When embarking on the design process for their new build, the homeowners knew they wanted a discreet ducted air conditioning system that heated and cooled the whole home, without imposing on the sleek and modern design of the residence.
It was essential to the homeowners that the system could not only heat their home but due to choosing double glazed, floor to ceiling windows with no eaves to block the sun, they needed a system that could keep the home cool during the sunny summer months. Having had central gas heating in the past, selecting the more energy efficient heat pump technology that could cool as well as heat, was key.
When bringing in the advice of Mark Stockler Refrigeration Ltd (MSR) it quickly became clear the limited roof cavity space, the direction of joists and the multi-level nature of the residence were going to present an installation challenge for a full ducted system.
In addition, the tight 288sqm subdivision is cleverly designed to incorporate an outdoor entertainment area that flows seamlessly into the indoor living space. The thought of having multiple individual split-system outdoor units clutter the limited outdoor space and interrupt the design was not an option for the owners.
Fortunately, MSR were able to recommend an OmniCore Multi Room Solution that not only catered to their needs, but also provided unforeseen benefits without any compromise on aesthetics.
The Mitsubishi Electric OmniCore Solution
By electing an OmniCore Multi Room Heat Pump System for the bedrooms, three MLZ One-Way Ceiling Cassettes were able to be installed in each room, all connected by just one OmniCore outdoor unit. Therefore the exterior clutter that would have come with having a split-system for each room installed was successfully avoided.
At just 185mm in height, the MLZ Series is an ideal a solution to the low ceiling cavity, whilst the flat, pure white finish provides a sleek and discreet installation.
In the large open plan living, dining and entertaining area, a single-split PEAD Ducted Heat Pump System was chosen. With the indoor unit measuring 250mm high, concealed installation was possible in the lower level ceiling that had minimal clearance space.
Featuring variable airflow settings, the PEAD model ensures the best operation to match various room layouts, with only its grilles visible.
With both models specifically designed for installations where ceiling space is minimal, the owners were able to achieve the perfect hidden comfort throughout their residence without compromising on design.
Architectural Aesthetics Take Centre Stage
The MLZ One-Way Ceiling Cassette Series was selected due to its streamline design and the ability to recess flush into the ceiling. While a ducted system was not possible in the bedrooms, a similar effect to subtle grilles was achieved with the cassettes.
With a ducted system possible in the main living, dining and entertaining areas of the home, the PEAD System’s supply and return grilles were able to be concealed within joinery, columns and colour matched to suit resulting in a discreet system that blended into its surrounding aesthetic.