7 Tips On How To Get The Most Out Of Your Gas Ducted Heating

A gas ducted heater is considered one of the most efficient ways to warm a space because it provides constant heat no matter what the temperature is outside. However, this system also starts to become inefficient just like other appliances over time due to lack of maintenance and other factors. So how can one get the most out of your gas ducted heating system? Let’s find out.

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To get the most out of ducted heating in Melbourne, it is important to have an airtight home. There could be build quality issues that can have a significant negative impact on the efficiency of your ducted heating system. For instance, one of our customers complained about their inefficient heating system. We found out that the inlet duct vent was completely open to the wall cavity. As a result, the air from the roof space bypassed the heating system’s filtration and forced it to warm air from the outside. Completely unnoticed, that issue was making the system inefficient and costing the homeowner a lot of money in the form of soaring energy bills.

So, if your heating system isn’t providing the same comfort as before, there are great tips to get the system back into top shape.

Read More: How Does Gas Ducted Heating Work? And The Cost of Running Ducted Gas Heating.

Ways To Get The Most Out of Your Ducted Heating System

If you think that your gas heating system isn’t as efficient or effective as before, you don’t necessarily have to replace it now. Sure, replacing a heating system becomes a feasible solution if the system is over ten years old or more. Try to follow these tips that can help you get the most out of your ducted gas heating system:

TIP #1: Get To Know Your Thermostat

If you do not already have one installed in your home, you should invest in a programmable thermostat, which is the most effective for ducted heating. By using a programmable thermostat, you can simply set it and forget that it exists…it’ll take care of everything.

The timer will automatically turn on the ducted heating before you get up in the morning and turn it off after you have gone to work.

TIP #2: Zoning Saves Money

Most of us have a few spare rooms in the house that are hardly occupied for most of the year.

When you zone your house, you simply turn off the ducted gas heating in specific areas, such as an unused bedroom that you only use when guests or relatives come to visit. You will be able to keep the remainder of the house warm and comfortable while also saving money on your heating expenses in this manner.

The benefit of zoning is that it allows you to heat or cool a single area rather than your entire home, resulting in significant savings and more comfort because it puts less strain on the system and makes heating more effective.

TIP #3: Stop The Leaks

Did you know that approximately 25% of the heat in your house is lost through small holes and cracks found throughout the structure?

Most of the time, heat escapes through cracks and gaps in the structure’s windows, doors, and walls, which result in a significant waste of energy and money.

Check to see if there are no cracks in the walls, cold air is coming in via the windows, or air is leaking out from beneath the door. Hence, making an effort to ensure that your home is properly sealed and insulated will result in better heating and reduction in your overall energy consumption.

TIP #4: Get Air Ducts Inspected And Cleaned

Your ducted heating system will have to work harder and for a longer period of time if your ducts are leaking. Because warm air escapes via the ducts, it is more difficult for your home to maintain the temperature you prefer. As a result, your gas bills will be higher than usual.

Get your air ducts cleaned, and invest in a high-quality air filter to prevent dust and other material from accumulating in the ducts.

TIP #5: Close The Curtains And Blinds At Night

Do you close curtains or shades when the sun goes down? Many homeowners don’t do it without realising that heat escapes through windows a lot more quickly during the winter.

On the other hand, we recommend keeping the curtains and blinds open when the sun is up because it allows the natural heat of the sunlight to provide natural warmth to your home.

TIP #6: Don’t Crank Up Your Heater Straightaway

When you get home after a long and tiring day, and the house is cold, don’t turn up the heat straightaway. Instead of doing it, try to set the thermostat between 18 and 22 degrees so that the heating system slowly warms your house.

A sudden burst can not only increase the energy bill but also put extra pressure on the heating system. Again, the right approach is to invest in a programmable thermostat as it takes care of all the temperature-setting hassle for you.

TIP #7: Get Gas Ducted Heating Service

This tip is not only vital for your comfort but also health. While routine gas ducted heating service helps ensure the system runs efficiently to save your time and money, there is another crucial reason why you cannot ignore it: the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Unfortunately, some individuals have died due to carbon monoxide leakage — an odourless and colourless gas which is difficult to detect without proper equipment. Regular service of the unit ensures there is no gas leakage at all. Moreover, our crew has responded to numerous houses where dust accumulation has caused a gas ducted heating unit to catch fire. All of this could be prevented with routine service.

Read More: What Size Ducted Gas Heating Unit Do I Need?

Time To Contact ComfyHome

If you’re having any issues maintaining a comfortable temperature balance throughout your house, it might be time to contact ComfyHome for assistance. We can assist in getting a comfortable temperature in every room of your home.

 

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