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As winter continues to bite, there’s nothing pleasant about waking up in the morning to a cold house and an even colder bathroom. Your heart’s set on creating a toasty warm winter haven, so what’s stopping you? No doubt you’re confused by the mind-blowing range of home heating options on the market. You don’t want to be stuck with a heating system that costs a bucket to install and run, is an environmental disaster or ends up being completely unsuitable for you, your home or lifestyle. The choice is actually much clearer than you think—ducted heating comes out on top every single time! Here’s why ducted heating is the best heating option on the market for you!
Ducted heating is versatile and can be adapted to suit your home
Ducted heating’s the best option for your home because of its versatility. It can be successfully installed in almost every home. It doesn’t matter if you live in an old Queenslander or a new apartment; there are ducted heating options out there that’ll perfectly suit you and your floor plan. The two main options are:
- gas ducted heating
- ducted reverse-cycle air conditioners.
Gas ducted heating
Gas ducted heating (GDH) is a type of heating system that runs on either natural gas or LPG. A GDH system is one consisting of an external furnace that heats cool air by passing it over a heat exchanger before pumping it to other areas of the house via a system of ducts and outlets. The air is then sucked back up into a return in either a wall or ceiling before being recirculated through the system again.
Gas ducted reverse-cycle air conditioning
Gas ducted reverse-cycle air conditioning (reverse-cycle air conditioning) is actually an air conditioner that doubles as a very efficient winter heater. Powered by electricity, a reverse-cycle air conditioner consists of a compressor, coil and fan and uses refrigerant to cool the air and send it through the house via a system of ducts. When in reverse cycle mode, it’ll also draw heat from the outside air, remove the cool air from the home and in doing so, heat the whole house.
Ducted heating units come in a range of options, which mean your ducted heating unit can be installed in the roof, under the floor or attached to an external wall. It’s also a great option if you’ve got a relatively small unit or home and need every single inch of wall space and floor space available. Ducted heating won’t intrude into that space because the parts of the heating system doing all the heavy lifting in terms of heating the house are out of sight and out of mind.
Ducted heating solves all of your heating problems at once
The beauty of ducted heating is that you can heat the whole house beautifully with just one heating system. With a wide range of of ducted heating systems on the market, there’s sure to be a unit perfectly sized to suit the floor plan and needs of your home.
Ducted heating is quick and easy to install
In most cases you can have your ducted heating system installed in a day and be using it the next day. That means paying for fewer hours of labour, which translates to a much more affordable option for you and your budget. A ducted reverse-cycle air conditioner that doubles as a heater also means that you get twice as much value for your money, as your heating and cooling system is installed at the same time.
Ducted heating is affordable
Ducted heating is far more affordable than you might think, especially when you factor in the most important consideration of all—energy efficiency. Installation costs for ducted heating are on a par with installation costs for other major heating options but energy efficiency and lower running costs is where ducted heating is a clear winner.
You’d be surprised at just how energy efficient ducted heating can be when used properly and in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications. In fact, ducted heating consistently outperforms most of the other heating options on the market when it comes to low running costs.
You’re in complete control with ducted heating
With ducted heating installed, you’re in complete control of the temperature within your home. Some ducted heating systems can even be controlled remotely via internet connectivity, even when you’re away from home. That means you can set your ducted heating to come on before you leave work and come home to a warm home. Ducted heating is also a precise way and reliable way to keep the temperature in your home exactly at the level you want it to be.
Ducted heating—a great option if you’ve got asthma and allergies
You might be hesitant about getting ducted heating based on your concerns about its effect on allergies and asthma. In fact, ducted heating can assist by filtering the air and in that way it removes some of the dust and other allergens.
If you’ve got asthma or any other respiratory condition, you want your home to maintain an even temperature, particularly just prior to sunrise when the outside temperature can dip dramatically. With ducted heating, it’s much easier to accurately control and stabilise the ambient temperature inside the house, even if it’s freezing cold and blowing a gale outside.
Ducted heating is a discrete and unobtrusive way to heat your home
One of the best things about ducted heating is that it’s also one of the least intrusive ways to heat your home. It’s quiet and responsive, warming your whole home within seconds. Install a ducted heating system and you won’t have to look at an ugly wall-mounted unit when you’d much rather use that precious wall space for something more suited to your tastes and décor. With ducted heating, the ducts are discrete and barely noticeable, the airflow gentle and the warming effect totally luxurious.
Ducted heating is the safest heating option on the market
Ducted heating gets a big tick when it comes to safety, particularly if you’ve got young kids or pets. Unlike an open fire, gas wall heater or radiant heater, the potential for burns arising from contact with hot surfaces is completely eliminated with the installation of a ducted heating system. That absence of a naked flame or other ignition point within reach of curious fingers and paws also greatly reduces the chance of a fire in your home. If safety’s your priority, ducted heating is a clear winner.
All up, ducted heating is a whole-of-house solution to the dilemma of heating your home this winter. Got questions about the right ducted heating system for you and your home? Contact our friendly, professional and responsive team today at H & H Air Conditioning on (07) 3276 1800 (Brisbane) or (07) 5477 1777 (Sunshine Coast).