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Looking to replace an electric boiler

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by MM33, 3 Jan 2018.

  1. MM33

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    I currently have an electric system boiler. It is very expensive to run and I am looking to replace it with something more economical.
    What do you recommend ?
    I do not have access to the gas network.
     
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    You could consider moving MM ,or continue to face hefty bills with all types of electric boilers . electric storage heaters on economy 7 tariff are probably cheaper than electric boilers ,but again more expensive to run than gas boilers.
     
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    What about an oil boiler ? Is it cheaper to run ?
     
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    Are you in a rural location ? I think ,but not 100 % sure ,that the gas tank ( propane ) may be a better solution .but you would need to research this in detail.
     
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    I am in a rural location, main gas in 3km away according to cadent.
     
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    Your options include:
    An oil tank
    An LPG (propane) tank
    Electric storage heaters
    An electric air or ground-source heat pump
    Wood burners
    A biomass boiler

    How much space do you have outside for a tank or similar?
    Would your finances survive a large outlay now with a long slow payback?
     
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    I got enough space in the back garden.
    I can survive it if it makes sense financially. How much saving would an oil boiler make ? Would it increase my house value ?
    FYI: in december I consumed 1462 kWh and in September 516 kWh
     
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    Age and type of dwelling?
     
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    Look around and see what people nearby in similar types of house have. Not that they've necessarily made the right choices, but it gives you a clue...
     
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    detached house, built in 2017.
     
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    Air source heat pump first, lpg boiler second.
     
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    Depending....
     
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