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12th June 2013, 12:56 PM #1
Converting from Gas to electric central heating
Has anyone converted form Gas to electric central heating our Boiler is playing up and it looks like we cannot get a boiler grant. So I am wondering about going all electric for heating as we can get the hot water done and the main rooms and then fit the other heaters at a later date.
Anyone done this?
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12th June 2013, 12:59 PM #2
What sort of cost are you looking at for that compared to a boiler replacement?
12th June 2013, 12:59 PM #3
ive got electric panel heaters and i would not recommend them to anyone they heat up an area of about 6ft round them
12th June 2013, 01:40 PM #4
Don't do it - we lived in a flat which had electric storage heaters and it was a nightmare. We were always cold in the evenings because the heaters had given out all their heat in the daytime when no-one was home, and we were spending an absolute fortune on electricity - because they are expensive to run and we ended up having to supplement with standalone electric heaters at night.
Gas central heating all the way - might be expensive initially, but it's the way to go.
12th June 2013, 01:48 PM #5
Thirded. Unless you live in an exceptionally well insulated, small house, don't go for night storage.
A new combi boiler halved my gas bill a few years back, in an exceptionally cold winter. It did replace a gas fire/back boiler thing.
12th June 2013, 06:03 PM #6
And with a combi - you get as much hot water as you want, when you want it - not spend hours cursing the person who used all the hot water in the immersion tank!
12th June 2013, 06:07 PM #7
I actually found a combi useless it either cold or comes out red hot!!
12th June 2013, 06:27 PM #8
The hot out will come out to whatever temp it's set on the controls on ours, yes there is a bit of cold to start with but other than that as many hot baths as I need ahh radox
We had also had a back boiler fireplace replaced with a combi after the flue collapsed cost about £1800 all in for the complete install.
13th June 2013, 10:37 AM #9
Mine was about that too. Included moving from the living room to the kitchen, upping supply pipe to 22mm, and a full flush and inhibitor on refilling.
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14th June 2013, 12:26 AM #10
I guess the idea is that you mix some cold water in with it when its too hot....sigh....you're not a teacher are you?
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