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One of the most important challenges facing churches today is providing sufficient comfort for the many different users of the building, from worshippers to staff to visitors.

A church’s heating system affects its fabric, its contents, its congregation and its mission. There is no universal solution to making a church comfortable and the key to arriving at a solution that provides reasonable comfort at a reasonable cost is to devote sufficient time and effort to understanding the particular needs of your own church.

Clich here to access guidance on choosing the right heating system. This document is intended to guide those considering upgrading an existing heating system or installing new heating through the planning and decision making processes involved. 

The CBC has also published a series of guidance notes on heating with renewable energy biomass boilers, solar thermal and ground and air source heat pumps as well as one on underfloor heating. Click the links to find out more.

If you are considering a new heating system it is important to talk to your DAC Secretary early in the process - a list of DAC Secretaries can be found here.

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers maintains a register of consultants working in the heating industry. Click on the link above to visit their website.