Discover the Benefits of Ducted Heating
Keeping the entire home warm during winter is always a challenge. It’s hard to keep the warmth even in every room … unless you have an electrical or gas ducted heating system. It’s easily the most consistent and convenient form of heating.
There are always chilly spots and cold floors when you get up in the morning if your heating is concentrated in one or two rooms. That’s why ducted heating has understandably become such a popular choice for households nationally.
Whether you use ducted gas heating or it’s powered by electricity, a ducted heating system is the most energy-efficient way to keep your home comfortable and warm throughout the colder months.
There are many benefits to installing a ducted heating system. Here are just five good reasons to consider a central heating unit.
1. Complete Temperature Control
A ducted gas heating system or an electrical system offers total temperature control throughout your home. You can choose how many rooms you want to heat – it can be the entire house or specific rooms only. That means you’re heating the spaces you need to heat, and not wasting energy either.
Depending on the system you have, you may even be able to deliver different temperatures throughout the home. Some modern thermostat control panels provide tailored heating to separate areas of your home at the touch of a button.
Additionally, if you’re using smart technology, you can set the ducted system to a timer and specific schedules. These routines can be pre-set so you always have the heater on before getting out of bed in the morning. And the best part is you have whisper-quiet performance with unobtrusive ceiling, wall or floor mounted vents.
Don’t forget that if you’ve got a reverse cycle system, your ducted system will be a cooling solution during summer. That way you’ll be heating and cooling all year round with just one system.
2. Filtered, High Quality Air to Breathe
A ducted gas heating system is designed to provide the highest quality air throughout your home. Central heating doesn’t distribute dry, stale air that can cause breathing problems for those with existing conditions.
The central heating unit is usually situated outside or in the ceiling and it draws air in from outside the house. That air is then passed through a heat exchanger and distributed by heavily insulated ducts and through vents into the home. With the heating unit outside of the home, there are no odours or fumes getting into your system.
The air passes through filters which trap larger particles and ensure that you only breathe quality air throughout your home. It’s important to regularly clean your filters, however, to ensure the air quality remains high.
3. Ducted Heating is Cost Efficient
It’s understandable that power bills are a big concern for most Australian families. Keeping your home warm during winter is necessary but not always cheap.
One of the greatest benefits of a ducted heating system is that you can heat your entire home or specific areas only when you want them heated. That means warm air in rooms when you need it while keeping costs down.
When the thermostat registers that the home is adequately heated to your desired temperature, it shuts the heat off. This saves on power until it needs to start heating again.
It maximises efficiency by distributing warm air throughout the home from a single unit. New technology continues to make these heating systems more eco-friendly. There are 4, 5, 6 and 7-star heaters on the market, giving you a great choice in energy efficiency. You’ll notice the difference in your energy bills.
How to Calculate Your Costs
Of course, you should remember that running costs will vary depending on a number of different factors, including:
- The size of the home and areas being heated
- Your home insulation
- The amount of time your heating runs
- The climate you live in
- How your system is powered
- The energy efficiency (star rating) of your system
According to Sustainability Victoria, the most cost-effective ducted heating system is natural gas. But the advantage of electricity is obvious; your ducted system can be powered by a reverse cycle unit and become a cooling system during summer.
4. Ducted Heating Boosts Home Value
A home with a ducted heating system will be more valuable than other homes. Homebuyers know that if their heating is taken care of, that’s an expense they don’t have to worry about.
A ducted heating system is the most sought after and efficient way to circulate warm air throughout the home, so it has a strong appeal on the housing market. Even if you’re not intending to sell your home any time soon, it can’t hurt to plan ahead.
You’re also far more likely to attract buyers with heating and cooling already included. It’s a cost they would much rather avoid, and it could help you achieve a quick sale.
5. It's Easy to Maintain
Among all the great benefits of ducted heating is maintenance. It’s incredibly easy to look after! Ongoing maintenance ensures your system will run longer and at a high standard. You want efficiency and complete climate control.
You can easily clean your ducted unit’s air return vents yourself, as long as you’re comfortable climbing a ladder inside the home. It’s also beneficial to clean the outdoor unit.
However, you can also book a professional service with a trained technician from Mr Emergency. Our licensed professionals will:
- Test for carbon monoxide leaks (with ducted gas heating systems)
- Test for gas leaks (with ducted gas heaters)
- Test the thermostat
- Clean air filters
- Check gas pressures and connections
- Check ductwork in the roof space
- Ensure there is no build-up of debris restricting air flow
- Check all internal parts
If you’re after additional advice on your heating options, contact us today. We’ll be happy to provide all the information you need regarding installations, replacements and repairs. You can count on Mr Emergency to make all the long-term benefits of a ducted heating system understandable.
Please note: This information is provided for advice purposes only. Regulations differ from state to state, so please consult your local authorities or an industry professional before proceeding with any work. See our Terms & Conditions here.