About electric radiators Electricity powers many homes around the UK. In fact, there are around 2.2m households (8.5%) in GB use electric heating, with higher proportions in Scotland (13%) compared to England (8%) and Wales (5%). Electric central heating comes in two forms: an electricity-powered boiler, usually in place of an old gas-fired boiler, or […]
This guide will help you understand the typical energy consumption and costs of electric heating and how to reduce them. At the time of writing, we’re heading into the winter season with Covid-19 pandemic still with us. Many of us will be working from home or staying indoors more than usual to reduce the risk […]
In this article, we explore how automating your electric heating using smart controls can save you money and make your life easier. What do we mean by ‘automating your heating’? When we talk about the automation of your home’s heating, we are referring to the use of a wireless ‘smart’ controller (the kind that would […]
From 2025, new home builders will not be able to install gas central heating due to a new government mandate to tackle fossil fuel emissions. Climate change ‘crisis’ 15% of the UK’s planet-warming gases come from heating our homes. And gas is currently the primary source of heating in around 85% of our homes. Efforts […]
Government figures released in 2018 show that electric heating is better for the environment than gas. This revelation is due to investments in renewable energy, plus a reduced reliance on coal-fired power stations. Another big influence is a re-think on how carbon emissions for new houses are measured. Renewable energy There has been a huge […]
When you boil a kettle, only use as much water as you need Turn appliances off at the wall – don’t leave them on standby Use energy-saving light bulbs Defrost your freezer regularly Fill that cavity! Cavity wall insulation can cut around £115 off your heating bill each year Get draught excluders for outside doors, […]
New legislation called ‘Lot 20’ came into force at the start of 2018 that aims to make domestic heating products more efficient. The large majority of installed electric heaters will no longer be compliant and future products will have to be upgraded to meet the standards set out in Lot 20. The new products, like those sold by 21st Century Heating, will now have energy-saving features like digital controls with greater accuracy to reduce energy consumption, programmable temperature control with 7-day timers, open window detection as standard in order to be compliant.
Choosing the right electric heating tariff is just as important as choosing the right radiators for your home. Different tariffs offer different off-peak times when your electricity will be cheaper. We’re here to help you spend less on your electricity. The right tariff will depend on what kind of heating you have in your home: […]