How to keep your ducted gas heating unit working well through winter

Over winter we always want to have our ducted heating on to keep warm and cosy inside. This is why we need to keep an eye on our ducted heating unit and make sure it is getting a regular service. When a ducted heating unit breaks down it can be a huge hassle for the home owner and is not something you want to have to go through. If your unit does end up breaking down you not only have to suffer with a cold home for an unknown amount of time but also have to pay a hefty sum for your ducted heating unit to be fixed or replaced. 

There are some things you can do to prevent this from happening. 

Keep it maintained and serviced regularly by a professional 

It is always best to be prepared and try to prevent your ducted heating unit from needing repairs. It is highly recommended for you to have a professional come out regularly to do a full service on your ducted heating unit to check the exterior and internal components of your system. During this process, filters should be checked, cleaned and changed if needed. Vents and ducts are to be cleaned and checked for any damage. Ensuring there is no damage to any parts of your ducted heating unit will help prevent more problems in the future. 

If you are vigilant, keeping your ducted heating unit in top performance and well maintained has a lot of benefits for you and your family. A well maintained unit will improve the level of comfort and heating it supplies, enhance the air quality within the home and consume less energy saving you money on your electricity bill. 

Give your system a break

It is always good to have your unit going at a steady setting to save energy and maintain a comfortable temperature in the home. The more you adjust your temperatures the more stress you are putting your system under. Try to set your unit to a comfortable temperature, normal office temperature is around 22-23 degrees. It is also recommended to not use your unit all the time, if you know it is going to be cold, turn the unit on early so it doesn’t stress out and have to work harder to warm up the cold house. 

Look out for any warning signs 

There are a few warning signs you can look out for when your ducted heating unit is on the verge of a breakdown or if something small is going to end up turning into a bigger issue. Warning signs include 

  • Unpleasant odours
  • Weak air flow
  • Loud noises 
  • Increased energy bills 
  • Having to always change the temperature 

If your ducted heating unit is expressing any of these warning signs listed above it is recommended that you get a professional in as soon as possible to service your unit and see what needs to be fixed. 

The Rite Price Heating Cooling team have you covered

The team at Rite Price Heating and Cooling have experience in many heating and cooling units giving them all the knowledge needed to service and repair your ducting heating unit. Contact any of our three stores to get our technicians out to service your ducted heating, split system or reverse cycle unit today. 

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