There are a variety of central heating systems available – so many, in fact, that it would be advisable to contact a local professional to discuss this with before making a purchase decision. You will want to ensure that you purchase a boiler that has the correct capacity for the size of your home and that the system is designed to cater for the various radiators that need to be in different rooms. The system of pipes that will connect these radiators throughout the house will form part of that design. The boiler you choose to be at the centre of the system can be used only for central heating, or can also provide you with hot water. These are just some of the options available. Whatever your choice, you will want to ensure that you partner with a company that is experienced and can be close at hand to assist you in the event of an emergency. It is for this reason, if you live in Aberdeenshire, that it would be useful to find a local company to install your central heating system.
Choosing a wet central heating system
The wet system involves having hot water which is passed through the pipes and radiators in your home. The boiler you choose would play the role of a heat exchanger in that it would heat the water that is passed into the pipes, and draw back the water that has begun to cool. These wet systems of central heating are extremely popular in Aberdeenshire and throughout the UK. The hot water in the radiators warms the air around it, which subsequently circulates through the room. You can visit here to get more information.
When choosing a boiler for your wet central heating system, you will have to decide what fuel to use. Natural gas is most common in the UK and many houses are connected to the national grid. Others, however, use oil, liquid petroleum gas and even wood and coal. You can ask about electric boilers as well as these are becoming more popular, although they tend to be much more expensive than gas. The advantage of electric central heating is that electricity is available almost everywhere and it is cheaper to install than a gas system if you are not connected to the grid.
Choosing a warm air system
These systems were more popular in the past but are still effective. Here, instead of using hot water, air is heated by the boiler and this warmed air is pumped into rooms via ducts, entering through a vent in the floor or wall. The system is particularly popular in North America but is also found in most commercial buildings.
CAS Duncan has premises in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire and will be able to assist you with all your central heating needs. You can contact them to receive the benefit of their years of experience.