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September 24, 2021

Is it time to switch to an electric boiler?

Gas is becoming increasingly augmented; the USA reports gas prices as elevated as $75 a barrel.  Meanwhile, here in the UK, a winter blackout is likely to occur if the situation is not resolved.  The wholesale price of gas has surged by 250% since August.[1]

Ofgem (the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets) has stated consumers can expect an average price surge of £135 this winter per household. [2]

The gas shortage has resulted in a reduction of carbon dioxide, causing chaos in supermarkets: CO2 is used to stun animals prior to slaughter and as s life extending agent in food packages; we could see shortages of poultry on shelves as soon as next week. 

So why switch to an electric boiler?

With the UK committed to reducing emissions to zero by 2050, the government needs to take drastic action. And it is highly likely that a key part of their plans will be a gas boiler ban, starting from as early as 2025.

Electric boilers are clever little things: they are very simple, don’t need a plethora of space and can be placed almost anywhere in your property because they don’t need a flue or a gas pipe to run them.  Very little heat is lost in heating the water, so electric boilers are almost 100% efficient. Therefore, the cost of installation is much less than that of a gas boiler.

Our boilers are A rated for both heating and hot water and over 99% efficient.[3]  This being the case, eventually it will end up costing you less to run than gas.  (Subject to heat loss factor and heating controls)

The future is moving towards electric; NOW is the time to switch.


[1] https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-09-04/global-gas-price-surge-threatens-to-dent-the-economic-recovery cited 23rd September 2021

[2] https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/ cited 23rd September 2021

[3] https://www.electriccombiboilerscompany.com/ cited 23rd September 2021