Saving Money with Electric Heating
Lower Your Running Costs
According to the independent Sutherland report on comparative running costs,
at off-mains installations it is considerably cheaper to heat an average three bedroom property with thermal electric radiators, than with a conventional, standard efficiency, heating oil or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) fired boiler.
The running cost of any heating system is difficult to calculate accurately as there are so many influencing factors - such as external temperature, temperature required inside and how
well-insulated the property is.
There are two stages to heating a property, the first is 'lifting' the temperature and the second is 'maintaining' the temperature - the costs for each stage differ considerably.
Lifting the temperature to the required comfort setting requires the heater to run on full power; the cost for this can be calculated very easily:-
Kw rating of heater multiplied by the Kwh cost (this can be found on your electricity bill).
e.g. 2.3Kw heater x Kwh of 9p costs 20.7p to run on full power for 1 hour.
When the temperature reaches the required setting, it then needs to be maintained;
this is much harder to calculate as it depends on the 'total heat loss' of the room you are heating and the outside temperature.
For example a room that has been calculated to have a 'total heat loss' value of 75 for 1 sqm requires 75w of heat for every 1 degree difference between internal and external temperature, a multiplication is then made to allow for the heat which escapes from the room through ventilation, as a guide we would suggest adding 33%. (75w x 1.33 = 99.75w)
On a day when the outside temperature is 16 degrees and an internal temperature of 21 degrees is required there is a difference of 5 degrees, therefore the heat required to maintain the room at 21 degrees will be 5 x Total Heat Loss (5 x 99.75w = 498.75w)
for ease in calculating the running cost we will round this figure up to 500w.
To calculate the running cost, the Kw required should be multiplied by the Kwh cost.
i.e. 500w x Kwh of 9p = 4.5p this is the cost to maintain the temperature at 21 degrees
In order to correctly calculate the 'total heat loss' of your property correctly we recommend that you consider contacting us about our Survey and Supply service
Saving You Money
Our thermal electric radiators work when you want them to, unlike many storage heaters which discharge their heat during the day and require 'back up' heat in the evenings.
Fast heat up times means there is little or no energy wasted and, when teamed with an advanced controller, comfort levels can be maintained at the touch of a button this allows rooms to be programmed independently removing the need to heat your bedrooms while you are using your living room and vice versa, unlike traditional gas or oil central heating.
Therefore your heating is able to run at its optimum level and when combined with the use of modern cost-effective electricity tariffs can play a big part in achieving an economic heating solution for your home.On average a typical three-bedroom semi-detached modern property installed with Avant electric radiators and programmers can cost as little as £1.89 per day.
This information is based on SAP's results from an independent energy assessor.
Our radiant panel heaters and thermal electric radiators are designed to use either standard tariff electricity, Economy10 or 20/20 depending on the lifestyle of the user.
Picking the right tariff for your lifestyle is essential to achieve substantial savings.
For instance, a professional person working all day and returning home early evening may benefit from Economy10 or 20/20, however a person working at home all day would be advised to look at a standard tariff.
Take a look at the Energy Suppliers link to the right to find out to find out more about your energy supplier and the tariffs they offer