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What kind of central heating system is best for me?


Your central heating system is at the centre of your home, it ensures you have hot water for your shower and heating during the colder months. There are gas and electric options when it comes to a central heating system, and here’s what you need to know to decide which central heating system is best for you.


Gas boilers continue to be a popular choice for households in the UK. Known as a ‘wet system’, this kind of boiler heats up the water by a gas fire so that you get hot water running out your taps and heating your radiators.

Some of the gas boiler types include combi, condensing and system boilers, and you’ll find these in most homes that can connect to a gas line. A gas boiler is simple to replace and repair, however, they do need yearly servicing to ensure they are working correctly.

Gas boilers are much cheaper to run than electric boilers in the long run, so this might be something you will want to consider when choosing your central heating system.


Electrical boilers are often more efficient than gas boilers, are small and compact and are usually easier to install. Electrical central heating systems use storage heaters and store heat at night to be used throughout the day.

With an electric heating system, heat is available on demand – so no waiting around for the hot water to heat up! They are also very quiet and require less servicing than a gas central heating system. This kind of boiler great for homes that cannot connect to a gas line, but they are not so great for large properties as they can usually only heat up small amounts of water.

If you’re considering a new boiler or simply want your current one repaired, contact us at CentraHeat! We have the knowledge to guide you in the right direction, and our friendly staff are always on hand to help.

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