This is a question that quite a few UK homeowners are asking, as they prepare to replace their ageing central heating system, and you’ll be pleased to learn that the latest systems are very energy efficient indeed. If you are faced with the prospect of replacing your old heating system, here is a brief description of the inner workings of a modern central heating system.
- The Boiler– This is a large water container that contains a burner (either powered by gas, oil, or electricity), and the water is heated to a desired temperature, when it is then pumped around the house via a network of pipes that are connected to radiators. The boiler is very much the core component of the system, which is controlled by a thermostat. In the event your boiler is not working as it should, the best central heating services in Bristol are only a phone call away.
- The Radiators– Typically, these are attached to the walls, and with one or maybe two in each room, and the hot water is pumped into the radiators for a while, before being sent back to the boiler for reheating, and the cycle is repeated as necessary.
- The Pipes– Usually made from copper, the pipes send the water around the home and then beck to the boiler, where it is reheated once more. The system is sealed and not connected to the water mains, which means the same water is used and reused.
- The Thermostat– This device controls when the boiler fires and when it stops, and the settings can be set by the user and changed at any time.
If you are thinking of replacing your central heating system, talk to an established local heating company, who can help you to choose a suitable system.