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Before we compare the types of boilers, we have to know what is a boiler and how you can use it in your house. As well as the gas boiler, we need to understand the working principle of an electric boiler.
A Combi boiler is a device to provide hot water and heat the houses. When you need hot water the boiler fires up and heat the water in the system. This is widely known in the U.K. It is ideal for small houses and workplaces.
Gas boilers burn natural gases to get energy for the central heating and hot water in the system. These natural gases are delivered by an energy supplier with your demand. If your property is not connected to the gas network, the boiler will need to run on LPG. LPG is an alternative to natural gas for this type of boiler. If you choose LPG, you will need a stored tank on your property. Natural gas boilers are the most installed type of combi boilers. More than half of the houses are depending on gas central heating in the UK.
Electric boilers are modern types of combi boilers. It only needs a supply of electricity to run the system. Due to that electric boilers are using electricity as fuel for operation, it is an ideal solution for properties without a gas network. Besides that, these types do not need any more supplements. Plus, it will lower your carbon footprint.
Electric boilers are becoming more popular in the UK. While the natural gas boiler has an effective fuel system for small to medium houses, the electric boilers are popular for mostly small houses. Gas boilers are used fossil fuel to operates the system. These gases release into the atmosphere which causes climate change. To reduce the carbon footprint of your house electric system is much reliable. For small houses, an electric boiler is an ideal option for heating but for larger houses, it is not recommended due to energy bills.