The great thing about replacing a gas boiler for an electric one is the amount of choice you have available. Generally electric boilers are small in size, pretty much silent and offer low running costs. We can’t say that an electric boiler would be suitable for every type or size of property, as in the case of larger residences the amount of water they are able to heat up isn’t always suitable. However, for properties such as apartments and smaller houses, they can prove to be ideal. It’s just down to choosing the right make and model that best suits your needs.
How to choose the right electric boiler
There is a variety of UK electric boiler brands offering different options from 4kW up to 14.4kW depending on household requirements.
Heatrae Sadia Electromax Combi Boiler: This is a neat, compact sized boiler that will fit into a standard sized airing cupboard. It is ideal for flats and smaller houses where space is at a premium. An unvented Duplex direct hot water system makes for fast-filling baths and powerful showers, and a programmable room thermostat creates an easy way to take advantage of off-peak tariffs. An Electromax boiler is nearly silent in operation, and utilises solid state technology for a long life.
Thermaflow Electric Combi Boiler: This is an electric boiler range offering a wide range of options when it comes to output and capacity. The Thermaflow Electric Combination Boiler has been designed to combat issues such as high energy prices and climate change. With an efficiency rating of 99.4%, it is suitable for both sealed heating systems and underfloor heating systems. The stainless steel vessel is guaranteed for 25 years. Ancillary components and expansion vessels are guaranteed for 2 years (subject to correct installation and annual service by an approved and competent installer). You can buy these direct from our online shop.
Trianco Aztec Electric Boiler: These boilers are wall mounted and offer a practical solution with five outputs from 2kW to 12kW. They are small in size and designed to heat compact areas such as conservatories, loft conversions and caravans. When it comes to maintenance, this electric boiler boasts its own self-diagnostic checking system plus a thermal safety cut-out. It also works alongside most underfloor heating systems. The efficiency rating is 99.8 per cent.
Elnur Combi Boiler: Digital modulation and consumption, temperature and flow sensors are all part of this electric boiler range which offers a variety of outputs and total reliability. The stainless steel cylinders offer a corrosion-free long life with no annual maintenance.
When deciding on the best electric boiler to suit your needs, it is a good idea to seek professional help. You can do that by calling the experts at Selectric Heating, who will be able to talk you through the options that are right for your particular heating and hot water needs, and your budget.