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Electric Boilers

At Conwy Valley Plumbing, we’re the experts you need to come to when looking for boiler installation in North Wales. If you’re looking for boiler repair in Llandudno, or are curious about gas boilers in Conwy or the surrounding area, get in touch with us right away. We have over 25 years’ of experience when it comes to plumbing, and from our base in Llandudno, we’ve built a strong reputation. We’ve done this through both our excellent service and our attention to detail when it comes to all of your plumbing needs.

One of our main areas of expertise is boiler installation, be it electric, gas or system boilers. We also are well versed in repair work, meaning we’re able to ensure that your family home or business has a fully working heating system in as quicker time as possible. We understand how vital it is for us to work swiftly, making sure that any boiler problems you have are sorted out as quickly and as hassle free as possible.

When choosing an electric boiler for your property, it’s clearly best that you’re able to get a firm grasp of which type of boiler actually does what, and what it will then mean for your electricity bills. This guide will help you understand all you need to know about electric boilers, and the specific types that we specialise in. Even if you’re not thinking about having a boiler installed through Conwy Valley Plumbing, you’ll find this guide to of great help. And if you have any more questions, please contact us (contact details at top right of this page), we’re always very willing to give any type of assistance that is needed.

We’re much more than just a boiler installation and repair company. Essentially, as a team, we strive to offer our customers the complete package. One way we’re able to do this is by giving comprehensive advice, guidance and always being on hand to offer our unrivalled knowledge, meaning that when the time comes for the installation or repair to take place, you’re as much of an expert as we are!

Plumbing in North Wales

Every single one of our staff is fully qualified, properly insured and gas safety registered and certified. We want you to feel reassured that the plumbing, heating and gas in your home or business is safe in our hands, because our top priority is always delivering the finest possible customer service, with each and every customer we work with.

So, whether you have a broken or problematic boiler which is in need of repair, or even replacing, our team will be able to provide a swift, accurate and professional service. We always work to the most stringent of standards, and this is why we have such a good reputation in North Wales and even further afield, across much of Britain.

Considering electric boiler installation in North Wales?

When most people across Britain consider replacing their boiler, they might usually think immediately of gas and oil as their fuel of choice. Through our experience, we’ve noted that very few people consider electric boilers, even when they’re at discounted prices, the following information will run through electric boilers in greater detail, explaining how they work, what the advantages are, and any disadvantages that they might have.

Electric boilers

There isn’t actually much difference between an electric boilers and a conventional one. Instead of burning gas to create heat, an electric boiler takes power from the mains supply and uses it to heat elements within the boiler itself. Water passes over these elements and is then heated in the process, before then being pumped to where it is required in the same way as any other boiler would operate.

Advantages of electric boilers

  • In the main, electric boilers are silent. This is because they have very few moving parts and don’t burn any fuel, therefore, you won’t hear it everytime it starts in order to heat up your water supply.
  • Easy to service and maintain, again, this is because they have very few moving parts.
  • They can be fitted anywhere and they don’t need a flue, meaning you don’t have to worry about fitting to an outside wall (great if you live in an apartment)
  • There’s no need for any fuel storage which is required by other alternatives such as biomass boilers.
  • They are compact when compared to most other type of boiler system. Electric boilers are small and neat, so if you don’t have a lot of room to spare in your home, they can still be installed.
  • They are safer because they don’t burn any sort of solid fuel as well as not producing any fumes or combustion gasses like carbon monoxide.
  • There is no need for an annual safety certificate, whilst landlords or tenants who have gas or oil boilers installed must have them inspected yearly and a certificate issue to prove that they aren’t emitting harmful gasses.
  • They are able to be linked to environmentally friendly power sources such as solar panels. This can greatly reduce the electricity and utility bills whilst also benefiting the environment as the system isn’t taking as much electricity from the local power grid.

Disadvantages

Those were the advantages, of which there are plenty. But with anything, there will also be disadvantages which you should also consider:

  • They might not be powerful enough to provide enough hot water for the biggest homes as they are only able to heat a limited amount of water at any one time.
  • Some people actually don’t consider these types of boiler to be environmentally friendly as they still use electricity which is powered by power plants, which use up gas or coal energy sources.

