Top 5 Benefits of Electric Heating

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If you are in the market for a new heating solution for your home, there are several options available to you – gas, oil, and LPG being some of the most common. However, with reserves of both gas and oil diminishing, more and more people are opting for electric heating to provide both their warmth and their hot water. Traditionally in the shadow of gas central heating systems, how can these electric systems benefit you?

1. Cheap to Buy : Of all the boilers on the market, electric systems are the cheapest to buy outright. While gas and oil boilers easily cost in excess of £1,000 for budget models, electric solutions such as the Electric Heating Company's Slim Jim boiler are available from little over £600. For an energy source that is guaranteed to still be available in abundance in the future, these sorts of prices are very attractive indeed.

2. Easy to Install : One of the great things about electric heating is that it is easy to install. Electric radiators and panel heaters can simply be plugged into the wall and boilers require no flue and none of the pipe work of traditional ‘wet' systems. This allows you to make significant savings on labour and prevents your home from being transformed into a building site as floorboards are lifted and pipes are chased into walls.

3. Maintenance : Because there is no flue involved in the installation of an electric heating system, there is no need for a gas analysis and no requirement for a yearly gas check. This once again benefits you in terms of cost, but also eliminates any risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.

4. Sustainable Energy : One of the biggest benefits of electricity is that it is a sustainable energy source. Experts estimate that proven reserves (fuel that can be extracted using current technologies) of natural gas will be depleted by 2072 and oil will be depleted a little earlier, by 2055. Proven reserves of coal, a fuel used for producing electricity, are estimated to run out by 2128; however, thanks to solar, hydro, wind and wave technologies, electric heating is under no threat of depletion.

5. No Need for Gas : Around 4.3 million people in Britain live off the gas grid; if you are one of the people, electric heating is the perfect alternative and requires no links to a gas sourcewhatsoever.

The Electric Heating Company is the UK's leading supplier of electric heating, specialising in the provision and installation of electric boilers and radiators.

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