Did you know that ducted gas heating is one of the most efficient and cheapest ways to heat your home? This blog explains the many types of ducted gas heating costs, included running costs, installation costs, maintenance costs and repair costs.
The Running Costs of Ducted Gas Heating
Ducted refrigerated air conditioning costs are generally cheaper for whole-home heating when compared with any other system.
Low-efficiency gas ducted heating is still efficient compared to other heating systems like electric heating or the heating function on a split system air conditioner. High-efficiency systems can reduce running costs further by up to $200 a year.
The Installation Costs of Ducted Gas Heating
The installation costs of gas ducted heating is best split into two different components: the cost of the installation and the cost of the unit.
The installation of the unit consists of a combination of the labour and the parts of the ducted gas heating system. These costs are much more variable and will be unique to your residential situation. Factors to consider include:
- the size of your home,
- the configuration, and
- the construction of your home.
It is important to remember these factors will all affect the cost of the installation and must be quoted on an individual basis. Quotations for installation will depend upon things like:
- how many vents need to be installed in your house,
- the distance ducting needs to be run, and
- the accessibility to crawl space in either your roof or under your house.
The unit cost is perhaps the easiest to estimate, as these prices are usually of a fixed nature. A gas ducted heating unit cost usually varies between $1500 and $3500. The variables for this include:
- your unit’s capacity,
- the energy efficiency,
- and additional features such as zoning (which allows you control the heating in certain sections of the home).
The Maintenance Costs of Ducted Gas Heating
It is recommended that your heating system is checked and serviced at least once every 18 months. It is also worth mentioning that you should have your heater serviced yearly, ideally at the beginning of winter.
Servicing your gas ducted heating unit is important as it will increase its’ life span and reduce the cost of running the unit.
The cost of scheduled maintenance averages at approximately $200, this will vary slightly depending on the company, the service area and the time of year. Many companies will also offer regular customer deals. Some will have special membership programs which can offer significant savings with yearly servicing contracts.
The Repair Costs of Ducted Gas Heating
Repair costs for gas ducted heating are very reasonable compared to other unit styles
Ducted gas heating systems are generally more expensive than small portable units, however, many small gas heaters are sealed systems and cannot be repaired if they break, which means that a replacement system is the only option.
In the event that your ducted gas heating unit breaks down or there are issues identified during a routine maintenance service then a repair cost will be quoted.
Repair costs will be subject to two main factors: repair parts and manual labour.
The amount of labour required depends upon the parts needing replacements, as well as the configuration of your unit and the ease of access.
The cost of repair parts depends upon the issue the unit has, the age and the brand of the unit, whether the replacement parts are still being produced and whether there are any aftermarket parts available.
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