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When deciding on a home temperature control system, whether it would be a gas ducted heating or reverse cycle system, the ideal outcome is that someone walks into the room and not feel as though they’re in an artificially air conditioned space. They don’t want to feel a breeze; they don’t want to feel like as if they’re walking through a wind tunnel or anything. It should be just the air there and it feels comfortable to be in.
Heat Your Whole Home With Gas Ducted Heating
With gas ducted heating, you’re getting a nice warm comfortable feel. It doesn’t dry your eyes or dry your skin out. It’s a natural form of heat that actually responds quickly to changes. If you want it to be warmer, you turn it up, and it will respond and deliver heat quickly. Thus it will heat the house faster and you would then be able to monitor the temperature really well.
If what you want to achieve is a whole home solution, it is a little bit easier when going with natural gas. It actually has a larger capacity, going up to 35 kilowatt system for residential, with a high output system that gives you a whole home solution. This means that you can go back and you can zone or you can take it back to a single room if you choose. Having the option to heat the whole home in one go is a really valuable asset to have.
It all goes back again to how you use the home and how you live in the home as a family. If whole home heating is a benefit to you and a real asset, then it’s good to have a gas ducted system even though you may not use it all the time. It’s about just doing it at a flick of a button is a great thing and that warm natural heat that isn’t drying.
Have Your Heater Serviced Annually
Be sure to service your heater for warm and cosy winter! Contact us to arrange a service and internal clean by a qualified service technician.The service and internal clean should be carried out annually, by a professional.
Lengthen the Life of Your Heater
It’s a sure fire way to keep your heater durable and your home gas safe. Without this essential check you could be putting your heater through unnecessary wear and tear, which may result in preventable faults or carbon monoxide dangers.
You can dust out the cobwebs on the external surface of your gas heater yourself. All cleaning should be carried out when the heater is cold. Normally the heater should only need wiping with a lint-free damp cloth. Clean the outer glass with a mild liquid or spray-on glass cleaner. Do not use harsh abrasive cleaners or sharp metal scrapers to clean the heater.
Ways to Efficiently Heat Your Whole Home
When looking at heating solutions, there are lots of options from a single room to a full home solution that involves running an air duct through each room and delivering air into the area.
A single room solution can be anything from a wood fireplace to an electric fan. But if you’re looking at a whole home solution, you can zone in with either the reverse cycle or ducted system.
The Right Heater For You Depends on the Climate
It really depends on what the temperature is outside –to what’s the most efficient at the time, which makes it a little bit difficult because you know you can’t have both. A reverse cycle system is working to take the temperature outside and extract every little bit of heat that it can from the air outside and deliver that air in through the fan coil. If it’s really cold outside this system’s going to work harder to achieve the same result as opposed to gas ducted heating, which will give you constant heat, no matter what the temperature is outside.
Reverse cycle is great in areas like Sydney where it never gets really cold especially further to the coast. As you move further out west in Sydney it does really get cold.
If you’re in a double brick home that stays in the shadow for most of the mornings in winter, the house is cold. The best way to heat up a cold house really fast is with gas ducted heating. If you’re looking at just having a constant temperature, if it was 15 degrees and you want to take it to 22 degrees, which is a nice comfortable temperature to live in, then reverse cycle air conditioning is a really nice and efficient way to heat in that form.
Gas Ducted Heating for Cold Melbourne Mornings
Both systems use energy, but it’s the type of energy and the type of technology being used that’s important. It has to be the most appropriate for your environment or for the area that you live in. So if you are in areas such as Melbourne and Canberra and other areas in the mountain that’s really cold and constantly below seven degrees, you’d be really looking at gas ducted heating as an option.
Further to that, you got natural gas ducted heating versus LPG. LPG is a little bit more expensive energy source to use. But still, if you really are in a cold environment, it’s still using the efficiency of gas and that capability to deliver heat no matter what the temperature is outside. So even in LPG areas, it is still a benefit sometimes to have gas ducted heating. It just really depends on where you are and how cold it is.
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Contact us if you have any questions about efficiently heating your home.
Gas ducted heating is an efficient method of heating, especially in really cold climates. However, most homes in Australia need both heating and cooling, and this is where it gets a bit tricky. You want the benefits of both gas ducted heating as well as reverse cycle cooling, but what is the best way to have both?
Some companies have systems that offer both heating and cooling that runs on the same principles and through the same controller as gas ducted heating. It can be zoned. You can set the temperature for each zone and get full flexibility, getting all the benefits of gas ducted heating without losing anything on the refrigerated cooling. It is really an immensely efficient way to heat and cool your home.
Plan your Heating & Cooling System
When looking at gas ducted heating with refrigerated cooling, it’s really important to plan it from the start because the air requirements for the refrigerated side for cooling is slightly greater than the gas ducted heating. So the duct, the vent and the whole system have to be designed from the start.
To include the refrigerated cooling doesn’t mean you have to install both of them at the same time right after purchasing the unit. For instance, you may install the gas ducted heater at the beginning of winter and then the refrigerated cooling after a couple of months.
Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning is Great in Warmer Climates
Reverse cycle air conditioning is great in areas where you don’t have a huge heating demand –in areas where it’s fairly mild like the east coast of New South Wales up through Queensland. These areas generally don’t get as cold as below six or seven degrees.
It’s fine to use reverse cycle for cooling but if you were to consider your heating requirements, you would want a product that is a lot more flexible. A ducted gas heating with reverse cycle cooling unit answers both your cooling and heating needs through its dual function. It’s all integrated into one controller and really delivers you the benefits of gas ducted heating in the cold months and also the benefits of refrigerated cooling in the warmer months.
Our trained heating and cooling technicians are available to help you choose the right system for your home. Contact them today.