Central Heating System

Which central heating system is best?

January 29, 2020

Having a warm and comfortable home should be a top priority. A central heating system that’s reliable, easy to use and there when you need it is incredibly important. Affordability is a consideration too.

With so many different central heating systems available, how do you know which is the best for you?

Let’s take a look at the different options.

Gas Central Heating

Gas is still the nation’s favourite way of heating the home and a gas fired central heating system is usually the cheapest option. An efficient and reliable modern boiler will drive the running cost down even further.

Electric Central Heating

In flats, and in areas that aren’t connected to gas, electric can be a viable solution. Night storage heaters are usually combined with Economy 7 or Economy 10 electricity tariffs.

Oil Central Heating

Common in rural areas that aren’t connected to the gas, oil is usually stored in a tank in the garden and supplied by a local company. It’s often more cost-effective than electric central heating.

LPG Central Heating

Another solution common in the countryside is LPG. This can either be stored in a tank or provided in cylinders, usually through a local supplier. LPG is arguably more costly than oil.

Renewable Central Heating Systems

The buzz at the moment is all about renewables. Making your own heat rather than relying on the gas or electric grid is growing in popularity. These can include solar water heating systems, biomass and increasingly heat pumps. The latter work by taking cool air and turning it into warm air and generally work best in modern homes with high standards of insulation.

The best central heating system for you depends on your home’s location, its age, standards of insulation and your lifestyle. Professional advice can help you reach the right decision – get in touch with us today!

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