Do You Need A LPG or Gas Central Heating Installation in Cheltenham?
No need to look any further if you require a LPG or gas central heating installation in Cheltenham!
You live in Cheltenham and want a warm house and hot water, and for most homes in the UK that involves using a central heating system. Simple enough, right?
Not really! A central heating system can be a substantial financial liability to the properties owner if poorly installed, and especially with the use of low-quality equipment.
Furthermore, central heating system fuel costs have everything to do with a boiler’s efficiency, and massive negative impacts are common without careful system design and installation. Boiler efficiency reductions of up to 15% are common through design and installation errors due to a lack of knowledge. Further thermal losses are also experienced through the heating system its self through poor installation practices.
It is important to note, the wrong boiler choice can cost a customer thousands over the long term in losses through efficiencies, maintenance and lifespan. Robustly made boilers are rare, and the better-built ones are rarely the most popular boilers.
The central heating installation sector is a minefield. It is full of bad opinions, biased views, poor workmanship, with a good sprinkling of dishonesty and crooked behaviour.
It goes without saying, if a central heating system is installed correctly, the user can benefit from low-cost heating and hot water production and a system that will run for long periods with minimal maintenance. You need the right people to explain to you what is best for your situation and why; this is where we come in.
So Why Use Us?
- Get up to 10-year warranties on LPG/gas boilers installed by us*
- Benefit from up to a 5-year guarantee on other equipment we install*
- Get the option to use insurance backed guarantees, includes deposit protection
- We are reliable, honest, professional and offer excellent value for money
- We utilise the best boiler solutions from across the entire market
- We’re Gas Safe registered
- Our engineers are registered heating engineers with the CIPHE
- No risks using a TrustMark & FairTrades registered company!
*Terms & conditions apply
All of the work we do is done on a quotation basis. Our central heating quotes are free from pushy sales and any obligation.
“The careful design of domestic central heating systems is generally poor, and the installation process as a whole is generally rushed. This often shows further down the line, and it does not always take that long before the costs of poor design and installation begin to affect the homeowner.”
What We Offer:
- A service that is professional
- Excellent money value
- Durable heating systems
- Tailored solutions
We offer a full range of central heating system options to our clients in Cheltenham and always advise them on the best course of action to keep total costs as low as possible. We want the central heating systems that we install to have as minimal maintenance requirements as possible, therefore drastically reducing consumer maintenance costs over the long-term.
What A Typical Central Heating Installation In Cheltenham By Forthright Will Include:
- A fully installed boiler with up to 10-years warranty*
- Up to a 5-year guarantee on other central heating equipment we install*
- A fully soldered copper pipework system
- A system that is designed to work at maximum efficiency that utilises lower working temperatures
- High-quality radiators with grills
- High-quality thermostatic radiator valves (TRVs) on all radiators except one
- Lock-shield radiator valves with drain-off valves on the lower floors
- A robust and effective magnetic filter, such as the Fernox Omega Filter
- A thoroughly flushed system that is treated with central heating inhibitors
- Robust and easy to use heating controls, such as a Honeywell T4 programmable room stat
- Fully installed to all the required standards with exceptional workmanship
- High-quality after-sales
*Terms & conditions apply.
The Central Heating Services We Provide: Why We Are Different
Most companies that install central heating systems will throw anything in with no concern about the consumers’ on-going costs; get, in, get it done and get paid. But where are they when you start to have issues?
Our ethos is different, not only do we want you not to have issues in the first place, but if you do, we give rock-solid support to our customers. You have an issue, you call, we answer and we will get your problem resolved!
We fit the best value for money equipment we can and install it without flaw and to a high standard, so our customers go without issues in the first place. We focus on quality, not turn-over. Sure, things are not made like they used to be, but you can rest assured that we will do our utmost to ensure that everything we install is as reliable as possible. We want you to have many years of trouble-free use from our systems, and when you do have a problem, you call us because you know we will do what is best for you.
Notably, if you intend to keep the property for the foreseeable future, it is vital that the equipment used is carefully selected and correctly installed; otherwise, you will spend hundreds to thousands of pounds extra than required replacing faulty equipment. If you have a different position with the property you own, then we will tailor the solution to suit your needs, but we will never fit poor quality equipment or do shoddy work.
We install and replace all the common types of domestic and light commercial systems, such as combi boilers, heat only and system boilers and other forms of storage systems and instantaneous water heaters throughout Cheltenham. We also install specialist systems for larger domestic dwellings and for specialist small business/light commercial solutions. If you have a problem, we have a solution.
Frequently Asked Questions
It is highly likely that boilers will be used in the UK for a long time, with the most likely direction that hydrogen is used as a fuel source in the future.
Most current gas & LPG equipment will be able to run on hydrogen with little to no alternation and such appliances are already running on supplemented biogases in parts of the country.
It would be a good bet to predict boilers are here to stay for the foreseeable future and will remain the cheapest form of heating.
Compared to mains gas, no they are not. Not only are they considerably more expensive to install, but the fuel heat pumps use (electricity) is typically five times more than mains gas. The best heat pumps give 4-5kW of heat for every 1kW of electricity they use. Even with the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme (RHI), the sheer cost of a typical installation will dwarf any payback the scheme provides compared to a well-installed mains gas central heating system.
However, heat pumps are great solutions for the off-grid properties for those in larger properties which can afford the initial outlay. Heating oil prices are extremely volatile, and LPG gas is typically 3-4 times more expensive than mains gas depending on how it is purchased (in bulk or via cylinders). LPG and to a lesser extent oil heating systems are often more cost-effective in smaller to medium properties as they are far less expensive to install and this cost goes a long way with fuel.
It depends on the situation. This is why you need an honest company who offers a wide range of solutions. Most other companies/installers will only promote what is best for them, not what is best for the consumer. If we think your best solution is with a service we do not provide, we will tell you to seek that solution.
If you already have an oil fuelled central heating, unless you have a large property, then generally it is not cost effective to swap onto LPG. However, if you were installing a new system from scratch, so long as you have the space for a bulk vessel, LPG would be the way to go in a typical property. For larger off-grid properties, heat pumps could be the better solution.
From time to time LPG suppliers, such as Calor, provide free bulk vessel installation which can be a big incentive.
Areas Around Cheltenham That We Cover
- Bishops Cleeve
- Charlton Kings
- Coombe Hill