Creda Comfortaire Hot Air Heater


Postby Mikey Mike » Sat Nov 10, 2007 1:15 pm

Hi all, I'm just buying an ex-council flat that has hot-air heating via a Creda Comfortaire electric heater. It's not working so I'd like to remove it.
However, it is housed in a cupboard where the door appears to be lined with asbestos. This can easily be removed and safely disposed of, but a friend mentioned that the heater itself may have asbestos inside. Does anyone know whether this is true, and if so, what type of asbestos (so I can get it safely removed).
Many, many thanks in anticipation. :roll:
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Postby The Heating Doctor » Sat Nov 10, 2007 11:52 pm

You have to get an asbestos specialist in to check and test, expensive but it's the only way.
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Postby Mikey Mike » Tue Nov 13, 2007 8:44 am

Hi, thanks for your reply. I was hoping that someone out there may have experience of this type of heater and save me the expense of having the tests - these run into hundreds of pounds round here...!!
Can anyone help please?
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Postby The Heating Doctor » Tue Nov 13, 2007 9:08 pm

Ok, have you tried contacting Creda as they are still a going concern and may be able to give advice.
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Postby Mikey Mike » Wed Nov 14, 2007 9:44 am

I have tried but no success so far... But I agree this is the best route so will try and try again until I get a response!
Thanks for your help but if anyone else out there has come across this heating unit I would be pleased for any info..
All the best
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Postby horatiog » Tue Sep 29, 2009 2:28 pm

Hi Mikey,

Have you disposed of your Comfortaire yet? Did it have any more asbestos within it. How much did it cost to dispose of? I only ask because I am now in exactly the same position to yourself. Just bought a house with this system and am thinking of disposing of it. Alternative is to adapt it by replacing the electric element with a heating loop from a planned wood stove powered thermal store -thus minimising electric bills yet heat the entire house.

Anyway let me know how your Creda Comfortaire story panned out if you would. Many thanks.

Regards,
Harry.
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