Posted on 26th September 2017
With a significant increase in the awareness of electric boilers for wet central heating systems many heating engineers are genuinely considering this type of system as a feasible replacement where natural gas is not available or there are issues with concealed gas flues. Around 10% of the UK household use electricity to heat their homes. Many systems will be antiquated storage heating offering no time or temperature controllability and running costs that do not reflect on the heating or quality of heating trying to be achieved.
An electric boiler on a wet central heating system presents all the controllability that a gas fired central heating system offers. Using standard pipe-work, conventional steel radiators and thermostatic radiator valves the boiler, being 100% efficient and fully modulating, will take the same amount of time to heat the property. As no flue is involved and no gas analysis is required the installation of the system will be a lot quicker than that of a gas boiler.
When an electric boiler is used for heating a property there will also be a requirement for domestic hot water. Although electric instantaneous water heaters are available, if the property has a bath then it is likely that a hot water cylinder is required.
Therefore the installation of an electric boiler and cylinder is really no different to that of a gas system boiler and cylinder. The Electric Heating Company recognise that “Time is Money” and as such have developed Electric Boiler & Cylinder Heat Packs that incorporate all the necessary components (with the exception of radiators, radiator valves and pipe-work) for a complete electric heating & hot water system. Electric Boilers are available up to 14.4Kw and either direct or indirect Stainless Steel Cylinders up to 300 litres.
The future of heating is electric as the reserves of the UK’s natural gas diminish and the relative increase in gas prices continues to be greater than that of electricity. As the development of renewable electricity through low carbon electricity sources such as Solar, Hydro, Wind and Wave technology increases, and progress is made on clean coal technology, electricity will be the green fuel of the future.
For more information please contact The Electric Heating Company on 01698 820533 or visit our website at www.electric-heatingcompany.co.uk
Kevin Andrews, Installer, Cornwall
I am an installer of these modern, efficient electric radiators in Devon and Cornwall.
From experience, they are excellent heaters from an excellent company.
All the staff are very friendly and helpful. They are a pleasure to do business with.
Joanne Greenwood, North Yorkshire
An ode to my lovely new bathroom radiator
A helpful young chap knocked at my door today
To deliver my radiator, of which I must say
Has thrilled me, the manufacturing quality superb
Purchased to keep toasty whilst soaking in my tub
I’m delighted with the colour RAL6019
The pale green restful & calming…..simply divine
So thank you so much from my Hubby and me
To the German engineers, Carole, and all at EHC
Kevin Brown, Precision Plastics (Guernsey) Limited
We are a medium sized independent Builders & Plumbers Merchant / Home Improvement Centre based in the Channel Islands and always looking for quality products to add to our portfolio and offer to our discerning customers. Quality is important on a contained Island market as word of mouth plays a large part in the success of our business.
We took on EHC in 2012 and , in a nutshell, “haven’t looked back”. The Comet range of boilers has proved very popular with installers and householders alike and is now being seen by developers as the perfect choice for their projects giving us many repeat sales. We have also received very favourable comments on their solar equipment.
Having reliable back-up is a major factor on island and to this end EHC have proved to be a top-rated supplier always quick to deal with any minor problems that may arise.
Speed of delivery is excellent, positive feedback from our customers is as good as 100%, and their support at trade shows and provision of display product has provided us as a supplier with all we could ask for.
Mr Thomas, ‘X’ Council, Lincolnshire
I have recently received a call from the Housing Officer on behalf of the residents of x Court, wanting to pass her thanks on to Kevin.
She informed me that he has been extremely helpful throughout the whole process of the Total Care Package from start to finish and even afterwards.
Once again many thanks from the residents and from myself.