Ducted heat pumps are another type of heating system which allows you to heat the entire house at once with convenience and ease. It has a multi-room system that can either cool or heat your entire house. It is ideal for people who have a larger home with multiple rooms that require temperature control. It is the ultimate solution for unobtrusive and whole-house comfort.
Here is how it works:
There is an external unit in ducted heat pumps which collects heat from the air outside, which is then distributed and processed for dispersion throughout the entire house through the system to an internal unit. Ducted heat pumps work similarly to wall mounted heat pumps but on a much larger scale. These ducted vents can easily be fully customized to match the color and style of each individual room. It can either be installed in the roof space or under the house but will work the same way to feed air in each room through the installed ducts.
It allows all the rooms in the house to be the same temperature. It makes moving around the house easier, as no more running into sudden cold or hot spots. However, with Ducted heat pumps, there are no options to individually control the climate as every room is heated from a single external unit.
Installing a ducted heat pump system takes a little more extra time than wall mounted, especially when the system requires an electrical upgrade to an existing one. If your house is currently being freshly build, it is a perfect time to get a ducted heat pump installed as it would take less hassle.
There are multiple advantages of a Ducted Heat Pump, here are some listed below:
- One of the best features of this kind of heating is how quickly it can heat your property, which is especially very important in the colder months.
- And with the elimination of radiators, there is no risk from leaks.
- Warm air heating also gives you greater freedom in terms of targeted heating in specific areas of your property, in contrast with the limitations of radiator positioning.
- Modern ducted systems are controlled electronically and have efficient thermostats.
- There is also the option of electronic filtration which purifies the air of particles such as pollen, pet hair, and harmful bacteria. This makes ducted heating systems a particularly attractive option for allergy and asthma sufferers.
- One complaint that people used to have about warm air ducted heating in the past is that it blows dust around with the air; this is not the case with new modern systems. These are such high tech that you will not even notice its there.
- The whole house can be controlled with a single unit. There is no need to install additional units in every room that you want to heat or cool.
- The heating and cooling process is much quieter as the unit is hidden away (usually in the ceiling) and not in the living areas themselves. Ducted air systems are known for being virtually silent – no more noisy boilers!
- The discreet air vents instead of a large heat pump unit on the wall or floor are more aesthetically pleasing.
- A ducted system is known as the most energy-efficient way to heat and cool your house as it moves from one area to another and minimises heat loss.
- And finally, with most systems, there is the option of cooling the air in the summer – especially important in a large commercial property.
- While we are talking about the benefits of a ducted heat pump system, here is just one more. It will add value to your home. In fact, out of all the things that will increase your property’s value, investing in a ducted heat pump is one of the easiest and most affordable things you can do.
More importantly, it has now also become essential to main standards for a healthy home by the government. Since December 2017, some heating alternatives have been deemed as “unhealthy and inefficient” to run by the government – which is why a ducted heat pump is a good idea as it is accepted under the new Healthy Homes Guarantee Act. The heating standard states: “some heating devices are inefficient, unaffordable or unhealthy to run, such as unflued gas heaters, open fires, electric heaters (except heat pumps) with a heating capacity of greater than 2.4 kilowatts, and multiple electric heaters (except heat pumps) in one room. These particular heating devices will not be accepted in the heating standard”.