Most homeowners know that a central heating system can provide uniform heat delivery, but there are a number of options available to you when choosing such a system. The right system will provide the heating that you want, when you want it, and it will be energy efficient, whereas the wrong system means that you may avoid putting the heating on, or end up reverting to alternative heating methods in order to get the dispersal and level of heat that you require.
A gas-powered central heating system is the most common type, and is generally considered to be the most energy-efficient. However, there are millions of homes that are not connected to the mains. It is possible to contact your local network company, and they may even offer a reduced fee for connecting you. Otherwise, you will need to consider alternative fuel sources such as electricity.
The central component of a heating system is that of the boiler, and the type of boiler that you have installed will determine how you use your central heating.
- Combi boilers are usually most effective in small to medium properties, and where you don’t require multiple hot water outputs to be on at the same time.
- System boilers can be used to supply multiple sources at once, and are relatively more affordable to install because many of the components are included as part of the boiler rather than as separate pieces.
- Conventional boilers are usually used to replace an existing conventional system, or in large properties that have expansive hot water requirements.
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Choosing the right system is important. If you are unsure about which system to get, do not hesitate to ask an experienced plumber, such as the ones from LB Plumbing and Heating, for advice.