Hydronic Heating vs Ducted Heating

If you’re looking for whole-house heating solutions, you’ve really just got two systems to compare.

Ducted heating and hydronic heating.

So, which solution is best for your home? If deciding on the right system leaves you as confused as a chameleon in a bag of skittles, don’t stress.

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We’re revamping the way Aussies warm their homes. We’re here to break down the differences between hydronic heating vs ducted heating systems so that you can take total control of your home climate.

Let’s take a squiz at the differences between these two styles of heating.

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What is Ducted Heating?

A gas ducted heating system extracts cold air, heats it up, then channels it through ducts concealed in the roof or beneath the floor of your home. 

Deliciously warm, toasty air then flows into your rooms via vents.

A controller regulates the ducted heating system, switching off the heating unit once your home reaches your desired temperature. 

The best part about ducted heating is that you can choose a reverse-cycle system to cool your home in summer.

Let’s have a Captain Cook at the ins and outs of ducted heating.

What is Ducted Heating?

Pros of Ducted Heating

  • Whole-home, energy-efficient heating and cooling in one system
  • Discreet installation—only grilles and controller visible
  • Zoning allows you to manage the temp in individual rooms
  • Maintains an even temperature
  • Works in any kind of climate, especially in the more humid spots of Australia
  • Silent
  • Energy-efficient
  • With regular servicing, your system should last at least 15 years

Cons of Ducted Heating

  • Needs sufficient space for installation
  • If your system isn’t zoned, the energy costs to cool the entire house could be enormous
  • Requires careful planning for optimal performance with the placement of grills

What is Hydronic Heating?

Hydro heating is a luxurious whole-home heating method worthy of Queen Bet’s residences.

Water is heated via super energy-efficient gas boilers; the water is then pumped through sealed pipes to radiators or towel racks throughout your home. 

Control the heating via a thermostat to recirculate the hot water in-panel or in-slab.

So, what are the pros and cons of hydronic heating?

Hydronic Heating vs Ducted Heating

Pros of Hydronic Heating

  • Reduces your carbon footprint, consuming almost 70% less energy than reverse cycle systems
  • Silent
  • Uses radiant heat, which improves air quality. No more dry skin, eyes, throats or stuffy sinuses
  • It’s cost-effective. Due to the even heat distribution, you can operate your rooms at a lower temp, which consumes less energy
  • Adjust each room’s temperature via a thermostat
  • Low maintenance
  • Safe to touch
  • Reliable

Cons of Hydronic Heating

  • A higher price point than conventional heaters, particularly for a retrofit.
  • Heating options only
  • Slow heat-up time

Now you’ve got a rough idea of the differences between these two cracking systems; what’s best for your home?

Which System Suits Your Home?

Don’t be a tight-arse and just go with the cheapest option. So, when considering hydronic heating vs ducted heating, you’ll also need to think about:

  • Your space and time. Ducted heating systems are more effective at heating large rooms quickly
  • Your location. Queenslanders may not find a need for hydronic heating. But their southern cousins could appreciate this luxe heating option 

At the end of the day, the choice is yours. We know choosing between hydronic heating vs ducted heating can make you as mad as a cut snake. 

But this is where we shine! 

Just give our team a bell on 1300 712 732, and we’ll talk you through the ins and outs for your home and your needs. 

Why Choose Hello Breeze?

Because we:

  • Know everything there is to know about air conditioning
  • Won’t try to pull the wool over your eyes 
  • Listen to you
  • Are super professional
  • Have impeccable manners
  • Are punctual and won’t cancel on you
  • Return calls quick-smart
  • Will leave your home as we found it

We offer hydronic heating and ducted heating Australia-wide. So get on the blower to discuss how we can help warm up your winters and add a touch of luxury to your home. Call us on 1300 712 732 today!

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