February 01, 2019

What is Central Electric Heating?
What is your first impression on central heating? A pipe network, a boiler, a gas meter all around in your house?
You're out! Now, you can control the heating devices with the revolution of central electric heating.

How Does Electric Central Heating Work?

Betrayed to ordinary people think, any home heating system powered by a single heating source can be classified as central heating. Commonly, the system is composed of pipes and radiators powered by a gas or oil burning boiler. Electric central heating in this sense is the same as a conventional central heating system but with an electric boiler.

Space Heating


An electric central heating system will warm up your home like a charm.


At night, Storage heaters take in electricity to heat its heat-retaining bricks. Throughout the day, these bricks release this energy to heat the room.


Electric radiators provide on-demand heat, so economy tariffs do not apply. Rather than storing heat, radiators generate it. Moreover, you can dictate how much heat and when you need it.


Alternatively, there are water-filled radiators with wet electric systems. These work similar to standard radiators, the difference is that it uses electricity to heat the water.

Water Heating


For heating water, you also have many options.


An electric boiler works very much in the same way as other types of pots except they use electricity as its fuel.


The main difference between an electric boiler and other types of pots is that the energy they used. The former is electricity, and the latter is fuel.

For these types of electric boiler, you save a lot, as you can heat water during the night. However, using a combi boiler will be charged at the higher daytime rate.

Heat pumps, either air source or geothermal, redistribute heat, rather than generate it.
Powered by electricity, heat pumps absorb heat energy from the ground or air and concentrates it via a pump to heat a room or water.

Another way is heating water through a dedicated immersion heater which usually placed in a hot-water cylinder.


The element uses electricity to heat the surrounding water, just like a kettle. Immersion heaters can be either your primary source for hot water or backup.

Pros:


High efficiency


Minimal heat loss


Independently working


Cheaper to install


Minimal maintain efforts


No preserving supply levels of oil or solid fuels


Cons:


Higher cost


Not instantaneous heating


Frequently setting up


Smaller size