Heating Guide - Which is better Electric Heating, Gas or Solar?, by Laura Grant
When deciding between a gas or electric heating system there is a lot to consider. When talking about Electric Heating make sure you ask for “Direct Acting Heating Systems,” which are fully controllable, flexible and produce heat on demand, i.e. the same as gas central heating systems. There is no need to preheat storage stones or cylinders of hot water to generate heat, ultimately saving energy and cost.
systems have traditionally been cheaper, but now with Direct Acting Heating
Systems, Electric Heating can be almost as inexpensive. An exciting
option is a gas combi boiler which
generates hot water on demand for both your Central Heating and Domestic Hot
Water therefore, there is no need to install a separate hot-water cylinder, which
takes up valuable space within your home.
For some properties in the UK gas central heating is not available. There can be a number of reasons for this e.g. no gas to the property, listed building, etc. however new legislation on gas flue in voids has resulted in a considerable increase in homeowners having electric boilers installed. To run their central heating system.
An electrically heated home is powered from the mains supply and Electric Radiators, which are individually controllable, are used to heat each room while domestic hot water is heated using a hot water cylinder.
Electric Radiators and Electric Boilers are available in various shapes and sizes, so depending on each individual circumstance, we can recommend which appliance will best serve your requirement. From towel-rail to electric conservatory radiators there is no limit to the uses of electric radiators throughout your home. Electric Boilers are used where the preference is for a “wet” central heating system.
Many people are opting for Electric Heating due to the safety benefits it brings. Electric radiators and boiler systems are extremely easy to operate and maintain, and there is zero risk of any sort of leaks or carbon-monoxide poisoning that can become a problem in old, poorly-looked-after gas-heating systems.
SOLAROver recent years, there has been a significant increase in the demand for renewable technology. Solar Thermal Heating for Domestic Hot Water purposes has been at the forefront of this increasing market. With the benefit of radiation from the sun Solar collectors transfer as much energy as possible, which in turn will indirectly heat water within the Solar Cylinder. Ideally they will be mounted on a south-facing roof that receives direct sunlight for most of the day. They can easily be integrated with other heating systems to meet the additional hot-water requirements during the winter months.
So if you think that electric heating may suit your home, or if you want to talk about any of the above types of heating in more detail, get in touch with The Electric Heating Company today and speak with one of our experienced team. Call us on 01698 820533 or email info@electric-heatingcompany.