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central heating buying guide

Our expert Home Advisor can help you choose the right central heating for your home and family

Central Heating Buying Guide

domestic services

central heating buying guide

Our expert Home Advisor can help you choose the right central heating for your home and family

How much does a new Central Heating cost?

“How much is a new central heating system?” This is likely to be one of the first questions on your mind if you’re considering getting a central heating installed into your home. New central heating systems prices can indeed be pretty costly, but the right boiler (Heating Type), could deliver effective and efficient heating and hot water to your home and ultimately make your household a more comfortable place to live – an investment we believe to be well worth making.

New central heating buying guide

Central heating installation costs include a boiler (Heating Type), radiators, pipework and heating controls. Depending on which heating type you opt for, you may also need a hot water storage cylinder as well as a feed and expansion tank.

The price of each of these elements will vary from manufacturer to manufacturer Having said this, no two central heating installations are the same. And there are many variables that could have an impact on the final cost, such as:

  • Boiler (heating type) brand, type and size
  • Style and size of radiators or underfloor heating
  • Sophistication of heating controls
  • Ease of installation e.g. an empty home will provide a quicker installation than a property being lived in

Modern heating technology which greatly reduces the heat lost by the system as it operated. As a result, they’re able to achieve efficiencies of over 90%. This means that for every £1 spent on heating your property only 10p is lost through wasted heat. That could add up to considerable savings on your energy bills when you consider that older boilers are much less efficient.

And maximising your energy savings doesn’t have to stop there. Investing in effective smart heating controls will also help. smart heating controls can learn about your home heating habits. A smart thermostat even allows you to take control of the heating from your smartphone even when you’re not home.

Call 0207-183-2727 to speak to a home advisor to find out how much a new central heating installation could cost. We aim to take into consideration factors such as your budget, home size and central heating requirements to provide you with a realistic estimate of installation costs.


A central heating system that has been professionally sized and installed by a Gas Safe Registered engineer will run more efficiently than an incorrectly sized one


A central heating system that has been professionally sized and installed by a Gas Safe Registered engineer will run more efficiently than an incorrectly sized one

Can I speak to someone if I have a question about buying a new central heating?

Yes, you can call us on 0207-183-2727. Our lines are open Monday to Saturday, 8am-6pm. We have limited opening hours over public holidays. We want to improve our service for you, so we may record your call to help.

How long does the appointment with your heating adviser last?

Video call appointments last around 30 minutes and in-home appointments will last around an hour and a half.

Are you still installing boilers in light of the Covid-19 outbreak?

Yes, we are currently installing boilers. You’ll find details of how we will work in a Covid-19 Secure way in our 

What's the right heating source (boiler) for me?

Combi boilers. System boilers. Conventional boilers. With so many types of boiler, finding the right one for you can feel like a daunting task. But it needn’t. For starters, here’s the difference between the three main domestic boiler types:

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Central Heating Boiler

The central heating boiler you need will come down to the size, age and location of your property, as well as your demand for hot water.
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Warm Air Heating Systems

You can still find some older property with Warm-Air stystem However, they have been largely replaced by water-filled radiator systems.
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Underfloor Heating

More homeowners are moving towards ‘hidden’ heating systems. Not only to free up space – but to also add a sense of luxury.
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Air & Ground Source heat pump

The operating life of an air source heat pump can last for up to 20 years, with some even stretching as far as 25 years.

Other things to consider

As a central heating system installation is generally an important and expensive affair, there are a number of factors that you should take into consideration before taking the plunge. These include:


A reliable boiler could save you both stress and money as boiler breakdowns can be highly inconvenient and expensive to fix. Investing in a reliable boiler could prevent you from being left in the cold and could also save you money in repair costs. Here at Pace Heating & Plumbing, we always aim to supply the most reliable boilers, so contact us if you’d like our help deciding which option could be the best choice for your home. please view above to see a list of boiler manufacturing to choose from

The location of your new boiler

The location of your boiler could impact the spacing and appearance of your household, you should therefore think about a suitable place for it to be fitted. It often saves homeowners time and money to place their new boiler in the same location as their old one, as this typically enables a quick and easy installation. However, if you believe that your boiler could be better suited elsewhere, there are a number of locations that you could choose from


An energy-efficient boiler could allow you to make savings on your energy bills by reducing your energy wastage**! All of the boilers that are installed by Pace Heating & Plumbing are A-rated for efficiency and could be coupled with a state of the art thermostat (such as Nest). Boilers such as our Worcester Bosch Greenstar 30i are built with key feature such as user-friendly controls to enhance efficiency by allowing you to set your heating to your preference and avoid energy wastage. According to the Energy savings Trust, replacing a G-rated boiler A-rated boiler could save you up to £210 on your annual energy bill!**

