If you’ve made the decision to extend your home to generate more living space, expand your kitchen or create another room for your growing family, good luck to you. It’s often a wise choice and, if done properly, and in conjunction with the Building Regulations where required, it can increase the value of your property.
One of the key questions to ask when extending your home is: will your gas boiler cope with the extra demands from your additional living space?
You may well be installing additional radiators. Perhaps another bathroom. A utility room. You may even be thinking about fitting underfloor heating. All of this is going to need additional boiler power.
Why Limit Your Options?
If you’ve been advised that you need to replace your boiler for something more powerful, why limit your options to gas only? Electric boilers are incredibly versatile. They are almost silent in operation so can be situated anywhere; they are compact in size and therefore perfect when space is at a premium. What’s more, they are 100% energy efficient. Plus there’s the fact that they don’t have a flue, which means they don’t have to be sited adjacent to an outside wall. It also means they are safer in operation than gas boilers.
Electric radiators are fully controllable and efficient to run and underfloor heating is easily connected to an electric boiler system.