Don’t Get Left Out in the Cold: Schedule Your Gas Boiler Service Now!

Date: Dec 20, 2022 - 10:31 pm

With the cold winter months quickly approaching, now is the time to make sure your gas boiler is operating optimally and efficiently. Scheduling a gas boiler service is a great way to ensure your home or commercial space is warm and comfortable all winter long. This blog post will explain why you need to service your gas boiler, the benefits of scheduling a gas boiler service in the winter, what a gas boiler service includes, how to prepare for service, tips for finding the right gas boiler service provider, how to schedule your gas boiler service, common gas boiler problems and how to fix them, how to maintain your gas boiler, and gas boiler service cost considerations.

Introduction – Why You Need to Service Your Gas Boiler
Your gas boiler is an essential piece of equipment for your home or business. It provides hot water and heats your home or commercial space efficiently. However, like with any other appliance, it needs to be serviced regularly to ensure it is running properly and safely. A gas boiler service involves a technician inspecting your gas boiler, checking all parts, and ensuring that it is working properly. It also involves cleaning and lubricating the system, as well as testing it for any potential issues.

When it comes to servicing your gas boiler, it is important to do it regularly. Not only will it keep your boiler running safely and efficiently, but it will also save you money in the long run. A well-maintained gas boiler can help you avoid expensive repairs and replacement down the road. Regular servicing also ensures that your boiler is running optimally, so you won’t have to worry about it breaking down during the cold winter months.

Benefits of Scheduling Gas Boiler Service in the Winter
Scheduling your gas boiler service in the winter has many benefits. For one, it gives the technician an opportunity to inspect and perform maintenance on your boiler before the cold weather sets in. This will help ensure that it is running properly and can handle the cold temperatures. In addition, scheduling your service in the winter also gives you the opportunity to have any issues fixed before they become more serious.

Another benefit of scheduling your gas boiler service in the winter is that it will help you save money. Many boiler companies offer discounts on services during the winter months, so you may be able to get a better deal than if you wait until the summer. Finally, scheduling your service in the winter will give you the peace of mind of knowing that your boiler is running properly and efficiently all winter long.

What Does a Gas Boiler Service Include?
A gas boiler service typically includes a visual inspection of the boiler, checking all components, testing the system for potential issues, cleaning and lubricating the system, and performing any necessary adjustments. During the service, the technician will also check the safety devices to make sure they are working properly. They will also inspect the flue to ensure that it is not blocked or leaking. If any issues are found, the technician will make the necessary repairs or adjustments.

Preparing Your Gas Boiler for Service
Before scheduling your gas boiler service, there are a few things you can do to prepare. First, make sure that all of the safety devices are working properly. This includes checking the carbon monoxide detectors and the pressure relief valve. You should also make sure that the boiler is in good working order and that all of the controls are functioning properly. Finally, make sure that the area around the boiler is clear of any debris or combustibles.

Tips for Finding the Right Gas Boiler Service Provider
When it comes to finding the right gas boiler service provider, it’s important to do your research. Start by asking friends and family for recommendations. You can also check online reviews to get an idea of what others have experienced with different providers.

When you choose a provider, make sure that they are registered with the Gas Safe Register. This is an organization that registers technicians who are qualified and certified to work on gas boilers. It’s also important to make sure that the technician you choose has experience and expertise in working on the type of boiler you have.

How to Schedule Your Gas Boiler Service
Once you have found the right provider, scheduling your gas boiler service is relatively straightforward. First, contact the provider and give them your boiler details. This includes the make and model, and the age of the boiler. The provider will then provide you with a date and time for the service. Make sure that you and the technician are both available on this date and time.

Once the date and time have been agreed upon, you will need to prepare for the service. This includes making sure that the area around the boiler is clear and that all safety devices are in working order. The technician will also need access to the boiler, so make sure that all doors and windows are unlocked.

Common Gas Boiler Problems and How to Fix Them
While regular servicing can help reduce the chance of your gas boiler experiencing any issues, it’s still important to be aware of the common problems that can arise. The most common problems include low pressure, a faulty thermostat, and a blocked flue.

Low pressure can cause your boiler to run inefficiently and can be caused by a leak in your system. If you notice that your boiler pressure is low, it’s important to have it checked by a technician. A faulty thermostat can cause your boiler to overheat and can be caused by a faulty wiring connection. If your thermostat is not functioning properly, it’s important to have it replaced. A blocked flue can cause carbon monoxide to build up in your home, so it’s important to have it checked by a technician if you notice any signs of a blockage.

How to Maintain Your Gas Boiler
Maintaining your gas boiler is essential for keeping it running safely and efficiently. The most important thing you can do is ensure that it is serviced regularly. This will help reduce the chance of any issues arising and will also help you save money in the long run.

In addition to regular servicing, there are a few other things you can do to maintain your boiler. Make sure that the area around the boiler is clear of any combustibles or debris. You should also check your boiler pressure regularly and make sure that the safety devices are in working order. Finally, make sure that you keep the boiler clean and free of dust and debris.

