Winter is quickly on it’s way and now is the time to look at ducted heating systems for your home. While reverse cycle air conditioners are much cheaper to install, only a ducted heating system will allow you to heat your entire home. Even better, a zoned heating system allows you to only heat the rooms you need, but still use just the one system.
There are plenty of ducted heating systems on the market, so how do you go about choosing the correct one for your home?
Choosing Ducted Heating Systems
Energy efficiency is the main thing that draws a homeowner to one system or another. It is best to know what type of system you want and whether you want to be able to heat individual rooms or the whole house. Look for systems with a 4 star or more energy rating.
Gas ducted heating systems tend to heat a room very quickly. By utilising a zoned system, you can save money by just heating the rooms you need to. When it’s time to go to bed or snuggle down with a movie, it’s easy enough, and quick enough, to heat the room you are moving into.
Unlike other systems that can only be installed in specific places, the gas ducted heating system can be installed outside, in the roof space, under the floor or almost anywhere else.
The ducted system should be designed so that the dimensions of the heated area can be controlled and zone the system so that heating can be turned off in unused rooms. Duct systems should be designed and installed by recognized professionals.
Make sure the duct system is sized accordingly for the house. New, energy-efficient homes that meet Melbourne Building Code requirements require less heating output and smaller capacity heaters.
Ducts should be sized appropriately and have adjustable outlets. If the ducts are also used for cooling, they should be more extensive.
Reverse cycle systems require you to place the head system inside on a wall, often detracting from the overall look of your home. A benefit of a gas ducted heating system is that you often don’t notice the ducting vents that bring heat to the room.
The Correct Size
It is important that you install the correct size ducted system for your home. Too small and you won’t get the benefits, whereas too big and you’ll end up paying more than you need to. The team at Beyond Heating and Cooling can help ensure you get the correct system for your home and your needs.
Ducted systems often add value to your home. If you are considering selling in the coming years, you may like to take this into consideration when deciding between heating systems. To help you make the right decision, call the team at Beyond Heating and Cooling for your free quote.
How Can We Make The Most Of Our Ducted Heating System?
Use passive building principles to increase comfort and reduce heating needs.
For example, insulate the roof, walls and floor and take measures to seal out drafts.
In winter is a window receives sunlight it will let in the winter sun and add some extra warmth to the room.
As soon as the day starts to cool and at night, draw the curtains to keep all heat inside the room.
Zone your home and heat only the rooms you use. Close doors to prevent heat from escaping to unused rooms.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD MY GAS DUCTED HEATING SYSTEM BE SERVICED?
It is critical to have your heating system (regardless of its type) regularly serviced, probably every two years or less. Gas ducted heating systems, in particular, should be checked periodically, as a gas leak in your home can have fatal consequences.
Regular maintenance of ducted gas heating systems (even twice a year) will ensure that boilers and radiators are kept in good condition. It would be best if you did not put your family’s well-being at risk.
Hire a professional for gas ducted heating installation today
Contact Beyond Heating and Cooling today for professional results. Call us at 1800 239 663 to schedule an appointment for our comprehensive gas ducted heating services.