Having Ducted Gas Central Heating Installed
Unlike other types of central heating such as radiators, underfloor pads and HVAC heated systems, ducted gas central heating works by relying on a range of air ducts and vents to emit heat to a room or a property as a whole. These systems are a fairly new concept and have been around for less than two decades now, but their closest equivalent would be a fireplace – where heat is emitted from a central source, with the gases being expelled through the chimney breast.
Can Any Home Benefit from an Installation?
It’s not just homes that can stand to benefit from these types of systems; even office blocks and commercial premises can as well. In order to have the heating installed, space will need to be made for the heat exchanger unit – a device responsible for pressuring gas until it is able to achieve a particular temperature. Once the temperature has been reached, the heating can then be transferred via ducts, ventilation and shafts within a property.
This is the key element to the way that these systems work. As long as shafts can be installed within walls and along ceilings, the potential to emit heat to any region of a home or a commercial building can be very substantial. Furthermore, as the shafts and vents are inanimate, they typically require very little servicing from heating experts, with the main issues relating to the heat exchanger itself. In the past these devices used to be fairly mundane, but these days they are much more advanced.
For instance the heat receptors are typically more accurate, making it easy to control the flow of hot air. Furthermore, the construction of these systems now rely on heavy duty steels; many of which have been heat treated and tempered to ensure that they can tolerate higher temperatures. When installed by an expert, it’s not uncommon for these systems to last for decades at a time – with just small amounts of maintenance from time to time.
As the gas is contained within one region, the risk of exposure is fairly minimal and with options to install filters within ventilation shafts and ducts, it can be possible to reduce gas emissions even further, whilst providing consistent heat to any part of a property that features an air duct. Most heat exchangers feature clean burning gas as standard, making them much safer than they used to be in the past.
Hiring an Expert for an Installation
In order to have one of these systems installed within a building, the first thing to do is to get in touch with a reputable serviceman to evaluate the potential of the property. If shafts aren’t already in place then they may need to be installed within walls and ceilings, but in any case – seeking professional advice can help to ensure that the best solution is obtained.