Heating systems are often overlooked and taken for granted. Understanding the components of a central heating system and how it all works will help occupants of a property, manage the maintenance requirements and seek help and advice when needed.
The boiler is the main component of a central heating system. They come in many sizes - delivering various amounts of heat energy, fuel types and energy ratings. There are a wide range of boilers that burn a range of fuel types.
The Building Regulations ensure that only the highest possible energy efficiency boilers are fitted and prevent low efficiency boilers being fitted.
Central heating systems come in generally three combinations. Open vented system using a hot water cylinder, a sealed system using a hot water cylinder and combination boiler systems.