If you’re thinking of installing or replacing a heating system, it’s important that you make the right choice. The main issues to take into account are the space you have in your home, how you use your heating and how much you are willing to pay for it. Here is a quick guide to the different types of heating and the benefits of each.
Modern radiators warm up quickly and are easy to control so you get an even warmth without much delay. You will probably find that the warmth remains long after the heating is switched off as it takes radiators a while to cool down. With a range of different styles when it comes to choosing new radiators, you can choose radiators that suit the style of your home.
The key with radiators is to choose the right size for each room and to put them in optimum places so the heat produced is used efficiently. As a rule, they work best under windows on external walls, although new-build properties tend to be very energy-efficient so you may have more choice in a newer property.
Underfloor heating is efficient and out of sight, freeing up space in your property. It effectively turns your entire floor area into a radiator via electric mats or warm water pipes concealed beneath the floor. Due to the vast surface area covered, you will only need a gentle heat for it to be effective. As the heat rises, you will be able to avoid any draughts or cold spots, creating a warm, comfortable environment.
However, underfloor heating doesn’t provide an instant effect; it can take an hour or two to feel the benefit. This can be combatted by leaving underfloor heating on all the time during colder weather at a very low temperature, or setting a timer so it comes on well before you arrive home.
Skirting heating uses pipework concealed in your skirting boards, so it takes up no space and you may even be able to hide away TV cables at the same time. Skirting heating provides a gentle, even heat even at low temperatures. It tends to be more efficient than underfloor heating because it is more responsive, so you won’t have to keep it on all the time.
DHS is an expert when it comes to all types of heating systems. Our knowledgeable staff will be able to talk you through the options for your property and help you work out which would best suit you and your family.
For more information about how this Bristol boiler company can help with your central heating needs, get in touch with a member of our team.