What is Central Heating?
Central heating provides warmth from one central source to the entire interior of your home.
The most common heat source is through the combustion of fuel in a boiler, the result is heat that is distributed by water circulated through pipes. Circulated hot water has the advantages of a smaller sized distribution systems (pipes, not ducts) and is draft free this is what we call hydronic heating.
The heated water can be used by either a network of looped pipes situated in the slab of the house (underfloor heating) or connecting to wall mounted radiators positioned in each room of the house.
The benefits of hydronic central heating
There are many benefits to the popular hydronic central heating system. It is a pleasant heat that gives you warmth without drying out the air, there are no unpleasant drafts, hot spots or noise. It is an efficient way to heat, as water is a very low cost effective heat exchange medium. There is no forced air circulation moving dust and allergens around the house making it great for asthma sufferers.
Radiators are very safe there is no danger of burning or scalding as the system is fully enclosed with radiator temperatures well below boiling point. Controlling central heating is easy which each radiator or floor zone individually controlled allowing you to achieve the desired temperature in each room. The boilers used to heat these systems have extremely quiet pumps built into them to circulate the heated water. They are generally located in laundry’s and garages but can also be installed on the exterior of the house using a box for weather proofing.
Our heating specialists can install central heating systems in both new and existing houses. Our experience and exceptional skills help us tackle even the hardest installations in an existing house. Our workmanship is second to none which results in minimal interior repair work (painting, plastering) being required after we have completed the job.
These are some of the areas we can help you with.
- Solar Heating
- Combii Boilers
- Condensing boilers
- Diesel boilers
- Servicing and Maintenance
- Fault finding