The state-of-the-art training centre, named The Energy Academy, was officially opened on December 8 and is housed in a specially converted former warehouse at Swale Heating’s headquarters in Sittingbourne, Kent.
Electric heating is an innovative technology which allows those without access to a supply of mains gas to efficiently heat their home and water. Many homes in the UK have no fuel access but with electric heating, a simple mains electrical connection and cold-water supply is enough. Electric boilers do not require a flue and so there is no requirement to disturb the walls or roofs of flats or listed buildings. This can be especially useful in properties in blocks of flats, where to install a gas boiler would require expensive scaffolding to work at height to install the flue and make good.
The installation of electric heating is less complicated than other types of heating as a result of the boiler not requiring a flue to remove the products of combustion. The internal heating pipework is run in the same way, and electric boilers convert all of the energy they use in to heat. There are fewer moving parts in the boiler (compared to a gas boiler), and electric heating can last over 15 years and is easily replaced. It is worth noting that electricity is more expensive per kWh (up to 4 times) compared to gas. Therefore an electric boiler user can expect to pay more for their heating bills than a customer using gas as their fuel.
Electric boilers produce no emissions when heating your home. There is no moisture, and no particulates are produced, ensuring a healthy indoor environment.
The Heatrae Sadia Electromax and Amptec C400, C600 and C900 are all versatile units, compatible with a variety of other appliances and can be installed to work with underfloor heating.