Ducted heating is a terrific investment in your home. Aside from being a great selling point if you ever decide to move, ducted heating will also give you optimum, top quality heating year after year. It really is the ultimate in heating your home and here at Rite Price Heating and Cooling, we are pleased to offer you access to the top ducted heating systems on the market today and at the most competitive prices around. We think you will be pleasantly surprised at just how affordable ducting heating can be from the installation process through to your daily use and of course the regular service and maintenance. It is not as expensive as you might think.
By choosing Rite Price Heating and Cooling, you are also choosing an individually designed and installed ducted heating system. We don’t believe in the “one size fits all” approach and we know that everyone’s heating needs are different. Rest assured, we are here to provide the right ducted heating for you and it will be one that suits your time frame and your budget. There won’t be any hidden costs when you receive our quote. We also know you will be impressed at the efficiency and effectiveness of ducted heating. It really is a “whole of home” solution and remember, 40 percent of your household’s energy use goes on heating and cooling so it’s important to get it right. You need to make a choice that fits your lifestyle and your budget.
Ducted heating can do this plus there’s the added bonus of being environmentally friendly with ducted heating producing only one third of greenhouse gas emissions compared with standard electric heaters. The best way to determine the environmental credentials of any model is by looking at the star rating. The more stars, the more energy efficient. Before you make any big decisions about ducted heating models ask yourself the following questions:
- Does the room need to be heated or will eliminating cold draughts and improving insulation be enough?
- How many rooms need to be heated?
- How big are they?
- How often and for how long will heating be required?
So when you answer these questions and start designing your system make sure you check that the extent of the area heated and the type of ducted heating model you choose can be controlled and include zoning to allow for shutting off heating to unoccupied areas. Also ensure the ducted heating system that you are thinking of choosing is the right size for your house. It is a waste of your time and your money if you select a ducted heating system that would suit a two storey home when you only have a small space.
Remember too that sometimes, floor outlets are often better than ceiling outlets for heating, as warm air naturally rises and they deliver heat to where it is most needed. Rite Price Heating and Cooling offers you access to all the top brands, names like Mitsubishi Electric, Toshiba, Samsung, Actron Air, Carrier. There is bound to be a ducted heating model to suit you and your lifestyle.
Cooler Weather Is on the Way
With the cooler months fast approaching, there’s no better time than now to start thinking about how to heat your home to keep everyone warm and comfortable. There are a number of different heating systems available, depending on your specific needs. Your local heating professional will be able to help you decide what heating systems for homes are best for you, and will even help you maintain the system once it’s installed.
What to Consider Before Choosing a Heating System
There are a few factors to consider before equipping your home with a specific heating system. The major considerations to think about include the size of your home, your budget, how you would like to heat your home, and the availability of fuel. You may consider heating the entire home, or just specific areas at a time to help save energy and money.
Types of Heating Systems
There are typically two major types of heating systems to heat a home: radiant heaters and convective heaters. Radiant heaters heat up objects in a room, instead of heating the air around them. Hot surfaces, like a heated concrete slab, gas heater panel, or bar radiator emit heat around the room. These types of heaters are convenient for large spaces, rooms with high ceilings, and homes that tend to be quite draughty.
Convective heaters, on the other hand, heat all the air in a room. Through the use of moving water or air, heat is moved from one item to another in a space. Examples of convective heaters include ducted heating systems and fan heaters. Certain heaters use a combination of both convective and radiant heat, and include wood heaters, gas heaters, hydronic radiator panels, and storage fan heaters.
Heating System Choices for Your Home
The most common forms of heating options for a home include the following:
Ducted Heating – These convective heaters circulate warm air in a home through a series of ductwork. Many times they use gas, but some are electric. This system allows homeowners to “zone” their heating, where only specific rooms in a home are heated at one time to save energy and money.
Hydronic Heating – Water is heated in a boiler and then circulated all over the home to radiator panels, fan coil convectors, or board convectors to help heat the room using a combination of convection and radiation. Most often, natural gas is used to heat the water.
Gas Space Heaters – These types of heaters typically run on natural gas or LPG, and can offer radiant heat, convective heat, or a combination of both.
Reverse Cycle Air Conditioners – These electric convective heaters draw in heat from the outdoors and circulate it within the home. A fan and compressor are used with this equipment that also make them the home’s air conditioner in the summer, making them quite versatile.
Electric Space Heaters – These units utilize peak rate electricity, and can be either radiant or convective heaters. These can be quite expensive to operate and should ideally only be used for short bouts of time.
Solid Fuel Heaters – These units utilize wood, coal, or briquettes as fuel, and can be either radiant or convective in nature. Units such as furnaces, slow combustion heaters, and boilers are the most energy-efficient. The quality of the fuel used will determine their effectiveness.
Speaking with a reputable heating professional will help you determine which type of heating system is best for your home to prepare for the cooler months ahead.