Posted on 5th October 2018
With ever increasing energy costs, and recent flue restrictions, an Electric Combi Boiler is becoming more and more feasible as an alternative to a traditional gas boiler.
We understand that there’s many Electric Combi Boiler suppliers in today’s modern market, who will either confuse you with fancy technical jargon, or dazzle you with extravagant claims. We’ve put together this handy buyer’s guide to help you understand what makes a good Electric Combi Boiler, what all the jargon means to you, and the importance of installing high quality products versus the cheap and nasty.
100% Efficient. Electric Combi Boilers have absolutely zero heat loss through waste gases or flues, the kind that you’d expect with a Gas boiler. All the heat generated is going directly into your heating or hot water. Low Installation Costs. Having no requirement for a waste gas flue potentially reduces installation costs by thousands of pounds, and installing gas pipelines could add thousands on top of that. Low Maintenance Costs. There’s no mandatory requirement for an annual service on an Electric Combi Boiler, whereas a Gas Combi Boiler has to be serviced annually, which can cost £90-£110. Completely Silent. An Electric Combi Boiler doesn’t include any fast moving elements within the boiler that you would see within a Gas Combi Boiler, which means there’s absolutely no noise.
At EHC, we have spared no expense in producing our electric combi boiler, particularly in optimizing our product for efficiency, longevity and reliability. Some of the smart features which contribute to these goals are:
Soft Start Feature
The Soft Start Feature of our Electric Combi Boiler temporarily reduces the load when the Boiler starts up. This protects the Electric Boiler from power surges which could potentially cause the boiler to break down.
Full Power Modulation
Our Electric Boilers are designed to modulate. Most Electric Boilers are still fitted with a standard On/Off Switch, so there’s either full power, or no power. Full Power Modulation allows the Electric Combi Boiler to use the minimum amount of power required at all stages of the heating cycle, which in turn will lower bills.
Stainless Steel Heat Exchanger
The Heat Exchanger is one of the most important components of an Electric Combi Boiler. EHC have included a Stainless Steel Heat Exchanger, which is built to last longer than heat exchangers made of inferior materials.
In-Built Weather Compensation
We’ve included an In-Built Weather Compensation feature which monitors the outside temperature and adjusts power output accordingly. So if it’s cold outside, your property will require a higher output to reach your required temperature, and if it’s hot outside your property will require a lower power output.
Our Electric Boilers come with a Magnetic Filter, which protects your boiler from ‘sludge’ which is the main killer of boilers. ‘Sludge’ is made up of corroded pieces of metal which have come away from pipes/radiators. The Magnetic Filter attracts the sludge then filters the sludge out.
For further information, and expert advice, give us a call on 01698 825697.
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.
K Kerr, West Lothian
Your guys have just been and I’d like to say how helpful, friendly and professional they both were. They are a credit to your company and made me feel reassured. Thank you for responding so quickly and for getting the issue fixed.
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.
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.