Types of Central Heating Systems Explained!

There's lots of information on different types of heating systems, boilers and plumbing systems, all with a lot of technical jargon. I mean, it can't be that difficult, right? 

Well, that's not the case.

Our heating engineers across Bolton, Burnley and Bury are here to help you understand the fundamentals of the various types of central heating systems without any scary technical jargon. Whether you're simply curious, would like to know what heating system is in your home, or are considering upgrading, we go through it all to help you make your decision. 


Conventional Central Heating Systems 

The most common sort of central heating system in the home used to be the conventional system. Modern alternatives have reduced usage, particularly in new construction, but traditional systems can still be found in many older homes and buildings.

The conventional central heating system is unplugged and the cold water is controlled by mains pressure. A hot water tank is located high up in the home, usually in the attic or a cabinet on the top floor, to provide hot water  which is then used by the boiler to heat it up. By the natural pull of gravity, water can flow down into the lower floors through your plumbing, into radiators, and out of taps once it has warmed up to the correct temperature. 

Combi Boiler Systems

Unlike conventional boilers, combi boiles on the other hand heat water at the source. The combi boiler generates heat as soon as you turn on the hot water tap or switch on the boiler. There is no hot water storage because all heating is provided by the boiler at the point of use.

Pressurised Central Heating Systems

The pressurised system, on the other hand, differs from the combi boiler in that the water is heated by a water cylinder rather than the boiler itself. A water cylinder is a tank that heats water as it passes through it. It is a tiny machine that can be conveniently incorporated into the home. As a result, hot water may be dispensed at mains pressure from several taps at the same time, making it ideal for large homes.

If you would like to discuss your central heating options with our team across Bolton, Bury and Burnley, simply call us on 07791 802791.