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Acv E-Tech S 160kW Mono Electric Flow Electric boiler

Our PlumbProud quality scoring system uses many different factors, such as price installed, manufacturer guarantees, energy efficiency and the likely cost of running, among others, to determine a boiler's value for money rating. This Acv E-Tech S 160kW Mono Electric Flow boiler scores 49.53%.

You should budget around £3,100 for the supply and installation of this Acv E-Tech S 160kW Mono Electric Flow boiler by PlumbProud.

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Acv E-Tech S 160kW Mono Electric Flow Electric boiler frequently asked questions

What kind of boiler is the Acv E-Tech S 160kW Mono - standard, combi or system?

Suitable for a house or a flat, the Acv E-Tech S 160kW Mono electric Flow boiler is worth considering if you want a electric Flow boiler.

Traditionally, boilers needed one or more large tanks installed in your property to store their heated water or water that was to be heated later. These tanks were often too large to be practical for most homes so the combi boiler was introduced to Britain in the 1970s by manufacturers to help homeowners overcome this issue.

Instead of using tanks as storage, a combi boiler heats water on demand. It draws water from the mains and heats it instantly on demand before distributing it to wherever it is needed in a property, be it your taps or radiators.

Unfortunately, combi boilers have one main disadvantage for larger properties or larger households. Because they have a maximum volume of water that can be heated on demand at any given time, water pressure, volume and temperature will drop if, for example, someone is taking a shower and another person in your home wants to use a hot water tap at the same time.

Is the Acv E-Tech S 160kW Mono electric Flow boiler a suitable option for my house or flat?

You should make sure that the boiler you choose for your property is the right "size". And size doesn't mean its physical dimensions. Size means how much power it has - the "output".

A boiler's output level measures how much power it can use to provide you with the hot water you need for your radiators and taps. If a boiler has a high output rate, it can heat greater volumes of water.

If you choose a boiler with too low an output, you'll find that the water coming out of your taps and in your radiators won't be as hot as you want it to be. Choosing one whose output is too high means you'll pay more than you need to for the electric your boiler needs to work.

The Acv E-Tech S 160kW Mono electric Flow outputs at a maximum of 160 kW, so which types of property would this Acv E-Tech S 160kW Mono Electric Flow boiler be appropriate for?

A PlumbProud Gas Safe boiler installer would recommend that the most suitable type of property for this Acv E-Tech S 160kW Mono Electric Flow boiler would be larger properties including detached homes containing 15 or more radiators and two or more bathrooms.


Acv E-Tech S 160kW Mono dimensions

The dimensions of the Acv E-Tech S 160kW Mono are TBC mm [H] x TBC mm [W] x TBC mm [D].

While a large number of properties in the UK still feature floor-standing boilers like the Acv E-Tech S 160kW Mono, the more compact wall-hung models are now the preferred options for most homeowners keen for more living space for themselves and their families. It is possible to replace your floor-standing unit with a wall-hung and more compact boiler but please note that much of the pipework could need replacing, making the overall cost of installation higher.

Your new compact will save you money on your electric bills every quarter, however, and those savings should cover the costs within a few years.

Is the Acv E-Tech S 160kW Mono non-condensing or condensing?

As a large proportion of the greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere come from people's homes, the Government passed a law in 2005 requiring all manufacturers to make gas and oil boilers "condensing". What this means is that they must include a secondary heat exchanger, which recycles the warmth contained in exhaust gases normally expelled via the flue so that they're more efficient. Because electric boilers like the Acv E-Tech S 160kW Mono don't actually burn any fuel, there are no exhaust gases to recycle and they are exempt from the requirement to include a secondary heat exchange.

Is the Acv E-Tech S 160kW Mono electric Flow an environmentally friendly boiler?

Many homeowners are now worried about climate change and the damage they do to the environment from heating their homes has become a subject of increasing concern.

14% of the UK’s greenhouse gas production comes from central heating. In the bigger cities, gas boilers in particular are responsible for dangerous levels of nitrogen dioxide emissions.

Will installing a Acv E-Tech S 160kW Mono electric Flow be a positive contribution to the environment? Let's see what the experts say.

