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 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. Unfortunately these products due to a lack of demand are no longer manufactured.
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 is a specialist in the design, supply and installation of air conditioning, ducted gas heaters and Energy Saver gas heaters. Ask us to come to your home to provide your free quote or work from your house plans.