Installation Time

Another key factor to consider is the length of time your boiler installation could take. A boiler installation could take between 1 to 5 days depending on the work required. It is in your best interest to consider the time it could take for your new boiler to be installed, as this could give you an idea of how long you could be without your central heating, as well as providing you with a time frame should you have to take time off work. Our friendly and reliable Gas Safe engineers aim to complete all installations quickly and thoroughly and are committed to getting your heating and hot-water up and running as soon as possible.

Get an engineer’s opinion

Last but not least, it is often beneficial to get an informed opinion Pace heating & Plumbing Home Advisors. will assess your home and discuss your needs to find the right solution for you and your family. We can recommend a boiler type, brand and model for your home, so don’t hesitate to contact us if you’re in need of help.


Arranging the installation of a new central heating system for the summer months can reduce disruption and save you money.


Arranging the installation of a new central heating system for the summer months can reduce disruption and save you money.

Selecting the right Radiators

How Do Radiator Heaters Work?

Radiators draw heat from water heat to warm up surrounding air. By doing this they can effectively be used to heat up a room.

Radiators are made from metal because it’s an excellent conductor of heat. Hot water travels through the radiator and the exterior fins naturally heat up over time. As those fins heat up, the surrounding air heats up as well.

Radiators are one of the oldest and most effective ways of heating a home. Radiators are still desirable because of their simplicity and their ability to heat a space evenly and comfortably. In order to get the most out of your radiator heating system, or decide if radiators are the right option for you, it’s important to understand how they work.

Natural Air Circulation

It’s uncommon for a home heating radiator to have any sort of blower because it simply isn’t needed. As the air surrounding the radiator heats up it rises up and out of the way and new cooler air comes in to take its place. A rotational current of air forms around the radiator causing all the air of the room to slowly heat up.


Take control of your home energy and heating bills


Arranging the installation of a new central heating system for the summer months can reduce disruption and save you money.

Take the Guesswork out of Your Connected Home Setup

As trusted leaders in the home service industry, we’re working to make it as easy as possible to keep your home comfortable, safe and secure using the latest Smart Home products, systems and services.

Take a look at our wide selection of the industry’s leading solutions and more.

Manual thermostats

Manual thermostats are economical and simple to control but the temperature in your home will only be adjusted when you manually change the settings of the thermostat.


Cons:Temperature must be changed manually

Programmable thermostats

Programmable thermostats can help save on heating and cooling costs by adjusting the temperature inside of your home automatically throughout the day. These thermostats are very easy to operate and can be set to meet your changing needs – such for a work week vs. weekend. Advanced models of these types of thermostats can even switch between winter and summer seasons.


Most models allow for multiple settings

Cons:Not suitable for all systems

Smart Wi-Fi thermostats

One of the newer trends in smart home technology are smart thermostats that you can control from your computer or smartphone. These thermostats learn, remember and adjust to how, when and where you use your system. They can help you to save on your energy consumption by adjusting the temperature only when it knows you need it.

Pros:Energy-efficient and convenient

Remote access to change temperature via your smartphone

Greater control of your heating and cooling could mean lower energy usage and money saved

Cons:More expensive than traditional thermostats

 Not every smart Wi-Fi thermostat works with every heating system

Communicating Wi-Fi thermostats

Beyond being able to control your home’s heating from your smartphone, communicating Wi-Fi thermostats can also communicate directly with your boiler. This feature means your thermostat can receive warnings and error codes from your boiler and ensure everything stays running smoothly. They also allow the equipment to operate at its peak efficiency and to modulate its output.

Pros:Energy efficient

Allows your equipment to operate at its peak efficiency

Remote access to change temperature via your smartphone

Cons:More expensive than traditional thermostats

Not tech savvy? No Problem!

Our professional Home Advisors are experts in their field and stay up to date on new tech innovations that enter the marketplace. So you can be confident that they’ll ask the right questions and help you to choose the most efficient and effective network of products and services to meet your specific home central heating needs.

Scheduling your Appointment

Pace Heating & Plumbing is dedicated to bringing peace of mind to you year-round. All our engineers are gas safe registered. Call 0207-183-2727 if you are not ready to talk now fill out your contact information and a dedicated Home Advisor will work with you to customize a solution for your business or home and family needs

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