If you currently heat your home using individual heating units such as portable gas fires, electric fan heaters and electric oil burning radiators you could be paying over the odds on your gas and electricity bills. Modern gas central heating systems are now incredibly fuel-efficient and offer a reliable way of heating the entire house for what will probably be much cheaper than heat provided by individual units.
The cost of installing a new gas central Cv storing heating system may initially seem expensive. However, if you investigate your needs and discuss your financial situation with your local council you may find you are eligible for a grant, which could be as much as 100% of the cost. Even if you are not eligible for a heating grant you can still find some great deals and certain installers are able to offer staged payment terms and interest free credit, helping you to manage your budget comfortably.
Cost of running
Once installed you should see a reduction in your heating costs. If you had been heating your home with electric heaters your electricity bill will reduce dramatically, (although you will see a rise in your gas bill as your energy usage switches from electricity to gas).
One great advantage of a gas central heating system is the control you have over it. You can set the system to provide heating to your preferred temperature, you can set a timer to activate the system at various times throughout the day and you can use the thermostat to trigger the system if the temperature drops below a certain level. With individually controlled units you often find that the heat output is difficult to control. Such units are capable of actually overheating a room too quickly, providing an uncomfortable level of heat that you end up turning on an off throughout the day. A central heating system offers a much more controlled level of heating as the warmth travels throughout the house through pipes to radiators.
A silent system
Central heating units are incredibly quiet to run and you should hear very little noise from your boiler, even when it is working to provide maximum heat. Individual units, and fan heaters in particular, can be very noisy and are not ideal particularly during the night.
Instant hot water
Modern central heating systems provide instant hot water throughout the day thanks to the combination (or “combi”) boiler. This means you no longer have to wait for and share your homes hot water.
If you are considering installing a new central heating system for the first time then consult with a reputable heating installer. Make sure they are Gas Safe registered and ask them to explain all the functions of the systems available so you can make an educated decision. Don’t forget to discuss payment methods so you can secure a deal that suits your pocket.