Wondering if you can install a ducted heating system into your Reservoir home? The answer doesn’t quite lay within whether it fits in your budget or if you are allowed to, it lays within whether your home is suitable for a ducted heating system. If you are currently in the process of designing a new build, it is usually easy enough to work a ducted system into your plans, however, if you are retrofitting into your current home, it depends on the space you have available.
What Size Ducted Heating System do I Need?
When it comes to choosing your heating system, size does matter. To work out what size system you will need, you will need to take into consideration the following:
- The size of your home – essentially the larger the floor area of your home, the larger capacity of heater you will need. Have a multi-story home? You will require vertical ducting which will add to the overall cost.
- The ceiling height – your ceiling height will help you decide what size system to get. The higher the ceilings, the bigger the size as you will need more capacity to generate enough heat to warm each room.
- How many windows in the room – windows can account for a whopping 40% heat loss from a home, so this is another area to take into consideration when choosing a heating system.
Have you been thinking about extending your home in the future? If so, you may need to install a larger unit to cover the potential increase in home size. One of the biggest factors in installing a ducted heating system in Reservoir is to install something that is suitable for both now and the future.
Can I Retrofit a Ducted Heating System?
Absolutely and it is becoming quite popular to do so. However, you do need to take into consideration whether an installation is actually possible in your home. You need to have space to install the ducting either in your ceiling cavity or in the floor and homes with a cement slab floor are likely to be limited to a ceiling installation.
If you’re thinking about installing a ducted heating system in your Reservoir home, talk to Beyond Heating and Cooling to organise tailored heating solutions in your home.