Electric boilers do not create dangerous emissions such as carbon monoxide, which can be produced by Gas Boilers and can be fatal. Both works on the same basic principle except electricity obviate the need for oil or gas and a flame in a wet central heating system.
They are compact and do not require a separate flue or chimney and don't need to be fitted to an outlet wall, giving greater flexibility in terms of where the boiler is sited.
Whenever considering the installation of a new gas or electric appliance, it's always advised to engage a professionally qualified engineer. Electric boilers can provide heating only, hot water only, or both at the same time depending on your requirements.
Many new builds such as apartment complexes, commercial properties, hotels, and guest houses with a 3 phase electrical are being fitted with electric boilers which makes them much cleaner as they are not powered by combustible fossil fuels.
If you experience any problems with your electric boiler, serviceteam can help with the emergency repair 24/7. Our team of professionals operate throughout London and are just a call away.
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If serviced regularly, the appliance should give many years of trouble-free service. The filter will need cleaning periodically as the filter may block due to internal debris moving around the system. A decent system filter will collect loose debris and prevent damaging parts within the system. An inline scale inhibitor will reduce/eliminate the build-up of limescale which can affect the flow of water through the system. The most important thing is to engage a professionally qualified engineer for the installation and any subsequent repairs, they may not be the cheapest, but what price can you put on safety?
If your heating elements are poorly installed, they are likely to cause the fuse to trip as the circuit has been overloaded due to too many electrical appliances in use at the same time, or one of them may have a fault. The biggest problem is with extension leads that have multiple sockets, resist the urge to use all available sockets at once.
The low efficiency of the electric boiler is mainly due to inadequate or lack of general maintenance. It is always advisable to follow the manufacturer's guidelines to keep your boiler running efficiently. Check to see if you have an inline inhibitor installed as the limescale will clog the systems arteries and boiler pipework. This could mean higher electricity bills! Have your boiler serviced once a year minimum. Manufacturers will always recommend regular maintenance as it helps to protect their guarantees.
Serviceteam fit a wide range of electric boilers as well as repairing and servicing them. Here are some of the common boiler jobs we cover:
Q: Does electric boiler need servicing?
A: Unlike a conventional gas boiler, electrical boilers have fewer mechanical parts, but it is still recommended to have your boiler serviced at least annually even more so if a system filter or inline scale reducer has not been installed.
Q: Are electricals boilers safe ?
A: Gas appliances such as cookers, ovens, fires, boilers can cause serious accidents through fire, explosions or carbon monoxide leakage if not installed or maintained properly. With electric boilers, the odd power cut may be an inconvenience leaving you without hot water or heating for a while? However, providing your not 'dabbling' with the electrical circuitry in your property or using non-qualified personnel issues are rare.
Q: Are electric Boilers more efficient than gas?
A: Well, electricity is more expensive than gas, that's for sure, but you may very well save on servicing and repairs. Before deciding to change to an electric boiler, you will need to check the maximum load that your circuit board can safely manage; otherwise, it will trip out regularly, which can be most annoying. It's possible to have an 80 or 100 amp fuse fitted into UK homes, but first, you must consult a qualified electrical engineer who will advise before you invest in an electric boiler. Servicesteam's NICEIC registered engineers will always offer professional advice to help you make the right decision. Thinking of having an electric boiler installed, then call serviceteam and book an Electrical Installation Condition Report to check if your property's wiring meets the requirements. Once completed, you will then have the information needed to make an informed decision.
Q: Are electricals boilers safe?
A: As a matter of fact that there’s no risk of gas leaks etc, for electrical boilers does not use fuel at all, nor there is any carbon monoxide production, you don’t need to worry about safety issues. Just don’t mingle in the circuits. That’s it.
Q: Are electric Boilers any good?
A: Of course, they are. As there is no fuel wastage etc because of its electrical functionality, the resulted efficiency is 99% as compared to that of gas boilers which have 85-95% efficiency. So it doesn’t only save you bills, but perform its job in the quickest way.
Q: Are electric Boilers as good as gas boilers?
A: Well. it’s up to you to decide which one’s better for you. Like, electric boilers are more compact, more energy-efficient, and comparatively cheaper to install. However, keep in mind that it costs 3x more units than a conventional gas boiler. So expect some high bills.
Q: Does Electric boiler required water tank ?
A: Well most of the electric boiler comes with a hot water tank within the boiler but in some cases, a separator tank comes with an electric boiler, water tanks help you to enable water heating overnight when there are energy crises, and can save it for the next day. However, these types of boilers are more expensive than direct-acting boilers.
Q: Gas boiler OR Electric boiler which one is more effective?
A: Well when it comes to efficiency, an electric boiler is more efficient and cheaper to install than a gas boiler but a standard unit of electricity (kWh) is three times more costly then a unit of gas, however, you will face much higher heating bills as compared to gas boilers.
Q: What is the average life span of an electric boiler?
A: Well the average lifespan expectancy of a boiler lasts between 10 to 15 years, however, make sure that your boiler is properly maintained in order to keep it functioning. Contact Serviceteam for any kind of boiler repairing and installation
Q: Is it okay to leave the boiler on?
A: Well it is a better option to leave the electric boiler on rather than turning it on and off, however, if you are outside during the whole day then you don't need to pay for the heat that you are not using, simply just turn off the boiler on that day.
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You are eligible for a refund if you cancel within 14 days of booking or the job has not been started and is not within the cancellation time frame.
What if I want to cancel the appointment?
We understand that priorities and plans change, and you may need to rearrange/cancel your booking. Should this be the case please let us know as soon as possible so we can make the necessary alterations to our work schedules. If we don’t receive enough notice of your cancellation or appointment rescheduling within the terms outlined below, then there is a possibility you will be charged a cancellation fee.
(1.) A charge of £10.00 (ten pounds) will be payable if the service is cancelled within 24 hours. (2.) If the scheduled appointment is cancelled within 12 hours (or less) a 50% charge of the booking fee will be applied (3.) If the appointment is cancelled when engineer arrives at the property (on the doorstep - photos and times will be provided) and within our texted 3-hour time slot the full booking fee will become payable. None of the above charges are profit items and only contribute to the cost of late cancellation/lost business.
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As you know parking in and around London can be problematic and extremely costly (depending on the area) if a parking space can be reserved for our engineer it would be appreciated and help increase efficiency of the service provided (no feeding meters etc or mobile app updating). The quote we have provided does not include the cost of parking and/or congestion charge which will be added to the final invoice (if applicable). Please inform your personal account manager if any special parking instructions like parking permit/free parking can be provided. For properties on the rim of the congestion zone and it is not possible for our engineer to attend without entering/clipping the charge zone, we may need to add the charge to the final bill ? Please check with your personal account manager in advance of your appointment if you’re not sure?