Central Heating Installations & Replacements in Ludlow
Water-based central heating systems that are heated by boilers are the most common forms of heating in the UK. Most of these heating systems are heated by mains gas, with the other heating systems heated by LPG, electric, oil, solid fuel and renewable technologies. We provide heating solutions to our clients that operate on gas, electric, LPG and some renewable technologies.
We install an array 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 to clients in Ludlow. From homes to small commercial applications, we have it covered!
So Why Use Us?
- Fixed price quotations
- We are a TrustMark registered company
- Up to 10-year warranties on boilers, plus the Forthright Guarantee
- You can rely on us
A central heating installation from us comes with up to 10 years parts and labour warranty on the boiler, which is provided by the manufacturer, plus our own “Forthright Guarantee” on the work that we do and the equipment we provide. We are highly endorsed and offer insurance backed guarantees on our work.
We build our central heating systems around being durable and value for money.
We utilize fully soldered copper heating systems wherever possible. Where we need to use plastic pipes in our systems, we design the system to use dual-seal mechanical joints wherever possible over push-fit versions to increase the durability and restrict the places leaks can occur in the future.
What We Offer:
- A professional service everytime
- Outstanding value for money
- Heating sstems that are built to last
- Tailored solutions to your needs
We provide a range of solutions and always advise our customers on the best course of action for their specific needs. Our goal is to install the best value for money central heating systems, which have low maintenance requirements and will be cheap as possible to run for our clients.
“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.”
Frequently Asked Questions
Boiler should be used in the UK for many years to come, hydrogen being their like fuel in the future. All existing gas & LPG equipment can run on hydrogen with little to no modifications. Once hydrogen production costs less to produce than the extraction of fossil fuels, expect the gas network in the UK to transport hydrogen instead.
Heat pumps, despite their efficiencies, are still more expensive to install run than modern high-efficiency gas central heating. This even applies with Renewable Heat Incentives. Heat pumps are much more expensive to install and the electricity they operate on is typically five times more expensive than mains gas. The best heat pumps give 4-5kW of heat for every 1kW of electricity they use. Until domestic heat pumps generate power from gas, the gap in costs between electricity and natural gas close significantly or their installation costs reduce significantly; we do not foresee these being a major part of the heat and hot water production in the UK.
For the larger off-grid properties, who have no access to mains gas, heat pumps can often be the most cost-effective heat solution in the long term so long as the homeowner can afford the initial investment.
Heating oil prices are extremely volatile, and bulk LPG gas, which is the cheapest form of LPG supplied, is typically 3-4 times more expensive than mains gas. LPG, and to a lesser extent oil heating systems, are usually the more cost-effective solutions in off-grid smaller to medium properties due to the savings made in the installation and recovery times required to break even with heat pumps. The way to look at it is like this:
If it costs 10,000 more to install a heat pump and the annual savings are going to be £500.00 a year on a fuel bill averaged over 20 years, compared to an oil or LPG syste, it is highly likely that you will need to replace the heat pump before the heat pump before it pays for its self. Plus, that is not factoring in any expensive repairs in the meantime. Repairs to heat pumps can be in the thousands.
As above, it depends on the situation, only an honest and transparent company is going to advise you on the best route, even if it isn’t what they are selling. Most companies will do anything to promote what they sell to make a sale.
What a Typical Central Heating System From Forthright Will Include:
A boiler with up to 10-years warranty
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
Areas Around Ludlow That We Cover
- Stanton Lacy
- Richards Castle