There is nothing better then getting home from a hard day at work to be greeted by warmth and comfort. The difference that a good heating system can make in a room is vitally important to any home. Whether it be electrical heating, or something that requires plumbing, Conwy Valley, in Llandudno, aims to install a system that will work for you.
One of our main goals is to create the perfect system for your home. It makes no difference if you would prefer something nice and simple, or you would rather have a system that is a bit fancier. We have all different kinds of heating systems on offer. From underfloor heating to boiler installations, we can accommodate any design you require.
We accommodate to all kinds of work that you need doing. It doesn’t matter whether you are moving into a new accommodation that requires an update to an existing system, or you need a completely new design for a new build, we are always here to help. If you need any work doing, or you are simply considering a central heating project, get in contact now so that we can assist and provide you with any recommendations based on the type of accommodation you have. If you have an especially large home, it will be quite likely that you will need a stronger central heating system as well as more radiators that a one bedroomed flat or small terraced property. With more than 25 years in plumbing, heating and gas fitting we are experts in installing the ideal system for whatever build you have in mind.
Radiators are found in almost every home. They are an invaluable source of heat to its environment. Radiators work by circulating hot water or steam through pumps. These pumps are connected to all the various radiators in a building. There are two main types of radiators, Single pipe and double pipe. Single pipe radiators work with steam, whereas double pipe radiators work with either hot water or steam.
A great benefit of radiators is that you don’t have to have all of them running at the same time. They are easily switched off so that only necessary rooms are being heated. If you are running on a budget this can make your heating much more cost effective. Because radiators are a more common way of heating a room it makes them much easier to replace. Parts that aren’t functioning correctly can easily be replaced.
You can also use radiators as a multi use heating tool. Placing towels or wet clothes on a warm radiator can dry them quicker than leaving them hanging on a dryer. Standard radiators are also very quiet. If one starts to make noise it is a clear indication that it is not functioning correctly and you can get someone to look at it right away.
A problem with radiators is that when hot air rises rapidly towards the ceiling the air movement can entrap dust particles, causing staining on the rooms decorations. High levels of dust particles can affect asthma sufferers. The layers of stale hot air gradually increases in volume and creates a stuffy air that makes people uncomfortable. If you have radiators installed in a non beneficial place we can move them for you. We will work out where in your accommodation will most benefit from radiator placement.
Underfloor heating is a great addition to any household. It doesn’t matter if you want it installed in the bathroom or a kitchen, we will make sure that you will be satisfied with the installation.
By using heating pipes, tubing or a network of pipes we can make it so heat rises from the floor into whichever room it is in. They are buried or attached beneath the floor. For the best results, it is key to use conductive material such as tile. Because the heating is in a large surface area, it doesn’t require a high temperature to be effective.
Underfloor heating systems are often mistook as simply a luxury item to have. They can be installed as the primary heating system for a building instead of a standard wall mounted radiator.
There is a lot more to underfloor heating than most people think. It has a positive effect on the quality of indoor air. Because it controls the moisture levels it lowers the chance of mold, dust mites, viruses and bacteria. Arthritis and other joint pain is relieved by the warmth of the floor. If they were cold it could cause uncomfort.
If you live in a house with young children, underfloor heating can be a must have. Normal radiators can reach very high temperatures very easily, especially if a system is particularly efficient. Floor heating systems eliminate risks of burning or scalding. This is because they operate at a much lower temperature than normal temperature, as well being out of reach.
Underfloor heating can get quite expensive, especially if it is being built into an old building. The heating can also be very slow compared to other forms of heating. An area or room can take much longer to heat up, and also longer to cool down. This can be a big issue if you need warmth in a room straight away and you are relying on underfloor heating as your primary heat source.
A major point to consider is fittings and furniture. Underfloor heating isn’t suitable to heat underneath these sorts of items. The layout of the room may have to completely change. If the fittings need relaying this can add up to quite an expensive operation.
Warm air systems
Warm air systems heat up buildings by pumping warm air through vents which can be installed in ceilings or walls. Air is heated by a boiler which is normally fuelled with natural gas. The heat mixes with the air and is circulated through the air ducts.
They are incredibly fast to warm up. An added bonus is that there is no water tank to freeze or leak. They can be implemented as an alternative to standard radiators. A major health benefit is that electrostatic air filters can be installed to be more helpful for asthmatics or people that suffer from hay fever.
