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 Screwfix Select

    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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