Stuart's top tips and considerations
Here we've compiled a range of top tips and things to consider, intended to help you, whether you're researching a new boiler, or perhaps an underfloor heating system.
With over 25 years experience, you can be confident in Stuart's knowledge - he prides himself on the advice he gives his customers alongside his quality service. We hope the advice below helps you in your research.
For more advice and a no obligation quote call Stuart on 07771 997 862 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Central heating services
Choosing your new boiler
There are a huge range of boiler styles available to suit many different heating systems. Always seek advice as to the options available before committing to a like for like replacement.
Improving the efficiency of your boiler
Magnetic filters on systems capture metallic particles held in the black water you may have seen within heating systems. They should be fitted alongside newly installed boilers, or to help existing boilers work more efficiently with potentially less breakdowns. Power flushing is a one off procedure where water and chemicals are flushed through the system to clear out water and debris. It will initially clean a system but not necessarily stop future build up.
Power flushing is recommended before installing a new boiler to an existing system.
Underfloor heating systems
No digging required!
It’s not necessary to dig a floor up to install under floor heating. Overlay systems enable you to lay water pipes on insulated panels over an existing floor and only raise the floor height by 18mm. Overlay systems can be covered with all flooring types.
At the planning stage of any extension, always consider your heating options in order to achieve the most cost effective solution.
Air source heat pumps / Ground source heat pumps
A helpful saving
Through the Government’s Renewable Heat Incentive you can reclaim money back when installing a renewable energy system – although this amount varies, its generally equivalent to the cost of the appliance installed.
Heat pumps are especially worthy of consideration if you’re not linked to mains gas services. Existing properties need to be well insulated to achieve a ground or air source heat pump’s potential. Ground and air source heat pumps are therefore ideal for new builds.
Ground source or air source?
Ground source heat pumps require ground works and excavation or bore holes. Air source heat pumps are a stand alone, relatively unobtrusive unit sited on the exterior of a property, usually against a wall of a house. Ground source is a more expensive option requiring more installation costs, but they are still the most efficient renewable option and the pay back incentive is relative ie. you receive a higher rate of funding. Both air and ground source heat pumps supply hot water to cylinders, radiators and under floor heating.