Central Heating Installation London

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What is Central Heating Installation?

Central heating installation refers to the process of installing a wet central heating system in a property. This typically involves installing a boiler, radiators, and pipework throughout the home to provide a consistent source of heat. 

Central heating systems are popular due to their efficiency and convenience of use. Whilst we are able to install open vented systems, modern installations are typically a pressurised system to increase the efficiency. 

It is important for modern central heating systems to include measures in place in order to help with the continuity, such as magnetic filters to remove sludge and debris build up, and limescale inhibitors to minimise limescale build up.

A modern heating system should also include heating controls such as thermostats and TRVs to increase the efficiency. For added benefit and convenience the use of Smart Heating Controls is recommended.

What Does Central Heating Installation Include?

Our central heating installation services include the following tasks:

  • Assessing your property to determine the best central heating system to suit your needs
  • Installing a new suitable boiler and any necessary controls if required
  • Installing radiators and pipework throughout the home (we specialise in both copper pipe and plastic pipe installations)
  • Commissioning and testing the entire system to ensure it is functioning properly
  • Registering the installation with relevant local building control or manufacturers for warranty purposes
  • Providing maintenance  and servicing plans to help extend the life of the system

How Much Does Central Heating Installation Cost?

The cost of central heating installation will depend on a number of factors including the size of your property, the type of system you choose, the number of radiators needed and any additional features or controls (e.g. TRVs or Smart Heating Controls)you may want. We offer competitive rates and are happy to provide a free no obligation quote. 

What Happens After Central Heating Installation is Completed?

Once the central heating installation is completed, we will thoroughly test the system to ensure that it is functioning properly. Where required we will register with the local building control or the manufacturer (e.g. when installing a new boiler or unvented cylinder). We will also provide you with any maintenance and servicing recommendations to help extend the life of the system.

What other central heating related services do you provide?

Smart Heating Controls:

Smart Heating Controls are intelligent thermostatic controls for your heating system. You can remotely control your heating from a smartphone, tablet, or other internet-connected device that is wirelessly connected to the internet. They also help save  money on your heating bills because you have more control over your heating. Additionally, you have individual room temperature control. By not heating unused spaces, you have more opportunities to reduce your heating costs. Most common smart heating controls include thermostats and TRVs

Heat Detectors:

Installation of wires, mains and interlinked heat detectors where a smoke alarm isn’t suitable. Heat detectors are important equipment for detecting fires and ensuring safety. As the name suggests, the devices sense the temperature of a room or area in order to detect fires. Heat detectors work on a similar principle used by smoke detectors, by tracking the temperature instead of smoke

Smoke Alarm: 

Installation of mains wired and interlinked smoke alarms, for homes, apartments, HMOs and businesses. Smoke alarms are a legal requirement for rental properties but a must have for all homes and businesses to protect lives

Power flushing: 

A method of deep cleaning your central heating system, including pipework, radiators and boiler. Power flushing improves the quality of the water contained within the system by removing the sludge and rust build up that can cause boiler breakdown or long term damage to your boiler and radiators.

Magnetic Filters: 

A device that collects debris and rust from the heating system. It can prevent damage to the boiler, leaking radiators and sludge build up within the central heating system. 

Boiler Servicing: 

An annual boiler service is carrying out a series of checks and cleaning to the boiler in order to maintain and increase the life of a boiler. It is also a requirement by the manufacturer to honour any boiler guarantees. 

Boiler Installation:

We provide a variety of Gas Boiler installations including Heat Only, System Boilers and Combi Boilers. We are experienced and registered installers of all major brands such as Idea, Baxi, Main, Vaillant, Keston and many more.

HIU Servicing:

Heat Interface Units (HIUs) are heat exchange units that are part of a larger network, communal heating systems. Visually they look similar to combi boilers and also require regular servicing.

Plumbing and heating:

All aspects of plumbing and heating repair, installation and servicing 

Unvented Cylinders:

Installation of direct and indirect unvented cylinders. We are experienced in unvented cylinders as part of gas boiler installation, a HIU installation or stand alone electric Unvented cylinders. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I install central heating in my home? 

Because of its efficiency and convenience, central heating is a popular choice for homes in the UK. It provides a consistent source of heat throughout the property and is simple to control with a thermostat. 

How do I select the most suitable central heating system for my home? 

The best central heating system for your home will be determined by a variety of factors, such as the size of your home, your budget, and your heating requirements. In general, having a heating engineer assess your property and make recommendations based on your specific needs is a good idea. 

Can I install my own central heating system? 

While it is possible to install a central heating system on your own, it is usually best to use a qualified and experienced heating engineer. Experience and the correct know-how is required to set up and commission an efficient central heating system.

How long does it take to install central heating? 

The length of time it takes to install a central heating depends on the size of your property, type of pipe work, access and location of the pipe work, number and size of the radiators required and the complexity of the system. In general, the installation process can take several days to a week. 

How much does it cost to install central heating? 

The cost of central heating installation is determined by several factors, including the size of your home, the type of system you select, and any additional features or controls you desire. Before making a decision, it is generally a good idea to obtain quotes from several companies. 

What is the expected lifespan of my central heating system? 

The lifespan of a central heating system is determined by the system itself and how well it is maintained. Central heating systems can typically last for 10-15 years or more. It will also depend on other measures in place such as fitting magnetic filters and power flushing the system

What factors should I consider when selecting a central heating system? 

When selecting a central heating system for your home, consider the size of your property, your budget, and your heating needs. It is also important to consider the system’s energy efficiency and any available warranties or guarantees. 

Is it possible to upgrade my existing central heating system? 

Yes, you can generally upgrade your existing central heating system. This may entail replacing the boiler, installing new controls or features, or installing a more energy-efficient system. Upgrades could also include increasing the size and number of radiators within a property 

Which type of central heating system is the most energy efficient? 

The most energy-efficient central heating system will be determined by your specific requirements and the characteristics of your home. Ground source heat pumps, air source heat pumps, and high efficiency gas boilers are all options to consider. 

Can I install central heating in a property that does not already have it? 

Yes, it is usually possible to install central heating in a home that does not already have it by installing a boiler, radiators, and pipework throughout the property. We recommend a full assessment of your property and your needs

How do I keep my central heating system in good working order? 

Some ways to keep your central heating system in good working order are to have it serviced on a regular basis, to fix any minor problems as soon as they arise, and to ensure that it is properly installed and maintained. It is also critical to follow the manufacturer’s care and use instructions and in addition clean and service the magnetic filter regularly.

Is it possible to control my central heating system remotely? 

Yes, many modern central heating systems can be controlled remotely via a smartphone app or another remote control device. This allows you to change the temperature and settings of your system from any location but does require the installation or addition of Smart Heating Controls

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