Buying A House With Warm Air Heating-Is It A Good Idea?

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Buying A House With Warm Air Heating-Is It A Good Idea?



Buying A House With Warm Air Heating-Is It A Good Idea?

If you are thinking of buying a house with a 1970s warm air system fitted as its main type of heating , we examine the pros and cons for you to enable you to make your own decision.

We also make you aware of the free government grant that you may be eligible for to replace  A Warm Air System For Free Central Heating.

Please see our Free Warm Air Heating Grant Page 

What Is Warm Air Heating ?

Warm air heating systems are an old fashioned type of central heating system that was very popular in homes in the 1960 s & 1970s.

Johnson & Starley are the market leader and most warm air units were manufactured by this company.

 This heating system is comprised of ducts, a blower fan, and a heat source such as a furnace or heat pump.

Air is heated by the heat source, then transported through the ductwork and dispersed into living spaces via vents and ducts . 

What Is The Warm Air Heating Grant That Is Available ?

 If you are claiming a benefit and found to be eligible for this grant we will :

  • arrange to have all your warm air heating system completely removed.
  • Install you a new A rated  gas boiler with radiators installed.
  • Provide you with a Full 2 yr warranty.
    • Install Any Insulation That Is Need
    • Provide You A Free Ventilation Package

Warm Air Heating Replacement - Apply Here

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How Does Warm Air Heating Work?

Warm air heating works by drawing air from the outside and warming it up by passing it through a gas or electric heating system. 

This heat is transferred around the home via ducting and air grilles.

Warm Air Heating is still is an effective way to heat your home and many warm air units fitted in the 1970s are going strong today.

Types Of Warm Air Heating

There are several different types of warm air heating systems in the UK

Gas-Fired Warm Air Heating Systems 

Gas-fired warm air heating systems are among the most common types of warm air heating systems in the UK.

These systems use natural mains gas or propane as fuel to heat the air. Warmed air is then distributed throughout the building using ducts and vents.

Oil-fired warm air heating systems

Oil-fired systems are less common than gas-fired systems and are found only in off gas areas.

       Oil-fired systems burn heating oil to heat the air.

Warmed air is then distributed throughout the building using ducts and vents.

Electric warm air heating systems

Electric systems are the most expensive of all heat types and are more common in off gas area due to this.

These systems use electric heating elements to heat the air, which is then distributed throughout the building using ducts and vents.

 Heat pump warm air heating systems

Heat pump systems work on renewable energy and are the most energy-efficient of all the warm air heating options.

Heat pump systems work by extracting heat from the outside air and using it to warm the air inside the building via large radiators. ducts and vents.

Hybrid warm air heating systems

Hybrid systems combine a heat pump with a gas or oil boiler, allowing the system to switch between the two depending on the outside temperature and the heating needs of the building.


The Benefits Of A Warm Air Heating System


  • Modern warm air heating systems are designed to warm up your home up quickly and silently.
  • Warm Air Heating Unit doesn’t require any radiators to be installed making them ideal for smaller properties.
  • Warm Air Heating is very efficient compared to other heating sources. They can cost up to 18% less to run than other heating systems.
  • Modern warm air systems have an additional filters fitted  that remove pollen, dust, and bacteria from the airborne particles. This is good for asthma sufferers
  • If you opt for an Air source heat pump, these are the new version of warm air heating and  are very low-carbon producing. heating systems that can reduce your home’s carbon footprints because they do not release CO2 into the atmosphere like gas boilers do.

The Disadvantages Of Warm Air Heating

    • Many air heating systems cannot provide domestic hot water so an additional boiler may be needed.
    • Installation of a warm air heating system into an existing house is difficult because the ducts/vents will be visible.
    • Air heating systems move dust throughout your home while operating and can be a problem for people sensitive to dust.
    • Installing a warm air heating system can come with a high initial cost.
    • Because there are few heat pump manufacturers and installers, there is high competition resulting in high costs and limited choices.

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