Electric heating systems tend to be cheaper to install than gas central heating systems as they do not require pipes or a flue, do not require annual servicing and require little maintenance – and for many this is a welcome change after dealing with tricky failing boilers!
The drawback for many is the cost of running a house electrically as the electric prices are approximately 3-4 times higher than gas per unit of energy.
Electric radiators tend to be almost silent, with a soft click indicating that they have turned on or switched off – creating a quieter ambiance in the home. They also engage as soon as they are switched on with no heat loss between the power source and the heater. They come with precision thermostats providing accurate temperature readings and control, allowing for a more sophisticated overall heating experience in the home.
Some systems come with remote controls, so you can control the heating from the comfort of your sofa, and others come with apps so if you are delayed with a client meeting you can delay your heating to switch on when you want it to, saving money and energy. Some might even say that with such precision they are more cost-effective than gas heating, and that they are more eco-friendly.
So, consider the overall cost-effectiveness if considering an electric heating system, and consult with a qualified electrician who can advise on annual savings, efficiency and the bespoke benefits of electric heating to you and your home.