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Electrical heater installers in Preston.
A warm welcoming home is something we all aim to achieve, and keeping your home warm can help to stave off illness and protect your property and pipes from the cold weather too. While many homes across the UK have central heating that can also now be controlled with smart devices, even when you are not at home, supplemental heating is often used in one or more rooms. This can include an electric fire. These are effective for providing additional heat.Book an engineer Ask us a question
The storage heater is one of the most common forms of electric heater. This charges overnight, while the cost of electricity is lower, and then releases the heat that has been stored during the day. This means that they tend to have lower running costs and they are also easy to install and maintain. However, for people with traditional 9-5 jobs, these are not always effective, as most of the heat will be released when you are not at home to enjoy it. As a result, a lot of the energy will be wasted.Ask us a question
There are a wide range of energy efficient alternatives to storage heaters. These are designed in line with the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED), which sets a minimum efficiency standard for these heaters. This was introduced to help the EU achieve carbon neutral targets. This has had an impact on:
Direct acting heaters
Other products that have not been effected by this change include:
Local space heaters that use a vapour compression cycle (heat pump)
Heaters that are specified for outdoor use only
Frost protection heaters.
As a result of this new legislation, manufactures have had to incorporate modern technology into their heating products, to increase energy efficiency. This has also meant developing new practical and useful features, including open window detection, adaptive start control, temperature controls with day or week timers, presence detection and distance control functions.
This legislation does not impact on any heaters that were installed before 1 January 2018. This means that if you own an electric heater that doesn’t comply with the new legislation, you don’t need to replace it. However, upgrading to a more energy efficient model could help you save money on your electricity costs, so that you can run your heater for longer.Ask us a question