Here we’re talking about an installed heating solution, rather than a stand-alone heater. So Cal Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning specializes in installing residential and commercial heating and cooling systems.
Reverse cycle air conditioning can either be a central ducted system or a split system. It has the advantage of being both a heating and a cooling solution.
Air conditioners are usually thought of as a summer appliance used for cooling. However, a reverse cycle model can also be an efficient and effective way to heat your home in winter.
Natural Gas Heating is ducted central heating. You would choose this type of system over reverse cycle if you already have natural gas piped to your home (or it is available to be connected), if your home is suitable for ducting and you have a preference for gas heating over electric heating.
These systems typically require heavier duty systems. They often have multiple zones that require individual temperature control.
Commercial installations include…
- Office buildings — everything except the large city towers
- Industrial buildings such as small to medium sized factories
- Shopping Centers
Maximizing Heating System Performance
- For the best heating efficiency keep the following points in mind…
Ensure your home is well insulated — ceiling insulation, wall insulation, fitted carpets, and curtains or blinds will all help keep the heat in and reduce your energy consumption.
- Draught-proof your home — check for draughts using a lighted candle, in particular around windows and doors. Fix draughts using draft stoppers on doors (especially external doors), insulation strips on windows and close off open fire-places and unused pet doors.
- Ensure your home is adequately ventilated — this is especially important if your home is well insulated. Ventilation allows the air to be changed regularly and to get rid of pollutants and prevent condensation (which will encourage mildew growth).
Keep external doors and windows closed. Open some windows several times a day, for ventilation, for a few minutes rather than leave a window partially open all the time. You’ll lose less heat this way
- Turn your heating off at night and back on again when you wake in the morning, or use an automatic timer to turn your heating on and off.
- Keep the temperature setting low if you are active in the house. The normal operating temperature in most average homes should be between 17C and 21C.