Central heating using a natural gas boiler can be a very good option if you are looking at central heating for your home. Gas boilers are the an excellent choice in the North Island because of the availability of natural gas is at a cost per kWh that can only be beaten by geothermal heat pumps, however, gas boilers are a quarter of the capital cost of geothermal heat pumps.
Are you looking at installing a new central heating system? Now is the time to select which heating source you should go with. The choice will depend on your requirements along with what you have available. Central heating systems can use many different heating sources, from heat pumps to coal and everything in between. So why should you go with gas?
Gas boiler central heating systems have many benefits over other types of heat sources such as heat pump or coal burners. The benefits of gas include:
- Silent operation – Meaning no disturbance while your system is working
- No effort required to bring the fuel – LPG bottles get delivered, natural gas runs on a mains system
- Extremely efficient – Less energy costs and better heating
- Compact unit – No chunky units taking up space around your home
One of the big benefits of gas is that it will heat big areas quickly and cleanly. If you want to heat all of your home, gas central heating is usually the best option, as it can handle the load better than almost all other heating systems. Whether you go with LPG or NG will depend on what’s available in your area. If you have natural gas then you can use a natural gas boiler, otherwise you will need to go with LPG. You can also combine your gas central heating system with your water heater or other gas systems to further improve energy efficiency in your home.
Here is a recent installation we did of a Bosch Condens 5000W 18kW Natural Gas boiler which replaced a Lotte boiler for a central heating system in Auckland. This unit sat in the covered area on the side of the house, and a horizontal flue had to be installed with the boiler.
Why is the Bosch Condens 5000W boiler?
The Bosch Condens 5000W is a gas condensing boiler that is capable of providing both hydronic heating and domestic hot water. By combining two appliances, the Bosch boiler uses high-efficiency condensing technology for both heating and domestic hot water supply, which saves you money. Another benefit is that it can generally save you money on installation time and costs, as well as installation materials. No hot water storage cylinder nor other heating system will be required. It can be combined with controllers and thermostats which makes it even more energy efficient. This unit is an excellent choice if you are looking to go for a gas central heating system.
If you would like to look at a gas central heating system for your home, whether LPG or natural gas, talk to us today. We can help you find the best solution for your requirements in your home.