AC1 Electricians

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Electric Heating Systems in Hampstead Swiss Cottage E3

For over 15 years we have been looking after our customers installing, repairing and maintaining electrical heating systems.

We offer a wide range of electrical services that include electrical wiring, testing and inspections, Safety reports and certificates, maintenance and repairs, Fault finding and rectification in both domestic and commercial premises.

All of our engineers are fully qualified, highly trained and experienced to carry out any type of electric heating system repair or installation safely and efficiently.

We do not charge any call out fee and our rates are fixed and transparent.

Frequently asked questions

What types of heating systems do we install and maintain?
  • Electric boilers

  • Immersion heaters

  • Water heaters

  • Storage heaters

  • Electric underfloor heating

  • Convector heaters

  • Panel heaters

  • Electric radiators

  • Y plans

  • S plans

How does electric heating compare versus gas heating?

For a long time, gas was considered the cheapest way of heating a property. It is the most common form of heating in UK homes, with around 8 million gas boilers sold every year in the UK. A gas system consists of a single boiler that heats up water and then pumps it through pipes to radiators throughout the property. It also provides hot water to the kitchen and bathrooms. Over the years, gas systems have largely remained the same with little evolution.

Electric heating, however, 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 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.

What are the benefits of electric heating systems?

Electric heating is incredibly versatile as it can be used for both air and water products. Moreover, with a whopping 64.7% of the energy used in EU households going towards heating, it is more important than ever to ensure your heating solution is energy efficient. Which is where electricity comes in.

The latest developments in electric heating include effective and fast components, new innovative thermal elements and amazing, state-of-the-art programming. Let’s take a closer look at the main advantages of electric heating over gas:

Electric heating systems are easier and cheaper to install compared to gas central heating that requires pipes, vents and ducts. They don’t require flue or pipework so there are no restrictions on building layout or design. Nor are there any planning issues. A simple connection to the electric circuit is all that is required, so for new build properties, this means it can go in at the second fix wiring stage.

It’s a big job to install a gas system and can take several weeks to fit new pipes, radiators and a boiler from a gas certified professional. It may also be messy and damaging to your property, especially if floorboards need to be lifted or walls broken into.