There are several options to consider when you are planning a central heating installation in your home or property. Heatcraft have the experience and expertise to advise and help our clients choose the option which is right for them. We will carry out a free home survey to assess your needs and plan the installation from start to finish. The primary difference between the various kinds of central heating system is the fuel they use to generate heat. Take a look at the options below:
Natural gas is a common fuel type for central heating systems. Gas installations use either a combi boiler or a system boiler. The primary difference is that a combi boiler provides both heating and instant hot water. A system boiler provides heating only, meaning there is still a need for a hot water cylinder to provide hot water. Heatcraft will arrange a home visit, free of charge, to assess your needs, and determine which kind of boiler will suit your requirements.
In some homes it isn’t possible or practical to have a gas supply, and for those homes an electric central heating installation is a good option. Electric combi boilers work like gas combi boilers to provide heating and hot water for your home. Other heating-only options using electricity as a fuel include storage heaters and infrared heating systems. Arrange a meeting with the Heatcraft team today and we will go through your needs to find a solution for you.
Bio fuels are a cheaper source of energy than either gas or electricity, which can make them a good option for central heating. Usually in the form of wood pellets, logs or chips, bio fuels are burnt to provide heat in either a stove or a boiler. A biomass boiler can be used to provide central heating or hot water, just like a combi gas or electric boiler. Using a biomass boiler to heat your home can have further financial benefits, beyond the cheap fuel. There are a number of incentives to encourage homeowners to switch to biomass heating and hot water sources, including the Renewable Heat Premium Payment and the Renewable Heat Incentive. Heatcraft can advise on the available subsidies if you chose to switch to a biomass system.