Warm air systems have a benefit over standard radiators by not risking a breakdown because of water leaks, pump failure, sludge or sticking valves, making them a much more effective heating system. During winter they have a much faster response for demanding heating during the winter months. They also have a longer life service than wet radiator systems.
Cooling can be incorporated for the use during warm summer days. The flexibility of warm air can make it essential for large rooms or businesses. Old buildings with poor central heating can benefit greatly from this sort of central heating.
Unfortunately there are some disadvantages to warm air heating. The warm air system can deteriorate as they get older, creating an inefficient on and off mechanism. Depending on how your building is made, they can be expensive to install, as well as to buy. That can also be quite noisy.
A common myth is that people no longer repair or service warm units anymore. This is completely incorrect, as they can be easily repaired by most experts. A lot of people seem to believe that central heating units require radiators to heat up a building. Central heating units are adaptable enough to heat a whole building without any extra help.
The system can struggle to gauge the temperature if windows are left open. A lot of good quality insulation is needed to stop condensation. If you don’t damp can occur. Something to consider about warm air heating works is much better in new buildings compared to an older place.
Storage heating system
Storage heating systems contains bricks that are capable of storing large amounts of heat. These bricks are heated overnight and during two short periods during the date. The heat is then gradually released throughout the following day.
Like conventional heating methods, storage heaters consist mostly of individual storage heaters. They do also rely on a separate wiring system so that it can use cheaper off peak electricity. The wiring can also be used to heat hot water tanks.
Normally a storage heater uses at least two controls. One controls how much electricity is being used for how much heat is generated for storage, the other determines how much of the heat is released. It means that if you are out and about the release of the heat can be delayed until you are back later in the evening. Some heaters have thermostatic controls.
Problems that can arise is wasted heat. Heat from the unit will be released from the unit after the night heating period. Heat that isn’t used is simply wasted. Storage heaters are surprisingly heavy and bulky. Ensuring you have the correct storage facilities is a major part of any installation project.
Geothermal heating system
Geothermal heating systems is a more recent way to heat or cool a home. Ground source heat pumps are buried in the garden or a suitable piece of land. These pipes extract heat from the ground. The heat can then be used to heat radiators, underfloor radiators, warm air heating systems and hot water in a building. A mixture of water and antifreeze circulates around a loop of pipe. Heat is absorbed from the ground which is then absorbed into fluid which then passes through a heat exchanger into the heat pump.
The ground generally stays at a constant temperature under the surface so the heat pump can be used throughout the year, even through the middle of winter. This makes geothermal heating a very reliable source of power all year round.
The length of ground varies on the size of your home and especially the amount of heat you need. Longer heat loops can easily draw more heat from the ground, but this requires more space for it all to be buried in.
Geothermal heating can be quite expensive to install, but it runs much cheaper than other heating systems. You can also be eligible to receive payments from the renewable heat incentive. The renewable heat incentive is a UK government scheme set up to encourage the use of renewable heat technologies among businesses, householders and communities. You would earn a fixed income for every kilowatt hour of heat you produce, as well as having the satisfaction you have reduced your carbon footprint.
Something to be noted about geothermal energy is just how expensive it can be to install. A lot of work is required to bury the equipment in the area available. If a ground source pump is installed incorrectly or poorly matched to the heating of the building, it can cause problems. It isn’t easy to correct or fix problems wrong with the heater once it has been installed.
Cost effective solutions
The cost of gas central heating systems and radiator replacement, as well as the many other services we provide, can worry people a lot. Most assume that our service charges will be sky high. We pride ourself on incredibly reasonable rates. We do this to ensure you don’t end up overspending on your job, and that you get the very best installation you need.
We understand just how important central heating is for your home. That is why we take the time to supply you with the best quality fittings you can find on the market. It doesn’t matter if you have something simple, or something quite complicated. Whether it ranges from installing a furnace, or completely redoing a previous heating system, it does not matter. We will install the power heating unit most suitable for you. It is definitely important to have a house that is warm and comfortable. If you want to find out more about how we can assist you with your central heating installation, or to get a quote for a job you have in mind now, get in touch with us at Conwy Valley Plumbing right away.