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Ducted Heating or Hydronic Heating – Which is Right for My Home?

Ducted Heating or Hydronic Heating – Which is Right for My Home?

Both ducted heating and hydronic heating are great, energy efficient heating options for your home or business. One isn’t necessarily better than the other. It comes down more to personal preferences and what’s most suited to a particular situation. In some cases, combining the two may be ideal. Below we compare the pair.

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Ducted Heating Systems

Ducted heating systems pump warm air through every room in your home through vents connected to ducts located either above the ceiling or under the floor. The temperature can be easily controlled using a thermostat, offering complete control over the system. Ducted heating systems are low maintenance as well as being relatively easy to install and repair. Ducted heating systems can run on gas or through a split system air conditioning unit.

Benefits of Ducted Heating Systems

  • Easy to create zones
  • Instant warmth
  • Easy to control/ change the temperature quickly
  • Very energy efficient, especially when operating on gas
  • More environmentally friendly
  • Can be combined as both a heating and cooling system
  • Ideal for heating multi-story buildings efficiently
  • Can be installed in both existing or new properties as long as the property has enough ceiling or underfloor space for the ducts

Hydronic Heating Systems

Hydronic heating systems heat water at the system’s heat source to a temperature controlled by you through your thermostat. This hot water is then circulated through piping, which is typically installed in the floor or ceiling, and transferred directly into the surrounding area through radiators or convectors. Hydronic heating is a powerful heating method that gives you complete control over your ideal temperature for comfort.

Benefits of Hydronic Heating Systems

  • Easily built into new energy efficient homes
  • No dust, mould or allergens being circulated in the air
  • Smaller and less conspicuous than gas ducted heating systems
  • Radiant heat warms people and objects rather than blowing out hot air
  • Considered to be sleeker and more modern

Benefits of Both Systems

Both hydronic heating systems and ducted heating systems offer the following benefits:

  • Out of sight – Both systems are completely hidden from view. Unlike a radiator or portable heating unit, the unit for both systems is hidden so you don’t have to worry about how it will take up space in a room.
  • Whisper-quiet operation – Ducted heating systems are one of the quietest systems available today, making essentially no noise. Hydronic heating systems make no noise at all, heating your house in pure silence.
  • Efficient energy use – Both hydronic heating systems and ducted heating systems are incredibly energy efficient, ensuring household bills and your carbon footprint is kept low.

Contact Efficient Pure Plumbing for Heating Installations

Whether you’re looking to get a hydronic or ducted heating system installed, the team at Efficient Pure Plumbing is more than happy to help. We have more than 20 years of experience installing a vast range of heating and cooling systems. Give us a call on 03 9792 3261 today or get in touch online.

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