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Central Heating Systems: The Four Main Types You Should Be Aware Of


All of us have heating systems in our home, but did you know there’s more that one type? Most of us are used to our ‘wet’ boiler systems, however, other styles have gone in and out of fashion over the years. To keep you clued up on your heating, we’ve provided some detail on four types of central heating.


Wet Central Heating

Wet heating is the most popular form of central heating. You’ll know that you have this style of system if your boiler uses fuel to heat water. This water is then circulated around your home to provide you with heat for your home.


Electric Storage Central Heating

Electric storage heaters use ‘off-peak’ electricity to store electricity which can then be used as required. These systems store heat via radiators filled with bricks. Electric storage heating systems will not use a boiler and the heat is regulated by controls on the radiator.


District Central Heating

District heating systems utilise household waste or natural gas to heat homes and, therefore, are eco-friendly and energy-efficient. This style of heating can provide you with ‘zero-carbon’ heating but they are less common than wet systems. If you have no boiler and get your heating via insulated pipes, you may have a district heating system.


Warm Air Central Heating

Warm air heating systems pull cold air from the outside and heats it via a boiler. This warmed up air is then distributed around the home through vents in the floors and walls. This type of heating is now less popular than it used to be. However, it’s a very efficient style of heating and can stop condensation and the ensuing damp from building up.


Gastech: Central Heating Installation and Repair in South Wales


If you require central heating or repair services in South Wales, look no further than Gastech. We can provide efficient, professional and reliable services.

To find out more about our services, contact us today. You can find us at our head office at Gastech Heating and Plumbing, Head Office, 41 Y Cedrwydden, Blackwood, NP12 1FD. Alternatively, call us on 01495 222 792 or email us at info@gastechheating.co.uk.

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