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Which Heating System is Right For Your Home?

Your heating system should be considered an investment because it turns you home into a place that is comfortable and practical. Along with the purchase of a boiler, you should also look at the importance of annual maintenance. What this means is that you should also ensure that you select the right heating system for your specific needs. You should consider your demand for hot water and any space limitations that could force you to consider a different option. Furthermore, you will need to consider the current pipework and how long you plan to live at the property, not forgetting the impact you have on the environment. With all of this in mind, let’s take a look at the different heating systems that are currently available today.

Combi Boilers

Also known as a combination boiler, this does everything you expect it to do which means that it combines both your hot water and  your heating. These are popular because they provide hot water when you need it while you won’t need a storage tank either as it is connected directly to the mains,  while you can also choose between a gas or electric boiler. 

Is it right for my home?

Combi boilers are perfect for smaller homes as they are compact and because it doesn’t require a hot water tank it means that you benefit from more living space. Installation is often cheaper as less pipework is required. However, it will only be able to run hot water to one outlet at a time which means it might not be ideal for homes that have large families. Furthermore, they also use fossil fuels which means that they are not environmentally friendly.

System Boilers

System boilers use a water cylinder to store the hot water and this is often found in an airing cupboard. Unlike conventional boiler systems, there is no need to store a water tank in the loft as the heating systems are built into the boiler.

Is it right for my home?

This is the best option for those homes that have several bathrooms as they can provide a constant supply of hot water to multiple outlets at the same time. They come with built in components which makes them quicker to instal while there is also no cold water storage tank which helps to save space in the loft. They do take up more space than a combi boiler and require programming to give you hot water when you need it.

Conventional Boilers

Conventional boilers are not as energy efficient as combi boilers but they are a good option for bigger homes. They do require a cold water storage tank in the loft to sustain the hot water cylinder. They will also require another tank that maintains the water level of the central heating system too. The cylinder will commonly be placed in an airing cupboard while the cold water tank will be located in the loft.

Is it right for my home?

This type of system is suitable for those homes that have a traditional heating and hot water system. It’s also suitable for homes that have a number of bathrooms where a lot of hot water might be used at the same time. If your area suffers with low water pressure then this could be the better option while it can be used with solar water heating systems that can help to improve the environmental impact. 

Heat Pumps

This is a new technology in the UK but these systems use electricity to extract warmth from the ground or the air in order to heat your home via radiators. They do require a buffer tank than they require your home to be insulated properly in order to work efficiently. They are costly to install but there are incentives available to take advantage of

Is it right for my home?

You will need a considerable amount of outside space for both the air and ground source heat pumps while the buffer tank will also need storage space. They are suited for modern homes that are well insulated while they are ideal for those who plan to remain at their property for many years. This is so you can recoup the installation costs. If you’re someone looking to reduce your carbon footprint then this is the best system for you as they are extremely efficient.

Worcester Bosch Boiler

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.

For more information email – hello@warmauk.com

Or call 03304600065

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Following your successful application, we will arrange a free, no obligation survey to ensure the maximum grant is obtained and advise you on the best products to reduce your homes energy usage.