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Ducted gas heating Vs ducted reverse cycle: which one is best in winter?

Ducted gas heating Vs ducted reverse cycle: which one is best in winter?

In the battle for home heating honours, which ducted system reigns supreme?
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We’re in the throes of another icy winter and there’s a question about ducted heating that gets pitched our way every season, and it is this: which is better for your home, gas ducted heating or ducted reverse-cycle air conditioning?

So we’ve put together this detailed blog to not only explain why ducted systems are the go, but to compare the two most popular ducted systems in Melbourne.

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So which ducted system will reign supreme? Will it be ducted reverse-cycle air conditioning, or ducted gas? You’ll have to keep reading to find out.

What the duct is that?

Ducted systems refer to those home climate control operations that rely on a network of ducting to deliver fresh, crisp air in summer and toasty warmth in winter to every room in your house.

The ducting, also known around here as silver pipes, is usually carefully laid in your ceiling space (or sometimes under the floor) to a meticulously designed plan. The ducting is designed to ensure the absolute best, consistent and controlled delivery of air.

The best part is, ducted systems are extremely cost-efficient, because you can have sections of your home zoned, allowing these areas to be switched off when not in use, resulting in lower energy bills. It’s a design feature that the planet and your hip pocket will thank you for.

Gas Ducted Heating

It’s little wonder that Gas Ducted Heating has been embraced as the No.1 home heating solution in Melbourne.

Not only is this whole-home heating solution super-efficient and cost-effective, but natural gas produces less harmful emissions – ensuring your family and the environment stay safe.

Ducted gas heating is perfection for large or multi-storey homes, but is not suitable for apartments or properties without a natural gas supply.

Ducted heaters generally come in two parts – with one unit installed indoors and one outdoors. A central gas heater installed in your roof space or under the floor delivers warmth to your home via a series of ducts (known by some customers as silver pipes). Delicious heat enters your rooms through the vents, or outlets, which are attached to these ducts along the ceiling or floor.

And because the ducting is insulated, heat loss is kept to minimum – ensuring you and your family are enveloped in instant toasty warmth when it is fired up.

Ducted gas heating provides a truly centralised heating experience with a performance that is second to none. Hit the start button and relax as deliciously warm air is instantly pumped through the ducting and vents to all areas of your home, providing immediate relief to frosty fingers and toes.

And for those wanting a system that delivers all year round, Add On Cooling is an air conditioning system that bolts on to your gas ducted heating … ensuring you can enjoy refrigerated comfort in the hot summer months.

Ducted Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning

Reverse cycle air conditioners can warm up your home in the colder months as well as providing refrigerated cooling in the hot, sticky months.

There are two types, your standard reverse cycle air conditioner, or split system, and ducted reverse cycle systems, which have all the grunt and power of a well-serviced V8.

Ducted Reverse Cycle is popular because they are dual purpose, providing year-round comfort and that refrigerated cooling when you need it in summer.

But a word of caution, while they are cheaper to install than gas ducted heating, running costs are higher. They are best for homes featuring solar power, or with an intent to use moderately with a unit that boasts a high energy star rating.  

Still undecided? Give Plum Trade Services a call today!

Before committing to investing thousands having ducted heating installed in your home, Plum Trade Services is here to ensure you understand the pros and cons of each system, and exactly what they will bring to your unique lifestyle and home.

When you book a consultation with us, we will take the time to explore both options and guide you to the best solution for you and your family. The best part is, we have a rock-solid reputation for being a company you can trust, with our staff known for acting with integrity and honesty.

So what are you waiting for? Please call Plum’s friendly, experienced team today on (03) 8360 9622 in Melbourne, or (03) 5292 2219 in Geelong. Or you can contact us via this link https://www.plumheatcool.com.au/contact-us/

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