Electric boilers – useful information
14.4kw electric boiler. A great alternative if you live in a small house and don’t have mains gas and don’t have space or budget for an oil fired boiler and oil tank.
The electric boiler serves a standard radiator system with the usual controls and if gas can be laid on to the property at a later date it’s just a matter of changing the boiler and connecting to the existing system.
It does use expensive daytime electricity so it’s important to have a well designed and installed system with good controls. It shouldn’t cost any more to run than compared to using localised electric heaters in individual rooms.
It can be used to heat the hot water as well but often with an all-electric system it is advisable to heat your hot water cylinder overnight using an Economy 7 dedicated hot water cylinder.