Plenty of Gas Heater Options To Choose From
Gas heating is not a one-size-fits-all solution. Choosing the right heating unit depends on many possible factors, such as the size of the living space you're heating, and the number of people occupying the house. Thankfully. 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
Gas space heaters earn their name and esteemed reputation for their ability to heat an entire room while maintaining the temperature in a slim, space-saving profile. All you need is a natural gas connection that's flued for removing exhaust fumes.
Some available models can be stowed away when not in use, making them a popular choice in many households. There are electric space heater alternatives that 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, gas heaters that are fixed to a wall. Think of a split system air conditioner running vertically 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!
Ducted Gas Heaters
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 an air con refrigerant. Ductwork allows the air to flow to the desired rooms. Gas ducted heating 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.