Gas Boiler Service Cost Considerations
When it comes to the cost of a gas boiler service, there are a few things to consider. The cost will depend on the size of your boiler, the type of service you need, and the provider you choose. Generally, the cost of a basic service will range from $150 to $300, while more complex services can range from $500 to $1,000. It’s important to shop around and compare providers to ensure you get the best deal.

A gas boiler service is an essential part of keeping your home or business warm and comfortable during the cold winter months. Scheduling your service in the winter has many benefits, including saving you money and ensuring your boiler is running optimally. When it comes to finding the right provider, make sure that they are registered with the Gas Safe Register and have experience and expertise in working on the type of boiler you have. Finally, make sure to maintain your boiler by having it serviced regularly and keeping the area around it clear of any combustibles or debris. Get Central Heating NZ to book in your service today before the next winter and keep your gas boiler running efficiently and safely all winter long.

Is Underfloor Heating Enough to Heat a Room?

Date: Apr 28, 2022 - 1:27 am

Having a good heating system at home is a necessity. If you’ve been considering switching to underfloor heating, the questions that linger in your mind are whether it’s effective at heating your home and how you can get the most out of it.  We’re here to answer your questions. 

What is Underfloor Heating?

Underfloor heating (UFH) is a central heating system that uses either water or electrical elements to heat the floor. The elements embedded beneath a finished floor are then conducted, radiated and convected to create heating for an entire household or structure.

How Does Underfloor Heating Work?

Unlike radiators which mainly just heat the air, underfloor heating generates radiant heat to create a more constant supply of warmth enough to cover an area while having fewer possibilities of having cold spots. 

Underfloor heating and radiant heat emitted from the floor give warmth at the floor level and provide a more uniform heat dispersion than conventional heating techniques. This means that the entire floor functions as a massive radiant heater, heating people rather than objects and avoiding overheating and energy waste.

Benefits of Underfloor Heating

The main benefits of underfloor heating lie in its ability to heat a room more evenly than traditional radiators can. Because underfloor heating works by emitting heat upwards rather than downwards, it creates a warm and even temperature throughout the room. Moreover, because it provides this type of heat without needing to be switched on or off, you don’t need to worry about ambient temperature levels; underfloor heating will provide continuous warmth throughout your home all year round.

Types of Underfloor Heating

There are two types of underfloor heating, hydronic or ‘wet’ underfloor heating and electric underfloor heating. 

Wet underfloor heating

Wet UFH is best installed on the get-go of constructing your home. They are basically underfloor pipes concealed within the floor, powered by boilers or heat pumps. With that said, the flow and pressure should be thoroughly tested before and during installation to avoid any possible leakage related problems. It’s also highly advisable to insulate your pipes, especially external ones. This should help prevent freezing of the pipes, which may cause the pipes to break and split in the long run. 

Electric underfloor heating

On the other hand, electric underfloor heating is best used in a smaller area or structure as using electricity as a source of heat is more expensive than wet underfloor heating. For this type of UFH, you need to check for possible faulty wirings before installation, the system power output, thermostat settings, area airflow, and even the type of floor covering you’re using.

Is Underfloor Heating Enough to Heat a Room?

Yes, it is. It can generate enough heat to have a warm and comfortable environment to live in as it is an energy-efficient method of heating a home. 

Given that the household or structure is checked for compatible floor covering, properly installed electric wiring or pipes, proper thermostat programming, external and internal pipe insulation and is being regularly serviced and checked —underfloor heating is an incredibly effective way of heating your room or property without having to worry about patchy heating in some areas of your home. 

Is central heating expensive to run?

Date: Feb 14, 2022 - 8:31 pm

Typically, heating accounts for roughly 30 percent of a New Zealand household’s annual energy use (that’s a huge chunk of your electrical bill!) And as energy costs rise and homes grow in size, the expense will only increase as well. 

Many Kiwi’s are taking drastic measures to cut down on their energy bill, and one of those is looking into more efficient heating options. Central heating is a highly desirable heating method for its ability to create a healthier and more comfortable home. 

However with ongoing running costs being a greater priority than comfort, is central heating still worth it?

The average running costs of central heating

A lot of variables come into play when estimating the overall cost of a central heating system. But basically, the operating cost of a system is determined by its efficiency. Factors such as your home’s insulation, boiler and fuel type all impact the cost of running central heating.

Central heating is widely considered to be energy efficient. It has the potential to save money and power. However, it comes at a high upfront cost which may turn away some people.

Central heating uses piped hot water to heat the various rooms in your home. To heat this water typically natural gas or electrical elements are used.

Natural gas heating is one of the cheapest and simplest methods for running central heating. Gas systems tend to be cheaper to install and cost far less than electricity.

In order for electricity to be comparable to natural gas a more complex system is required. A heat pump is used to heat the water in your central heating system. Paired with PV solar panels the cost of the heat pump can easily be offset and in some cases the cheapest option for its running costs.

A solar heat pump system running non stop in the winter may only cost as much as $100 a month. More energy is used to bring your home to temperature than to keep it there. Allowing your central heating to stay on greatly increases its efficiency.

How to make running central heating cheaper


To maximise your home’s energy efficiency, you must ensure that it is adequately insulated. Insulating your home lowers the amount of energy required to maintain a comfortable temperature in your home. 

