Types of Gas Heating
Gas heating is not a one-size-fits-all solution. There is an abundance of options to suit a variety of needs. Speak with us about what’s right for your home, or explore the different systems below.
Let’s take a look:
Gas space heaters earn their name and esteemed reputation for their ability to heat an entire room while maintaining a slim, space-saving profile. All you need is a natural gas connection that's flued for removing exhaust fumes.
Some of the available models can be stowed away when not in use. There are electric space heater alternatives which can be purchased just about everywhere, but they are less efficient and rake up higher running costs, so a flued gas heater is the way to go.
Gas Log Fires
Gas log fires and gas fireplaces are exactly what they sound like. The traditional fireplace, which is a staple of many homes, gets upgraded with gas for instant ignition and reliable warmth. Available as free standing features or built-in burners, gas log fires can provide immense heating and go a long way to improving the comfort and aesthetics of your home.
Wall furnaces may sound like something that would heat an entire apartment block, but they are actually slim wall heaters, or more simply, a gas heater that’s fixed to a wall. Think of a split system air conditioner but running vertical and can heat larger areas that a space heater could not. By the way, Metropolitan can install, service and repair these bad boys at a time that suits you!
Gas Ducted Heating
When you want to heat the entire home all at the same time, gas ducted heating is how to make it happen. Like a ducted air conditioning system, a central unit is installed outside or within the roof cavity, but with the gas used to heat air instead of a air con refrigerant. Ductwork allows the air to flow to the desired rooms. Gas ducted is the cost effective way to achieve whole home heating thanks to the affordable nature of natural gas.
Hydronic heating is arguably more of a luxury item than space heaters or ducted heating. It relies on an efficient gas boiler to heat water which then flows around the home via a series of concealed pipes. The heated water can be used to heat rooms, towel racks and even the tile floor in your bathroom.
Hydronic heating is often found in colder climates like Europe and North America, but everyone can benefit. They also talk about hydronic heating all the time on The Block.