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50.88%

EHC Comet 14.4kW 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 EHC Comet 14.4kW Electric Flow boiler scores 50.88%.

We would anticipate that this EHC Comet 14.4kW Electric Flow boiler would cost you £3,400 fully installed through PlumbProud provided that the fitting is standard and with no complications.

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EHC Comet 14.4kW Electric Flow Electric boiler frequently asked questions

Is this EHC Comet 14.4kW boiler a combi, system or regular boiler?

The EHC Comet 14.4kW is an option you may wish to consider if you’re looking for a electric Flow boiler for your house or flat.

Combi boilers provide hot water or heating for your home on demand. You just need to turn the tap to get hot water or switch on the radiator and you’ll feel your home warm up within minutes.

In contrast, traditional boilers required either one or two large storage tanks to work - one to heat and keep water warm and the other to hold cold water for later heating. If the immersion tank was empty, it wasn’t uncommon to wait up to an hour for enough hot water to fill a bath, for example.

Combi boilers draw cold water from the mains and then heat it instantly whenever it's needed, all from one small unit.

The one disadvantage to combi boilers is that, if more than one point is in use at any one time (for example, if someone is taking a shower and another person turns on a hot water tap elsewhere in the property), water pressure, temperature and volume drop to both points.

Is a EHC Comet 14.4kW electric Flow boiler right for my house or apartment?

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 EHC Comet 14.4kW electric Flow is 14.4 kW kilowatts, so which types of property would this be most suitable for?

A PlumbProud Gas Safe boiler installer would recommend that this EHC Comet 14.4kW Electric Flow boiler be installed in smaller homes and apartments with one bathroom and up to 10 radiators.


Where will the EHC Comet 14.4kW fit in my house?

The EHC Comet 14.4kW occupies a space of 1,745 mm high by 630 mm wide and 580 mm deep.

Is the EHC Comet 14.4kW a non-condensing or condensing boiler?

Electric boilers like the EHC Comet 14.4kW don't need to be modified to be "condensing" boilers because they operate differently to gas and electric boilers. Condensing non-electric boilers recycle the exhaust gases created as part of their operation to, among other tasks, heat water coming back from radiators. Electric boilers do not create exhaust gases and are, by design, more efficient and economical to run.

Is the EHC Comet 14.4kW electric Flow an energy-efficient boiler?

How we heat our homes and the effect that has on climate change has become important to many homeowners worried about the environment.

Central heating accounts for 14% of greenhouse gas emissions in the UK. In larger British cities, gas boilers emit dangerous levels of nitrogen dioxide into the atmosphere.

Will choosing to install a EHC Comet 14.4kW electric Flow in your home help the environment? Let's review the figures.

The energy efficiency rating for boilers describes the amount of energy they use and waste during operation and there are two different ways to measure it.

All boilers manufactured and supplied in the UK must have a SEDBUK rating of “A” subject to a minimum energy efficiency score of 92% or above. Before April 2018, the minimum energy efficiency score was 88% (88/89% = "A" SEDBUK rating, 90%+ = "B" SEDBUK rating).

The EHC Comet 14.4kW scored an efficiency rating of 100% and a SEDBUK band rating of D.

The boiler's poor ERP rating reflects the fact that it runs on electricity.

The ERP (or Energy Related Products Directive) is a European regulation governing products that require energy to operate throughout their lives and encourages manufacturers to create products that are more environmentally friendly.

The legislation is designed to reduce the potential for harmful gas emissions during manufacturing and actual use right through to the point of final disposal.

Because electricity is generated by burning fossil fuels, which is considered carbon-intensive, this is factored into the scores of some ERP electric boilers - unfairly. Operational energy efficiency for electric boilers is generally around the 98-99% level.

The ERP rating for the EHC Comet 14.4kW is "TBC".

Will I be covered if the EHC Comet 14.4kW electric Flow breaks down?

The EHC Comet 14.4kW is supplied with a parts and labour warranty of 2 years.


EHC Comet 14.4kW Electric Electric Flow boiler specifications

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LocationExternal
Efficiency rating100%
Band ratingD
LPG Compatible?No
P/L Warranty2 Years
Output in kW14.4 kW
Height1,745 mm
Width630 mm
Depth580 mm

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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EHC Comet 14.4kW Electric Flow Electric boiler

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Plumbproud rating for this boiler
50.88%

On the PlumbProud quality scoring system, we rate this EHC Comet 14.4kW Electric Flow boiler at 50.88%. To determine a boiler's quality, we consider many different factors from price installed to manufacturer guarantees, energy efficiency, likely cost of running, and more.