To do this, you need to inspect and add insulation to vulnerable parts of your home, such as your loft. This is because as hot air rises, the top portions of your home, such as the loft, are susceptible to heat loss. 

Central heating is designed to keep your home at a stable temperature. So, if your home is quickly losing heat, your central heating system will struggle to keep up. If your system is constantly running hot to try to heat your home it will drive up your energy bill. Therefore ensuring your home is well insulated with double glazed windows is a requirement to have your central heating be affordable.

Be Patient

Central heating uses radiant heat instead of the traditional convection heating methods. By design it is slow to heat and cool down. Cranking up the heat on your central heating to heat up faster will cause a far higher energy bill. Instead, allowing your central heating to come up to temperature slowly is the best method. 

Once at temperature your central heating systems efficiently will skyrocket, making the system far cheaper to run, and may be worth leaving running all winter. 

This is because central heating heats all objects in your house, not just the air. Creating a huge thermal mass which easily retains its heat. The disadvantage is that this can take upwards of 48 hours to come to temperature.

If you are interested in installing central heating give us a call at 0800 443 284 or contact us online for a quote.

Home Heating Options: Radiant heating vs Convection

Date: Oct 14, 2021 - 12:40 am

When it comes to home heating New Zealand is behind as many people still rely on ineffective and inefficient methods. Most kiwi’s still spend the winters cold or wasting money on expensive heating solutions. Here at Central Heating we have several options to help you control your home’s climate effectively. This blog we will focus on the benefits of radiators as a home heating method.

Convection vs Radiant Heating

When it comes to heating a home the two most common methods are convection and radiant heating. Convection is very popular due to the cost. Convection heating works well however it does come with several disadvantages that may impact some people more than others. Firstly, convection heating uses hot air blown through the house to heat the home. Circulating air moves dust through the house, aggravating allergies and asthma. If you are prone to these, convection heating, such as a heat pump may not be suitable. Secondly, convection does not heat evenly and gives up a lot of heat to unused rooms or through walls to the outside.

A better alternative is radiant heating. Radiators are a great way to keep your home warm during the winter months. Unlike convection heating methods, radiant heating is very cost effective, and is ideal for families with dust allergies or asthma.

Central heating system

Radiators are a silent panel on the wall that transfers heat to the surrounding air. This heat comes from a single central heating unit, which heats a liquid. This liquid then flows into the panels where it can transfer its heat to the room evenly. Although this method is slower at heating than convection, it is cheaper to keep the room warm once it is heated.

If you are interested in the various methods for home heating such as radiant heating, give us a call at 0800 443 284 or contact us online so we can discuss the best option for your home.

Takapuna Home Gets an Underfloor Heating Upgrade

Date: May 31, 2021 - 2:38 am

Enjoying the breath-taking views at Takapuna beach before an underfloor heating installation. Our client was getting sick of the cold bathroom tiles on the Auckland winter mornings. After a tile in her bathroom cracked, she thought there was no better time to give us a call.

Underfloor heating systems use PVC tubing embedded in the concrete under the floor to heat the home. Hot water is pumped through the tubing, transferring the heat to not only the floor, but the entire room.

Takapuna homes are always a breeze when it comes into installing underfloor heating. When the clients broken tiles were removed, we found that there was already enough space to lay the tubing and concrete base. The client was left smiling, no more miserable winter mornings.

In Takapuna and looking into underfloor heating for your home? The European-trained experts here at Central Heating are ready to offer a unique underwater heating solution for your Takapuna home. Our team includes plumbers, electrician, and gasfitters so you don’t have to worry about dealing with separate contractors. Give us a call at 0800 443 284 for a personalised underfloor heating system fit for your Takapuna home or contact us here.

Why Are Steel Radiators Popular?

Date: Oct 12, 2020 - 1:52 am

Radiators come in all shapes and sizes. Some are made from cast iron, stainless steel, or aluminium. Besides the three, a significant number of models are manufactured from steel or mild steel. Choosing between these options can significantly affect your home’s energy efficiency and your comfortability, especially when the cold weather sets in. Among the four major types of radiators based on the material used, the steel type proves to be the most popular choice. But why is this so? Is it better compared to other types of radiators? Learn more about steel radiators below.

Types of radiators – Similarities and Differences

Before choosing the radiator size or planning where to position the heating system, it pays to known which type suits your household the best. There are various pros and cons of using a specific type of radiator. Knowing these would help you understand why steel radiators have gained a lot of traction through the years and why you should consider using one too. Additionally, it will help you set your expectations in term of the system’s efficiency, durability and operational costs.   


Compared to other types of radiators, aluminium tends to produce more heat, making it a highly efficient option for large rooms. They also cool down quickly, allowing you to regulate the room’s temperature with greater ease. However, because aluminium is a superconductor, it does come with a hefty price tag. Also, because of its lightweight make, an aluminium radiator can be prone to dents and damages. The lightest bump from kids running around in the room can deform its smooth shape.

Cast Iron 

Only cast iron radiators were manufactured back in the days. They were then replaced by other materials as developments in technology progressed. In recent times, cast iron radiators have been slowly gaining traction once more. This type of radiator is widely known for its robust build. With it, you’ll never need a replacement even after 30 years. However, compared to other types of materials, cast iron tends to heat up slower. Also, they’re the most expensive type of radiator in the market.

