Central Heating

CENTRAL HEATING

New Central Heating System Installed, or existing System upgrades available.

We can offer a full choice of how you heat your home, whether you choose to have a new boiler installed onto existing pipe work and radiators, or decide a full new central heating system fitted, we will work hard to find the right solution to meet your needs.

Installing central heating systems requires high levels of qualification, skill and experience. Our central heating engineers are Gas Safe registered, fully trained and qualified to design, install, repair, Powerflush and service your central heating systems.

There are three main types of Central Heating systems

COMBI
BOILERS

Combi boiler diagram

Combination boilers are now the most popular systems in Britain.
They provide heat for radiators and domestic hot water instantly, doing away with the need for a hot water cylinder. They are also sealed systems so there is no need to have any tanks in the loft. They are perfect for small houses and flats. There are now some high powered options available that work well in larger properties. However they are not ideal for properties which are likely to have more than one hot water draw off at one time. As a general rule they work very well for 1-3 people homes, 4 and upwards you would be better served by a system boiler combined with a hot water cylinder.

OPEN VENTED
BOILERS

open vented boiler

Unique to Britain they use a small tank in the loft to feed the system and take expansion of the heated water. They supply heat to the radiators directly and supply hot water to the taps indirectly through a hot water cylinder, which takes its water supply from a second tank in the loft. If your system is old, the chances are this is the system you will have. The Open Vented Systems main advantage over a combi boiler, is you have stored hot water, so you can run a shower, bath and keep the central heating on all at the same time. The main disadvantage is once the hot water runs out it will take a while to re heat the stored water. You also need the space for the cylinder and tanks in the loft. When changing the boiler it is almost always better to change from open vent to either a Combination boiler or a System boiler retaining the cylinder.

SYSTEM
BOILERS

System boiler

A System Boiler works in a similar way to an open vented boiler but is a step forwards, it incorporates the pump, expansion vessel and pressure relief valve within the boiler making it a fully sealed system. So if it combined with an unvented hot water cylinder, does away with the need for any tanks in the loft. The unvented cylinder and system boiler provides the benefit of mains pressure hot water for fast bath fill and powerful showers, without the need for shower pumps. It also has a fast recovery time for when the stored hot water has run out. It is the ultimate system for a larger family home but is more expensive to fit. It is probably excessive for smaller properties which would be served perfectly by a combi.

Our aim is to find the right system for you and your property.


NEW DEVELOPMENTS

Alternatively you may choose to incorporate Underfloor Heating or even incorporate Solar to help provide you with your hot water requirements.

We can offer simple but efficient systems, or provide you highly intelligent systems which can even sense outside temperatures to determine when the boiler should start and how hard to work depending on the need, saving energy and maintaining comfort levels for you. We can also provide fully programmable thermostats which you can program to give different temperatures at various times of day. We can split your home into heating zones allowing you to choose which parts are heated and when. The choice is entirely yours.
We can now even offer a range of boiler controls you can operate from your smart phone or tablet. This allows you to adjust the heating even when you are not home!

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