Electric Central Heating Systems
Here at Add Heat we install high quality electric heating across Cheshire, Stockport and Manchester. Take a look at our reviews from our previous happy customers.
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Based in Cheadle, we install over 500 boilers a year – making us experts in heating services here in the North West. We’re also members of the Federation of Master Builders.
Most houses in the UK have some form of central heating, It’s something we simply take for granted, although it’s only really been around since the 1970’s.
When you think of central heating you probably think of a gas-fired boiler and water-filled radiators – the traditional system we’re all familiar with. There is an alternative more suited to modern houses, and modern life: electric central heating.
What is electric central heating?
Electric central heating can mean two things – firstly, replacing your old gas-powered boiler with an electricity-powered boiler, or secondly, replacing your old radiators with smart new electric radiators. These simply plug in around your house, and can heat parts of your home or even your entire home without a boiler.
They can be really beneficial for areas that your boiler might not reach, such as conservatories, garages or garden rooms.
Electric central heating can be economical too, as it is easy to program and can be set to heat specific rooms at specific times.
Benefits Of Electric Central Heating
Electric radiator technology has come a long way since clunky storage heaters and 3-bar fires – electric radiators can be super-smart and offer several advantages when it comes to heating your home.
What are the Running Costs of Electric Heating?
Running costs of electric central heating can be good and all comes down to modern radiator technology, which is incredibly efficient. Electric radiators can be programmed on a room-by-room basis so that heat is only used when and where it is needed.
To put it simply, you set the desired temperature of your room, and the time of day you’d like your heating to come on. The radiator uses just enough energy to achieve the right level of heat, then lowers its heat output to maintain the correct temperature. With your heating monitored on a room-by-room basis, you’ll never waste energy on a room that’s already warm, or a room you don’t want to heat at certain times of day.
Electric Heating Installation Costs
If you’re thinking of replacing your old water-filled heaters with electric ones, you might be surprised at how little it costs. For one thing, they’re incredibly easy to install, with just a plug socket needed nearby. Electric radiators can attach to the wall with brackets just like normal radiators, but freestanding feet are also available.
If you’re installing central heating from scratch – in an extension or a new house for example – it’s the perfect time to choose electric central heating and future-proof your home. Did you know that the average cost of installing traditional central heating in a 3-bed house is £3000-£4000? With no boiler or trades needed, and our radiators starting from as little as £149, you can immediately see the savings to be made.
Electric Heating Maintenance Costs
Electric central heating has far fewer parts than traditional central heating, and so far fewer ways of going wrong. With no boiler, your central heating won’t need a regular service – great news not just for live-in homeowners but for landlords everywhere.
So electric central heating clearly costs less, but is it actually better than traditional central heating? Let’s take a look at some key facts about the comfort and control that electric heating offers.
Fully Programmable Electric Heating
You can choose the temperature and the time of day on a room-by-room basis, to ensure your heating keeps in step with your lifestyle.
As each radiator monitors room temperature independently, you’ll find they only come on when they need to – saving you money every day. If you have rooms that don’t need heating very often, simply choose the ‘anti-frost’ mode to stop them falling below 5 degrees. With such a clever heating system, you get peace of mind that your home will be comfortable all year round with hardly any maintenance – in fact, the only input electric central heating will need is when you’re updating your room preferences. It really is that simple!