What does central heating do?
Central heating is a system within the home or workplace which is installed in order to provide warmth to the whole inside of the building or just certain rooms, via radiators or vents. There are a number of different forms of central heating and therefore a variety of ways to heat your home, if you so choose. These ways include the combination boiler systems, gravity fed systems and high pressure systems. They all heat up radiators in a similar way, but differ slightly in the way that the water is heated up and then pushed around the system.
The combination boiler system (Combi boiler)
This type of system heats up the water as and when you need it. However, as it does not need a water storage tank in order to do so, it tends to be a little slower than the other two types of central heating systems. The combi boiler is particularly popular for flats and apartments.
High pressure systems
Although the more expensive form of heating system, it is the more efficient as it pumps a larger quantity of water around the system at a faster rate.
Gravity fed systems
These tend to be the more old-fashioned type of boiler, now often being replaced by the combi boiler or the high pressure boiler, both of which are the most popular when a new boiler system is being installed from scratch.
Why choose to have central heating installed?
To be fitted with a good central heating system is a very important feature for any home, whether you are young or old, single or part of a big family. While not everyone decides to have central heating installed, the majority of people in the UK will only have it switched on during the cold winter months, which can become unbearably cold for many. At this time of year, there is only a small percentage of UK homes that doesn’t turn on their radiators. But, for the vast majority of people, this is the best way to keep warm during the winter.
Why is central heating so important during the winter?
As the weather begins to turn colder, it is important to ensure that you keep yourselves warm. While dressing up warmly can indeed keep your bodies well insulated when you go outside the warmth of your home, when you are inside your home, it is important to keep your living area warm and therefore know how to adjust your thermostat levels, as the cold outside naturally makes things cooler on the inside too. Even leaving the heating on for a few hours at a time can warm up your different rooms. For the elderly, if he temperature falls below a certain level, the could be at risk of suffering from hypothermia, a heart attack or a stroke. Therefore keeping your home warm during water is imperative.
What to do next
Whether your old boiler simply needs replacing or if you are choosing a new central heating system to be installed all together, it is an important decision to make. Once you have decided on the best type of central heating to have installed, the rest will be easy enough. Remember to do your research on then decide what’s the best option for you.