Every gas and oil boiler manufactured and supplied in the UK must have an energy efficiency rating of 92% (SEDBUK “A” rating). This was made law in April 2018 - before that, the minimum energy efficiency rating was 88% (88%/89% = "B" SEDBUK grade, 90%+ = "A" SEDBUK grade).

The Acv E-Tech S 160kW Mono was awarded an efficiency rating of 37% and a band rating of "D".

Energy efficiency ratings for boilers describe the amount of energy they use and waste when switched on and working.

Electric boilers are usually rated fairly low in energy efficiency, and unfairly so. Operational energy efficiency for electric boilers is around the 98-99% level in most cases. The reason they're marked down so severely is that the electricity used to power these boilers is generated by burning fossil fuels, which is considered carbon-intensive, and this is factored into the scores - not exactly a like-for-like comparison, in our opinion.

Does the Acv E-Tech S 160kW Mono electric Flow boiler come with a warranty?

On the Acv E-Tech S 160kW Mono, the manufacturer offers a parts and labour warranty of 1 years.


Acv E-Tech S 160kW Mono Electric Electric Flow boiler specifications

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LocationExternal
Efficiency rating37%
Band ratingD
LPG Compatible?No
P/L Warranty1 Years
Output in kW160 kW
MountingFloor

The top 10 rated Electric Electric Flow boilers

Using the Plumbproud scoring system, the current 10 ten Electric Electric Flow boilers assessed using a number of important variables are as follows:

1Ferroli LEB 961.37%
2Electric Heating Company Slim Jim 4KW61.34%
3Heatrae Sadia Amptec C60061.04%
4Electric Heating Company Slim Jim 7KW60.90%
5Electric Heating Company Slim Jim 10KW60.66%
6Electric Heating Company Slim Jim 12KW60.01%
7Electric Heating Company Slim Jim 14.4KW59.42%
8Heatrae Sadia Amptec C90056.94%
9Heatrae Sadia Amptec U110155.64%
10Heatrae Sadia Amptec U120155.23%

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Acv E-Tech S 160kW Mono Electric Flow Electric boiler

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Plumbproud rating for this boiler
49.53%

Using the PlumbProud boiler quality scoring system, we have rated this model at 49.53%. To determine the rating, we factor in the price installed, energy efficiency, running costs, the warranty offered, and more.

On most non-complicated installations, we would expect this Acv E-Tech S 160kW Mono Electric Flow boiler to cost £3,100 including installation if you choose PlumbProud to do the work.

To contact us, please enter your postcode in the quote boxes on this page, click here to email us, or give us a call on 01604 343053. We can provide you with a free quote on the Acv E-Tech S 160kW Mono boiler and offer professional advice and guidance on whether this Acv E-Tech S 160kW Mono Electric Flow boiler is the right choice for your home.


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Acv E-Tech S 160kW Mono Electric Electric Flow boiler specifications

Powered by GasElectric
LocationExternal
Efficiency rating37%
Band ratingD
LPG Compatible?No
P/L Warranty1 Years
Output in kW160 kW
MountingFloor

Acv E-Tech S 160kW Mono Electric Flow Electric boiler frequently asked questions

Which category of boiler does the Acv E-Tech S 160kW Mono fit into?

You might want to consider the Acv E-Tech S 160kW Mono for your house or flat if you are looking for a electric Flow boiler.

Boilers traditionally required the installation of one or more large tanks around your property. These were filled with water that was either being heated or was to be heated later. British homes are among the smallest in the world so, to solve the space problem, manufacturers introduced combi boilers in the 1970s to offer homeowners the warmth and hot water supply they needed while taking up much less space.

A combi boiler is designed to heat both radiators and taps on demand and at the same time. Water from the mains passes through a combi boiler and the boiler's technology instantly turns it into hot water. Your boiler then distributes the hot water throughout your home.

The main disadvantage of combi boilers is that they have a maximum water volume capacity. What this means is that, if one person is using the shower while another uses a hot tap simultaneously, less water gets to each area, resulting in a fall in water pressure at both points.