Energy efficient boilers in North Wales

The cost of heating up your home, particularly during those colder winter months, makes up about 60% of our energy bills here in Britain. It’s possible to keep heating costs down though by making smart heating choices – from choosing the most energy and cost efficient heating appliances on the market, right down to draught proofing your letterbox – in order to keep your home cosy.

The age and the type of your boiler will greatly affect how efficient it is. Modern boilers are much more energy-efficient than older ones and if everyone in the UK with gas or oil central heating installed a high-efficiency condensing boiler, complete with a full set of heating controls, we would save enough energy to heat nearly 1.9 million homes for an entire year and save 6.7 million tonnes of C02 at the same time.

Since October 2010, only boilers that are 88% of more efficient can be installed in home and all of the boilers we install here at Conwy Valley Plumbing are now between 88% and 89.7% efficient.

Other types of boilers

We’ve looked at electric boilers and their advantages and disadvantages, but now lets take a look at different types of boiler which are available in the United Kingdom. When we’re living in a part of the world which gets as cold as the UK does during winter, it’s important to have not only a fully functioning boiler, but a boiler and heating system that is fully suited to your home and your needs.

Condensing boilers

The boiler market in the UK is dominated by one type of boiler, the condensing boiler. They are far more energy-efficient than older mains gas boilers, using around 90% of their heat.

A condensing boiler works by passing hot gas through a central chamber which heats up water, but cleverly, a second chamber uses remaining heat to warm up water coming back into the unit from the heating system.

Of all the condensing boiler types, the combi-boiler is the most popular. A combi-boiler includes the hot water unit and cold water tank in the same unit, which means that all of your hot water and heating comes from the very same unit, making it very easy to install.

It also means that you have a steady supply of hot water through your taps and you also won’t have to worry about lots of space for different tanks. The downside is the fact that, as they are small units, you’ll only get maximum pressure through one tap at any one time, and they struggle to produce large quantities of hot water.

Oil boilers

Oil boilers are the alternative which most people who’re not connected to mains gas go for. The downside is that oil boilers can cost a few hundred pounds more per year to run than a gas boiler.

When you look at the mechanics, oil boilers are similar in many ways to traditional boilers but the main difference is getting your hands on the oil itself. The oil needs to be delivered to your home, making them more of a logistical challenge. Prices also vary for heating oil and kerosene, so it’s important to shop around for a good deal.

Which boiler is the right one for you?

Choosing the right boiler can be tricky, but whether you choose an electric boiler, a combi-boiler or a oil boiler for example, more often than not, the decision comes down to which one is suitable for your property. The main issues to consider when thinking about which boiler is right for you are:

  • How much space do you have available?
  • Are you on mains gas?
  • How big is your property?
  • Will you need planning permission for a flue or chimney?
  • Is it easy to find an oil or alternative fuel supplier in your area?

Electric boilers in Llandudno

Relatively speaking, electric boilers are a fairly new invention, but their usage is very much on the rise in Britain. It is most common to need an electric powered boiler if your home is situated in a rural area where oil or gas may not be available. There are now plenty of new housing projects or flats that are being fitted with electric boilers, mainly due to the environmental and cost benefits that they bring.

If you’re considering looking at any type of boiler system, please get in touch with the Conwy Valley Plumbing team right away. We’re alway more than happy to help with any queries or questions that you might have so that we can help you understand which type of boiler would be best for you.

Here at Conwy Valley Plumbing, we are determined to continue providing the finest plumbing and heating services anywhere in North Wales. We now have over 25 years of experience in our industry and we plan to continue long into the future, using all of our knowledge and our skillsets to ensure that happens. We are more than ready to take on any job of any size before completing it to an impeccable standard.

Our ethos expands beyond simply offering repairs and installations, we aim to give each customer we work with complete satisfaction and we’re only happy if you are as well. We believe that by focusing on providing exceptional customer service and carrying out work with the utmost level of craftsmanship, we can produce the very best results.

If you want to find out more about electric boilers in Llandudno, please contact us immediately. We’re always on hand to have a chat about what we’re able to offer and what we could do for you. Simply call us on 01492 554 000 or email us on sales@conwyvalleyplumbing.co.uk and we’ll be quick to get back to you, responding to questions about the boiler repair in North Wales that we provide or boiler installation if that’s what you’re after.

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