I have a very small bedsit flat of about 40 sq m that needs a new boiler.
It has an old Biasi Prisma combi boiler designed for a 3 bed house that is
on its last legs and will have to go. An electric boiler would run the
existing 3 radiators because I hate night storage heaters.
The flat is high up in an old Victorian building with 18 inch thick
flint/stone walls and single glazed sliding sash windows. It gets quite
warm from the larger modern gas heating system in the large flat below.
There is no chance of adding extra insulation or double glazing.
There are good reasons relating to the building layout why electric heating
is much more convenient. They say Economy 10 is popular in old peoples flats
as it is cheap to run. If I remove the gas supply and use single fuel then
there will be only 1 standing charge.
Assuming I set the timers correctly will my running costs by reasonable or
will I get a nasty shock with the first bill. I am aware of the
installation costs of the new equipment and meter. Does anyone know if it
is a feasible exercise. The electricity supplier says it is a sensible
option but they would.
Any comments welcome.