HEATING WIRING AND
Our engineers can install an electric boiler solution for almost any property from domestic homes to commercial buildings.
With recent changes in legislation the need for electric boilers has grown massively, with new, improved, technically-advanced models being made available from boiler manufacturers.
We’re here to help, so if you are not sure where to start, or even why you would benefit from an electric boiler, please get in touch and we can guide you through your options.
Why Should You Choose Electric Boilers Over Gas?
Low Boiler Installation Costs
Gas boilers aren’t particularly cheap to install. Looking at the low-end installations, so a cheap combi boiler in a 1-2 bedroom flat, you’re already talking upwards of £1,850. And, that price is going to rise rapidly for complex installations, especially for larger properties.
Just for a boiler install, an average sized property is likely to cost around £2,000-2,200 for a new gas boiler.
It’s An Eco Friendly Solution
Whilst initial prices and costs are at the forefront of most people’s minds, gas, oil and LPG boilers aren’t exactly eco friendly.
Even for newer models, the efficiency of most boilers sits around 90%; as low as 60% for many older boilers.
Electric boilers are extremely efficient; you can expect around 99% efficiency from most units.
Note: There are some units that are 100% efficient. We’ll be talking about those below, in our guide to the best electric boilers.
Easy Hook Up For Off-The-Grid Properties
Not all properties are hooked up to mains gas. My parents for instance, bought their property with an oil boiler installed. That’s one of the options you have, if you don’t have access to mains gas.
Whilst gas boilers might be the cheap to run, oil boilers aren’t. More importantly, the cost of an oil boiler can be twice that of a gas equivalent, making an electric boiler installation a much more viable option over oil, and when gas isn’t a possibility.
Minimal Servicing Costs
A typical service on a gas boiler, might cost around £80, that’s on an annual basis. And those annual service charges quickly mount up.
Since electric boilers have fewer mechanical parts, servicing schedules are further apart, and repairs are much easier. With fewer moving parts, that also translates into less things going wrong, and a reduction in repair bills over the years, too. And, that all converts to extra pound notes in your pocket.
If you’ve not got a premium or modern boiler, you’ll notice one thing; it’s ridiculously noisy. A lot of the time, this is down to a worn, damaged, or low quality pump.
Noise usually represents a loss of efficiency. And, due to electric boilers being ridiculously efficient, they’re almost silent.
No Restriction On Installation Area (Space Saving)
With gas and oil boilers, you’ll be restricted by the installation area. Each gas/oil boiler needs a flue to vent harmful gases from your property. For those currently installed on an outside wall, it’s likely there’s a pre-drilled core hole that means the flue can be routed horizontally out of that wall.
Those in airing cupboards tend to be routed vertically, and using extensions, the flue is routed through the roof (extensions are expensive, by the way). As you won’t need a flue with your electric boiler, you can install it wherever you want. And, that’s important if you’re short on space. You can install your boiler out of the way, freeing up space in the most important rooms in your property.