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Make comfort a way of life in your home with a Central Heating system from Central Heating Waikato

Want the most effective and efficient way to heat your entire home? The solution is Central Heating!

What is Central Heating?

Central heating is a method of whole-home heating in which warm water circulates through a closed network of pipes, carrying heat around the home. The heat source warms the water circulated through the pipes that lead to radiators or to the pipes laid in the floor for underfloor heating.

1. Heat Source​

Generally a diesel boiler, gas boiler or heat pump located in a convenient place, normally the laundry, garage or external.

2. Distribution

Insulated pipes that distribute warm water to the emitters.

3. Emitters

A means of releasing the heat. Underfloor, radiators and towel rails.

4. Control

A central control point that can be programmable. Wifi options are available.

Why Central Heating?

Heat is lazy by nature and doesn’t flow through a house from a single point well at all. People try to move heat via ducts from overheated areas to colder areas but it works poorly.

When you move hot air down a duct, it loses temperature quickly and creates noise. These ducts are often in the ceiling and delivering heat from a vent high in the ceiling does not heat the room well. Ducted heat pumps also deliver heat from this high up position but fail to warm the lower parts of the room. Compared with nothing, its fantastic...

But far better to spread small amounts of heat around a home via a warm water radiator system or an underfloor system.

The heat is delivered in the right place in the room and is easily moved via water in pipework because water moves heat energy more than four times better than air does. The pipes are tiny compared with large air ducts making retrofitting possible and easily fitting in with new house designs.

Comfortable

The pleasurable feeling of enveloping warmth from warm water central heating is unobtainable from other forms of heating. It is the only heating method that heats the whole home evenly, allowing you to make full use of your home during winter.

Healthy

The even temperature of a home with warm water central heating is better for your respiratory system and the gentle radiant heat doesn't blow dust or allergies around, keeping your home healthy.

Efficient & Effective

Placing small amounts of heat around a home is much more efficient than a single large heat source attempting to heat a home. It also gives a more even temperature spread so its much more effective. Water transfers energy around a home much more efficiently than moving air and people feel much more warm when heated radiantly (e.g. radiators) than when heated with air (e.g. convection).

Silent

Underfloor heating is silent, radiators are silent meaning warm water central heating is totally silent and much more enjoyable for relaxing, socialising and just living without intrusion of noise or fluttering newspapers from blown air.

Convenient

The ease of living with an automated heating system is one of the most desirable reasons customers chose warm water central heating. Usually it’s a case of set and forget, but there are app based control systems that can add more flexibility.

Designing your Central Heating

Don’t get bogged down in the decision making. Your house and its location pretty much determine the best central heating solution for your home. Answering the following two questions will help us determine the nuts and bolts of your central heating solution.


Is your home new or existing?

As a rule of thumb, underfloor heating is more cost-effective to install in new builds and radiators are ideal for retrofitting into existing homes. There are always exceptions to the rule and our customer support team will be happy to discuss options with you.

Where is your house located?

The location of your home will also determine what heat source you should use.  We recommend a gas boiler where natural gas is available. Gas is very cheap when compared to other fuels and is likely to remain so for the foreseeable future.  The rest of the country, who do not have access to reticulated gas, have the option of a diesel, LPG boiler or an air-to-water heat pump.


Pratts are Specialists in Central Heating Design, Sales & Installation

Talk to us today about Diesel Boilers, Gas Boilers, Wood/Coal Boilers, Underfloor Heating, Radiators & Heat Pumps  

We are ready to take your call

Please complete the form or call us on 0800 772 887

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With over 60 years of experience you can be certain you’ll get the best advice and service from our team. We offer a full design, supply and installation solution for all of our central heating products.

We know Central Heating, it's what we do! 


You can visit one of our show rooms to see our complete central heating range on offer. 

 

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