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50.09%

Heatrae Sadia Amptec C400 Electric Flow Electric boiler

On the PlumbProud quality scoring system, we rate this Heatrae Sadia Amptec C400 Electric Flow boiler 50.09%. To determine our rating, we take lots of different factors into consideration from price installed to manufacturer guarantees, energy efficiency, likely cost of running, and more.

On straightforward installations, we would expect to charge you £1,600 for this Heatrae Sadia Amptec C400 Electric Flow boiler fully installed.

We offer free quotes and professional advice and guidance on whether the Heatrae Sadia Amptec C400 is a suitable choice for your home via a phone call on 01604 343053. Alternatively, please click here to email us or enter your postcode in the quote boxes on this page.


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Heatrae Sadia Amptec C400 Electric Flow Electric boiler frequently asked questions

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

The Heatrae Sadia Amptec C400 boiler could be suitable for your house or flat if you are looking for a new electric Flow boiler.

In many properties, combi boilers are more suitable than traditional types of boiler. Combi boilers heat water instantly on demand, which they draw directly from the mains supply, removing the need for storage tanks that can take up valuable space in your home.

A combi boiler is often the right choice for a smaller property, particularly if your home doesn't have a useable loft. As water is heated and delivered immediately rather than being kept warm for hours in an immersion tank, combi boilers reduce electric usage, thereby minimising your heating costs.

The main disadvantage of combi boilers is that they can only heat a certain amount of water at any one time. This means that, if two people are using different taps or showers within your home at the same time, the flow of heated water to each will be reduced, as will the water pressure and temperature.

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

Whether this Heatrae Sadia Amptec C400 Electric Flow boiler is right for where you live depends on its size or "output" level. Size does not mean its physical dimensions - it means how powerful it is.

A boiler’s output is a measurement of the amount of power it can use to provide hot water to your taps and radiators. The higher its output rate, the more water it can heat.

If your new boiler’s output is too low, your hot water might not be as hot as you want it to be. If it's too high, you’ll be paying more for electric than you need to.

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

An experienced PlumbProud Gas Safe engineer would almost certainly recommend that this Heatrae Sadia Amptec C400 Electric Flow boiler would be most suitable for smaller homes and apartments with up to 10 radiators and one bathroom.


Where will the Heatrae Sadia Amptec C400 fit in my house?

The Heatrae Sadia Amptec C400 measures 1,050 mm in height and has a width of 90 mm and a depth of 90 mm.

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

In 2005, the Government passed a law meaning that all gas and oil boilers had to be "condensing" boilers. What this means is that they all now must feature a secondary heat exchanger that recycles the gas and oil exhaust emissions to heat water coming back from the radiators, among other tasks. Electric boilers like the Heatrae Sadia Amptec C400 do not create exhaust gases and therefore do not need this modification.

Is the Heatrae Sadia Amptec C400 electric Flow environmentally friendly?

As more of us become concerned by the effects of climate change, the damage we do to the environment by heating our homes has emerged as an important issue for many homeowners.

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.

Is the Heatrae Sadia Amptec C400 electric Flow boiler an environmentally friendly choice for your home? Here’s what the figures say.

In the UK, by law, all boilers manufactured for the UK market 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 Heatrae Sadia Amptec C400 was given an efficiency rating of 99.8% and a SEDBUK grading of "TBC".

However, the ERP rating for this Heatrae Sadia Amptec C400 Electric Flow boiler is marked down because it runs on electricity.

Manufacturers who offer more environmentally friendly products are rewarded by the ERP (or Energy Related Products Directive).

Operationally, the energy efficiency of electric boilers is nearly always 98% or 99% - however, because they use electricity, which is considered carbon-intensive energy, some are (in our opinion) unfairly scored down in their ERP ratings for this.

In the case of the Heatrae Sadia Amptec C400, the ERP rating is "D".

How long am I covered by the warranty for if the Heatrae Sadia Amptec C400 breaks down?

The parts and labour warranty offered with this Heatrae Sadia Amptec C400 Electric Flow boiler covers you for 2 years.


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

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%

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.

£1,600 is the amount you should budget to have this particular boiler installed on a straightforward installation.

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 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

Heatrae Sadia Amptec C400 - a system boiler, regular boiler or combi boiler?

The Heatrae Sadia Amptec C400 boiler could be suitable for your house or flat if you are looking for a new electric Flow boiler.

Traditional boilers need one or more large tanks to work - one to heat and keep water warm for immediate use and the other to store water intended for heating later. Finding space for these large tanks is difficult in British residential property - remember that our houses and flats are among the smallest in the world. This is the problem that combi boilers were designed to solve when they were introduced in the 1970s.

Combi boilers don't need a tank - instead, they instantly heat water drawn from the mains using technology inside the boiler. This hot water is then distributed immediately to your taps or radiators on demand.

The biggest disadvantage to combi boilers is that they have a maximum capacity for heating water, meaning that they work best when only one point within a household wants hot water. For example, if someone is taking a shower and another person uses a hot water tap at the same time, the water pressure, volume and temperature to both points drops.

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?

An experienced PlumbProud boiler engineer would likely recommend this Heatrae Sadia Amptec C400 Electric Flow boiler as suitable for smaller homes and apartments with up to 10 radiators and one bathroom.


Dimensions of the Heatrae Sadia Amptec C400 boiler

The measurements of the Heatrae Sadia Amptec C400 are 1,050 mm by 90 mm by 90 mm.

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

In every gas and oil boiler, there is a flue that carries the exhaust gases created from the burning of the fuel required to power the boiler. As there is no fuel to be burned in an electric boiler, an electric boiler like the Heatrae Sadia Amptec C400 does not need to be adapted to be "condensing" as there are no gases to recycle. Electric boilers are naturally efficient and economic.

Is the Heatrae Sadia Amptec C400 electric Flow good for the environment?

As more of us are increasingly concerned about climate change, how we heat our homes and its impact on the environment has become an issue of importance to homeowners.

With central heating being responsible for 14% of greenhouse gas emissions in the UK, your choice of boiler matters. Gas boilers are also responsible for the significant atmospheric volumes of dangerous nitrogen dioxide emissions in larger British cities.

Would choosing a Heatrae Sadia Amptec C400 electric Flow help the environment? Let’s see what the performance figures suggest.

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.

The boiler is however penalised in its ERP ratings for using electricity for power.

The ERP (Energy Related Products Directive) is European legislation that aims to reduce the use of energy at all points during a product's life, from the point of manufacture to when it's in active use right through to final disposal.

The aim of the regulation is to encourage manufacturers to create products that are more environmentally friendly and which reduce the gas emissions associated with those products.

The ERP grading for the Heatrae Sadia Amptec C400 is "D".

This is very low, especially given the advances made in electric boiler technology over the last 5 years. However, the comparison is, in our opinion, unfair because the actual operational energy efficiency of most electric boilers is either 98% or 99% - a level no oil or gas boiler has yet reached. The reason for some boilers' poor ERP scores is that the electricity they need to operate is generated by the burning of fossil fuels, which the assessors consider to be carbon-intensive.

Am I covered if my Heatrae Sadia Amptec C400 electric Flow boiler breaks down?

Heatrae Sadia’s Amptec C400 boiler includes a parts and labour warranty of 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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