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Gas prices drop

Posted on Wednesday, August 03, 2016

With electricity prices on the rise there is no better time to install gas in your home. There are still generous rebates available from the Australian Gas Networks.

There are up to $1,500  in rebates you can apply for. In most cases you can get gas connected to your home for free.

If you are looking to save money on your home energy cost then Gas Continuous Flow Hot Water systems are an excellent option as you only pay to heat the hot water you need instead of heating water and storing it in a tank.

When it comes to home heating, gas offers many options like space heaters and wall furnaces and then there are those beautiful romantic gas log fires some of which can be ducted into other rooms. Some space heaters start as low as under $600 so you can keep warm and not break the bank.

If you are looking for a whole of home solution, ducted gas is great alternative to reverse cycle and works exceptionally well with evaporative cooling. The added bonus with ducted gas is right now there is still a $750 rebate on offer for a limited time.

For the master chef in your home you can make your kitchen rule with gas cooking appliances and you know that gas is the choice of all the best chefs for control when cooking. Gas can also help in the laundry with gas heated tumble dryers.

Gas Works are Gas experts and have an extensive range of gas appliances in store. They carry all the leading brands and have a team of qualified installers for your peace of mind. Gas Works is the trusted name in gas for almost 20 years. They are the only remaining group of gas specialist stores left in SA and no one knows gas better. With 6 stores around Adelaide there is bound to be one near you or ask for an in home consultation to be sure that your heating requirements meet your needs.

How efficient are gas heaters [VIDEO]

Posted on Sunday, May 18, 2014

Sure you would love a Gas Log fire, but you want to know how efficient they are and what works best...

Check out this episode of Gas Works Better Living.

Gas heating is a reliable and efficient way to heat your home.

It is a more affordable energy source, compared to electricity, and it is more environmentally friendly as it produces less carbon. Plus, some gas heaters have close to 6 star efficiency ratings, which means you can be sure you are saving money as well as the environment when heating your home.

There are three types of gas heating you can investigate;

To find the most efficient gas heating solution, compare the input kilowatt rating on each of your options. The energy rating will help you with that, the numbers on the sticker show the energy consumption. 

If you liked this video you might be interested in learning more about ducted gas heating or energy ratings.

We are Climate Masters of Seeley International specialists

Posted on Wednesday, May 07, 2014

We are appointed Climate Masters of Seeley International. It isn’t easy to gain official Climate Masters accreditation and Seeley International have made it so, because they want you to feel confident that you are getting the best service, second to none product choices and quality workmanship. In order to qualify, our compliance against Seeley's rigorous requirements was tested to ensure we are working to industry leading quality standards.

So, for total peace of mind use Gas Works, your accredited Climate Masters of Seeley International to install your six star Braemar ducted heating system this winter or ask about Seeley International’s range of air conditioning and heating options. 

There are other reasons to support Seeley International; 

  • Seeley International are a South Australian company, like Gas Works.
  • Seeley International developed the first six star heating system, Braemar gas ducted heating.
  • Climate Masters of Seeley International are able to offer a seven year warranty on both the product and installation.

You can be sure you will have a buying experience that is enjoyable, a product that is efficient and it is all backed by a seven year warranty. Not to mention you are supporting local business. What are you waiting for? Visit your local Gas Works, appointed Climate Masters of Seeley International today, and ask for a quote.

Choosing how to heat my home

Posted on Tuesday, April 29, 2014

There are so many options in the home heating space these days, that it is hard to know where to start. For this reason we have produced this post to give you some ideas about what is suitable for your energy supply, your budget and your home.

Learn more about heat

There are two types of heating, radiant and convective. Radiant heat directly heats people and objects through radiation of heat, while convective heat is conducted by circulating warm air. Small spaces are best heated using convective heat, while draughty spaces and bathrooms are best heated with radiant heat. Large rooms might require a mix of both.

Fuel for your fire

Firstly when considering a new heating system, assess your energy supply. If natural gas is available in your neighbourhood it is a great option because it is cheaper and more efficient than electricity.

The space which you need to heat

The size of the space you need to heat will greatly effect your choice of heating option. If you are purely looking to heat your bedroom then you might be after a small split system, panel heater or gas space heater. If you are over being cold where ever you go in the house you will likely be interested in installing central heating.

A dual heating and cooling solution

Is your house’s cooling system sufficient? There may be an opportunity to upgrade to a dual heating and cooling solution such as reverse cycle ducted air conditioning or a split system.

The heating options

It is difficult to define the efficiency and economy of each of these heating options because they are meant for different sized spaces so below they are split into what they are most predominantly used for.

Whole home heating

Generally this is a more expensive option because of installation but if you home is well insulated and you use zoning to reduce the area to which heat is required you will be using it in an efficient manner.