We estimate that, on a standard, non-complicated installation, the supply and fitting charge for this EHC Comet 14.4kW Electric Flow boiler will be around £3,400.

For a free quote on the EHC Comet 14.4kW boiler and to get professional advice and guidance on whether it is the right choice for your home, please enter your postcode in the quote boxes on this page, click here to email us, or call us on 01604 343053.


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EHC Comet 14.4kW Electric Electric Flow boiler specifications

Powered by GasElectric
LocationExternal
Efficiency rating100%
Band ratingD
LPG Compatible?No
P/L Warranty2 Years
Output in kW14.4 kW
Height1,745 mm
Width630 mm
Depth580 mm

EHC Comet 14.4kW Electric Flow Electric boiler frequently asked questions

Is the EHC Comet 14.4kW a combi boiler, system boiler or regular boiler?

The EHC Comet 14.4kW is a electric electric Flow boiler.

One of the reasons the combi boiler was introduced to Britain in the 1970s was because residential properties are among the smallest in the world. More traditional boilers require one or more large tanks to be stored around the home to function.

A combi boiler is a self-contained unit that draws water from the mains then heats and distributes it instantly and on demand - no tanks are needed.

They are the most popular type of boilers in the UK and offer only one major disadvantage - there is a maximum volume of water that can be heated at any one time. If that limit is exceeded by, for example, two people using a hot water tap at the same time, there will be a drop in water pressure, temperature and volume to both taps.

Is a EHC Comet 14.4kW electric Flow boiler suitable for my apartment or house?

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 EHC Comet 14.4kW electric Flow outputs at a maximum of 14.4 kW, so which types of property would this EHC Comet 14.4kW Electric Flow boiler be appropriate for?

Most boiler engineers would recommend that a boiler with this output level would be most suitable for smaller homes and apartments with up to 10 radiators and one bathroom.


What size is a EHC Comet 14.4kW boiler?

The EHC Comet 14.4kW is 1,745 mm tall, 630 mm wide, and 580 mm deep in size.

Comet 14.4kW – condensing or non-condensing?

Electric boilers like the EHC Comet 14.4kW do not produce exhaust gases, unlike gas and oil boilers, meaning that they do not need to be adapted to be "condensing". For a gas or oil boiler to be condensing, it must have a secondary heat exchanger that recycles the warmth present in exhaust gases to reheat water coming back from the radiators.

How does the EHC Comet 14.4kW electric Flow boiler rate environmentally?

The effects of climate change on the environment are leading many homeowners to question the damage they might be doing by the way they heat their homes.

Approximately 14% of the UK's greenhouse gas production is caused by our central heating systems. The gas boilers in larger urban areas of Britain are mainly responsible for emissions of toxic nitrogen dioxide.

Let's take a closer look at whether installing a EHC Comet 14.4kW electric Flow would be a good choice for the environment.

Under current UK law, all boilers must achieve a minimum energy efficiency level of 92% (a low to good SEDBUK "A" rating). The minimum level was raised from its previous 88% in April 2018.

Energy efficiency scores are intended to inform consumers of the amount of energy used and wasted when a boiler is in normal operation.

The EHC Comet 14.4kW was awarded an efficiency rating of 100% with a SEDBUK band rating of "D".

The boiler is however penalised in its ERP rating for being powered by electricity.

The Energy Related Products (ERP) Directive is a European directive which applies to all products that consume energy over their lifetime.

It encourages companies to create products that are environmentally friendlier at all life cycle stages, including initial manufacturing and end use right through to final disposal, with the aim of reducing harmful gas emissions.

The ERP rating for the EHC Comet 14.4kW is "TBC".

How can it be so low? The use of fossil fuels in generating the electricity that powers the boiler is considered carbon-intensive, and this is factored into the ERP scores of electric boilers. This is, in our opinion, unfair because the actual operating energy efficiency of electric boilers is 98% or 99% - better than even the most efficient gas or oil boiler.

How long is the warranty period on the EHC Comet 14.4kW electric Flow boiler?

The EHC Comet 14.4kW boiler is provided with a parts and labour warranty lasting 2 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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