Traditional Central Heating

Traditional Central Heating

At MS Heating our aim is to deliver quality service at more affordable prices. As an MS Heating customer we will guarantee you will get a central heating gas boiler installation at a price that's just right for you.

By exchanging your old central heating boiler for an 'A' rated central heating gas boiler, you can cut your fuel bills. Controllable warmth and hot water, comfortable living, reduced energy costs, added value to your home - all at an affordable price and backed by our unbeatable, free seven year parts and labour warranty (subject to terms & conditions).

Combi Boilers

This is the best-selling and most popular gas boiler in the UK, now found in around 70% of homes for gas central heating in Britain every year. A condensing combination or 'condensing combi' boiler provides instant heat for your radiators and domestic hot water on demand. A condensing combi boiler is both a high-efficiency water heater and a central heating gas boiler, combined (hence the name) within one compact unit. Therefore, no separate hot water cylinder is required, offering space saving within the property.

Further benefits of a combi boiler are significant savings on hot water costs and the fact that hot water is delivered through your taps or shower at mains pressure. So you can enjoy powerful showering without the need for a pump. Another combi boiler benefit is that it can generally save you money on installation time and costs, since no tank in the roof space means less pipe work, a shorter installation time and less chance of pipe work freezing in the loft.

Regular Boilers
Regular gas boilers can be known as 'Open Vent Gas Boilers' and are the heart of most old-fashioned heating systems. They provide heat for radiators directly and produce hot water which is stored in a separate hot water cylinder. The cold water is normally supplied by a cold water cistern, usually in the loft above the boiler (gravity feed) and there is also a separate expansion cistern. These arrangements take up much more space than a combi boiler system, but because there is a large tank of stored hot water you can use several taps at once. This makes this type of system more suitable for larger houses with two or more bathrooms.

Unless a hot water cylinder is very well insulated it usually loses heat into its surroundings, thereby wasting energy. And the amount of hot water you can use is limited by the size of your cylinder. For instance you might run a bath, and then need to wait for the boiler to heat up the water in the cylinder again before you can run another.

If you're looking to do a full system overhaul most people opt to remove the tanks from the loft and turn their open vent system into a sealed system.

Benefits:
High flow rate for domestic hot water
More than one hot tap / shower can easily operate at same time

Disadvantages:
Once the water in the storage cylinder runs out you have to wait for it to reheat.
You'll need to find space for the cylinder (usually an airing cupboard)
The bulk feed and expansion tanks are usually sited in the loft.

Radiators and Controls
New radiators come complete with factory-fitted side panels and a top grille as standard. Condensing boilers are 90% efficient, the performance of your central heating system can be further improved using our boiler controls.

How can heating controls help with fuel bills?
Using the right boiler controls with a condensing boiler offers annual savings and can help to ease your home's impact on the environment.
Central Heating controls give you the freedom to decide how your home is heated, making it warm when you need to, but switching off when you don't.
Making small adjustments to your boiler controls can help to save money. By turning your room thermostat down by just 1 degree, you could save.
Improving the energy efficiency of your home could also help, for example by installing cavity wall insulation.

Underfloor Heating

Benefits
Installing underfloor heating has its obvious benefits opposed to traditional central heating methods (radiators, insulation) like comfort, reliability and reduced costs. Underfloor heating can provide ideal air temperature profile in your rooms through the correct balance of radiant and convected heat.

Heating Comfort
Underfloor heating heats the whole floor area which generates the opposite heat cycle to that of conventional heating sources, and results in warm feet and even comfortable room temperatures. Compared to conventional central heating radiators, an underfloor heating system generates more radiant heat as opposed to convective heat.

Contact Us-
So if you are looking for Solar Energy Solutions or traditional Central Heating in Somerset and Devon, please do not hesitate to contact us at MS Heating on 01884 841334 or by submitting the Email Enquiry form on our 'Contact Us' page.

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