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50.09%

Heatrae Sadia Amptec C400 Electric Flow Electric boiler

Assessing factors including the system's running costs, its energy efficiency, the manufacturer’s guarantee, and its likely installed price, we scored this Heatrae Sadia Amptec C400 Electric Flow boiler 50.09% on our internal PlumbProud grading system.

This Heatrae Sadia Amptec C400 Electric Flow boiler is likely to cost you £1,600 supplied and fully installed through PlumbProud, although there may be additional charges if the fit takes longer than anticipated. You will, however, receive a binding quote from us prior to starting work.

Wondering if the Heatrae Sadia Amptec C400 is the right boiler for your home? Then speak to a professional here by getting in touch via email or call us on 01604 343053. You can also get a free quote by entering your postcode in the box on the page.


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Heatrae Sadia Amptec C400 Electric Flow Electric boiler frequently asked questions

What type of boiler is Heatrae Sadia’s Amptec C400 - system, regular or combi?

The Heatrae Sadia Amptec C400 boiler is an option you may wish to consider if you're looking for a electric Flow boiler for your house or flat.

Traditional boilers have one or more large tanks in which they store either heated water or water to be heated later. Manufacturers originally introduced combi boilers to the market in the 1970s to enable homeowners to save space - UK residential properties are among the smallest in the Western world.

Combi boilers don't need these tanks because they draw water directly from the mains and instantly heat it on demand thanks to the technology inside the boiler. Combi boilers then distribute this hot water to your home’s taps and radiators when needed.

The most significant disadvantage of combi boilers is that they are not ideal in larger homes where multiple people might want hot water at the same time – for example, if someone is having a shower while another wants to wash dishes in the kitchen. This is because combi boilers have a maximum volume of water that they can heat. When two people want hot water at the same time, the water temperature, pressure and volume delivered to both points drop.

Is the Heatrae Sadia Amptec C400 electric Flow boiler a suitable choice for my property?

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

Output measures in kilowatts how much power a boiler can use when heating water for your radiators or taps. The higher the output rate, the more water it can heat.

If the output rate is too low, your hot water might often be only lukewarm, and if it is too high, you will be paying more for your electric than you need to.

The Heatrae Sadia Amptec C400 electric Flow boiler has an output of 4 kW, so which types of property would it be most appropriate for?

Most experienced boiler engineers would recommend this Heatrae Sadia Amptec C400 Electric Flow boiler as a suitable option for smaller homes and apartments with no more than up to 10 radiators and one bathroom.


How big is the Heatrae Sadia Amptec C400?

The Heatrae Sadia Amptec C400 is 1,050 mm in height, 90 mm in width and 90 mm in depth.

Is the Heatrae Sadia Amptec C400 a condensing or non-condensing boiler?

The law passed in 2005 requiring all boilers installed in the UK to be "condensing" boilers does not apply to electric boilers. This is because, unlike non-electric boilers, electric boilers do not burn either gas or oil to operate and create no hot exhaust gases that can be recycled. Electric boilers like the Heatrae Sadia Amptec C400 are more efficient and economical by design.

Is the Heatrae Sadia Amptec C400 electric Flow 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.

In the UK, central heating systems account for 14% of greenhouse gas production. Gas boilers in particular are responsible for emissions of dangerous nitrogen dioxide in British cities.

Would the environmental impact of installing a Heatrae Sadia Amptec C400 electric Flow in your home be positive? Let's look at the numbers.

By law, all boilers manufactured and supplied in the UK achieve a SEDBUK rating of "A" and work at a minimum of 92% energy efficiency. Before April 2018, a minimum of 88% energy efficiency needed to be achieved (88/89% = SEDBUK "B" and 90% = SEDBUK "A").

Following official testing, the Heatrae Sadia Amptec C400 was given an efficiency rating of 99.8% with a SEDBUK rating of "TBC".

Energy efficiency is a measure of how much energy is used and how much is wasted when a boiler is operating.

ERP assessors are however not keen that the boiler is powered by electricity.

The Energy Related Products Directive (ERP) was introduced in 2015 and applies to all products that consume energy throughout their lifetime, including during the manufacturing process and at the point of final disposal.

The purpose of the ERP is to ensure that companies create products that are kinder to the environment by reducing both the energy they use and the harmful emissions they produce.

An ERP rating of "D" has been awarded to the Heatrae Sadia Amptec C400.

This is very low, but why? In reality, nearly every electric boiler on the market has an actual energy efficiency in operation of near 100%. However, some electric boilers have low ERP scores because the electricity generation process currently involves burning fossil fuels, which is considered carbon-intensive, and this is factored into the score - unfairly, in our opinion.

How long is the warranty period on the Heatrae Sadia Amptec C400 electric Flow boiler?

Heatrae Sadia offers a parts and labour warranty of 2 years on the Heatrae Sadia Amptec C400.


