Ensuring your home is heated correctly is so important. With it getting bitterly cold in the winter and incredibly warm in the summer, you want to ensure that your home can hold its heat in the cold, especially after not being used for many months in the summer.
When we first consider moving into a home, the heating system and how it is fuelled is one of the first things we think about. We want to know that the system we use is not only efficient but also cost effective for budget.
A central heating system is vital. Knowing about why the system is needed and how it works is also advisable. Most homes now come already fitted with central heating boilers so most people have an idea of how they work but some older houses do use other heating methods. Currently around 95% of the homes in the UK have some form of central heating.
But why should you consider central heating? It provides you with both heat and hot water and is a way of providing warmth from a central point in your home to multiple rooms. It is the process by which heat travels around your home from room to room. It usually travels via pipes from your boiler, under floors and passing through radiators. You can adjust the temperature with the help of a thermostat, radiator valves and even a time controller so it only comes on when you want it to.
The size, type and the make of a boiler can all affect your energy usage and how your home and water are heated – it is important that it is as efficient as possible. If you are considering central heating installation, you will want to get a professional in to install it so you know it is running correctly and efficiently. There are a number of companies out there who can install central heating systems in houses.
Something else to consider is the fact that there are a few different types of central heating systems. The majority of UK homes that have central heating have a gas-powered wet system – this figure stands at around 83%. However some households cannot connect to the national gas network at all and use other fuels for their boilers. As well as wet systems, there are also electric storage heaters, warm air systems and district heating. When considering central heating, it is important to know the difference and know which one would suit your home best and whether you can utilise it in your home.
Once you know what central heating system works best for you, then you can take steps to ensure your home is heated correctly. Research is key so once you are sure on the system you want to implement and have researched the right people for the job, you can get it installed and have complete peace of mind that your home is heated correctly and efficiently.
What heating system do you have in your home?