This is a complete guide to choosing the correct electric heating system based on your requirements and the options available when installing your chosen solution.

This guide will help make you aware of the considerations that need to be taken account. These include: –

  • Requirement gathering/surveying your home.
  • The Installation of your chosen heating solution
  • Maintenance factors
  • Running expenses
  • Average length of a products lifetime
  • Heating efficiency
best electric heating systems for homes

Which is the best electric heating systems for homes?

Before we answer the question of “which is the best electric heating systems for homes?” we need to consider what people are trying to achieve when buy buying an electric heating system.

Cost, efficiency, convenience, control and technical know-how are some of the main factors that need to be considered when keeping your home warm.

Which is cheaper gas or electric heat?

Many peoples first question when searching for a heating solution for their homes is “which is cheaper gas or electric heat?”

Let’s answer this question in simple terms first and then think about the associated factors involved.

With the average cost of electricity per kWh being 14.37p in the UK and the average gas cost per kWh being 3.80p, therefore, gas is much cheaper than electricity to run on a daily basis. However, for a true comparison of cost you need to consider the following factors: –

  • Installation
  • Maintenance
  • Running expenses
  • Average length of a products lifetime
  • Heating efficiency

Taking the above factors into consideration an electric heating system becomes a much more viable option in terms of cost and has the added bonus of the need for clean and efficient energy.

The factors that make electric heating an excellent heating solution include: –

  • Cheaper to install than gas
  • No maintenance costs
  • Lasts for up to 50% longer than the average gas boiler.
  • 100% efficient, meaning all the electricity you use and pay for converts into heat.

The type of heating solution you choose will impact the energy efficiency of your home greatly.

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Investing in efficient electric heating

People investing in energy efficient electric heating has increased greatly over the last few years.

The reason being…

It’s clean, it’s efficient, its aesthetically pleasing, and perhaps more importantly, it can help you cut down your energy usage and save money.

Number One Choice

With technological advances, electric heating has evolved into an energy efficient alternative, with all the advantages of the old storage heaters but none of the disadvantages. The shift away from gas is gaining momentum – supported by a number of crucial factors: –

  1. Legislation – new Government policy determines that all new homes should meet a minimum Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) level C.
  2. Costs – installation costs for gas-based systems are much higher than electric heating and do not last as long on average.
  3. Technology – electric heating technology is increasing in capability but reducing in price.
  4. Ecological awareness – consumers are more aware of the need for clean and efficient heating systems that help create a sustainable home.

Choosing An Electric Heating System

After doing research, the people choosing to go down the electric heating system route will quickly find that they have a multitude of other questions they want answering like: –

  • What is the best electric heating systems for homes?
  • What type of electric radiators should I get?
  • How easy is it to install an electric heating system?
  • What are the electric central heating installation cost?
  • How do I get efficient heating in each room?
  • As well as many others…

Getting your room dimensions correct with a professional home heating expert or the knowledge to do it yourself.

Finding the best electric heating system for you home all comes down to getting the correct electric radiators for each of your rooms that require heat.

Electric radiators are known for being 100% efficient with no waste other than the fact that poorly insulated homes will lose more heat through their roof, walls, windows and doors than a well-insulated home.

From 1 January 2018, all new electric heaters must have thermostats, 24-hour and seven-day programmable timers, temperature controls and fans.

When the time is right and you’re ready to invest in an electric heating system there are a few considerations that need to be taken in to account such as: –

  • Room sizes
  • Space for radiators
  • Programmable options
  • Existing heating system removal

How to choose the correct electric heating system?

To get the best electric heating system, here at heat-elek Heating we recommend you get a professional heating survey carried out to ensure that you get the correct heating solution for your home, however, with a bit of research and perseverance it is possible to do it yourself but there is always a risk of choosing and installing a system that may not heat your rooms enough which will leave you feeling cold or in other cases you could install heaters that are far too powerful which could leave you paying more than you need for your electric heating.

Once your electric heating requirements have been gathered and assessed it’s time for your chosen solution to be installed.


Installing an electric heating system in your home

When installing an electric heating system in your home, you have two options

Option 1.

Buy your own radiators and install them yourself by either hardwiring or plugging them in via 3-pin standard UK plug sockets if the radiator comes supplied with one. However, most people prefer a more permanent and aesthetically pleasing solution of hardwiring the heating system into your homes main circuit.

Option 2.

Let a qualified heating engineer advise, supply and install your electric heating system and provide you with a full demonstration of your new heating system in action, whilst giving you the peace of mind that you have the most efficient and suitable heating system based on your individual heating requirements.

Therefore, the answer to “which is the best electric heating system for your home?” is an underwhelming one and it is as basic as it all depends on your individual requirements and what you want to achieve by installing a new electric heating system.

Here at heat-elek we are electric heating specialists that use state of the art electrical heating products direct from our established German partners.

If you want any advice or guidance about buying an electric heating system, heat-elek Heating is here to help. Please get in touch by calling us on 0333 577 3930 or emailing us at

Why Choose Electric Heating?

Everything you need to know before you buy

1. Longer Lasting Warmth

Electric radiators are a highly efficient way to heat your home.

Unlike gas heaters, electric radiators convert every single watt of electricity it uses into heat, so there is no wastage.

They also heat up much quicker than traditional heating, which means you are able to run it for shorter amounts of time at lower temperatures, saving money as you do.

2. Easy Installation

When switching your home heating system to an electric heating system the cost of installation is often the number one concern. However, no need to fear, Electric Radiator installation is a simple process. They are easy to install once the correct radiator solution is determined for your home and individual requirements.

Things to consider
Ensure you get the correct radiator for the rooms you require heat for based on the following:
• Room type
• Room size (dimensions)
• Space available for the radiator and its fixings
• Your control requirements

Installation is a quick and simple process with no mess and can be done by yourself if you’re feeling confident.

3. Easy Portability

Electric radiators can easily be moved if they’re not hardwired in to the mains.

Most electric radiators are fixed to the wall by simple hooks on brackets. Therefore, depending on drafts and cold spots in your room the radiator can be moved to ensure an effitien use of energy which will help keep you warm and will save you money in the long run.

4. Better Control

Electric radiators offer you much more control over the heating in your home.

• Different temperature can be set for each room in your house,
• Heating can be turned on and off at different times?
• Remote Wifi Controlled timings can be controlled from anywhere.
• Choose what time of day to turn your heading on or off.
• Keep your home at the perfect temperature while you’re in and don’t waste heat while you’re out.

5. Lower Maintenance

With an electric heating solution there is no need for regular check-ups, services and certifications.

• No need for boiler repairs and checking pipes for leaks.
• No yearly checks.
• Can be replaced simply and easily if there are any problems.
• Save time and money.

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