Electric heating is a new and innovative option which is becoming more popular in the UK. For homes with no access to mains gas, electricity has become a viable option. In addition, electric boilers do not require any flues or exhaust vents which means that they can be installed without disturbing the walls or roofs of the building. This can be very important when trying to heat listed buildings or flats in blocks which would traditionally require expensive scaffolding to provide access.
Indoor air quality is another area where electric systems can be beneficial as they do not produce any moisture or particulates. However, electricity is usually more expensive than gas per KW and so heating bills can be more expensive when using an electric boiler.