Mild Steel 

Steel or mild steel is a widely used material in making radiators because of its durability and affordability. It can last for years, helping you get more value for your money. Manufacturers also find it incredibly easy to use in producing a variety of shapes and designs of radiators, which can suit a variety of tastes and style preferences. No other material can compete with its versatility. The only major disadvantage of mild steel is internal rusting, so it’s crucial to have your boiler serviced regularly. 

Stainless Steel 

Stainless steel radiators are quite similar to the mild steel type. Stainless steel is also a versatile metal, and it’s made extra durable because of its anti-rust, anti-stain and anti-corrosive properties. The only disadvantage to using such type of radiators is that you have to shell out a large sum of money to afford one. Also, you will most likely have a limited design and style options to choose from. 

Benefits of Steel Radiators

Steel radiators offer many benefits to homeowners. One key advantage it offers is its versatility. If customisation matters a lot to you, steel radiator is the perfect choice to use. You can find plenty of customised mild steel radiators that can match your existing interior design. It could also come extra handy for those who are looking for radiators that look modern and chic. Some models are equipped with add-on accessories so you can use them as clothing or towel rack.

Besides its smooth finish and customisation options, mild steel also proves a good investment because of its powerful heat-conducting capacity. This means you can stay warm as long as needed during the cold seasons. On top of that, they can heat up quickly, allowing you to save money and significantly reduce your home’s energy consumption.

Steel radiators are also worth the money because they’re made to last. As long as it stays rust-free, you won’t need to replace your radiator heater. To prevent rusting, here are a few tips you can use to maintain the pristine condition of your steel radiator:  

    • After flushing the system, you can add a corrosion inhibiting solution. Consult your plumber about the best product to use. 
  • Check for leakages from time to time. If you notice leaks, try locating the source and determine if you need a repair or replacement service. 

Install a stainless steel radiator in your NZ home today!

Central Heating offers a variety of radiators for New Zealand homes. If you need help in choosing the type of radiators to install, you can give us a call. Our experts can provide you with the necessary guidance so you can select the most suitable option.

We also offer retro-fitted radiators, perfect for old and traditional New Zeland houses. Get in touch with us today for more information about our offers.  

The Importance of Central Heating Service

Date: Jul 16, 2020 - 9:50 pm

Central heating systems come with a wide variety of benefits for homeowners in New Zealand. When installed properly and well-maintained, they help reduce utility bills throughout the year. In some cases, you may save up to 30 percent on your annual energy bill. Investing in the latest A-rated condensing boilers is a prudent choice since these units come with heating controls, thus making them energy efficient.

These heating installations also help prevent the development of health conditions like bronchitis, hypothermia, and asthma. Unlike storage heaters, central heating counteracts condensation and the growth of mold. Additionally, heating units powered by gas are environmentally friendly as they help minimise carbon dioxide emissions.

 Central Heating service


As winters become colder in Auckland, you can keep your entire family feeling warmer by relying on Central Heating for quality service and maintenance. The company can handle different types of central heaters, including gas, oil, and solar-powered units. It can also design and build reliable systems as part of the custom installation service.

Relying on a professional service provider for your heating maintenance and repair gives you peace of mind. Furthermore, you can keep the system safe and running efficiently for longer. In turn, you save a significant amount of money in energy savings. The Central Heating service ensures that you find the best solution to suit your family’s needs during the winter season

The company provides access to experienced technicians capable of designing and building a system that locks in efficiency and substantial energy savings for many years. On another level, you are sure to benefit from improved health since central heating units are better than convection systems. With the former, it becomes easier to beat conditions like asthma and allergies.


In the end, you benefit from value for money presented by the maintenance and repair service. Your entire family will enjoy the tremendous effect of the heating system throughout the winter. The system improves health and safety while boosting your wallet.

By enlisting the services of Central Heating in Auckland, you entrust your installation, maintenance, or heating repair project on a team of expert technicians. The company has an impressive track record of delivering quality workmanship. It comes as no surprise that Central Heating in Auckland stands by its work and trusted by many customers.

 Regular maintenance


Regular central heating service prevents breakdowns, which can compromise your family’s comfort. For this reason, expert technicians recommend scheduling heating service shortly before the winter season begins. In doing so, you ensure peace of mind knowing that your system will run smoothly, efficiently, and safely. Many homeowners in Auckland book the heating service at the start of autumn to avoid unwanted breakdowns. A tune-up makes it easier to identify any components that require replacement. Some worn parts can compromise energy efficiency or safe operation of the system. Hence, the need to book the central heating service before winter

The lack of preseason inspection and repairs can present considerable risks. Gas or carbon monoxide leaks can trigger safety hazards. On the other hand, neglecting to follow maintenance schedules leads to energy inefficiency, which inflates the cost of running the system.


Braemar Central Heating Servicing

Date: Feb 25, 2020 - 11:43 pm

Central heating in New Zealand is important, especially during winter months. Avoid the inconvenience, exorbitant costs, and nasty breakdowns of waiting until winter to get your central heating installation or servicing done.

