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Low Temperature Heating Systems

City Warmth are trained, qualified and experienced in both the design and installation of low temperature heating and hot water systems. Every low temperature heating system designed and installed by us comes with a full and complete 26-page heat loss survey.

Heat Geek approved, we have undertaken extensive industry training to install the most suitable heating system for your home, helping keep your carbon footprint and energy bills to a minimum.

We have installed low temperature systems using standard radiators, column radiators and under-floor heating. So whatever you’re looking for, we are the experts you need!

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Low Temperature Heating Design and Installation by City Warmth

Low temperature heating is all the rage in Brighton, Hove and Worthing. It’s the direction all domestic heating systems are taking and is a cleaner, more efficient way to heat your home.

In an effort to tackle climate change, reduce energy bills, and make our homes more comfortable, low temperature heating is being widely adopted. We are proud to provide low temperature heating solutions in Brighton, Hove and Worthing.

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What is Low Temperature Heating and Why Do I Need it?

Low temperature heating is a way to heat your home more evenly, maintaining a comfortable home temperature while keeping a relatively cool heating system. Low-temperature heating systems are classified as those in which hot water leaving the generator does not exceed 55℃.

Most heating systems in UK homes are hydronic. This means they heat your home by sending hot water around pipework. In recent years, UK homes are adopting low flow temperature heating systems to reduce energy bills and enjoy a more steady home temperature without the worry of turning the thermostat up and down throughout the day.

Typically, your radiators will be about 70℃ but with low temperature heating, your radiators will sit better at 25℃ and 50℃. In a property that is properly insulated, this means you can heat your home at a more constant pace, driving your energy consumption down significantly and enjoy lower energy bills. It’s affordable, eco-friendly, and keeps your home comfortable all year round.

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Low Temperature Heating Benefits

Low temperature heating is hugely beneficial for domestic properties in Brighton, Hove and Worthing. From lowering your energy bills to reducing system failures, there are numerous benefits to enjoy. Let’s take a look at five of the most prominent:

1. The Lower Energy Bills

Low temperature heating consumes less energy than traditional heating systems. With reduced consumption and a properly insulated home, you can enjoy significantly lower energy bills. This contributes not only to a healthier planet and a more eco-friendly lifestyle but keeps your monthly outgoings a little more affordable. And who doesn’t want that?

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2. Limited Noise Disturbance

Radiators often creak and click. In fact, they were designed to click as they expand, sliding along clips that cause a ‘ticking noise’ as everything heats up. While this is not typically an issue, high temperatures can cause systems to adjust throughout the day and things can get pretty noisy as a result.

Low temperature heating removes this problem by maintaining a steady, cool temperature. This means less temperature fluctuations and minimised radiator movement, resulting in a quieter home.

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3. Cleaner Air

Despite what you might expect, radiators don’t actually radiate heat. Most of the heat a radiator produces is convected. This means your radiator draws air up through the system which is then dispersed around the room via a convection current.

When air is drawn up the surface of your radiator, through what is referred to as the ‘radiator convection fins’ (that’s the part of the radiator closest to the wall - you know, the bit you can’t quite reach to clean), this kicks allergens into the air.

Low temperature heating reduces this problem by shifting the heat transfer from convection to radiant. This is beneficial as it means the heat settles in the air, reducing the likelihood of dust particles being disturbed - ideal for those prone to allergies.

4. Slower Pipe Corrosion Rates

One of the many benefits of low temperature heating is slower pipe corrosion rates. When you can’t see the corrosion happening inside your radiator system, it’s not something you typically think about. However, it can be a real problem - causing costly damage to the system.

When your heating system is running, corrosion is happening. It’s unavoidable. However, the problem can be reduced. Corrosion is caused by deposits of dust and dirt into the system water that create issues such as scaling/damage to the pumps and valves. Over time, these problems reduce emitter efficiency and cause balancing issues.

Corrosion occurs faster the higher the temperature output. Although corrosion is unavoidable in radiator and heating systems, low temperatures can slow corrosion rates and keep your heating system healthier for longer.

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5. Reduce Cavitation and Protect the System Pump

Cavitation occurs when your heating pump boils water on its inlet side. This occurs as a result of low pressure and leads to wasted energy running the pump. Sadly, this can result in the pump breaking down or failing completely.  

Low temperature heating has a reduced boiling process. This slows the pump down and reduces the problem of cavitation as well as wasted energy production.

Three Ways to Achieve a Low Temperature Heating System

To enjoy the benefits of low temperature heating, it’s time to invest in one of your own. There are three ways to achieve a low-temperature heating system in your home. Each of the following methods work individually, however in order to achieve consistently low temperatures and a comfortable home it is ideal all three are implemented simultaneously. The three best ways to achieve low temperature heating in your home are:

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Increased Radiator Size

Lowering the temperature output from your radiators means that although heat is produced more efficiently, there is less to be transferred around your home. This means having larger radiators can be helpful as a greater surface is needed to give out the same amount of heat in order to achieve the desired temperature.

Please note: larger radiators aren’t a necessity and we can certainly achieve low temperature heating without them. It’s just the ideal.

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Increased Insulation

To get the best results from your low temperature heating system, it is important your property is properly insulated. If you have draughts or single glazing, for example, it will be hard to maintain an even room temperature. Therefore, increasing insulation within your home will ensure you consume energy more efficiently, reducing your monthly bills while keeping your home comfortable.

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Low Temperature Controls

Low Temperature ControlsHeating your home is a careful balance between energy efficiency and comfort. You want to be comfortable but you also want low energy bills. So, how is this achieved?

Low temperature controls are a great way to control the warmth of your home. They utilise intelligent communication between sensors and boilers so that low temperatures can be controlled all year round. They’re not essential but they do allow you to control your energy consumption more easily.

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Low Temperature Heating Systems by City Warmth

We’re here to support you in achieving a comfortable home and are proud to install low temperature heating systems for our customers in Brighton, Hove and Worthing. Our specialist boiler engineers can advise you on the best solution for your heating needs and answer any questions you may have. So, what are you waiting for?