Combi Electric Boilers: reliable and cost effective?

Discussion in 'Builders' Talk' started by rk_diy, Nov 8, 2019.

  1. rk_diy

    rk_diy Member

    Hi;
    For a converted small studio, I can't put any gas combi because of the lack of space and gas supply.
    Is the electric combi boilers like STORM (https://www.screwfix.com/p/strom-sbsp15c-single-phase-electric-combi-boiler/655hr) good alternative?
    or is it better to have separate electric shower and electric radiators and a small invented water heater for kitchen?
    How are the alternative solutions compared by running cost, reliability wise.
    So which electric boilers/heaters would you suggest for hot water, shower and heating?
    Thanks
     
  2. Jimbo

    Jimbo Well-Known Member

    How energy effectively is the structure?

    You will need stored hot water of some description to get a reasonable flow as a domestic electricity supply is quite limited.

    If it’s open plan maybe an air source heat pump (ie an air conditioner with reverse cycle) might be a better option.

    If it’s not yet built an under floor heating system and a heat pump is another option.
     

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