Ducted Heating Bundall
Things to Consider before Installing Ducted Heating in Bundall
Because a ducted heating and air conditioning system is integrated into the fabric of a building, it is the most expensive and complex type to install. It is, however, the most comprehensive, effective and aesthetically pleasing of all and so the expense and effort are well worth it.
Nevertheless, you need to be absolutely certain it is the correct system for you and your property. Making an incorrect choice can be an expensive mistake so you want to be absolutely sure you select the correct system.
Choosing a Suitable System
Incorporating a ducted system into a new build can be relatively straightforward. The design for the property will allow for the positioning of the fan units, ducting and controllers while the compressor unit will go outside. For existing properties, you need to visualise exactly where everything will go and make sure you have the space.
A big advantage of a ducted system is that most of it is discretely hidden and only the vents and controls are visible. You will need to ensure there is sufficient space in the ceiling cavity or under the floor for the fan units. If space is limited, slimline units are available.
Space isn’t a problem for the external compressor unit but you should consider where it will go. Although it won’t be noisy, it should be away from your neighbours and from your outdoor living and entertaining spaces.
Once you’re sure you can accommodate a ducted system, various other factors should be considered. These generally also apply if you go for a split system rather than a ducted version, as will the positioning of the external unit.
- Determine the features of your property, particularly the number and size of the rooms to be heated. This will enable you to calculate the volume of the areas to be heated and identify how those areas are distributed.
- Establish the numbers and sizes of doors and windows in each room and the level of insulation — draught proofing for the doors and double glazing for the windows — since this will influence the amount of heat needed.
- The direction each room faces is also significant — those receiving a lot of sunlight will tend to be warmer while those facing away from the sun will require more artificial heat.
- Assess how each room is used and the number of people who use it. Living areas require more heat; kitchens gain heat from cooking and areas used relatively little may need heating only infrequently.
- The building’s construction will affect its thermal efficiency since some methods retain heat better.
- Decide where each unit is best placed. All need to be discretely positioned while controls should be easily accessible and vents should be located where hot air distribution is most efficient.
Simplifying the Process
All this might seem complicated but shouldn’t put you off installing a ducted system if it’s the best option. At Magic Air Conditioning, our aim is to help you install the system that’s best for you and to make the whole process as simple and stress-free as possible.
We’ll do all the hard work by finding out what you want from the system and ensuring you achieve that. We’ll undertake a full survey of your property and establish the most suitable system. We’ll give you all the advice you need so you can make the correct choice. Then we’ll install the system without fuss and ensure it runs correctly because we want to be sure you’re completely satisfied.