5 Benefits of a Ducted Heating Service
There is absolutely nothing better than the comfort of ducted heating on a cold winter’s night. The warm air just glides down from the ceiling and wraps itself around you like a cosy blanket.
However, when it comes to ducted heating maintenance, your system may not enjoy the TLC it deserves. A regular ducted heating service by highly trained professionals is recommended
Gas ducted heaters should be serviced regularly for safety and efficiency. Ducted heating servicing should really take place at least every two years.
A yearly service would be even better, with a tune up right before winter a perfect way to make sure the unit is running safely and effectively.
When it comes to a ducted heater there are a few key parts which require maintenance. They include the gas burner and gas line, heat exchanger, thermostat, fan, air filters, regulator, hoses, ducts and vents/flues.
Signs You Need a Ducted Heater Service
There are also several signs indicating it’s time for a repair or service. If you notice any of the following, call in a licensed technician:
- Cold air blowing out of your air vents
- Unusual sounds such as banging, rattling or whining
- The smell of rotten eggs, which indicates a serious gas leak
- Weaker than usual air movement
- No warm air or the unit doesn’t turn on
These problems can happen whether you’re running an electric or gas ducted heating system.
Routine maintenance can be completed by any licensed gas fitter or heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) technician from Metropolitan Heating and Cooling. So, if you do spot any of the problems above, contact us for more information on duct cleaning or general ducted heating servicing.
Benefits of a Ducted Heating Service
There are many reasons for ducted heating repairs and regular service, including:
More Effective Heating
A freshly serviced ducted heating system will provide more effective heating than you had previously experienced. It’ll be just like new.
During a service your heating technician will clean and replace (if necessary) filters, coils, vents, fans and more so your air is cleaner and moves more freely.
The motor will also be serviced so all mechanical functions are smooth and effortless. This means you benefit from a heating system that’s not impacted by any faults.
Energy Efficient Usage
Alongside the benefit of more effective heating, energy efficiency will improve. Clogged filters and faulty parts force any heating or cooling unit to work harder than necessary.
As a result, ducted heating will use more energy than it should.
But when the parts are cleaned the power usage lessens. As a result, energy bills will also lessen so you can enjoy savings on running costs throughout winter.
Greater Safety in the Home
The main safety concern surrounding any gas heater is carbon monoxide poisoning.
Carbon monoxide is a harmful by-product created naturally by gas appliances such as a gas ducted heater. It is produced in a small amount and vented out of the home via a flue, however, any leaks can pose a major health risk.
Known as a silent killer, carbon monoxide is odourless and invisible, unlike natural gas. You will often notice a gas leak due to a rotten egg smell.
Both gas leaks present with similar health symptoms also, including:
- Nausea or vomiting
- Loss of consciousness
Any unexplained and sudden health issues could be linked to a gas or carbon monoxide leak. If you feel any strange health complaints, call in a professional gas fitter from Metropolitan Heating and Cooling. In effect, a gas ducted heater service can save lives.
Our licensed technicians can perform carbon monoxide testing to detect a leak, or a gas leak test, to find and fix any faults with your gas heating unit. Also, contact a GP if you feel any lingering health side effects.
It’s also important to acknowledge a buildup of dust inside gas ducted heating systems can pose a fire risk. This is especially true for heaters which have not been serviced regularly.
A slight burning smell from your ducted gas heating system is a sign you should act promptly.
Clean Air Quality
Clean air filters are not only important for efficient heating but also high-quality air. For anyone suffering from asthma or other respiratory conditions, poor air quality will heighten any symptoms.
Maintaining clean filters ensures dust, debris and other nasty particles are safely removed from the air when using a gas ducted heater.
Depending on the climate there is also a chance mould can grow inside gas ducted heating systems. The bacteria could certainly pose an unwanted health risk.
Ducted Heater Longevity
Yearly services will give your ducted heating a genuine chance at a long, beneficial life. Internal equipment will last longer and you most likely will escape any unexpected breakdowns.
A ducted heater should last for at least 15 years with proper maintenance. A well-looked-after system could even live longer, providing long-term savings. That’s why a regular gas ducted heating service is highly recommended.
If you do spot any warning signs early such as colder air or banging in the vents, call in a licensed heating technician from Metropolitan Heating and Cooling.
Our local experts can take care of any minor faults, so you’re not caught off guard by major disasters.
No matter the time of day, when your ducted heating breaks down, don’t hesitate to call the climate control experts at Metropolitan Heating and Cooling. We work with Braemar heating, Brivis ducted heating and more! Contact us today to book in your next service or installation.
Please note: This information is provided for advice purposes only. Regulations differ from state to state, so please consult your local authorities or an industry professional before proceeding with any work. See our Terms & Conditions here.
Published: 6 August 2020