Although many new homeowners are going all electrical, some still prefer central gas heating. One reason is that gas is relatively cheaper compared to electrical energy. When installing this system, keep in mind the following things:
You need specialists for the installation
Don’t try to install the unit on your own. Installation is complicated and requires utmost care and precaution. The setup involves mapping out the ductwork, switching off the power, installing a thermostat, running the pipes and attaching the gas line.
The system requires regular maintenance
This is obvious for any mechanical system. The air filters need to be cleaned regularly and the thermostat inspected from time to time. When you turn the thermostat on and then it stops working every few seconds, then you need to recalibrate or replace your thermostat.
Insure your system
Several insurance covers are tailored to protect your heating system. Don’t hesitate to buy a cover that will take care of maintenance of the boiler and cater for replacement of the system if it is beyond repair.
The cost will depend on the size of your home
The amount of money needed when fitting a gas heating system largely depends on the size of your house. You will need to lay pipes around all rooms in your home. The major costs are that of plumbing and the initial cost of purchasing and installing a central heating system.
Learn how to spot abnormalities
Noisy pipes could mean that your plumbing needs tightening. At times, it indicates that there is overheating. Beware of the smell of gas to prevent a massive gas leak.
Don’t wait until it is too late. Learn how to protect your heating system so that it serves you well throughout the cold season. You do not want your system to fail in the middle of a chilly winter just because you did carry out routine maintenance.