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Other types of home and water heating

Under floor heating

Benefits

Because radiators heat up the area immediately around them, this ends up being quickly dispersed upwards, and away from the desired area. On the other hand, a good underfloor heating system will heat a larger area more evenly

District heating

Provides a means of securing significant reduction in CO₂ emissions through the optimisation of heat supply.

Extends the reach of renewables, by using renewable heat efficiently and providing opportunities for the use of renewable technologies that otherwise wouldn’t be viable.

District heating diagram (image: MTS Contracting)

Immersion heaters

Benefits

If your immersion heater has a thermostatic control, it will automatically turn off when it reaches the temperature you set on the thermostat.

If your immersion heater has a well-insulated jacket, it can keep water hot for several hours after it switches off.

Negatives

Be aware that you need to heat the water in your immersion heater to above 65°C to kill off bacteria.

Immersion heater diagram

Rayburns

Rayburn boilers are now highly rated for their energy efficiency and fuel use.