Want to join the team? Good news, we are hiring Plumbers! Click here to view the positions available

Need a new heater? Which is the best one for your home?

Need a new heater? Which is the best one for your home?

As the saying goes, winter is coming!
Which Is The Best Heater
Share this post
Share on facebook
Share on google
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on email

It’s the time of year to enjoy cosy evenings with a warming bowl of soup, while listening to the rain patter on the roof. To get the coats out of the wardrobe and gumboots by the back door. We Melbournians love it (as long as it’s not too cold when we’re trying to catch the train to work!)

If you’re thinking about installing some heating to keep you and your family toasty through these wintery months, there are a few things to consider when choosing the type of heating best for your home. We’ve put together three tops tips to help you make the right decision.

Tip 1 – What do you want to heat?

The whole house or just one or two rooms? Do you have a large family or just yourself to keep warm? By thinking carefully about the area you really need to keep warm, you can save yourself some big dollars.

If you think of your home as different zones – living areas, kitchen, bedrooms – you can decide which areas need heating at which times.

For example, a reverse cycle split system is great for heating one zone, such as the kitchen and living area, perfect for when you get home in the evening and want to get dinner on. However, if you’d like to heat all zones in your home, but want to be able to do that at different times of the day, then we recommend gas ducted heating. With a low upfront cost, a gas ducted heating unit can be zoned, meaning you can heat the living areas in time for dinner, but bedrooms a little later on.

heating cooling

Tip 2 – Electric or gas?

Because it’s generally cheaper than electricity, gas heating is the most popular choice for Melbourne homeowners. Gas ducted heating – a roof mounted unit that is linked to ducts in your ceiling – is the most efficient, with a 6 star rated unit saving up to 30% of your hard earned cash over it’s lifetime.

Or perhaps you have solar panels and want to make them work for you during the day when the sun’s shining? Because most of us are out at work or school during the day, we often don’t effectively use the power the sun is generating for us. By setting up your electric heaters to come on during while the sun’s shining, you can save massive amounts on your power bill. It’s a clean, green and economically viable way to heat your home!

Tip 3 – Efficiency is king.

When choosing a the right heater for you home, we recommend you always check the efficiency rating. By spending a little extra upfront, you can save much more in the long run. As we’ve already learned, zoning your home is super efficient, however, you should also choose a product with a minimum energy rating of at four stars or more. Setting the thermostat to come on at certain times of the day or early in the morning is also the best way to ensure your heater isn’t running for too long.

And, as much as you might want to, it’s never a good idea to heat your rooms too much. By turning your thermostat down just a few degrees, you can save big dollars on your energy bill.

Taking some time to consider the right type of heating for your home can not only save you money on energy bills, but also add value to your home. At Plum, we use and recommend Australia’s top brands, such as Brivis, Rinnai, and Mitsubishi. So if you’d like to know more, or have any questions about the best ways to heat your home, please give our team a call on 03-8360 9266.

Share this post
Share on facebook
Share on google
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on email

Want to know more?
Talk to the Heating & Cooling experts

Why people all over Melbourne choose Plum

Family Owned Business Since 1992

As a young plumber, Director Kyle Briggs founded Plum based on family values of honesty and trust.

Best Advice & Guidance

At Plum Trade Services, we pride ourselves on our award-winning accountability - with advice you can count on.

1,700+ 5-Star Google Reviews

It takes exceptional attention to detail and service to earn more than 1700 glowing customer reviews.

30 Years Local Business

From humble beginnings we have grown with our reputation for putting our customers first.

5x Wyndham Business Award Winners

Plum is a very proud, five-time winner of these prestigious awards - including Business of the Year.

Top Rated Customer Service

Our recognised high standard of professionalism and customer service is the envy of our peers.

Premium After-Sales Care

You enjoy life, while we take care of servicing, maintenance, and warranty repairs. No stress for you!

Fully Qualified, Honest & Reliable Tradesmen

We only hire trades who are respectful, trustworthy and reliable so you can be comfortable in your home.

No Contractors Used

All of our trades are full-time employees of Plum - and are accountable to us.

Easy to Deal With

Our happy, trustworthy staff pride themselves on setting the tone as soon as you make contact.

Very Responsive Communication

Our staff will never leave you hanging. They are highly responsive and engaging.

Warranty Agent for Brivis

As a warranty agent for Brivis, we can send out a technician to conduct repairs on their behalf.