Top Tips For Winter Proofing Your Home As the temperatures drop and the days grow…
How disruptive is installing central heating?
If you are having your boiler and heating system replaced, or an entirely new central heating system installed, you are probably curious to know how disruptive this will be to your life at home. As some of your carpets might need to be lifted, it is likely to cause a bit of disruption, although this will only last for a few days.
How long does it take to install new central heating?
The time it takes to install new central heating depends on several factors, including the size of your home, the number of radiators and how many engineers there are on hand to do the job. With that in mind, you can expect the installation of a new central heating system to take anywhere from one to five days.
What does a new central heating system consist of?
The installation of a new central heating system usually consists of a new, more efficient boiler model to help reduce your energy bills and carbon footprint. You will receive a new heat distribution system, usually radiators or under-floor heating. If you have new radiators installed, then there will be the addition of heating controls. New pipework will be fitted to connect the radiators with the boiler. When each component has been installed, the system will be filled with water. Finally, the new boiler can be started for the first time, allowing the engineer to check the water flow and temperature, leaving time to make any necessary adjustments for the effectiveness and efficiency of the system.
When is the best time to install central heating?
Whether, it is maintenance work, boiler service, or a completely new system, the best time to have any work done on your central heating system is in the summer. This is because, when the work is in progress you will not have any access to central heating.
Not only will you find installing central heating less disruptive in the summer, but heating engineers also tend to be more available in the summer because they are less likely to have to take care of boiler breakdowns, faults and repairs. This means you will have more freedom in deciding when to have the new system fitted.
Is new central heating worth all the disruption?
Considering that, manufacturers are always developing innovative heating technology, then the latest products are always going to be the most efficient and effective. Come wintertime, you can find a sense of reassurance in the fact that your home will be better off, with a more reliable heating system. As boilers and radiators lose efficiency with age, you could end up paying higher energy bills. Therefore, by replacing them, you will have a heating system that uses less energy.
As well as being more compact, modern heating systems are quieter, allowing them to seamlessly fit into the living areas of your home. Over recent years, there have been advancements in how you control your heating system. With a smart thermostat, you can control the temperature of your home through your smartphone.
While new heating systems are built to be reliable and long-lasting, each new boiler is covered by a warranty period, usually ranging from one to ten years. This means if anything goes wrong, the manufacturer will solve the problem free of charge.
Homeowners are still able to get a FREE boiler grant or insulation grant via the ECO scheme, which is still available to households that qualify. Warma UK are currently working throughout the UK helping privately owned and rented homes to improve home energy efficiency and save money on rising energy bills.
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