Gas Ducted Heating is a ducted heating system that is situated either in your roof or under your floor (depending on available space for the system). As the name suggests, it uses gas to produce heat which is then distributed through your home.
A ducted gas heating system is operated by passing cold air over a heat exchanger; the air is then warmed through gas combustion & then distributed and pushed throughout the home via a series of ducts, with connecting vents in the ceiling or floor.
Registers (also called ‘grilles’, ‘outlets’ or ‘vents’), situated in the floor or ceiling, direct warm air into rooms. Heating outlets are best placed around the perimeter of the house, to provide an even heat distribution throughout your home.
How Gas Ducted Heating would sit inside your home:
Our recommended gas ducted heating manufacture Braemar has the highest rating and reduction of running costs across all gas ducted heating brands here in Australia. Braemar has 5 Energy Star Ratings, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 star that is exclusive to Braemar. (7 Star rating equivalent is based on Australian Gas Association’s results calculated in accordance with the testing methodology in AS4556-2011.)
Using a Braemar gas ducted heater you can save on average $198-$577 on running costs depending on the unit you have installed.
Annual Running Cost Savings For Gas Ducted Heating:
*Data is based on: • Gas price = 1.6 c/MJ • House Size – 241 m2 x 2.4 m ceiling height • Operation hours per year • 600 hrs (100 days at 6 hrs per day) – based on AS4556-2011. House Heat load – 0.2 MJ/h/m3 – based on AS4556-2011 • Annual Energy Consumption (AEC) for different star rated heaters based on AS4556-2011. 3.0, 4.0, 5.0, 6.0 star rated ducted gas heating systems.
In comparison to traditional heating systems, gas ducted heating uses less electricity, and produces substantially less Greenhouse Gases. So not only will you save on running costs, but there is substantially greater environmental benefits for using gas ducted heating as well.
With Braemar gas ducted heaters you can save on average 0.69T – 1.99T of C02 emissions per year – while also enjoying a comfortable warm home.
Annual C02 Emissions Savings For Gas Ducted Heating:
^CO2 emissions from small car based on: Table 15, “Carbon Emissions from New Australian Vehicles 2011 Information Paper”, National Transport Commission Australia Calculation assumes an annual travel distance of 7900 km/yr. +CO2 emissions based on Australian Government Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency – National Greenhouse Accounts Factors July 2012.
Gas Ducted Heating is the most popular method of heating in Melbourne, as the efficiency of heat output is not dependent on the outside temperature (unlike Reverse Cycle Heating Systems).
Save on Gas Ducted Heating Running Costs With Zone Control
Zone Control or Zoning may also be introduced to further reduce the running costs of a Ducted Heating system, as it allows you to choose the areas/rooms of the house you wish heat or cool.
Add-On Cooling Available
With Gas Ducted Heating, there is the option to have Add-On Cooling installed. This will provide cool refrigerated air conditioning throughout the same vents that your Gas Ducted Heater uses, saving space & money, as your roof will only need 1 set of duct installed to provide both heating and cooling throughout your home.
Our number 1 recommended brand is Braemar for gas ducted heating. For over 50 years Braemar has been keeping Australian families wonderfully warm and beautifully cool, with superb high-performance heating and cooling products and has cemented its reputation as a trusted and innovative Australian company. Braemar is a brand you can trust.
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