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Electric Boilers

Efficient and Environmentally Friendly Heating


Electric boilers are a modern and efficient heating solution gaining popularity in homes and commercial spaces. At Plumber247, we understand the importance of staying up-to-date with the latest heating technologies, which is why we want to introduce you to electric boilers and their benefits.

How Electric Boilers Work

Electric boilers utilize electricity to heat water or produce steam for heating purposes. They are a clean and environmentally friendly alternative to traditional gas or oil boilers. Here’s how they work:

  1. Heating Element: Inside the electric boiler, there are heating elements that heat up when electricity flows through them. These elements transfer their heat energy to the surrounding water, raising its temperature.
  2. Types of Electric Boilers: There are two main types of electric boilers:
    • Electric Flow Boiler: These boilers heat water as it flows through the unit, making them suitable for central heating and providing domestic hot water.
    • Electric Storage Boiler: These boilers store hot water in well-insulated tanks, functioning similarly to traditional hot water cylinders. The stored hot water can serve both heating and domestic hot water needs.

Benefits of Electric Boilers

  • Efficiency: Electric boilers are highly efficient, converting almost all the electricity into heat, ensuring maximum energy utilisation.
  • Clean and Eco-Friendly: Electric boilers produce no direct emissions, making them an environmentally friendly choice. Plus, they don’t require a flue or chimney.
  • Ease of Installation and Maintenance: Electric boilers are typically easier to install than gas or oil boilers, as they don’t require a fuel supply or a flue. They are also known for their low maintenance requirements.
  • Control and Zoning: Electric boilers can be seamlessly integrated into modern heating control systems, allowing for precise temperature control and zoning, which is essential for comfort and energy savings.


While electric boilers offer many advantages, it’s crucial to consider the following factors:

  • Operating Cost: The cost of electricity can vary, affecting the overall operating expenses. This cost should be weighed against the benefits of an electric boiler.
  • Size and Application: Electric boilers come in various sizes to suit different heating needs. Choosing the right size is crucial for optimal performance and energy efficiency.

At Plumber247 we specialise in the installation, maintenance, and repair of electric boilers. If you’re considering this energy-efficient heating solution for your home or business, our experienced technicians are here to assist you every step of the way. Contact us today to learn more about the benefits of electric boilers and how they can provide efficient and eco-friendly heating for your property.