What is an Electric Boiler?
The Boiler has an inlet and outlet. The inlet takes in cool water from the house and passes the water through its heating elements. When the water reaches a high enough temperature a pump moves the water through the outlet to the rest of the house to run through radiators.
Advantages of an Electric Boiler:
- Energy Efficient: Heats water instantly, and runs more efficiently than gas boilers. In Gas boilers, when gases are burnt, waste gas is produced. The waste gas is released out of the home through a flue, but also releasing some of heat from the boiler. Electric Boilers do not produce waste gas, and do not require a flue, so less heat is wasted.
- Less Maintenance than Gas Boilers: Because gas is not burned, there is no residue buildup to clean. The only real maintenance that has to be done is cleaning out debris brought in from the water that runs through the system.
- Safer than Gas Boilers: No risk of gas leaks. You can have multiple units in your home, as they are safe and easy to install.
- No Storage Tank: Increased living space.
- Great for Vacation Homes: Saves energy when you are away.
- Great for homes with high water usage.
- Affordable to install: No gas lines or exhaust flue required.
- Can be installed anywhere: Small footprint.
Annual maintenance is recommended to ensure safety and proper mechanical functionality. Electric boilers can be used with all types of forced hydronic heating systems. Systems such as baseboard radiators, radiant in floor heating, unit heaters and convectors.
Electric Boiler Systems are a great alternative for homeowners interested in replacing older oil-fired boilers.
Contact E.T. Mechanical today to service your boiler, or for product sale and installation inquiries.