FIRST TIME CENTRAL HEATING SYSTEM
First Time Central Heating grants are Provided by the Energy Company Obligation scheme, a government scheme to funded by utility companies. This part of ECO helps low income households access funding to install central heating.
A first time central heating grant may be the answer you have been looking for. A first-time central heating measure is available for properties that have a gas supply but have never had central heating providing the home owner or tenant meets eligibility rules.
SMART HEATING CONTROLS
Smart thermostats connect your heating system to the internet – this allows you to change the temperature or switch your heating off on your smartphone or other device when you’re home or not.
You will need an internet connection to use them, but as you’re reading this we’ll go ahead and presume you do.
Please note that these are different from smart meters – which most energy firms are currently offering to install for free.
AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMPS
Air source heat pumps are sometimes referred to as an air-to-water source heat pump, these transfer heat from the outside air to water, which heats your rooms via radiators or underfloor heating. It can also be used to heat water stored in a hot water cylinder for your hot taps, showers and baths.
Heat from the air is absorbed into a fluid. This fluid then passes through a heat exchanger into the heat pump, which raises the temperature and then transfers that heat to water.
ELECTRIC STORAGE HEATERS
A storage heater, also known as a night storage heater, is a type of electric heater that makes the most of off-peak electricity storing heat and night and dispersing it during the day.
It spreads the heat around the room using what’s known as convection currents. As the hot air from the heater rises, it pulls in cooler air. In turn, this gets warmed up by the heater. And the cycle goes on, evenly spreading heat around the room.