Electric Wet Central Heating
For those unfamiliar with the term 'Electric Wet Heating' it simply means an electrically powered system which pumps hot water round traditional radiators to heat the house.
Storage Heaters, Wet Systems & all types of Electric Boilers fitted.
There are several electric boilers on the market, but they work in two different ways:
A Traditional Non-Combination Boiler
This system is made up of 2 parts. Firstly the boiler, which is often hung on the wall, will pump the water round the radiators known as a direct flow boiler. (These boilers work on the Economy 10 tariff from Hydro Electric). The second part is the hot water cylinder which stores and supplies your hot water, this is heated up from a 3KW heating element.
An Electric Combination Boiler (Thermaflow)
A large hot water thermal store cylinder, which will provide mains pressure hot water for baths, showers etc and also heats the house. These boilers often need large cupboard space, but will not require a separate boiler unit. They need no other tanks as they work on a sealed system.
These boilers work on the Economy 2000 tariff from Scottish Power and supply electricity to the boiler heat store for 18 hours a day. During this time the heat energy is stored up inside the boiler and has enough power to give adequate heating and hot water during the shut-down periods. The pumps on the boilers are supplied from the domestic electricity and are supplied 24 hours a day thus allowing the heating and hot water to be active 24 hours a day.