5 ways electric radiators are superior to gas central heating

02/11/2018 /
Electric Radiator Solutions Team

Electric Heating vs Gas Heating

Are you looking for a new heating system and unsure on what the best option is for you? This article introduces you to the top 5 benefits of using electric heating over gas systems so that you can make the best decision for your home.

1. Cost; Cheaper Installation and Maintenance

Firstly with a gas heating system, it needs to be installed at the cost of a professional fitter, not only this but you would also need to pay for a yearly servicing fee. Gas heating also consists of pipework throughout the house which have a tendency to leak and therefore means high maintenance costs. Electric radiators are the perfect alternative, they don’t need any servicing as they are powered through the mains electric and you won’t need to pay for any plumber installations or emergency call-outs.

2. Safety and noise aspects

It’s also important to recognise the improved safety aspects that come with an electric radiator system. With them not being run by gas it eliminates risks such as carbon monoxide or pipework leaking around your home. Boilers also require the expertise of a Gas Safe engineer due to the dangerous nature of piping gas into the home.

Another aspect to consider is the noise of the heating system when in full use. Unlike gas which requires a lot of work to pump the heat around your home, electric radiators make much less noise making them much more practical.

3. Environmental

In recent years there has been an increase in fears of global warming destroying our environments. Gas is a fossil fuel and is currently the biggest greenhouse gas emissions source. A great start to reducing your carbon footprint would be to replace your gas heating with electric radiators. Electric heating is clean and respectful to the environment, especially when using in combination with wind or solar energy. Switching to electric will not emit pollution into the atmosphere like gas heating does.

4. Better Technology

Over the years, technology has enabled us to have better controlling options over our heating systems. Some electric radiators are now wifi enabled which means you can control the radiators in different rooms and set them to different temperatures remotely, all through an app on your phone or tablet.

5. Efficiency

As we already know, with a gas heating system, pipework will need to be installed in every room throughout your home. If these pipes are not correctly insulated you can lose most of your heat and this could be up to a 50% loss before it even reaches you! To compensate for the heat loss, we often find ourselves turning the temperature up or keeping the gas heating running for longer meaning even more added cost. With electric radiators you avoid this heat loss meaning you pay less for a much more efficient heating system!

Although we have only touched on the main points, there many more advantages of installing and switching to an electric heating system over gas. If you would like support in finding the best electric heating system and radiators for your home or business, please don’t hesitate to contact us today!