What is gas ducted heating?
Using natural gas-fueled heaters, the air is drawn into the central heating unit by a fan and heated there by the heaters.
An example of this would be a large gas furnace or a reverse cycle air conditioner, depending on the situation.
The air is then forced through ducts that have been heavily insulated in order to reduce energy loss.
The system's fan forces it through the outlets and ductwork of your home. It is then distributed throughout the rooms as a gentle supply of warm air. The air is then channeled into the return air grille. This recirculates it back to the heater furnace via the vents and ducts.
It is then forced back through the ducts after being reheated a second time.
The thermostat continuously monitors the temperature of the air.
This controls the Gas Heating System to maintain a consistent temperature throughout the house.
What size heater should I install?
Every house is different in size, and not every heater is appropriate for every home.
If you choose a heater that is too small, you will not be able to keep your home warm during the coldest months of year.
On the other hand, if your heater is too large, you will incur higher energy costs and may end up putting your home at risk unnecessarily.
The variety of heating options available can be confusing.
As is the case with many electrical appliances, they all have different energy efficiency ratings.
Choosing the proper size heater for your home and family will allow you to save money on your electricity bill over time.
Taking measurements of your home for the right heating system
It is necessary to measure your home in order to determine which kilowatt (kW) heater is most appropriate for your needs.
Along with your homes insulation, flooring, windows, and ceiling height – these are all part of the considerations.
Using the height and width of each room that requires heating, we can calculate its square metres.
Then, we can total the square metres calculated from your measurements across your entire home.
We don't need to know how many squares your home is because not every room, such as your laundry room, bathrooms, or garage, requires heating.
If you know the square metres of your home, you can approximate the size of gas heater (in kW) that you will require to heat it optimally with gas.
So, how big of a heater do I require?
15kw, 20kw, 30kw, and 35kw are the most common sizes you'll see on the market.
If you are looking for the right size heater, we take the following factors into consideration:
- The insulation in the house. This is in the ceiling and walls
- The flooring – Do you have carpeting or tiles
- Window treatments – Block out blinds or plantain shutters
- The heights of the ceilings – More space to heat
- The dimensions of the windows and the direction in which they face. Are your windows north facing?
- In addition, there are a few other factors that could influence heating.
Beyond Heating and Cooling team can arrange for a measurement of your home and provide you with the most appropriate solution or option for your residence.
What are star ratings, and how do they work?
In layman's terms, it tells you how efficient your system is in relation to the amount of gas it consumes to operate.
The greater the number of stars, the greater the savings in operating costs.
As a general rule of thumb, each star represents a 10 percent reduction in the operating costs of the appliance. The lowest possible rating for gas duct heaters is one star, and the highest possible rating is six stars.
Thermostats and the control of temperature
These wall-mounted panels with an LED screen serve as a command centre for your gas duct heating system, and they are available in a variety of sizes (and your cooling in the summer months if you have an add on the cooling system)
Manual mode allows you to set the temperature you want in your home and then turn it off when you're comfortable with it.
Using automatic climate control, your ducted heating system will automatically turn on and off to maintain a consistent temperature throughout your home or in specific areas.
Using less energy
When you programme your gas heating thermostat correctly.
You can save a significant amount of money on your gas heating bill while remaining warm and comfortable.
Despite the fact that it may be tempting to set the thermostat to a tropical 25 degrees on cold evenings, all experts recommend keeping the temperature at a lower setting.
Setting your thermostat to 19 or 20 degrees will ensure that your home remains consistently warm, no matter how cold it is outside.
If this is still too chilly for some people in the house. There are other options for keeping them warm that do not involve turning up the heat to a higher setting.
You can stay warm without wasting electricity. Suggesting an extra jumper, wearing slippers, or using a blanket on the couch while watching television.
So, if your winter energy bills are getting out of hand, lower the temperature of your gas heating system and wrap yourself in a blanket while watching television!
Creating the best zones
It is possible to save money by zone heating your home over the course of the system's lifespan.
This system saves you money by only heating or cooling the areas of your home that are used at specific times of the day and night. Zoned heating and cooling systems are also available.
Installation of gas ducted heating in Melbourne
Beyond Heating and Cooling is the company to call whether you've already made up your mind or would like to have a personal consultation with a professional.
As climate control experts, we can assist you in determining and implementing the most appropriate heating and cooling system for your needs.