Ducted gas central heating has been a popular option for years now, especially with retrofits in older, colder homes. The merits of the technology behind ducted gas has seen its popularity rise in new builds too with consumers looking for quick, cost-efficient heating and cooling options.
Ducted gas central heating differs from other home heating options in that it provides a whole-house solution, which can easily be separated into zones to allow for lifestyle habits and the ways people use their homes at different times of the day and year.
Different to underfloor heating, ducted gas heats the air in the house, as opposed to, for example, heating water running through pipes, which in turn use the slab as an element of sorts to heat the rooms.
Aber’s heating specialist Nicki Luxton says gas is an economical choice in terms of heating costs, but ducted gas is particularly so. “There’s a lot of control and flexibility with ducted gas heating, which appeals to people who want to manage their spending on heating,” she says. “These sorts of systems allow people to heat the whole home or separate areas, and heat just the living areas, for example, or just the bedrooms. They can also be completely automated so you can set up the system to turn off at a certain time of night or day, so you’re only heating areas of the home at the times you use them.”