Lots of people focus on the costs of installing a new heating system rather than thinking ahead to the long term and considering what the ongoing running and maintenance costs will be. But this is an important factor and one that should be given plenty of thought.
Maintaining a heating system can add considerably to the overall cost of running it. You will need to think about things like regular safety checks, servicing and maintenance costs.
Gas boilers are made up of numerous moving parts which means they need regular servicing and quite often need parts replacing. Some of these parts won’t be covered on the popular gas boiler insurance plans so you’ll need to cover the cost yourself, which it may surprise you to learn. Safety checks are a legal requirement for rental properties, and for private properties they are strongly recommended.
No moving parts
Electric central heating and boilers on the other hand are 100% efficient and contain virtually no moving parts which means no regular servicing, and no bills for replacement parts. All the electricity is converted to heat with none being wasted through the flue.
What’s more, they don’t need annual safety checks and there is no legal requirement to have an electric boiler serviced or checked when fitted in a rental property. Imagine the cost savings in this respect.
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