THE

BENEFITS

OF ELECTRIC HEATING

THE BENEFITS OF ELECTRIC HEATING

Modern storage heaters and electric radiator technology has moved on since storage heaters were first fitted in the 1960s. Modern storage heaters can now come with:
  • Thermostats
  • Remote wi-fi controls
  • Programmable timers
  • Fans to help disseminate the heat
  • Open window detectors

From 1 January 2018, all new electric heaters must have thermostats, 24-hour and seven-day programmable timers, temperature controls and fans. 

Older models made before this can still be sold, so check carefully before you purchase. High heat-retention storage heaters can retain more heat than traditional models; up to 45% 24 hours after they were last charged.

This means you’re less likely to be cold come the evening. With very few moving parts, storage heaters require very little maintenance and don’t need to be serviced annually.

Benefits of electric radiators

1. Heat up faster than gas central heating system

Unlike traditional wet radiators, you will notice that electric radiators reach their desired temperature very quickly. 

2. No moving parts so there's less chance of a fault developing

Another huge benefit of electric heating is the reliability and reduced number of issues you will have with your heating system. No more emergency calls to plumbers and heating engineers.

3. Don't need to be bled or balanced

Maintenance free! no more bleeding radiators that are not producing heat. 

4. All of the energy used by the radiator is converted into heat, making them highly efficient appliances.

100% efficient, and as an added bonus, yo udon’t get any wasted energy with the right electric radiators. Despite reports of being expensive, electric radiators can actually save you money!

5. Lower maintenance costs

No more boiler services. Also much safer than gas and other fossil fuel systems.

6. They don't need any pipework, making the installation process quicker and cheaper

The installation process is very easy and causes minimal disruption, unlike a traditional heating system or even an air source heat pump installation. 

7. Reduce your carbon footprint

I you are on a green energy tariff, your carbon output from your heating will effectively be zero.

8. Ideal home heating solution for properties that aren't connected to the gas network

If your home is off the gas grid, electric heating is the perfect choice for you. No more worrying about oil ad LPG deliveries – just turn on your heating anytime.

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MORE ADVANTAGES OF ELECTRIC HEATING

IS ELECTRIC HEATING REALLY THE FUTURE?​

Over the past few years, electric heating has become extremely popular. These radiators have become much more economical and offer a range of advantages. This article will set out the advantages but also cover the disadvantages of electric heating in the hope that this information will help you make your choice.

  1. Heats up quickly: electric heating has built-in resistance which heats up the liquid in the radiator. The heating then gives off this heat, warming the area up quickly. Ideal for the bathroom for example!
  2. Ecological: electric heaters do not use fossil fuels such as heating oil or natural gas. Do you have solar panels? Then you can generate a great deal of electricity yourself, and this is particularly environmentally friendly.
  3. Safe: when you have electric radiators installed, you can sleep soundly in your bed: there’s no risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. The heating elements are 100% safe as no gas is used. We also ensure that the heaters do not have any sharp edges. The radiators are therefore safe forchildren’s hands!
  4. No DIY required: to install electric radiators, you don’t need to make any significant investments or carry out any DIY work. You can just hang them on the wall and enjoy the heat they provide.

What do I need to get a quote?

CURRENT HEATING DETAILS

We will ask you questions about your current heating system. Do you use gas, oil, LPG or other methods to heat your home? We only require basic information, and won’t ask you for things like meter readings.

WHERE YOU LIVE

This data is important as temperatures vary massively across the country. We also want to ensure we recommend a heater that is available in your area. 

A ROUGH IDEA OF THE SIZE OF YOUR PROPERTY

We will ask about the type of house you live in and also how many bedrooms you have. We may also ask about insulation in your walls and the loft. This information helps us to determine which system would be most efficient for your home.

WHY YOU WANT TO GO ELECTRIC

We need to ask about your specific reasons for switching to electric heating. Are you extending your property and just need one heater, or are you looking to replace your whole heating system?

What do I need to get a quote?

CURRENT HEATING DETAILS

We will ask you questions about your current heating system. Do you use gas, oil, LPG or other methods to heat your home? We only require basic information, and won’t ask you for things like meter readings.

WHERE YOU LIVE

This data is important as temperatures vary massively across the country. We also want to ensure we recommend a heater that is available in your area. 

SOME DETAILS ABOUT YOUR HOME

We will ask about the type of house you live in and also how many bedrooms you have. We may also ask about insulation in your walls and the loft. This information helps us to determine which system would be most efficient for your home.

WHY YOU WANT TO GO ELECTRIC

We need to ask about your specific reasons for switching to electric heating. Are you extending your property and just need one heater, or are you looking to replace your whole heating system?

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