One of the most expensive purchases for a home is a boiler or heating system. Whether you choose to go with natural gas, electricity, wood or another source, you want to buy a heating unit that is efficient and lasts for many years. This is also helpful when the system is easy to set up and requires little maintenance.
If you are thinking of buying an electric boiler system, there are many benefits. An electric heating system heats the water and converts electricity into heat which is then pumped throughout the home’s radiator network and heats tap water. Actually, when you turn on the hot water tap, it will get very hot in 5-10 seconds. You won’t waste water waiting for it to heat up.
Electric boiler are easy to install and can run at 100% efficiency. Most units can be set up in under 15 minutes. Each room has its own temperature control and the temperature remains constant. It uses very little energy to keep the heat constant. The heat in each room can be set to turn it on and off. Thus, if you have rooms that are rarely used, you can keep the heat in those rooms to a minimum. The heat can also be set to come on at a certain time and turn off when you are at work.
Because there are no moving parts, if something goes wrong, it’s a quick and easy repair. There are no pipes or nuisances. This is a huge advantage. When something goes wrong with a gas boiler, it can take a few days to get it right. Living without heat in the middle of winter is no fun.
A gas boiler will typically last 10 years, while an electric one will last 15 years. No storage or header tank required. There are no emissions from electric boilers, so the environment remains clean.
It is wise to find out the cost of electricity versus the cost of natural gas in your area. In many areas, the cost of electricity is low. Thus, there is a good reason to buy an electric boiler instead of a gas one.
Also discuss the benefits of electric boilers with a sales representative. He or she will be able to provide you with specific information regarding each brand. The sales person will be able to help you determine what size boiler you need based on the interior space of your home. As always, ask for any concerns you may have. You want a boiler that will meet your needs.
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