Timely maintenance, repair, or installation will also help lower your energy bill each year as you increase efficiency. Plus, regular servicing decreases the risk of breakdowns and extends the life of your central heating unit. Imagine how much money you save and how stress-free your life will be when you choose to be prepared with regards to your central heating maintenance.


Why Choose Braemar Central Heating?

When you install a Braemar 7-star equivalent ducted gas heater instead of a 3-star ducted gas heater, you will save approximately $754 per year in running costs! Over a 5- year period you could save up to $3,770 on your heating costs with 7-star equivalent ducted gas heating. Imagine how much you will save over the years!

Every single Braemar ducted heating unit is made from premium grade materials and supported by a comprehensive factory-backed warranty. Our industry standard 7-year comprehensive warranty for residential ducted gas heating also comes with a 10-year heat exchanger and burner warranty.

With energy prices rising, ducted gas heating has the edge on reverse cycle when it comes to both efficiency and performance, and even more so with the world’s first 7-star equivalent ducted gas heating range from Braemar.

Here are the benefits you enjoy when you install a Braemar ducted heating unit:

  1. Cost Effective Save up to $525 per year when compared to reverse cycle.
  2. Better Performance Reverse cycle works less efficiently when outside temperature drops. Ducted gas efficiency remains steady.
  3. Instant Warmth Ducted gas reaches desired temperature much faster than reverse cycle.
  4. Comfortable Air Ducted gas heating won’t dry your skin and eyes. It’s a different kind of cozy warmth.

Braemar Central Heating Servicing is able to install, service, repair, and replace all units available online.



Braemar’s Advanced Features

Now available – MagIQtouch® controller offers touch screen technology. Smart, sophisticated and incredibly intuitive, your MagIQtouch® controller makes operating your Braemar so simple.

Discreet and modern design will blend seamlessly into the décor of your home. Choose between standard, Wi-Fi enabled, or wireless Radio Frequency MagIQtouch® controller options.

Now you can control your heating comfort needs directly from your mobile device! For example, you can turn on your heater wherever you are even if you’re outside your home, ensuring you come home to a warm home on those cold winter days. You can download the smart app for free on your smartphone.

Zone your home with three zoning options:

  1. Complete Control Enjoy complete control over individual comfort needs
  2. Flexibility Heat only parts of the house in use.
  3. Savings Heat only the parts of the house where you are in and save.

Now you can set one temperature for all zones. You are also able to turn zones on and off based on minimum outlet requirement.

Central Control Zoning

Take control from 1 x MagIQtouch® controller in common zone where you can set different temperatures for each zone. You can also install additional discreet MagIQtouch® Air Sensors located in each zone with the ability to turn zones on and off, based on minimum outlet requirement. You have an option for up to 10 different zones.

Complete Comfort Zoning

Controlled from up to 10 x MagIQtouch® controllers (1 x per zone). Set different temperatures for each zone from a dedicated MagIQtouch® controller in each zone based on minimum outlet requirement. The MagIQtouch® zone controllers include built-in temperature sensors with the ability to switch on/off whole system from a central MagIQtouch® controller. You can set independent programs for zones from each MagIQtouch® zone controller with an option for up to 10 different zones.



Braemar Ducted Gas Central Heating Features and Benefits

  • Maximum efficiency with the InShot BurnerTM that provides thorough air/gas mixing

for clean, efficient combustion.

  • No pilot light ensures the heater works every time. Electronic ignition guarantees reliable ignition while no standing pilot saves wasted gas when heater is not being used.
  • Flexible installation for all types of homes so the unit can be safely installed in the roof, under the floor, or outside the house. The two-piece configuration means easy installation.
  • Maximum energy efficiency withEcostar® Tri-ActionTM heat exchanger. This is a standard on TQM6 and TQS7 series ducted gas heaters. It guarantees the unit is corrosion resistant with maximum heat transfer in minimum space.
  • Each unit comes with a whisper quiet operation with variable speed combustion fan that safely expels all combustion gases outside.

Braemar’s Comprehensive Warranty

Each Braemar ducted gas heating unit is manufactured using high-grade materials and comes with a comprehensive, factory-backed warranty. Our industry standard 7-year comprehensive warranty for residential ducted gas heating also comes with a 10-year heat exchanger and burner warranty. Our warranty guarantees your protection and peace of mind.

New Underfloor Heating Heatpumps

Date: Feb 14, 2020 - 7:28 am

Over the years, the world has seen winters getting colder and summers getting hotter. More often than not, households in the temperate regions have heating and cooling systems installed in houses. These installments often take at least 50% of the energy bill.


Saving energy costs often will have to come from the heating and cooling systems. A great way to keep a place cool during the summers and warm during the winters is through the use of central heating services, especially an energy-efficient heat pump.

Why You Should Invest in a Central Heating Service

Firstly, investing in a central heating service is one of the smartest decisions one can make. Central heating is efficient, effective, economical, safe, and adds comfort to the day-to-day lifestyle.

Living in a temperate region means experiencing both the harsh winters and implacable summers, having a central heating efficiently lets you adjust the temperatures in any way you want! It warms your whole house to the temperatures that you find fancy by using a timer, room thermostat, and thermostatic radiator valves that lets you set each room with different temperatures or timers to certain times.

