Electric Heating Systems - South West London

Electric alternatives to heating your home

Many households in South West London & across the UK benefit from central heating systems, which can now be controlled from a smartphone thanks to the advancement and ever evolving technologies of smart heating technologies

Electric heating systems are another popular option for anyone looking into ways of heating their homes. With the pressures and race for global sustainability gas heating will soon become a very expensive way to heat homes and business’ with the ever growing pressures of global sustainability and global warming issues. 

Some popular alternative Heating systems to replace Gas systems include;

  • Electric boilers and central heating systems
  • Water heaters and storage vessels
  • Electric heater, storage heaters (Radiators) which can charge overnight
  • Individual room radiators
  • Fan heaters including plinth heaters
  • Underfloor heating systems

There are many more available too, contact us to find out more

Electric Heating Systems - South West London

Energy-Efficient Alternatives

Since 1 January 2018, manufacturers and suppliers of electric heaters, or “local space heaters”, that use gas, electricity or liquid fuels have had to comply with a new piece of EU legislation called Lot 20.

A key part of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED), the legislation sets a minimum efficiency standard for these heaters and was introduced to help the EU achieve its carbon reduction targets.

It affects the following products;

  • Storage heaters
  • Portable heaters
  • Radiant heaters
  • Direct acting heaters
  • Electric fires
  • Gas fires
  • Infra-red heaters
  • Underfloor heating

    The products that aren’t affected by Lot 20 are as follows:
    Local space heaters that use a vapour compression cycle (heat pump)

    Heaters that are specified for outdoor use only:

    • Slave heaters
    • Sauna stoves
    • Towel rails
    • Tubular heaters
    • Air curtains
    • Frost protection heaters

    To comply with the new legislation, manufacturers need to incorporate modern technology into their heating products, which will make them more energy efficient.

    This could include such features as open window detection, adaptive start control, temperature controls with day or week timers, presence detection and distance control functions.

    It’s worth bearing in mind that Lot 20 doesn’t affect heaters that were installed before 1 January 2018, so if you own an electric heater that doesn’t comply with the new legislation, you don’t have to replace it.

    However, with a number of more energy-efficient products now hitting the market, it might be time to consider an upgrade, especially if you’re keen to reduce your energy costs.

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