Types Of Installations:
There are two types of systems under the First Time Central Heating (FTCH) scheme that we can install, “FTCH – Gas” or “FTCH – ASHP”.
Your property must have a live gas supply present which has been live prior to 1st April 2022. If there is no live gas live then unfortunately the property does not qualify for any gas measure.
FTCH – Gas
If you do have a live gas supply to your home, the FTCH system will consist of a brand new A Rated energy efficient boiler, all associated materials and radiators, each radiator size is calculated by the required KW Heat output to heat each individual room in your home.
If you do not have a live mains gas supply to your home, you could still qualify for a free central heating system which has an Air Source Heat Pump & Cylinder rather than a gas boiler. This is fueled by electricity only.
FTCH – ASHP (Air Source Heat Pump)
The air source heat pump absorbs heat from the outside air and converts this into a liquid refrigerant at a low temperature. Using electricity, the pump compresses the liquid to increase its temperature. It then condenses back into a liquid to release its stored heat. Heat is sent to your radiators or underfloor heating.
The system installed would be radiators, an ASHP Unit and a cylinder, there is no gas boiler at all in the property. The ASHP Unit works alongside the new cylinder which we would install.
The link below describes how the ASHP system works in your home: