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Central Heating

Central heating systems provide warmth to the whole interior of a building (or section of a building) from one point to other rooms in the home. There are various types of central heating systems available such as wet systems, warm air system and storage heaters.

Modern combi boiler systems

Diagram of a modern central heating system

Central heating ‘wet systems’ circulate hot water through a system of pipes that connect with radiators throughout the home. At the heart of the central heating system a boiler burns a fuel that disperses hot water through the network of pipes. These types of systems are the most popular variant of central heating systems in the UK. Pipework may sometimes be also connected to a hot water tank, which provides a supply of hot water to taps.

What kind of fuel do central heating systems burn?

Commonly the most widely used fuel in central heating systems is natural gas, although some central heating systems use heating oil or LPG (liquid petroleum gas) or even coal pellets. Electric boilers are also available.

Are combi boiler systems more efficient?

Energy efficent central heating system

Modern gas combi boiler central heating systems must have an energy efficiency rating of A or B and generally use a condensing technology to achieve these results. If your boiler and central heating system is older than fifteen years old it may be worth considering a upgrade to a modern combi boiler central heating system due to the benefits in energy saving and consumption.

Combi boiler systems provide instant hot water, and take up less room as there is no requirement for a hot water tank to be installed in the premises, like there is with a conventional boiler system.

Professional central heating services throughout Newcastle

Radiator, central heating installation in Newcastle

Whether you are looking for an annual service from a trusted and reliable approved installer, or you are considering upgrading your central heating system to a more energy efficient model - Croftside plumbing and central heating can offer a range of central heating services to suit your requirements.

We provide a free no-obligation planning and design service for all central heating installations covering a wide range of different models and all major manufactures.

Croftside Plumbing and Heating is a small family run business in Wallsend, Newcastle Upon Tyne. We can provide services such as:

  • New Combi Boiler Installations
  • Fault finding and repair of current central heating systems
  • Planning, supply, and installation of new central heating systems
  • Annual servicing, maintenance and repair of your current central heating system
  • Power flushing (chemically cleaning and de-scaling your central heating system)
  • Radiator repairs, installations and upgrades

All of our heating engineers are highly qualified to undertake all aspects of plumbing, central heating and gas installations under a fully insured basis. Croftside is a registered member of the gas safe register and conducts technical safety surveys and quality assurance inspections prior to undergoing any work. If you are interested in one of our professional services please contact us for a free of charge no-obligation quotation today.