Home Heating

Do you know that heating your home is one of the best methods to prevent yourself from illnesses during the winter season? It is equally important to make sure that your electrical appliances and pipes are working efficiently and are not vulnerable to winter conditions.

A lot of homes in the UK are enjoying the advantages of central heating. In fact, with your smartphone, you can now regulate your central heating system, all thanks to modern smart heating technologies. On the other hand, electrical heaters are an excellent option if you would love some extra warmth in your home.

Why don’t you give us a call today at London Electrix? We guarantee fast and efficient solutions to any kind of heating issue you may be faced with.

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Storage Heaters

Storage heaters are one of the popular types of electric heaters. The most distinctive feature of storage heaters is that they have been designed to charge overnight when there’s a lower cost of electricity. During the day, they then discharge the heat that has been stored. There are several materials used in the manufacturing of storage heaters, some of which includes ceramic materials, water containers, concrete components, and even clay bricks. It all depends on your preferences.

Primarily, storage heaters are best known for their minimal costs of running. This is simply because they utilise lower electricity costs overnight or even at evening time.

Also, storage heaters have a simple installation process. In fact, there is little or zero need for maintenance all through their lifespan. Individuals who spend most of their time at home during the day would really benefit from this, considering the fact that storage heaters are required to work during the day. Thus, this cost-effective electricity tariff will be best enjoyed by remote workers, elderly homeowners, pensioners etc.

However, this means that individuals who have a 9 to 5 job may not enjoy the full benefits of storage heaters during the week. This is because since they are at work for most of their day, they won’t be able to enjoy the heat that is released from the storage heater at daytime. Hence, the outcome is undesirable wastage of energy.

Regardless, there is still a solution for office workers who don’t get to spend most of their time at home during the day. Employers can install storage heaters for the comfort and safety of the employees. This will help to create a convenient working environment that will facilitate increased productivity at work.

Does it seem like storage heaters are best suited for you? Then contact us right away, and we promise to deliver a stress-free storage heater installation in your house, office, or even school. Our service is versatile and knows no limitations.

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How To Determine The Need For Electric Heater Replacement

Here are a few reasons why you should choose us for your electrical rewiring,

  • Does the heater come on without generating enough heat? Inspect the heating elements to check if they are glowing
  • The heater is not coming on? Confirm that the power is on to the unit. You will need to test the heating element, the thermostat, and the electrical cord if the circuit is delivering electricity.
  • Does your fan-equipped heater come on but the fan does not work? First of all, test the fan (refer to the Motor Fix-It Guide). Also, extract any dirt or dust that may have collected around the fan and elements with a vacuum cleaner.
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Energy Efficiency Standards

On the 1st of January, 2018, the European Union passed legislation known as Lot 20. This legislation is to be followed and adhered to by all manufacturers and suppliers of electric heaters.

A major highlight of the Energy Efficiency Directives (EED) legislation is that these electric heaters must meet up with a specified minimum efficiency standard. The primary objective of this act is to facilitate the achievement of the carbon reduction goal of the European Union.

Below is a list of products that are affected by the Lot 20 legislation:

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

On the other hand, there are also certain products that Lot 20 does not affect:

  • Domestic space heaters that utilise a vapour compression cycle/heat pump
  • Heaters that are strictly restricted to outdoor use alone
  • Slave heaters
  • Sauna stoves
  • Towel rails
  • Tubular heaters
  • Air curtains
  • Heaters for frost protection

In a bid to adhere to this new legislation, it became imperative for manufacturers to begin to incorporate new and modern technologies into their heating appliances. This helps to enhance their energy efficiency. Some of the new features that have been added includes presence detection, distance control functions, adaptive start control, daily or weekly timers for temperature controls, and open window detection.

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Replacing your heater?

All heaters that were installed before the 1st of January, 2018 are not affected by Lot 20. This means that even if your heater is non-compliant with this new law, you are not mandated to replace it unless you decide to do so. We, however, recommend that you consider an upgrade if you would like to have a better efficient product, and at the same time, decrease your energy costs.

Do you want to upgrade your former heater or you would love to install a new one? Whichever option you decide on, we are here to carry out the best job for you 24/7 all year long. As experts in this field with substantial experience, we are also available to offer you professional advice regarding your home heating system. At London Electrix, we are an NICEIC approved contractor with fully certified/qualified/licensed electricians. What more are you waiting for?

Give us a call today!

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You can reach us at London Electrix via our Email at info@londonelectrix.co.uk. You can also get in touch with us through a phone call. We look forward to working with you. Cheers to warmer days!

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