So many homeowners in London are converting their lofts these days, and it is no wonder. The cost of moving can be extensive, but there’s also the fact that as a family you may be settled into a particular area, happy with the schools your children are in and close to friends and family.
You need more space, and the loft is just sitting there, accumulating junk. So you’re going for it. But whilst you’re thinking about the detail of precisely what you’re going to do with your roof space, amidst all your planning around the new extra bedroom and ensuite bathroom, children’s playroom or home office, you need to take time to think about how your new rooms will impact upon your central heating system. It may even be necessary to install a brand new boiler in order to cope with the additional demand.
If this is the case, your builder will let you know. And then it’s over to you to start looking into various options.
Time to Make a Change?
The thing is, if you’ve got gas central heating and a gas boiler, you don’t necessarily have to stick with them. In fact, now could be the ideal time to make a change to something that’s safer, needs less maintenance and is economical to run.
Electric central heating is an increasingly popular alternative to gas. Forget the storage heaters and water tanks of old: these systems run from an energy efficient boiler that heats your water on demand and delivers heat to your radiators as you want it. Just like gas, but without the need for servicing, safety checks, flues or carbon monoxide detectors.
You can also run electric underfloor heating off the system, as well as electric heated towel rails. If you are finishing your loft rooms with tiled or laminate flooring, underfloor heating will provide you with a nice level of ambient heat whenever you need it.
Interested in learning more about electric central heating for your new loft conversion? Get in touch.