Reduce Ducted Gas Heating Costs
Why is my gas bill so high!! This phrase can be heard across Melbourne in the depths of our cold winter. Ducted gas heating is in most Melbourne homes thanks to its efficient and reliable performance. However, ducted gas heating can be expensive to run especially with the much-talked energy bills price rise.
How Much Does It Cost To Run Ducted Heating In Melbourne?
The cost of running ducted heating in Melbourne will vary depending on several factors, including the size of your home, the type of heater you have, and the level of insulation in your home. However, following these simple tips from Harley Plumbing can help you save money on your electricity costs and keep your home comfortable all winter long.
What Affects Ducted Heating Running Costs?
Many factors can affect the cost of running your ducted gas heating, including:
The type of heater you have and the size of your home
The temperature you set your thermostat at and the level of insulation in your home
The number of hours per day your heater is running and the number of people in your home
We have put together some tips to reduce costs without compromising on comfort, follow these simple tips from Harley Plumbing.
1. Ducted Heater Service and Clean
If it has been more than 2 years since service, get your ducts serviced and cleaned to remove any built-up dirt, dust, and debris. Sometimes even the ducts in the roof may have shifted and not be connected correctly. This means you are turning up your thermostat to get more heat in the house as it’s leaking into the roof space. And every 1 degree you turn up adds 10% to your bill.
Just like any other appliance, a ducted gas heater needs to be serviced regularly to keep it running efficiently. Most manufacturers recommend having your heating systems serviced by a qualified technician every two years. This will help ensure that your ducted gas heaters operate at peak efficiency, saving you money on energy consumption bills.
Harley Plumbing performs ducted gas heater service, cleaning and repairs across the northeast and eastern suburbs. Some are listed below but we service more suburbs, just send us a message.
- Mill Park
2. More Insulation
One of the most significant factors that can affect the efficiency of your heater is heat loss. If your home is not adequately insulated, heat can escape through the roof and walls, making your heater work harder to maintain a comfortable temperature.
By installing insulation in your roof, you can help keep the heat in, reducing your energy costs. Depending on the age of your house you may have outdated insulation, and if your home is 10 years or less you can still install more or upgraded insulation. . The right insulation is estimated to be 15% off your gas bills.
3. Seal Gaps
Another way to reduce losing heat is to seal any cracks or gaps around windows and doors. This will help prevent warm air from escaping and cold air from entering, making your heater work harder and use more energy. This can be as simple as a door snake or as soon as it gets dark close your curtains. Heat escapes through the windows, especially single-glazed windows. So shut curtains in rooms not used during the day and close the curtains as soon as the sun starts to set.
4. Program the Thermostat
If you have a ducted gas heating system, it will come with a thermostat panel. Make sure you look at the manual or if you don’t have it look at the panel itself. A programmable thermostat can be a great way to save money on your energy bills by allowing you to set the temperature for when you are home and when you are away. For example, if you typically leave for work at 8 am and return at 6 pm, you can set the temperature to go off while you are gone and then switch it on 30 mins before you come home. That way you don’t need to worry if you have left for the day but forgotten to turn off the heating. when home. This will help to reduce your energy running costs while still keeping your home comfortable.
5. Install New Ducted System
If your gas ducted system is old and not working properly it is worth the upgrade to a new heating system. Harley Plumbing can supply service/repair and install all of the major brands for all types of gas heating systems. You will be paying more on your gas bills every year you put off replacing the old unit.
6. Close Vents
Close the vents in rooms not in use to reduce the amount of warm air that’s being wasted.
If you have rooms in your home that are rarely used, you may want to consider closing off the vents to those rooms. This will help reduce the amount of warm air wasted in those rooms, saving you money on your energy bills.
How Much Does it Cost to Clean Ducted System?
$231 (inc GST) for the first 30mins on site then $39 (inc GST for each 15 mins thereafter
(plus any part costs if required)
- Removing and washing burners
- Remove and clean/replace pilot injector
- Replace thermocouple (if applicable)
- Clean flame sensors (if applicable)
- Check heat exchanger for cracks (important to stop carbon monoxide from entering home)
- Check burner pressure is set correctly
- Check for correct operation of fan motor/capacitor (replace capacitor if required) additional cost.
- Complete a full Carbon monoxide test throughout the home
- Provide written report if requested.
Why choose us?
There are many reasons to choose Harley Plumbing for your plumbing needs.
– We are an experienced and qualified team of plumbers who can provide a wide range of services. We offer competitive prices without compromising on quality.
Contact Harley Plumbing today if you need a plumbing company that you can rely on.
Ducted Heating Service & Repairs with Harley Plumbing
If you’re looking for ducted heating service and repairs in Melbourne, Harley Plumbing is here to help. Our team of experienced and certified plumbers can help you with your ducted heating needs, from installation to repair and maintenance. We understand that ducted cooling is a significant investment, and we’re here to help you get the most out of your investment. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.
Harley Plumbing can help you reduce your ducted gas heating costs and improve the efficiency of your heating systems. We are experts in plumbing, from installation to repairs, so please get in touch with us, and we’ll be happy to discuss your needs.