Central heating systems
We are Gas Safe registered and have engineers certified to work on gas, oil and LPG heating systems. We design, install, repair, service and maintain systems using the highest quality products from leading suppliers. In addition to our Worcester Bosch boiler installations including an eight year manufacturer guarantee, we install smart heating controls from companies like Nest, Honeywell and Hive.
In the past, every room in a house had its own fireplace or stove. These days, most homes have a central heating system that uses hot water to distribute heat from the boiler to the rest of the house. The central heating system can deliver heat through radiators, baseboard heaters, heating ducts or under floor systems.
There are two basic types of boilers used for central heating systems – conventional and combination boilers.
Conventional systems were the norm for most homes until the 1980s. They consist of one hot water storage tank and two cold water cisterns, usually in the roof space of the house. Conventional systems are considered ideal for large families, or if you have more than two bathrooms.
Combination boilers (or combis) make up the majority of new boilers installed in the UK. Unlike conventional systems, combi systems do not store hot water, but rather heat it as needed. The result is a highly efficient, space-saving heating system that is often less expensive to install and maintain.
In the last few years the regulations have changed and all new boilers whether conventional or combi are now condensing. Condensing boilers are highly efficient, converting about 90% of the fuel burned to usable heat.
In addition the new energy efficiency regulations state in order to maximise efficiency more controlled should be given to the home owner which is achieved by installing Thermostatic Radiator Valves (TRVs) and a programmable room thermostat with additional timing capabilities for hot water.