What’s going to keep you warm and cosy this winter?
In Perth there are so many types of heaters and air conditioners to keep you warm it is hard to know which one to choose. So here is a quick overview of the gas heaters and air conditioning Perth options. For more detail and prices refer to our Heating Guide and Air Conditioning Guide.
If you are looking for air conditioning or gas heating contact Air and Water Residential for your free quote.
Wall split system air conditioners continue to be extremely popular in Perth for room heating because:
- they are relatively cheap to buy and get installed,
- they are cheap to run being around three times more efficient than an electric heater
- they can be installed in bedrooms, and
- they provide summer cooling as well as winter heating.
Gas heaters are popular for people who have evaporative cooling and want some type of heating. Portable gas heaters are popular as they provide effective room heating and no installation is required apart from a gas bayonet. For safety, as the heater is not flued, they are not allowed to be installed in bedrooms.
Flued gas heaters are similar to portable gas heaters but the heater has a flue installed to expel the unburnt gases outside – making them suitable for use in bedrooms. They tend to be less popular because they are often as expensive to buy and get installed as wall split air conditioners, but without the benefit of providing cooling.
Wall furnaces are another type of flue gas heating system. They are not common in Perth and are used where you want to heat a very large area eg community halls or churches.
Slow combustion wood heaters are popular in the Perth hills where there is no access to natural gas and the larger block sizes mean there is space to store the wood.
Gas fires are the perfect statement piece for homes as they come in a huge array of shapes and designs. As they are relatively expensive to buy and run compared to other forms of heating, they tend to be installed in prestige homes where ducted reverse cycle air conditioning is also installed.
Heating Your Whole Home
Ducted reverse cycle air conditioning is the most
popular form of central whole home heating system in Perth because it is:
- unobtrusive – the heating system is located in the roof space
- also provides cooling
- safe to use in all rooms
Ducted gas heating is very popular in Melbourne but not so well known in Perth. Alike ducted air conditioning, the heater is located in the roof space with the warm air distributed to the rooms via ducting. Ducted gas heating costs about 60% of the cost of ducted reverse cycle air conditioning to buy. It is good for people who already have evaporative air conditioning and are looking for a central heating heating system.
The cost of running ducted air conditioning or ducted gas heating can mount up if you are heating the whole home at one time. Zoning is often used to split the home into separate areas so that you only heat the rooms you are using. Zoning also saves as you don’t have to buy such a big heater.
If you are looking for heating for your Perth home, Air and Water Residential is a specialist in the design, supply and installation of air conditioning, wood and gas heaters. Ask us to come to your home to provide your free quote or work from your house plans.