We come across the Gledhill Electramate 2000 thermal storage unit, several times a month. Clients will usually call us after having already spent exorbitant amounts of money in getting these electric boilers repaired only to find out that six months later their having to do the same thing again. Continue reading
In part 1 of the great energy efficiency bake-off, we pitted gas central heating and electric central heating against each other.
In stage 1 we looked at speed and efficiency, with electric coming out on top for the rate at which it got a room to the required temperature, without losing any heat into the walls as it arrived. In stage 2, gas and electric were up against each other in the control stakes. Again, electric came out on top for its precision control and ability to heat rooms on an individual basis.
This time around, it’s gas versus electric for installation and ongoing maintenance costs. Which will rise to the top in this category? Continue reading
When it comes to pitting gas central heating against electric central heating, you would be forgiven for thinking there is bound to be a clear winner: the heating system that is used by the majority of homeowners in the UK would surely take the trophy. Or would it? Here we put the two up against each other in our own version of Bake-Off. Let’s see what comes out on top… Continue reading
Why is it people think electric heating is old-fashioned? There’s a simple answer to that, which is that it is the norm for people to think that electric heating means storage heaters. Continue reading
Back on the subject of air source heat pumps, as they are a highly beneficial way to provide heat for the home, and this time around we are talking about whether they make the right choice on an individual basis.
We will determine whether an air source heat pump is the right option by considering the following: Continue reading
If you are looking into having an air source heat pump installed then you’ll want to be clear on what will be involved in maintaining it. Continue reading
We’ve talked before about how air source heat pumps offer a raft of benefits such as lowered fuel bills, reduced carbon emissions low maintenance, easy installation and the potential for income via the government’s Renewable Heat Incentive. In this post we’re going to take a look at how these pumps work.
The stamp duty hike from April 2016 means there will be an extra 3 per cent to pay on all additional property purchases: yet another reason to start seriously thinking about how to save money as a buy to sell or buy to let investor. Continue reading
The Thermaflow Air-Tec Plus Series is an air source heat pump that comes in 9kW to 17kW output and offers an alternative solution for all household heating and hot water requirements across a variety of property types from large houses to flats. Continue reading