductwork to the indoor unit. Here, a filter traps dust, pollen, and other airborne particles, ensuring cleaner air circulation throughout your house.

Heat removal

The filtered air then passes over a cold evaporator coil filled with refrigerant. As the warm air comes in contact with the cold coil, heat is absorbed from the air, causing it to cool down. The refrigerant itself also plays a key role, changing from a liquid to a gas as it absorbs the heat.

Heat transfer and disposal

The refrigerant carrying the absorbed heat then travels through pipes to the outdoor unit. This hot gas passes through another coil, where a fan blows outside air over it. The hot refrigerant transfers its heat to the outside air, removing the heat from your home.

Cool air distribution

The cool air travels back inside through the indoor unit and gets blown by a fan through the ductwork and vents, distributing cool comfort throughout your home. This cycle continues as long as your air conditioner is running, maintaining your desired cool temperature. 

The best ducted air conditioning systems Melbourne.

The best brands, as chosen by us the installers.

At Lightning Energy, we’re Melbourne’s ducted air conditioning experts. We’ve transformed countless homes here with the comfort and efficiency of whole-home climate control. That’s why we offer a curated selection of top-tier ducted systems designed to excel in Melbournes conditions.

Daikin split system

Daikin ducted air conditioning

Daikin ducted systems allow for multi-zone control. This means you can create zones with separate thermostats, allowing you to adjust the temperature in different areas of your home for ultimate comfort and further efficiency gains.

Not only that, but they have a solution for everyone. Whether you have a small townhouse or a large multi-story home, there’s a Daikin system to perfectly match your requirements.

Mitsubishi split system

Mitsubishi ducted air conditioning

Mitsubishi ducted systems are known for their versatility. The flexible duct design allow for various airflow configurations, making them suitable for a wider range of home layouts and installation challenges.

They are also known for their high efficiency. Their inverter technology adapts operation to your exact needs, minimising energy consumption and lowering your electricity bills.

Haier split system

Midea ducted air conditioning

Midea is known for balancing affordability with quality. They achieve this through controlling many aspects of the manufacturing process, leading to cost savings passed on to you as the consumer.

While Midea might focus on value, they don’t skimp on features. Many Midea ducted systems offer multi-zone control for customised comfort in different areas of your home. 

Do you have pre-existing ductwork?

Talk to us now to see if we can help you.

f your home already has ductwork (perhaps from an old heating system), it might be adaptable for a ducted air conditioning system. This can help save on installation costs and allow you to claim the VEU rebate. 

Keep the good times rolling with ducted air conditioning.

Don’t let the heat cut your gatherings short. With consistent cool air, your guests can stay relaxed and comfortable well into the evening, making your summer soirees truly unforgettable. Ducted air conditioning is your best friend when it comes to social gatherings. 

Get lower costs long term, for you and your family.

Ducted air conditioning systems are a wise investment. They can potentially increase the value of your home and offering significant energy savings in the long run. This means more time and money to spend on the things you love. 

Relax in comfort, trust our expertise in ducted air conditioning.

Trust in our ducted air conditioning installation across Melbourne enjoy a happier, healthier home.

Don’t settle for room-by-room cooling. Invest in whole-home comfort with our expert ducted air conditioning solutions.

Melbourne based expertise

Our team of Melbourne-based air conditioning specialists understands the unique needs of Melbourne homes. We’ll design a custom ducted system to perfectly cool (and heat) your entire home, no matter the season.

Expert guidance for you

We’ll guide you through every step, from system selection to professional installation. Our experts will help you choose the perfect ducted system size and brand for your home, ensuring optimal performance and year-round comfort.

Licensed installers

We use only trusted, high-quality brands for our ducted air conditioning installations. Our highly skilled and Melbourne-licensed technicians ensure your system is installed safely,  and efficiently.

What our customers are saying...

Awesome service, from the first contact with Sebastian and the admin team Ria and Molly. Quote and explanation provided and support with all government rebates pretty easy. Team on the ground doing the installation were very professional, clean and efficient. Thanks a lot team.

Wolfmanoviedo | VIC

Absolutely 5+ stars for Lightning Energy. From 1st contact, the communication was first class. Big shout out to Kale, who listened and explained everything I needed to know in detail (Even calling after hours). The install team were very professional and did a fantastic job, even as it was a 38 degree day. Thanks to the entire team for a seamless experience. Highly recommend.

Dave | VIC