Warm air heating systems, also known as ducted air systems, were very popular in the UK during the 1960s and the 1970s, and still remain a great and cost-effective option for heating and cooling your property.
How it Works
As the name suggests, these heating systems work by heating air. It really is that simple: a system of ducts and vents that suck air in from the outside; the air is then heated by a heat exchanger via a fan, and is distributed through grills and vents positioned where heat is needed in the property.
There are two main types of hot air heating systems. The first is gas-fired and propels air around a duct network; the second operates via a heat pump and is similar to an air conditioner, able to provide both heat and cool air.
There are many benefits to using a ducted heating and cooling system.
- One of the best features of this type of heating is how quick it is at heating your property, which is particularly important in winter.
- Ducted air systems are also known for being virtually silent – no more noisy boilers!
- And with the elimination of radiators, there is no risk from leaks.
- Warm air heating also gives you greater freedom in terms of targeted heating in specific areas of your property, in contrast with the limitations of radiator positioning.
- Next, there is the potential for significant savings, particularly in well-insulated properties. A modern heating system can be up to 20% cheaper to run than gas central heating. They can also save you and your business money by being eligible for enhanced tax relief as part of the government’s incentive to reduce energy consumption.
- Modern heating systems are controlled electronically and have efficient thermostats.
- There is also the option of electronic filtration which purifies the air of particles such as pollen, pet hair, and harmful bacteria. This makes ducted heating systems a particularly attractive option for allergy and asthma sufferers.
- One complaint that people used to have about warm air ducted heating in the past is that it blows dust around; this is not the case with modern systems. When properly maintained, they have a longer lifespan than gas central heating systems. And finally, with some systems, there is the option of cooling the air in the summer – especially important in a large commercial property.
Choosing the Best
It can be difficult to find a cost-effective and high-quality heating installation service. Because they are less readily available than gas central heating, ducted heating systems are not always competitively priced.
At Heritage Heating & Cooling we have the best supplies and the expertise to perform large-scale commercial and industrial installations. For advice and information about installing ducted warm air heating at your property, contact us today.