Heatrae Sadia Amptec C400 Electric Electric Flow boiler specifications

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LocationExternal
Efficiency rating99.8%
P/L Warranty2 Years
Output in kW4 kW
Height1,050 mm
Width90 mm
Depth90 mm
MountingWall
ERP HeatD

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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Heatrae Sadia Amptec C400 Electric Flow Electric boiler

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Plumbproud rating for this boiler
50.09%

We have awarded this Heatrae Sadia Amptec C400 Electric Flow boiler a rating of 50.09% in our boiler quality benchmark tests. To determine a score for each boiler, we factor in several different points of comparison including energy efficiency, manufacturer guarantees, estimated running costs, price and more.

On a standard fit, we would expect this Heatrae Sadia Amptec C400 Electric Flow boiler to cost you £1,600 supplied and fully installed by an experienced Gas Safe PlumbProud fitter.

If you would like to get in touch with us for a free quote and professional guidance and advice on whether the Heatrae Sadia Amptec C400 is the right choice for your home, you can do so by entering your postcode in the quote boxes on this page, calling us on 01604 343053 or you can click here to email us.


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Heatrae Sadia Amptec C400 Electric Electric Flow boiler specifications

Powered by GasElectric
LocationExternal
Efficiency rating99.8%
P/L Warranty2 Years
Output in kW4 kW
Height1,050 mm
Width90 mm
Depth90 mm
MountingWall
ERP HeatD

Heatrae Sadia Amptec C400 Electric Flow Electric boiler frequently asked questions

Is the Heatrae Sadia Amptec C400 boiler a standard, combi or system model?

If you want a electric Flow boiler for your flat or house, the Heatrae Sadia Amptec C400 might be an option for you to consider.

Traditional boilers have one or two tanks - one holds hot water to keep it warm and the other water for later heating. Because UK residential property is among some of the smallest in the world, manufacturers introduced combi boilers and the heat pumps that go in them in the 1970s to reduce the amount of space boilers needed to take up.

The hot water needed for your radiators and taps is available on demand when you have a combi boiler. Combi boilers use technology located within the boiler to heat cold water, which it draws from the mains, and to distribute hot water where it's needed around your home.

A combi boiler, however, has the disadvantage of a maximum capacity for the amount of water it can heat. The result is that if someone uses the shower while another uses a hot water tap simultaneously, the amount of water reaching each point falls, causing water pressure to drop.

Is a Heatrae Sadia Amptec C400 electric Flow boiler suitable for my apartment or house?

To determine that, we need to consider the size of the boiler. Size doesn't mean how big it is - it means how big its "output" is.

The output rate of a boiler tells you how much power it has available to it for heating the water that comes out of your taps and warms your radiators. A higher output rate means that your boiler has more power at its disposal.

You need to make sure you select a boiler with the right output rate. That's because, if your output rate is too high, then your boiler will have more power than it needs but it will cost too much to run. If the output rate is too low, your water may often not be hot enough.

The Heatrae Sadia Amptec C400 electric Flow's output is 4 kW, so which types of property would this Heatrae Sadia Amptec C400 Electric Flow boiler be appropriate for?

A PlumbProud Gas Safe engineer would recommend that the most suitable type of property for a Heatrae Sadia Amptec C400 electric Flow would be smaller homes and apartments containing up to 10 radiators and providing hot water for one bathroom.


How big is the Heatrae Sadia Amptec C400?

Heatrae Sadia’s Amptec C400 is 1,050 mm tall, 90 mm wide, and 90 mm deep.

Is the Heatrae Sadia Amptec C400 a condensing or non-condensing boiler?

Electric boilers like the Heatrae Sadia Amptec C400 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.

Is the Heatrae Sadia Amptec C400 electric Flow boiler rated as environmentally friendly?

Environmentally-friendly heating has become an important issue for homeowners concerned about the accelerating pace of climate change.

Central heating produces 14% of all greenhouse gas emissions in the UK. Gas boilers in the larger cities emit dangerous levels of nitrogen dioxide.

Would installing the Heatrae Sadia Amptec C400 electric Flow in your home be an environmentally friendly decision? Let's look closely at the figures.

In the UK, all boilers manufactured and supplied must have an energy efficiency rating of at least 92% or a SEDBUK "A" grade. Prior to April 2018, the minimum rating was 88% (88% and 89% are equivalent to a SEDBUK "B" rating and anything higher is rated as an "A" grade).

The Heatrae Sadia Amptec C400 has been awarded an efficiency rating of 99.8% and a SEDBUK band rating of "TBC".

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

The Energy Related Products (ERP) directive is Europe-wide legislation designed to reduce harmful gas emissions at all points of a product's life cycle – from the production process to its actual end use right through to final disposal.

The Heatrae Sadia Amptec C400 has been awarded a grading of "D" by assessors.

Some electric boilers receive low energy efficiency scores since the electricity used to power them is generated by fossil fuels – considered carbon-intensive – and this is factored into the final rating. This is despite the fact that the actual operating energy efficiency of electric boilers is either 98% or 99% – better than even the most efficient gas or oil boiler.

Is this Heatrae Sadia Amptec C400 electric Flow covered by a warranty?

A parts and labour warranty of 2 years is included when you purchase the Heatrae Sadia Amptec C400 boiler through PlumbProud.


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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