The advantages of electric heating in UK homes

Electric heating is continually becoming an increasingly viable option for heating properties in the UK. New Government legislation heralds a change in how SAP determines a properties ERP Rating – to almost the same as gas.

This change allows widespread use of electric radiators and electric boilers, which are widely understood as having low installation costs, no flue requirement, low maintenance, rapid heat up times and high efficiency. This modern method of heating is shaping up to be a popular choice for the future of home heating within the UK.

Whether you are specifying a heating system to meet building regulations or providing an energy efficient upgrade, the Electric Heating Company can provide an efficient and effective solution. Using vast levels of knowledge and experience, we have developed our product portfolio to accommodate almost any central heating and hot water requirement.

A combination of our range of quality electric heating products and our professional heat design service can streamline the specification process. Our Internal Specification Specialists provide comprehensive support to specifiers, architects, housebuilders and heating contractors. On receipt of scaled drawings, room dimensions, windows, insulations and construction U values, the professional design team will provide necessary heat loss calculations required for your project. The detailed bespoke design outlines which specified products are required and all designs include costings, dimensions, weight, and warranty information. To quickly and easily upload your scale drawings, visit

The ever-increasing volume of property developer enquiries has urged the Electric Heating Company to develop our new Developer Collection Brochure. The brochure provides useful insights into the services that EHC offer, alongside our most popular products among property developers such as:

Fusion Astro Electric Combi Boiler

Fusion Astro Electric Combi Boilers are suitable for properties with a shower and hot water outlets for sinks. With no flue requirements, the boiler rapidly provides heating and domestic hot water.

Comet Combination Unit

The Comet Electric Combination Unit offers the comfort and convenience of wet central heating and domestic hot water for properties with no access to mains gas. It is a fully controllable unit housed within an enclosure, available in 9kW, 12kW and 14.4kW outputs with a 144L internal hot water storage cylinder.

SlimJim Electric Boiler

The compact design of the SlimJim Electric Flow Boiler makes it ideal for heating applications where space is at a premium. The Slim Jim is a fully controllable Electric Flow Boiler which is designed to maximise cupboard space.

Comet Electric Boiler

Comet Electric System Boilers are designed to eliminate unnecessary external plumbing and pipe work. They are the ideal choice for wet central heating and underfloor heating systems.

Advantages of Electric Heating over alternatives


Electric Heating Systems are 100% efficient at the point of use. If you pay for 1kW of electricity, you will benefit from 1kW of heat. This is much higher than alternatives which can lose heat through flues etc. When paired with solar PV panels, efficiency of electric heating systems improves, and the carbon dioxide produced reduces.


Electric Radiators and Electric Boilers are safer than alternative heating solutions as electric heating systems do not burn fuel internally to generate heat, which means there’s none of the associated safety risks such as carbon monoxide poisoning or explosions. An electric boiler or radiator is virtually silent in operation.


An Electric Heating System is very easy to install. Our Electric Boilers have no flue requirement, this means that our Electric Boiler can be installed anywhere throughout the property without any restriction on building work or design.

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