Central ducting heating is a good idea depending on the size of your home, as they allow you to control how heat is distributed throughout your home. While they may not be the cheapest option for materials installations, they are save costs over time by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
What Factors Affect Installation Costs?
There are several factors that will determine how much a ducted heating system will cost for your home. First and foremost, the size. The larger the area of your floor, the larger capacity your heater will need. A multi-storey home will require vertical ducting, which will add substantial costs.
Ceiling height is also an important consideration, because the heater will need to make sure it can adequately hear the room to reach a comfortable temperature. Lastly, the number of windows must be taken into account, as they 40% can be attributed to windows.
What Kind of Ducted Heater Is Right For My Home?
On average, ducted systems range between 14kW for a heating area of about 130 square metres to 35Kw for an area up to 325 square metres. Because Australia has an abundance of natural gas, the most cost effective and energy efficient option for central ducting heating. It also tends to have lower operating cost, and you don’t even need to have LPG or natural gas at your property for this system to work.
All together, the size of the system, the brand and the installation will be the major factors that determine the cost of your central ducted heating system, but even then it’s hard to come up with an exact quote. But most electricians can dependably say one should expect between at least $3,000 and $4,000 for a basic three star system. This cost could increase depending on how many areas of your home you are heating (known as points).
Here are some quotes for ducted heating systems, including the brands and accompanying installation costs from some leading manufacturers:
- About $5,400 for a 8.0kw ducted reverse cycle air conditioning unit (which also includes heating) installed up to 6 points (Samsung)
- $7,999 for a 4.7 star 18.kw gas unit installed to 6 points (Braemar)
- $8,999 for a 5.8 star 10.0 kw gas unit installed to 6 points (Brevis)
But that’s just for the system itself and subsequent installation. You’ll also want to factor in how much the system will cost to operate annually. For an efficient system, you can estimate about $670 a year. Keep in mind that low star-rated units will not be as energy efficient as the more technologically advanced star-rated systems. A high-energy 6-star unit can save hundreds of dollars a year in energy costs, which could be put toward maintenance. We highly recommend you have your system checked and serviced at least every 18 months to ensure it is working in tiptop shape and not wasting any energy in parts of your home that don’t need to be heated as much.
Lastly, in Southern Australia, where home heating is more common, a duct heat pump system can cost substantially more than it would on the mainland, simply due to supply and demand. Unfortunately, this means having an entire central ducted heating system installed in a city like Tasmania could be double the price than it would be in a city like Melbourne.
Mannix Has the Best Deals On Ducted Heating & Cooling System
If you’re looking for an efficient ducted gas heating system that won’t break the bank, Mannix has you covered. Get a Bonaire 5 outlet system fully installed from $2790.00. Take advantage of natural gas rebates and unit upgrades. We’ll even give you a free $450 upgrade to a 4 star mid efficiency unit, and further upgrades to a 5 star high efficiency unit which saves up to $460.