Although it was seen as little more than the cheaper cousin of gas heating, electric heating boiler has really become mature and has evolved into a smarter, more sustainable and economical solution.
The benefits of electric
64.7% of used energy in homes goes towards heating and with homeowners now pay more attention to the environmental and cost-savings, they can potentially make by changing their utilities, it's no wonder that electric heating boilers are rising in popularity.
Because electric heating boiler don't need to burn fuel in order to create heat there is no risk of carbon monoxide poisoning or potential explosions. That sounds good to us.
Electric heating boilers are famously efficient and are 100% clean with zero carbon emissions. Gas might be a relatively clean fossil fuel but when it comes to greenhouse gases it's still the country's largest emitter; with Lot20 regulations now stipulating that heaters must comply with a minimum efficiency value of 250W, gas could potentially be obsoleted in the next few years.
Not only is it cheaper to install an electric heating system than a gas system but there are no maintenance costs to speak of and will last for 50% longer. Then there's the efficiency. Gas heating is notorious for wasted heat, which can escape from the pipes before reaching its intended target.
Changing electric heating boiler is an option that works very well when upgrading existing gas-based central heating systems to make them more efficient. Because if the pipes are already in place, you might as well utilize them instead of working around them or going through the major hassle of having them ripped out completely.
Traditionally, when selecting a heating system for our homes it was either the choice of going the 'safe' old-fashioned route of gas or risking it on electric. But the risks of the past are no longer relevant and electric systems are replacing gas ones across the globe.
So, if you're building a new home or are thinking of replacing your gas system, you're certainly going to be on the right side of history.