Electric central heating is a popular option for individuals who have access to the electric grid network, but don’t use gas. The majority of British households have access to mains electricity, making electric central heating systems one of the most reliable energy sources available. At Conwy Valley Plumbing, we provide and install a range of products which help to make your home warm and comfortable. Our expert engineers are experienced in setting up various kinds of electric heating systems – from boilers, to radiators, and even showers and baths. While we cannot promise that the running costs of electric central heating will remain consistent, Conwy Valley Plumbing can deliver something else. We take pride in offering some of the most cost-effective and commercially competitive prices in the industry. That’s why our customers can trust us for all of their central heating needs.
There are many different advantages for people who choose to install an electric central heating system in their home. First and foremost, it is much cheaper to install compared to gas central heating. There are no pipes and very few additional moving parts. Furthermore, electricity is one of the most accessible energy sources available in the UK.
However, at Conwy Valley Plumbing, we always believe in honesty and transparency in everything we do. There are certainly some downsides to electric central heating; this is something we’ll explore further down on this page. In the meantime, here are some of the most popular systems and products that we provide and install for our customers.
While electric boilers are fairly new on the market, they are proving to be an increasingly popular option for people who have left the gas grid network. Generally, electric boilers are known to be small, compact, and have a relatively low running cost (compared to oil, for instance). Many electric boilers are actually different types of combi boilers, so they are best suited to more compact households.
A combi boiler is ideal for smaller properties, such as flats or homes where there’s limited space. Combi boilers provide hot water instantly and are perfect for homes which only have one bathroom. This is due to the fact that combi boilers provide hot water to one outlet at a time. In addition to this, electric combi boilers are able to sufficiently heat flats/small homes to a comfortable and cost-efficient level. They provide all of the benefits of regular gas boilers, but are easier to install and require less long-term maintenance.
There are various types of boilers which are powered through an electrical heating system. Thermaflow electric combi boilers, for example, can hold up to 300 litres of water at any one time. The cylinders are generally compact but can often be rather large. They are made from stainless steel; thus making them very heavy and slightly more time consuming to install than traditional boilers.
Nevertheless, thermaflow electric combi boilers are usually protected with a two-year guarantee – as well as a 25-year guarantee on boilers made from stainless steel. This is why electric boilers are proving to be an evermore popular choice for domestic households.
In addition to using an electric boiler, many households benefit from having a night storage heater to provide consistent hot water throughout the day. Night storage heaters utilise electricity during the night (when the rates are cheaper) and heat your water for the next day. They work by warming up specially-designed ‘bricks’ within your tank and slowly releasing heat throughout the day. This is a popular choice for households who are interested in keeping their electricity bills low; as night storage heaters operate on night-time tariffs.
If you are interested in learning more about the types of boilers we provide, then please click here. Alternatively, if you are interested in installing an electric central heating system, then please get in touch with Conwy Valley Plumbing today.
The Benefits of Electric Central Heating
Electric central heating systems can be incredibly useful for people who live in smaller households and only have one bathroom. It’s also somewhat of a necessity for people who live in remote rural areas and don’t have access to the gas grid system. Nevertheless, many of our customers choose to use electric central heating because there are several advantages compared to other heating systems. Here are some of the vital points:
- Electric boilers can run at 100% efficiency (depending on the model you choose).
- Electric combi boilers have the capacity to provide hot water instantly; radiators can heat up within 3 minutes, in some cases.
- There are few moving parts; making electric central heating systems quick and easy to install.
- Electric boilers are quieter than gas boilers.
- Electric central heating systems are generally very user-friendly and easy to operate and control.
- If you use a night storage heater, then you can cut down on your electricity bill and potentially save yourself money in the long-run.
In the interest of fairness, furthermore, here are some of the potential cons of electric heating systems:
- Electricity prices can be up to three or four times more expensive than gas; the price is also unlikely to go down as time goes on.
- Electric combi boilers are not ideal for larger households because they struggle to provide hot water from two different sources at the same time.
- Stainless steel electric boilers are often large and heavy; meaning that some households may struggle to accommodate them properly.
Electric Central Heating: a summary
At Conwy Valley Plumbing, we pride ourselves in being able to provide and install some of the most popular electric central heating systems on the market. We understand that there are many reasons why individuals may wish to set up an electric boiler. Some people are forced to do this through necessity, such as those who live in the remove countryside. However, many households wish to embrace electric central heating because it’s easy to install and maintain. Additionally, if you have an electric combi boiler, then individuals have access to instant hot water; something that virtually every household wants.
Our expert engineers are amongst some of the most talented and experienced specialists in the country. We take pride in being able to offer our clients an unparalleled central heating installation service. That’s why we always take the time to understand our customers’ needs and find the right energy solution for them.
If you would like to contact Conwy Valley Plumbing today about our services, thenplease get in touch with us today.