Is the Acv E-Tech S 160kW Mono electric Flow boiler a suitable option for my house or flat?

It's best to choose a boiler whose size or "output" is right for your property. With boilers, however, size does not mean how big a boiler is, it means how much power it has.

The output of a boiler is measured in kilowatts and tells you how much power it has available to heat the water it sends to your hot taps, showers and radiators. The greater the demand for hot water in your home, the larger the output you will need.

It is important to select a boiler with the optimal output rate. Choose one with too high an output and your electric bills will be too expensive. Choose one with too low an output and sometimes the water in your radiators and coming out of your taps will be barely lukewarm.

The output of the Acv E-Tech S 160kW Mono electric Flow is 160 kW kilowatts, so which types of property would this be most suitable for?

An experienced Gas Safe boiler installer would recommend that this Acv E-Tech S 160kW Mono Electric Flow boiler would be a suitable installation choice for larger properties including detached homes with 15 or more radiators and two or more bathrooms.


How large is the Acv E-Tech S 160kW Mono?

The Acv E-Tech S 160kW Mono is TBC mm high by TBC mm wide by TBC mm deep.

Wall-hung boilers have become the preferred choice for homeowners in the UK over the last 20 years, but hundreds of thousands of homes still use bulkier floor-standing models for their central heating. It is possible to replace your floor-standing boiler with a wall-mounted one if you wish so that you and your family have more living space. But we must advise you that you may also have to pay to replace some or all of your existing pipework.

You should however be able to recoup this cost in full after a few years because of the savings you make each quarter on your electric bills.

Is the Acv E-Tech S 160kW Mono condensing or non-condensing?

Condensing oil and gas boilers use the exhaust gases created in the production of heat to reheat water, for example, coming back from your radiators. As electric boilers like the Acv E-Tech S 160kW Mono don't create exhaust gases during their operation, there is no need to include a secondary heat exchanger to perform these tasks as they are naturally more efficient.

Is the Acv E-Tech S 160kW Mono electric Flow considered environmentally friendly?

As the British public has become more conscious of climate change, many homeowners consider the environment when choosing how to heat their homes.

14% of the UK’s greenhouse gas production comes from central heating. In the bigger cities, gas boilers in particular are responsible for dangerous levels of nitrogen dioxide emissions.

Would choosing the Acv E-Tech S 160kW Mono electric Flow be an environmentally-friendly choice? If so, let's look at its performance figures.

In the UK, by law, all gas and oil boilers manufactured since April 2018 must have a SEDBUK “A” rating and operate to a minimum level of 92% energy efficiency. Prior to this, the minimum was 88% - 88/89% would score a "B" and 90% or more an "A" on the SEDBUK scale.

The energy efficiency rating measures the amount of energy a boiler consumes when it's in use and how much it loses on non-core operations.

Following testing, the Acv E-Tech S 160kW Mono was given an efficiency rating of 37% and a SEDBUK grading of "D".

Electric boilers are nearly always more efficient than their gas and oil counterparts, at around the 98% to 99% mark, in most cases. However, some electric boilers score very low for energy efficiency because the electricity they draw for power is often generated by burning fossil fuels. In our opinion, this is unfair on electric boilers.

How long is the warranty period on the Acv E-Tech S 160kW Mono electric Flow boiler?

The Acv E-Tech S 160kW Mono is supplied with a parts and labour warranty of 1 years.


The top 10 rated Electric Electric Flow boilers

Using the Plumbproud scoring system, the current 10 ten Electric Electric Flow boilers assessed using a number of important variables are as follows:

1Ferroli LEB 961.37%
2Electric Heating Company Slim Jim 4KW61.34%
3Heatrae Sadia Amptec C60061.04%
4Electric Heating Company Slim Jim 7KW60.90%
5Electric Heating Company Slim Jim 10KW60.66%
6Electric Heating Company Slim Jim 12KW60.01%
7Electric Heating Company Slim Jim 14.4KW59.42%
8Heatrae Sadia Amptec C90056.94%
9Heatrae Sadia Amptec U110155.64%
10Heatrae Sadia Amptec U120155.23%
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