The Electric Heating Company have developed their product portfolio to accommodate any central heating and hot water requirement from the comprehensive Comet Electric System to the SlimJim Electric Flow Boiler our product knowledge and technical assistance is unrivalled in the heating and hot water industry. Our products have been designed with both the installer and homeowner in mind and as such all the controls used with the products are contemporary and user friendly.
An Electric Boiler operates using electricity rather than a combustible fossil fuel such as gas or oil.
Electric Boilers can come in variations such as Electric Combination Boilers, System Boilers and Flow Boilers. Electric Boilers are 100% efficient, meaning if you pay for 1kW of electricity, you will receive 1kW of heat.
Electric Boilers can sometimes be confused with electric water boilers. Electric water boilers are small appliances which are used to boil water for a tea or coffee. An Electric Boiler is a device used to heat your home and provide domestic hot water.
Electric Boilers are 100% efficient and can work on multiple cheap rate tariffs that are available from most energy suppliers making your system effective and economical to run.
Electric Boilers operate in the same way as a gas boiler where water is circulated through a fully modulating heat exchanger. The heating elements within EHC Electric Boilers are also fully modulating and designed to maximise the surface area of the element to increase overall efficiency. After the water is heated, it then passes through the rest of your home’s heating system to warm your home to your desired temperature setting, room by room.
Reduced Maintenance Costs – Electric Boilers have far lower maintenance costs mainly due to there being no moving parts which you will find within gas, oil and LPG Boilers. Moving parts can cause boiler breakdowns as they will wear over time and require frequent servicing. Although there is no mandatory annual service for Electric Boilers, EHC do recommend that the magnetic filter within the Electric Boiler is cleaned annually to prevent metal particles potentially causing damage to the boiler.
Eco-Friendly Heating Solution – The SAP10.1 carbon factor associated with Electric Boilers, expected to be introduced in 2020, is 0.136kgCO2 per kWh. This means that for every kWh of Electricity used, only 0.136kg of CO2 is produced. This is the lowest of any fuel types that can be used to heat your home, and for comparison, the carbon factor associated with Gas is 0.210kgCO2 per kWh.
Safety – As Electric Boilers don’t use any combustible fuel there is no risk of gas leaks or carbon monoxide leaks, making Electric Boilers safer than alternatives.
Quick & Easy Installation – Electric Boilers are easier to install than other heating solutions. There is no requirement for a flue as there is no internal combustion within the electric boiler. This means that an Electric Boiler can be placed almost anywhere within the property.
Low Installation Costs – As Electric Boilers are fairly simple and easy to install, the overall cost of the installation is much lower than a gas boiler and there is no requirement for a gas mains to the property. This also helps reduce running costs as there will be no gas standing charge on your energy bill.
They are the ideal choice for wet central heating and underfloor heating systems. It has been engineered to include the pump, auto-air vent, expansion vessel, auto-bypass and expansion vessel within the compact casing. For added safety the Boiler also incorporates a High Temperature Thermal cut-out for added protection.
The compact design of the boiler makes it ideal for heating applications where space is at a premium. The SlimJim is traditionally installed in properties such as apartments, domestic dwellings, holiday homes and light commercial properties.
The SlimJim is a fully controllable electric flow boiler which is designed to maximise cupboard space. The boiler also has an easy-fit front cover for future maintenance purposes.
The Comet Electric Combi Boiler offers the comfort and convenience of wet central heating and domestic hot water for domestic properties with no access to mains gas.
It is a fully packaged unit that is housed in an elegant enclosure which is compact in size and has been designed to fit into a standard domestic airing cupboard.
This Electric Combi Boiler provides a very cost effective alternative to electric storage heating, oil, solid fuel or LPG systems. With superior performance and reliability, the Fusion Astro Electric Combi Boiler provides on demand heat and instantaneous domestic hot water. They are suitable for small Properties that have a Shower and Hot Water outlets for sinks.
How much does an Electric Boiler cost to run?
The running costs of an Electric Boiler vary from home to home. This is due to a number of external factors such as level of insulation, windows, electricity tariff, comfort temperatures and many other factors.
Currently the cost of electricity is higher than that of gas, which inflates the running costs of electric boilers. However, Electric Boilers are more efficient than gas meaning you will receive more actual heat per unit of fuel you pay for.
To help provide accurate details of running costs, we undertook a survey of 96 Properties which have been fitted with a variety of EHC Electric Heating products. You can find details on our findings here
If you are considering the purchase of an Electric Boiler, we can help you. By completing the short form below we can provide you with a free no obligation quote as well as an honest recommendation on a heating system.
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.
R Stacey, Wokingham
I want to extend a massive thank you to you for being so proactive and so friendly about my issues. Considering I emailed you on a Sunday and you had the resolve to me by circa 9.19am on Monday I am very impressed.
Thank you again for the excellent customer service shown by you and the team. A client problem resolved quickly, easily and pleasantly. It’s almost a rarity these days.
Mrs J McCrossan
Please don’t take this to be condescending in any way but it was so refreshing to deal with someone who was efficient and willing to help especially when I really didn’t know what I was needing. Many thanks.
K Kerr, West Lothian
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