Gas: Ducted gas heating

Electric: Reverse cycle air conditioning

Large room/space heating

If you and your family spend most of your time in the living area/family room, consider just heating that area. It is where meals are taken and time is spent relaxing and being the cosy room in the house you will find you have more family time together. 

Gas: Inbuilt and freestanding gas fires or large gas space heating

Electric: Split system heating

Single room heating

Do you need to heat a single room? These options are for smaller spaces.

Gas: Gas space heating

Electric: Window reverse cycle unit or electric panel heating

Efficient heating

To make the most of your heating solution ensure you have made your house as efficient to heat as possible, by doing the following;

  • Insulate walls and ceilings and invest in window coverings.

  • Minimise air leaks through sealing off air draughts.

  • Minimise the space to be heated, where possible. 

  • Choose a highly efficient heater to reduce running costs.

Questions ask when purchasing a heating solution

Some further questions to consider when talking to your local Gas Works heating expert;

  • Does the heater have a range of heat settings or can it be controlled using a thermostat?

  • How much noise will the heater make? 

  • Can the heater be zoned, if it is a ducted system? 

  • How efficient is the heater? 

  • How quickly will this heater heat the area? 

  • What are the heater’s installation cost and general running costs? 

  • What are its greenhouse gas emissions? 

Ducted Gas Heating, what you need to know! [VIDEO]

Posted on Monday, July 29, 2013

Have you been looking into Ducted Gas Heating but were never quite sure if it was the right choice for you? Let Better Living with Gas Works show you how a Ducted Gas Heating system can heat your home more efficiently and reduce your energy bills during the high usage winter months.

Ducted gas heating video transcript

Hi and welcome to better living with Gasworks. I don't know about you but I hate being cold. I know that you can always put on another jumper and wrap yourself up but nothing beats a nice warm home in winter. With natural gas there's a number of options. There are those beautiful gas log fires that look so warm and inviting. Then are space heaters and wall furnaces but for my money a whole of home solution is the way to go and that is exactly what you get with ducted gas heating.

Now a ducted system needn't cost a fortune to run. Breamar from Seeley International an Australian company have created the world's first 6 star ducted gas heater.

Natural gas is clean burning so you don't get stuffy air that you get from reverse cycle heating. Natural gas heating also is more economical to run no matter how cold it gets. Research shows that natural gas produces just one third of the emissions of that of black coal generated electricity.

And when it gets really cold outside, reverse cycle systems lose efficiency, while Braemar ducted gas systems keep your home as warm as you want it -- no matter how cold it gets outdoors! Add to this that you can zone the system so you are only heating the rooms you need to heat and at the temperature you want.

There a number of systems you can buy and these range from 3 to 6 star systems. These units are mainly installed in the roof. The units can broken down into sections so they can easily fit through the return air opening as we see here and then re assembled in the roof space. Some people do have concerns about having a gas unit in the roof space but these concerns are unfounded as the system is very safe.

Now as I mentioned Breamar have produced a 6 star system. While these 6 star unit cost more initially, the running efficiency is such that they will pay for themselves over a period of time. The 6 star system runs around $370 a year cheaper than a 3 star system and produces 1.4 tonnes less of CO2 per year. To put that into perspective that is the same of taking a small car of the road. So not only will you be toastie warm but you're being kind to the environment.

One of the best things you can do is take the time to speak with the home climate solutions experts at your local Gasworks Showroom.

With years of experience in sales and installation, they know exactly what type of system will work better for you and is best suited to your needs and budget.

Or you can jump onto the Gasworks website where you'll find loads of great information.

I'm Karen Prater for Better Living with gasworks.

Home heating tip #2: Get the right sized heater the first time

Posted on Monday, July 01, 2013

Rinnai 309FT, 559FT & 1004FTR Gas Space Heater Models Shown.

We all love coming home to a nice warm house but are you using the right heater for your needs? It pays to have the right sized heater because it can save you a lot of money in the long-run.

If you have a heater that is too big for the job at hand you could be overheating your home or room and using unneeded power that incurs more costs. If you're using a heater that is too small and always on the maximum setting it is probably struggling to heat the house or room. In this instance running this heater at it's maximum setting all the time will reduce it's overall life expectancy.

Have any home heating tips of your own? Let us know in the comments below.

Home heating tip # 1: Avoid using exhaust fans

Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2013

Kitchen rangehood shown: Robinhood RHCVI9G 900

Exhaust fans are usually great when needing to extract air from the bathroom or kitchen but in winter they can have an adverse affect in your home's temperature in winter.

Having your an exhaust fan on for just one hour in your bathroom or kitchen can extract all the warm air out of your home.

By reducing their use or not using them at all you'll be able to decrease your overall heating costs while keeping your home warm and cosy without interuption!

Have any home heating tips of your own? Let us know in the comments below.


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