It is also efficient with the use of energy, as it circulates temperature-controlled air through sealed ducts, managing the whole house with a reasonable amount of energy used. Heating the house with one source using radiant heat is definitely the way to go.

Why Central Heating is the Smart Way to Go

Central heating is effective in warming the whole house with just one system! It is definitely the economically smart way to heat up a house instead of using gas or single log burning fires (which are not equal in distributing heat and is a cause of sickness during the cold season) because the initial set-up costs will be paid back by the long term benefits this system has in store.

Using the central heating system effectively can greatly reduce gas bills and upgrading an existing system kicks back an annual gas bill by at least 30%. You may choose from a variety of vectors like gas central heating or oil central heating and still save a lot of money in the long run.

Safety and comfort can definitely be felt when using a central heating system. Installing one will keep your home at the healthy 21 degrees Celsius standard set by the WHO, eliminating the greater risks and chances of getting sick due to the cold.

Children and the elderly are kept safe because there are no open flames and no elements exposed. As for those who are sensitive or have problems especially with the respiratory system, it is safe because there is no forced air flow.

You are able to control the temperature using a thermostat and you can customize it to your needs. Other methods of heating create hot spots and cold spots, or an uneven distribution of heat.

Why Heat Pumps Are Effective

A heat pump is an effective central heating system, because instead of making heat, it extracts the heat from the outside. Two typical types of central heating systems are air-to-air heat pumps, which extract heat from outside air, even during the winters! The other type is the ground-source heat pump, which removes heat from the ground. In order for this to work, flexible pipes are buried in trenches below the ground, and these pipes are filled with a liquid that absorbs heat from the ground and transfers it inside the house.

Ground-source heat pumps are most efficient because they take their source of heat from the earth itself. They last longer than other types of heat pumps, and there is less wear on the compressors because they operate on a smaller range of temperatures because it is underground.


Underfloor heating helps make a heat pump even more efficient, because it is important that the heat pump’s outlet temperature is kept as low as possible. Using an underfloor heating, mounting the underfloor in screed is the ideal way of installation. Using the screed as a thermal mass allows you to run the heat pump on off-peak tariffs further reducing the running costs. Combining this with the ground source heat pump, efficiencies of over 400% can be achieved.

Heat pumps are energy efficient as for every dollar of electricity invested in it, a return of 2-4$ are returned. Heat pumps also double and acts as a central air conditioner when needed, making it versatile for all types of temperature year-round. It doesn’t just save you money, it’s also helpful for the environment because it is energy efficient.

Heating a home with a heat pump is a great investment because it also provides return on investments with the amount of money being saved. Knowing which one is good for you will save you from the unwanted costs of changing the system.

Firstly, make sure that your garden is suitable for ground loops, and it is efficient that your home is properly insulated as ground source heat pumps provide the best efficiency when producing heat at lower temperatures.

Keeping a warm home is a feat yet to be toppled down. Keep it warm with underfloor heating – heat pumps makes it easier to achieve.



Compare Central Heating Boilers

Date: Oct 25, 2019 - 9:01 am

Using a quality Central Heating System helps lower costs in running a home or a commercial space.   Not only do they save on expenses but it also plays a role to a home or business’ owner quality of life.  The boiler is considered one of the most important components of a central heating system because it is like a big fire that has continuous supply of gas.

What to Consider When Choosing a Central Heating Boiler?

There are several things to consider when choosing a boiler for your home or for your business.  First, you should take into consideration what type of fuel you would want to use.  The most common are gas and oil but gas is the more common of the two since if linked with a main gas supply, there is no need to refill the tanks.  There are also options for wood burning boilers but cleaning would be an issue.  Another thing that is important when choosing a boiler is the fuel cost and the maintenance of the system.  The most expensive system is the oil-burning system among other systems.
The size of the boiler is dependent on the size of the household.  It is also important to consider the number of rooms and the number of people who will be living in that space.  With this in mind, there are three kinds of boiler systems to choose from; the combination, conventional and the system boiler.  The most popular of the three among households is the conventional type which requires a holding tank and requires the most number of energy among the rest.  The combination may not need a holding tank and additional pipe work and this also provides hot water on demand and is the cheapest compared to other types but what the issue with this type is that it would take more time to heat up the water and can only be used one tap at a time.  The system boiler is the most expensive boiler but in spite of that fact it provides a more consistent water temperature and flow rate.

What Are the Different Types of Central Heating System Boiler?

When choosing the best central heating boiler for your needs, you have to base your decision on several factors such as noise levels, location or cost.  Here are different types of Central Heating Boilers to choose from:

Gas Boiler

When choosing gas boilers, natural gas is considered to be the best option because of its reliability and cost.  A condensing model is at least 30% more efficient than those non-condensing models.

Vokera Gas Boiler

Vokera is one of the leading industry for home heating systems with a wide range of products for domestic use and light commercial applications as well.  Their products are built with quality standards with designs for ease of installation, operation and reliability.  Vokera Boilers are condensing and high efficiency boilers which maximizes heat generated by recovering the lost energy which in normal situations be lost through the flue.  With condensing boilers,  you can save at least 30% energy consumption.

