If you live in the subtropical south of the country, then you may look forward to the change in season, even if it may not be as pronounced 'down under' as it is elsewhere. You may be assessing your choices as you plan the build of your new home, especially when it comes to conditioning the air inside the house. You certainly need to worry about the hotter months in this area, but you need to make sure that you have a system in place that can deal with those inevitable cold snaps too. With careful planning, you will be able to utilise the latest technology, focused on ducted options and powered by gas. What do you need to know?
Best of All Worlds
You can achieve dual functionality and make sure that your family is happy year-round if you choose a ducted gas heating option that is linked to reverse cycle cooling. You will have to plan this quite carefully, however, to make sure that the ducting design is carefully balanced for the size of your home.
Winter or Summer
In winter, the heating unit draws cool air in through a fan before passing it across the gas furnace for processing. It will then distribute the warm air to a number of individual zones throughout the house via the insulated ducting system. Within each room are several different vents and registers that, when placed in the open position, will deliver the warm air to each zone. Untreated air flows through the escape grill and back into the system to allow the process to continue.
In the summertime, the reverse cycle system comes into play, and a condenser/evaporator configuration will condition the outside air before sending it through the same ducted system to each individual zone.
You have plenty of flexibility when it comes to your design options as well. You can choose to fit the ducts at floor level if you feel that it matches your overall layout more effectively. Once installed, you can also control the system precisely to manage each zone or room independently. For example, you may be able to set the temperature of a sleeping room at a lower level or even shut off one zone altogether, if it is not in use.
Make sure that you talk with an installation expert now and as you are at the design phase. They will help you to configure the best solution for your home so that you can deal with all those seasons in your stride.Share