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Installing Central Heating


One of the key requirements of any home is to have an efficient heating system. If there is a gas supply available to the premises then this will probably the most efficient running cost.

Let’s first talk through some of the key components of a heating system before we get in to too much detail.



The heart of the system is the boiler. There are various types of boilers.


Radiators are heat emitters which supply the heat to the various rooms
Heatloss Calculation

Heat loss calculation

The heat loss calculation is a simple example of how the heat requirement is calculated for a room
Dometic Hot Water

Domestic hot water.

The domestic hot water system is also provided in conjunction with the central heating system
Central Heating Controller

Control Systems

Controls systems for central heating and hot water systems can be very sophisticated
Pipe Sizes

Pipe sizing

Pipes have to be sized to ensure that they allow sufficient water to flow through the pipes
Installing Central Heating

Installing the heating system

Legally there are parts of the installation you cannot undertake and these must be carried out by a CORGI registered Contractor

Installing the radiators

Start with installing the radiators the normal position is under the windows
Pipe Sizes

Pipe work

Plan your pipes to run on the surface or under the floorboards.

Installation of the boiler

The boiler must be installed and commissioned strictly in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions
Commissioning Central Heating

Commissioning the system

When you have completed all the installation make sure that all the air vents on the radiators are closed
Maintain Central Heating

Future Maintenance 

The boiler will need regular maintenance from an approved Maintenance Contractor usually about every 12 months


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