There was a time when central heating was a must for all houses. However, with gas prices at an all time high and many other options such as wood burners and electric heaters available to people, are they still necessary for those who are building a new home?
For the majority of people, central heating installation is still going to be a must. Whilst heating the home may be easy enough with log burners, heating water is not so easy and whilst it may be possible to get electric water heaters fairly cheaply, the cost of numerous heaters will quickly add up. On top of this, for those rooms that need electric fan heaters to heat the rooms, the cost of using such a heater will be extremely high, and will in many cases far outweigh what is paid out for gas to heat the home.
More and more people worry about how the cold in the winter will affect them and whether central heating installation really is the answer to being able to always afford to stay warm when it is cold outside.
Surprisingly, mortality rates in the winter are rarely actually to do with the weather itself. The majority of winter-related deaths are attributed to the likes of flu as opposed to the cold. After all, there are plenty of ways to stay warm that don’t involve using gas heating.
Therefore, trying to look at other answers to heating the home is unlikely to really have any added benefit in the long run, and not having a boiler is actually only likely to make anyone’s life far more troublesome.
Speaking to the right heating engineer Oxford can help you understand all your options, but for the majority of people the best approach will simply be to have central heating available. After all, you don’t always have to use it if you find a better alternative further down the line, and the cost of installation by a heating engineer Oxford is likely to be very minimal indeed.