Brand Name Brand Type Condensing Y/N? Parts Available for Repair Y/N? Service Cost Cost to Supply Estimated Cost to Install Efficiency Rating
Vokera Boiler System Boiler Y $450.00 $3,057.00 $2,000.00 89%
Open Vent Boiler Y $450.00 $3,057.00 $2,000.00 88.8%
Combi Boiler Y $450.00 $3,057.00 $2,000.00 89.1%


Fondital Gas Boilerr

Fondital gas boilers have a wide range of atmospheric and condensing technology boilers. They are available in base-plate or wall-hung design. This is also available in low power and high power. It is manufactured in Italy with high quality materials and facilities that are environment friendly. Fondital products are available in domestic hot water heating version, with storage tanks or with connection to an external water heater. They also cater to both domestic and commercial heating needs.

Brand Name Brand Type Condensing Y/N? Parts Available for Repair Y/N? Service Cost Cost to Supply Estimated Cost to Install Efficiency Rating
Fondital Gas Boiler Atmospheric Wall-hung gas boiler N $450.00 $2830-$3534 $2,000.00 85%

Diesel Boilers

When someone does not have the option to use gas, they usually decide on using Diesel boilers. This may not be the first option for others who have a choice since they can be quite noisy compared to the gas models and might actually cost more.

ATLAS by Ferroli (Italy)

The Atlas model by Ferroli in Itay has the maximum achievable efficiency in traditional boilers. It is compliant with the Energy Related Products registration by European community. The Atlas D model proudly shows its 3-pass flues technology which increases water thermal exchange thus increasing its efficiency which is further enhanced with specially sized turbulators. The Atlas D also offers a silent operation compared to others because its flue path is carefully scrutinized so as to decrease turbulence. This model’s features includes opentherm communication protocol, a flow compensation protocol, an eco-comfort function, antifrost and lastly it includes the Ferroli Sun G oil burner inside its casing.

Brand Name Brand Type Condensing Y/N? Parts Available for Repair Y/N? Service Cost Cost to Supply Estimated Cost to Install Efficiency Rating
Atlas Atlas D Y $450.00 $3972 $3,000.00 86%

Wood or Pellet Burner

If your area has a good supply of wood, then the wood or pellet burner is the best choice for you. Before deciding on what burner to use, you must check that the appropriate appliance is the best one for the space that you have. Smoke from wood burning may also cause health issues and air pollution plus one must make sure that the local government has no restrictions on wood burning.

ATMOS Gasifying Boilers for Wood

There are several advantages to using this product. One is that you will have the option to burn large pieces of wood such as logs. This unit has a larger space for wood thus allowing for a longer burning period. Primary and secondary air is preheated to high temperatures and is considered to have the Ecological burning boiler class. This model has a built-in exhaust fan which allows ash cleaning without dust and the boiler room to be devoid of smoke. It has a cooling loop which prevents it against overheating without the risk for damage. When fuel burns out, the exhaust fan will automatically shuts off. Because it has a larger space for ash, cleaning it will not be an issue and this is also because it does not have the tube heat exchanger. The unit is small in size and weight therefore it can accommodate small spaces and easier to move or transfer and is made of high quality materials.

Brand Name Brand Type Condensing Y/N? Parts Available for Repair Y/N? Service Cost Cost to Supply Estimated Cost to Install Efficiency Rating
Atmos Atmos Wood Gasifying Boiler Y $750.00 $5,625.00 $3,000.00 81-91%


BIASI Piro Wood Cast Iron Boiler

The Piro Wood Boilers are hot water generators that burn wood gas at very high temperatures reaching over 2000°F making efficiency to reach at least 85% steady state. This is a heating boiler for wood that can be used in a single or multiple family homes. This boiler features a very thick and high quality cast-iron body. It has an output of 112,000 BTU/HR. The Piro Wood boilers are hot water generators by using wood as gas which functions by keeping the combustion chamber at negative pressure together with a fan-assisted combustion. It is ensured that there is exceptional resistance to corrosion and at the same time having a self -cleaning effect. This boiler can work independently as a central heating system or combined with central heating and domestic hot water circuits by a thermal storage tank.

Brand Name Brand Type Condensing Y/N? Parts Available for Repair Y/N? Service Cost Cost to Supply Estimated Cost to Install Efficiency Rating
BIASI Piro Wood Cast Iron Boiler Y $750.00 $7,000.00 $3,000.00 85%


BIASI 3Wood Series Indoor Boiler

This is a wood burning device that is easy to use, efficient and at the same time produces low emissions. Unlike other wood boilers, using this product is not labor intensive as one might think. This offers high efficiency and at the same time large heat exchange surface with a secondary combustion chamber. It has water-cooled grates; a large finned firebox and secondary combustion chamber that makes it maximize its burn time and at the same time minimize wood consumption. This new generation of wood boiler challenges oil dependency. This product has the BIASI 3-Pass Technology. The 1st Pass is that the wood burns in large, finned, combustion chamber with water-cooled grates and the 2nd Pass includes Vented firebox gasses are mixed with extremely hot preheated air found in the secondary combustion chamber which enhances oxidation. The 3rd and final pass is that the remaining exhaust heat is given up in a wide finned and self-cleaning passageway before going out of the boiler. This product has its technical advantages as well and these are:

