Burning wood is a green choice
Wood is Carbon Neutral
As trees grow they absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. When trees die and are left to decompose in the forest or burn in forest fires the carbon stored in the trees is released in the atmosphere as carbon dioxide.
Burning firewood produces the same amount of carbon dioxide as it has absorbed during its life cycle - making wood burning carbon neutral.
Wood is a renewable natural resource - well managed forests are a renewable, sustainable source of energy that helps us reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Wood is affordable
Reduce your dependence on high priced, non renewable home heating fuels by burning wood.
A gas heater is any heater that burns either natural gas or LPG in order to heat an area of the home.
They are popular as they produce large amounts of heat and they are more energy efficient and cheaper to run than electric heating.
Different types of gas heaters include:
Gas ducted heating
Convective space heaters
Gas log fires
Ducted Gas Heating comprises a heating unit connected to a series of outlets via a system of ducts. The outlets & ducts are strategically placed throughout your home, either in the floor or ceiling. The position of the heating unit depends on your house.
The ducts which connect the outlets to the heating unit are neatly tucked away out of sight. A wall controller lets you set up your temperature for the whole home or even down to a single room.
Ducted Gas Heating system draws air from inside your home through the heater where it is warmed. A fan pushes it into the rooms of your home via the outlets and duct network, in the form of a steady, gentle supply of warm air.
The controller monitors the air temperature on a continual basis and controls the Ducted Gas Heating system to ensure a consistently warm temperature throughout the home.
On higher efficiency models, as the home heats up, the heater modulates the gas so only a small amount of energy is used to keep the space at your desired comfort level.
Once your home reaches your desired temperature the heater unit switches off. The fan then comes to a halt slowly, ensuring that all the remaining heat inside the unit is used.
Reverse Cycle Heating
Ducted Reverse Cycle System
Ducted systems are designed to centrally heat and cool a large number of rooms or an entire home. They can be suitable if you have an open-plan house, and/or prefer heating and cooling in all or most rooms of your house simultaneously.
They are more expensive to purchase and run than other types of air conditioners, as they heat and cool larger areas. Ducted systems consist of: > the heat pump itself, located outside or in the roof space > ducting, usually installed above the ceiling to distribute the conditioned air throughout the home > vents attached to the ceiling or walls (or sometimes the floor), directing the conditioned air into each room > a return air vent (grille), to recirculate air back to the system for reheating. Filters can be attached to the grille to reduce dust circulation.
Wherever possible, it is recommended that ducted systems be zoned. Zoning divides a home into two or more sections that can be heated or cooled separately. This enables living areas to be conditioned during the day and sleeping areas at night, reducing running costs by up to 50%. Purchase costs are also reduced, as a smaller system can be used. A single ducted unit can heat areas up to 200 m². It is also possible to install a Split system 3 single duct outlet as part of a split system installation. The vent can be mounted in the ceiling or wall, and is capable of conditioning open areas up to 80 m².