Hi Fi-Q, unfamiliar with what a sticky is, let me know. Do you have and Empyre Elite 100 and if so, what when did you purchase it? I believe the electrical backup they offer is only for freeze protection. It will not heat your house. The Electric is for heating your home in the event you don't put wood in your boiler. It is a a primary heat source for those that don't want a fossil fuel heating source. The Electric package qualifies for Mortgage and insurance requirements.