  • ASME Certified boiler with a rate of 58 PSI
  • It has water-cooled grates
  • Secondary combustion chambers for high efficiency and low emissions
  • It has an Ash Tray
  • It has heavy insulation
  • Enameled casing
  • And lastly, a large loading door.
Brand Name Brand Type Condensing Y/N? Parts Available for Repair Y/N? Service Cost Cost to Supply Estimated Cost to Install Efficiency Rating
BIASI 3Wood Series N $750.00 $6,000.00 $3,000.00 None Available

Coal Boilers


Coalmiser HPD

The Coalmiser HPD (High Pressure) design is suitable for applications that produce high pressure steam or hot water which ranges from 5,000 to 40,000 lbs/hr with an output of 150 up to 250 PSI. This design combines the old school technology with the latest in combustion control technology. This device is suitable for industrial heating or process steam applications. This chain grate type stoker system uses either bituminuous or black coal washed singles or smalls which can be combusted efficiently with automatic de-ashing. This boiler has the three pass fire tube design which includes a wet back turnaround therefore eliminating the need for a rear door refractory.

Brand Name Brand Type Condensing Y/N? Parts Available for Repair Y/N? Service Cost Cost to Supply Estimated Cost to Install Efficiency Rating
Coal Fired Boiler Coalmiser HPD Y $750.00 $7,000.00 $3,000.00 96.1%


Heat Pumps

Heat pumps uses a form of renewable energy condenses the heat that is naturally present in the air instead of depending on direct sunlight like what solar panels does. The advantage of using heat pumps is that they are safe to use and easy to maintain and at the same time they last for long periods of time but it can have problems generating heat during winter months when temperatures are low.

Clivet ELFO Pack

An example of the Clivet Heat Pump is the ELFOPack. This is a reversible heat pump with active thermodynamic heat recovery and hot water production for domestic use. It is air cooled and used for indoor installation. This is a multifunction heat pump that addresses heating, cooling and dehumidification needs plus production of hot water. Its main features are:

  • It provides optimal comfort by easily adapting to the needs of the load conditions of a room and the thermal load.
  • Constant filtration of air by electronic filters with efficiency levels exceeding 99.9%.
  • It has a controlled mechanical ventilation with thermodynamic recovery during winter and summer.
  • Air dehumidification is available when in summer mode
  • It provides efficient production of hot water during winter and the good thing is that it is free of charge during summer
  • It prides itself in its high seasonal efficiency.
  • Cooling is free of charge during special environmental conditions.
  • Its use of renewable energy
  • Its environment friendly because of its elimination of pollutant emissions and CO2 in urban areas
  • Because of its low demand for energy, it improves the building’s energy rating.
  • It has a low running cost
  • Because all functions are stored in just one equipment, it is low on investment cost and allows for a quick installation process.


Brand Name Brand Type Condensing Y/N? Parts Available for Repair Y/N? Service Cost Cost to Supply Estimated Cost to Install Efficiency Rating
Clivet Heat Pumps ELFOPack Y $750.00 $6,000.00 $2,000.00 99.9%


Hitachi Yutaki M

An example of a Hitachi Heat Pump is the Yutaki M.  This heat pump is made for any weather because of its wide operating temperature range that it can still cope with extreme weather.  It delivers underfloor heating and a low and high temperature radiators and producing hot water making it the ideal boiler replacement.  With more than half of the Yutaki models having A+++ energy ratings, it can give you energy-efficient heating and save you on bills as well.  It is also available in several modes to suit your lifestyle, these includes comfort, economy, anti-freezing and vacation mode.

Brand Name Brand Type Condensing Y/N? Parts Available for Repair Y/N? Service Cost Cost to Supply Estimated Cost to Install Efficiency Rating
Hitachi Yutaki M Y $750.00 $10,000.00 $2,000.00 A+++

Ground Source Heat Pumps

Ground Source Heat Pumps is a central heating or cooling system that is also known as a geothermal heat pump. This device transfers heat to or from the ground. The advantages of using this type of heat pump are that it is good for the environment because it has low carbon emissions. They are more efficient compared to the air source heat pumps. This device can also last up to 20 years. The disadvantages when using this type is that they are more expensive to install and that there is significant work involved during the installation process.

Hiseer DC Inverter

The Hiseer DC Inverter heat pump has a wide range of heat output which makes it automatically adjusts heat output depending on the needs of your house.  This can not only be used for new buildings but it can be added to existing structures that already have heating systems available.  Using this product has its advantages and these are:

  • 30% more energy is saved compared to fixed frequency heat pumps
  • It has a soft start which protects your electric network
  • It has a wide heating/cooling output range
  • It can be used with other heat generators such as gas, oil or solar in existing structures
  • Heating, cooling and domestic hot water
Brand Name Brand Type Condensing Y/N? Parts Available for Repair Y/N? Service Cost Cost to Supply Estimated Cost to Install Efficiency Rating
Hiseer YHiseer DC Inverter Y $750.00 $5,000.00 $2,000.00 NA