What Are the Most Efficient Heating Systems?

The time has come to invest in a new heating system. But how do you make a decision between all the different types? The heating system you choose will depend on your budget, your situation and where you live so it’s important to take these things into account before making a decision. We’ve put together a guide to four of the main heating systems to help you decide. If you want a new heating system and are looking for heating engineers in London, RyGas are always here to help.


Wood can work well and be a low-cost option in specific situations – for example, if you have access to free firewood. If you do opt for a wood heating system, it’s important that you invest in an energy-efficient woodstove or fireplace insert. It’s also important to ensure you don’t end up losing heat up the chimney! 


Solar heating is a great option as long as your home is in a position that has access to the sun. Making your own energy with solar power will massively reduce your carbon footprint. Also, the great thing about solar heating is that there are no extra running costs once you’ve set everything up. You just have to rely on the power of the sun! However, if you live in a part of England that rarely gets sun, even in the summer, then solar power may not be a viable option for you. It’s a good idea to get an expert opinion before investing in solar powered heating.

Natural Gas Heating

Natural gas is the most common heating system, and it will be the cheapest for you in the UK if you are connected to the grid! Gas heating systems such as furnaces will have a slightly lower percentage of efficiency than electric radiators, however, so this is something to bear in mind. Our tradesmen are very experienced in fitting gas heating systems so keep us in mind if you are searching for heating engineers in London.


Electric radiators are 100% efficient when transferring electrical energy to heat so electric heating so in that sense it may be your most efficient option. If you aren’t powered by the national gas grid, electric heating could be the right choice. However, it’s important to bear in mind that electric heating is likely to be the most expensive option compared with other heating systems because it is not very cost effective! You need to weigh up what will work best for you.


Choosing a new heating system is a big decision but we hope this guide will help you to make an informed choice. If you are interested in hiring heating engineers in London, get in touch with RyGas today.

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