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Heating Your Home

One of the ways to keep yourself free of sicknesses during the winter is to keep your house warm. You also have to ensure that your pipes and electrical appliances are functioning optimally and do not succumb to the cold.

A lot of houses in the UK benefit from central heating. Now, there are smart heating technologies that help you control your central heating system from a smartphone. However, if you want to give your home some additional warmth, electrical heaters are good options for you.

Contact Electric Works London today, and we will help you with any heating issue you might have.

Storage Heaters

One of the most common forms of electric heaters is storage heaters. This type of heaters charges overnight when the cost of electricity is lower. Then they release the stored heat during the day. A storage heater can be made of numerous materials — some are made of clay bricks, and others are made of concrete walls, water containers, or ceramic materials.

The main advantage of storage heaters is that they have low running costs. This is possible because they make use of cheaper electricity during the evenings or overnight.

Another advantage is that they are very easy to install. They also require little or no maintenance throughout their lifespan. This is a good option for those who stay at home during the day since storage heaters only heat the home during the day. This includes pensioners, elderly homeowners, and people who are into remote jobs. They can take advantage of this cheap electricity tariff.

On the other hand, storage heaters are not conducive for people who work from 9 to 5 during the week. They spend most of their day in the office. They won’t benefit from the heat the storage heater released during the day. This will make it wasted energy.

If storage heaters are suitable for you, call us today, and we will help install them in your home.

Energy-Efficient alternatives

Since the 1st of January, 2018, an EU legislation called Lot 20 was put in place, and all manufacturers and suppliers of electric heaters have to comply with this law.

A key part of the legislation of the Energy Efficiency Directives (EED) sets a minimum efficiency standard for these heaters. This act was introduced to help the EU achieve its target for carbon reduction.

This Lot 20 affects the following products:

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

Some products are not affected by Lot 20, and they are:

  • Frost protection heater
  • Air curtains
  • Tubular heaters
  • Towel rails
  • Sauna stoves
  • Slave heaters
  • Heaters specified for outdoor use only
  • Local space heaters that make use of a heat pump (vapour compression cycle).

To comply with this new law, manufacturers started incorporating new technologies into their heating products. This helps in making them more energy efficient. Some of these features are open window detection, temperature controls with day or week timers, adaptive start control, distance control functions, and presence detection.

Heater Replacement

Lot 20 does not affect heaters that were installed before 1st January 2018. You don’t have to replace your heater if it doesn’t comply with this new legislation except you want to do so. For instance, if you want to reduce your energy cost and get a more efficient product, then you can consider an upgrade.

If you want to install a new heater or upgrade your existing heater, contact us. We are professionals in this field, and we can also give you expert advice on your heating.

The Electric Works London is located at 2 Ashworth Mansion Elgin Avenue London. You can also reach us on our phone 0207183006. When you call, you will be connected to a professional.