Ducted Gas Heating

What are the benefits of energy efficient heating?

Energy efficient heating helps to reduce your energy costs and save you money. This also means improved comfort for you and your family especially during winter without the added expense of additional heating. Regardless of the type of heater you have, you can reduce your energy costs and still be comfortable if you operate and maintain your heating system wisely. Who knows, you may even use the heater less. Here are some things to consider:

  1. In winter, set your thermostat to between 18°C and 20°C. Every degree higher could increase running costs by around 10%.
  2. To save costs, you can minimise the area you want heated by closing doors to the areas of your home that you are not using or by zoning your home. By doing this, you are only paying for energy which is being used. Remember, the bigger the size of the heated area, the higher the heating cost.
  3. Draw the curtains, shut the blinds and close all windows to keep the heat in and the cold out.
  4. Turn the system off overnight and when you’re not home.
  5. Insulate all ducting with quality insulation materials.
  6. Avoid placing your ducting outlets near windows.
  7. Close ducted system outlets or use zoning to rooms that don’t need to be heated. Refer to your instruction manual to see how many vents you can close.
  8. Ensure that your heating system is regularly serviced and maintained.
  9. Where possible, avoid leaving your heater running overnight or while you are out during the day. If you’re going away on holidays, remember to turn your heating system off completely.
  10. If your heater has a timer, set your thermostat to turn your heater on and off automatically in the morning and evening. Otherwise, you can purchase a simpler form of timer to perform the same function if you have standard plug in heaters.
  11. You can maintain the airflow from the outlet and around the home by keeping curtains and furniture clear of the vents and the return air grille.
  12. Filter pads on the return air grille should be cleaned and maintained regularly.
  13. If you have high ceilings in your home and find that there is a built up of heat, you can use reversible ceiling fans to redistribute the air.


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