You may not believe it, but if you upgrade your home or office space from using an electric storage heating system to a central heating system, you can actually save considerably on your monthly electricity bill! And even better is that, contrary to popular belief, converting from central heating should be relatively easy if you are able to find a reliable and experienced expert central heating installer. The key is to make sure you’re able to communicate the requirements and specifications of your home clearly so they can provide a quality proposal.
If you have been wanting to convert to the central heating system but have wanted to know more about it, read on to learn more about how you can get smart about the central heating system you install in your home.
Things to consider when you decide to convert to central heating
- You need to figure out what kind of boiler you want to use.
- You need to choose from a wide variety of options available for a radiator. Styles and sizes greatly vary, so there’s bound to be a radiator that’s perfect for the heating requirements of your home!
- You need to figure out how easy or complicated the installation of your new heating system will be, as this will determine if you’ll need to temporarily move out of the house or if you can stay while the installation is taking place. The most important factor in deciding this is how easy or complicated the laying of the copper pipework will be.
- The size of the space will also affect the length of time of the installation. For example, a house or building with two floors would take a team of two to five days to finish a central heating system installation.
Different tips and tricks to make your new central heating system more efficient
- If your house or office takes up a considerable amount of space, heating the entire place will obviously cost more than it would heat an averaged size home. But you can lower your electricity cost if you implement zoning for your heating. If you are able to control the heat that is produced for different parts of your home, you’ll be able to make your heating system much more energy efficient. For instance, if at certain times of the day, only one floor of your home is occupied, a zoning setup for your central heating system will allow you to provide heat only in the occupied floor. This also applies if you decide to make different rooms of your home into different heating zones, letting you provide heat to only areas where it is needed.
- Choosing to have intelligent controls such as a thermostat installed is also an ideal way to make your central heating system more efficient, especially if you install a heater for different spaces in your home or office, allowing you to control the temperature in different areas. A room thermostat is an easy way to make your central heating system work smarter and be more efficient.