The Benefits of Electric Central Heating

The Benefits of Electric Central Heating

Not all homes in Edinburgh   have gas and there are many that can’t have gas installed at all.  Some new property developments in Edinburgh   for instance can’t have gas as the space that the buildings are in is too enclosed or the flue system is not adequate.  So, what is the best way to heat a home and have a constant supply of hot water if you can’t have gas central heating fitted


Electric Heating

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Electric central heating is the answer. Electric heating runs from the mains electricity with electric radiators that can be controlled individually throughout the house and hot water that is powered from an efficient and economic electric boiler.  There are a number of choices of good energy efficient electric boilers available.  The Electromax boiler and Thermaflow boiler are compact, quiet boilers with a high efficiency rate of 99% plus.  Another good option is a wall mounted electric combination boiler.  Qualified electricians here at Bates Plumbing and Heating will advise you on the best electric boiler for your home and will fit it too.  All the electricians who work for me wiring and fitting electric boilers are fully NICEIC registered.
Electric central heating is not just for homes without access to gas either.  Many people are opting for electric central heating as it’s a safer way of heating your home with no risk from gas leaks or carbon monoxide.  You can choose to have either heating, hot water or both. It’s easy to fit and maintain and you can even make use of cheap electricity tariffs.
If you’re thinking of making the switch to electric central heating call Edinburgh Central Heating Services today on 0131 5102418

Underfloor Heating Services

Underfloor heating (UFH) is becoming increasingly popular in homes throughout Edinburgh . Its benefits are vast: it’s a healthy heating option; energy efficient; saves space and is highly cost effective.
Whilst underfloor heating is most commonly used in bathrooms, it is becoming an increasingly popular choice for extensions and conservatories. Underfloor Heating is ideal for any room where space is limited or there is a desire to maintain a high standard of visual appeal without wall mounted radiators spoiling the look.’
Any type of gas fuelled boiler can be used to provide the heat for a UFH system. Pipes are usually run underneath the floor surface and the heat from the water passing through the pipes transfers directly into the floor.
A warm floor creates warm air convection and this in turn heats the surrounding living space. Underfloor heating is an exceptionally straightforward but highly effective way of providing a comfortably warm indoor climate with an even distribution of heat.


Five Reasons to Choose an Underfloor Heating System for your Home
The five main benefits associated with Underfloor Heating:
1. Comfort
Heat radiating from the floor upwards is far more evenly distributed than heat that emanates from wall mounted radiators. Radiator heat tends to rise upwards and stay around head height which is not the most comfortable feeling.
2. Cost effectiveness and energy efficiency
Underfloor heating systems can provide a 15-40% energy saving over traditional heating methods.
3. Health
Underfloor heating helps to keep moisture content levels low which means that house dust mites can be reduced. This will benefit anyone with asthma or breathing difficulties or any other allergies.
4. Ease of control
UFH allows the temperature of each room to be controlled individually; a major benefit for any family.
5. Space and Aesthetics
By eliminating the need for wall mounted radiators, underfloor heating saves space and enhances the look of a room.
Anyone re-thinking their home heating system, refurbishing a room or adding an extension or conservatory should give serious consideration to contacting Edinburgh Central Heating Services to get a quote on installing an underfloor heating system as opposed to a traditional wall mounted radiator central heating system; the benefits are many!
Without doubt the best way to have an under floor heating system installed, is to have it designed by the manufacturers themselves. Bates Heating and Plumbing are accredited Nu-Heat underfloor heating installers and NICEIC certified. Some plumbing firms will just install any old off the shelf under floor heating system, these products tend to be more suitable for the DIY enthusiast who has little or no regard to heat losses or building regulations. We on the other hand will visit your property and measure the rooms you wish to install the underfloor heating, taking into account the construction of the floors. We will then submit this information to Nu-Heat who will then provide us with all the information regarding the correct installation method and products to be used. Once we have this information, we are then able to provide you with an accurate quotation to install your underfloor heating system.

Edinburgh Central Heating Services offer free estimates and range of skills. A 24-hour emergency plumbing service is also offered. For more information visit or telephone 0131 5102418