Cedar Chase was designed with warm-air heating. This is relatively unusual in the UK and it got a bad reputation in the 1960s because it was often badly installed. Ours works well if it is properly maintained, and does have some advantages over radiators:

  • Does not take up wall space
  • Produces heat very quickly when starting from cold
  • Can be used to blow cool air in the summer

Boilers were not very efficient in the 1960s though, so if you still have an original Lennox G4 you should try very hard to replace it as soon as possible: something like 40% of your gas bill is going straight up the chimney. Several houses now have modern condensing boilers driving warm-air heat exchangers as well as providing hot water for the taps and underfloor heating in the bathroom. Here are some ideas: