Flats and houses without gas or combi gas boilers will have an Immersion Heater with a Cylinder. In a small flat you would find a3KW immersion heater.
Your immersion heater or boiler will heat up hot water which is stored in a tank. As long as the tank has a good insulating jacket, it will keep the water hot all day, without needing to be constantly reheated. You can use a timer to heat your water for an hour or two each day just before you would usually need hot water for baths or showers.
Modern washing machines, dishwashers and electric showers take cold water and heat it themselves so you don’t need a supply of hot water waiting for them in the tank. With our combi boilers it would take away the need for this and you would have one system to control your central heating and hot water.
Under sink hot water heaters are used mostly in kitchens and bathrooms and are popular in small offices usually about .
The power of electric showers is generally between 8.5kW minimum and 10.8kW – the higher the value, the more powerful the shower. The average person uses around 150 litres of water per day, and over a quarter of this is hot water used for baths and showers. Add to this the energy it takes to heat water for washing-up, doing the laundry and cleaning the house and you get an idea of how much water heating contributes to your fuel bills.
The most cost-effective form of electric central heating uses night storage heaters. These heaters use electricity supplied at a cheaper ‘night-time’ rate to heat up special heat-retaining bricks. These bricks then heat your home around the clock using the heat stored in the bricks. The average annual cost for heating and hot water using electricity in the UK is £2,053when consuming around 13,500 kWh a year. It might seem obvious that if you are alone in the house and cold, you’re better off sitting next to a heater in one room than turning the central heating on. But this is often untrue. Electricity and bottled gas are both far more expensive per unit than mains gas. Electric fan heaters and portable gas fires are two of the biggest energy guzzlers, and if you have them on for a matter of hours then it’s likely to be cheaper just to turn on your central heating with the radiators on a low setting in the rooms you’re not using.
4KW Instant hot water which is handy for places without gas for hot water hand wash where there is only cold water available.
An average two bedroom flat with 4 storage heaters would spend about £36 a week on heating. With our boilers you would save on average about £20 a week which is huge saving.
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