Posted on 31st October 2023
In recent years, the landscape of home heating in the UK has been undergoing a significant transformation. As part of the government’s efforts to promote sustainability and reduce carbon emissions, there’s a growing interest in electric heating as an alternative to traditional gas or oil-based systems. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll explore the benefits of electric heating, various types of electric heating systems, and how they can be combined with renewable energy sources for an eco-friendly and cost-effective heating solution.
Electric Heating Systems: Efficient and Cost-effective
Electric heating systems offer several advantages that make them a compelling choice for homeowners. Here are some key benefits:
What is an Electric Boiler?
An electric boiler is a heating system that operates using electricity instead of traditional fossil fuels like gas or oil. These boilers are available in different variations, including Electric Combination Boilers, System Boilers, and Flow Boilers. Electric boilers are known for their high efficiency, meaning you get the same amount of heat as the electricity you put in. They are easy to install, have reduced maintenance costs, and are a safer and more environmentally friendly option compared to combustion boilers.
How Do Electric Boilers Work?
Electric boilers operate by passing cold water through a heat exchanger that is powered by electricity. The heat exchanger is designed to maximise surface area, ensuring efficient heat transfer. Once the water is heated, it flows through your home’s heating system, warming your space to the desired temperature.
How Much Does an Electric Boiler Cost to Run?
The running costs of an electric boiler vary based on factors like insulation, electricity tariff, and comfort temperatures. While electricity costs may be higher than gas, electric boilers are more efficient, offering more heat per unit of fuel. A study of 96 properties equipped with EHC Electric Heating products can provide insights into running costs. You can find details on our findings here
Types of Electric Boilers
There are various types of electric boilers to suit different heating needs:
Solar Panels and Electric Radiators: A Winning Combination
Solar PV panels are an excellent complement to electric heating systems. They harness the sun’s energy to power your electrical appliances, including electric radiators. Here’s how it works:
Which Electric Radiators Are Best?
Electric radiators have evolved significantly in recent years and come in various sizes and designs. When combined with solar panels, they offer a highly energy-efficient heating solution. Here are some electric radiators to consider:
By optimising the integration of solar panels and electric radiators, you can efficiently heat your home and significantly reduce your environmental footprint.
Replacing Outdated Warm Air Heaters
For those considering replacing aging gas-fired warm air heaters, there’s a unique solution provided by the Electric Heating Company. The EHC Comet Electric Boiler and Aquair Heat Interface Unit offer a versatile and highly efficient alternative for residential heating. This package can replace any existing warm air heating system and fully utilise the existing ducting system, reducing installation time and inconvenience.
Advantages of Electric Heating Over Alternatives
Electric heating systems have lower upfront installation costs, are highly efficient at the point of use, and offer superior safety with no risk of carbon monoxide poisoning or explosions. They are easy to install and require no pipework, making them a versatile heating solution for homes.
Electric Heating: A Green and Cost-effective Choice
Electric heating systems have become an increasingly viable option for UK homes. Lower installation costs, higher energy efficiency, safety, and ease of installation make electric heating a compelling choice. When paired with renewable energy sources like solar panels, it becomes an even more sustainable and cost-effective solution. With the changing landscape of home heating and a commitment to reducing carbon emissions, electric heating is shaping up to be a popular choice for the future of home heating in the UK.
If you’re interested in exploring electric heating options for your home, don’t hesitate to contact us for expert guidance and product recommendations.
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