Working happily in the background while you enjoy the comforts of your home, a central heating system is a critical part of our home that we often take for granted… until something goes wrong. 

Typically, we don’t think about it when it’s working smoothly, but it’s a big thing if it breaks down, especially in the middle of winter.

Luckily, you can avoid these issues and keep the costs down on your heating with the tips in this blog post.

Here are some top tips to consider:

Use power flushing to improve efficiency

Power flushing is a process of clearing the central heating system of debris and sediment so that the heating system can operate more efficiently. A blocked up system has to effectively work harder to heat up your home, costing you more money on a daily basis.

Power flushing your oil or gas central heating also reduces the risk of damage or issues later on.

Consider central heating servicing and repairs

Regular servicing of your boiler and heating system allows you to identify any potential issues that might occur in the future. A regular service should also include power flushing (which we discussed previously) to make the central heating system more energy efficient.

If your boiler or another part of your central heating system isn’t working properly then make sure to get it repaired before it gets worse. It’s better to fix an issue and undertake repairs if possible to avoid needing a much more costly full central heating system installation.

For oil central heating, consider buying in bulk

If you have oil central heating then you will be familiar with the need to plan ahead and make sure that you don’t run out of oil. You can, however, consider having fewer oil deliveries to reduce the cost. Depending on how often you receive deliveries of oil, this might or might not be viable for you, but it’s something that’s worth considering.

Consider LPG central heating if you are rural

If you live in an area that doesn’t allow you to have gas central heating then you might be using (or considering) using electricity to heat your home.

According to Household Quotes*, it’s much cheaper to have an LPG central heating system to heat your home compared to using electricity.

Note: This data is accurate at the time of writing this article on central heating systems but may be subject to considerable change. It’s always worth checking the up to date pricing for the different alternatives to see which is cheapest.

Use smart technology and thermostats

There has been considerable development in recent years when it comes to central heating technology, including products such as radiator valves that are independently temperature controlled.

One such development is the rise in smart thermostats that can really help you to keep heating costs down. The Google Nest device, for example, can identify when you leave your home and will adjust your heating accordingly so that you don’t waste money heating your home when you aren’t there.

Speak to an expert

A really great way to reduce your costs and to ensure you have a reliable heating system is to talk to an expert who deals with installations and central heating servicing and repairs on a daily basis.

When it comes to central heating systems, North Yorkshire residents have benefitted from our expertise and experience for many years. Make sure to give us a call to see how we can help you.


Give us a call or visit our central heating services page to find out more about what we offer including our support for LPG, oil and gas central heating systems.

Yes, all of our installers and engineers are fully qualified to the highest standard. When it comes to central heating engineers, Yorkshire homes can benefit from the highest level of installation, servicing and repairs.

If you are considering a new heating system or having some servicing support in the future, then we recommend adding us to your phone contacts. This is especially useful if you are concerned that your central heating system isn’t functioning properly and might be close to breaking down. Alternatively, you can search on Google for our website using keywords such as central heating installations North Yorkshire or central heating repairs.

If your requirement is more urgent, call us today on 01904 864 139

We are located in York, North Yorkshire and we offer central heating installations across the north of England. For central heating installations, North Yorkshire as well as surrounding counties are covered by our services.

Give us a call on 01904 864 139 to see if we can help you with your central heating repairs and installation.

Yes, our central heating engineers at ProHeating, will advise you on what’s best for you when quoting you for a new central heating system or repairs to a central heating system. We will also advise and provide further tips during the installation, including detailed explanation of any new heating controls we have fitted and anything else you want to ask, such as tips on how to heat your home efficiently.