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The Benefits of Electric Heating

Electric Heat is a great way to heat your residential or commercial space and can be used as a primary or secondary source of heat. Electric Heaters are one of the cleanest, most energy efficient heating options on the market, converting 100% of the inputted energy into heat and they are safe and easy to install.

Keep reading to find out more about the benefits of electric and why you should choose it for your next upgrade, renovation or build! 

  1. Flexible and Versatile
Electric heaters offer maximum design-flexibility. this is because electric heating doesn’t require a flue or pipe-work, so there are no restrictions on building layout or design and no regulatory or planning issues associated with positioning of flues. That means you can install it virtually anywhere!

  1. Safe
Whatever type of heating you choose; safety is always an important consideration. Because electric heaters do not burn fuel internally to generate heat, there are none of the associated safety risks, such as carbon monoxide poisoning or explosions. There is also less risk of damage to properties, as there are no radiators to leak or burst.

Electric Heaters also contribute to a safe, healthy indoor environment with:
  • No particulates or emissions
  • No moisture added to the indoor environment
  • No opportunity for gas leaks caused by mechanical failure, improper installation, or natural disaster

  1. Reliable

With virtually no moving parts to break down or wear out, electric heating is extremely reliable, especially when it is properly maintained! 

  1. Green
Dimplex electric heating products are a green alternative. With so many renewable energy sources coming into play, electric is one of the most sustainable energy sources. Electric heaters are also 100% energy efficient; converting every bit of inputted energy into heat and they reduce environmental impact:
  • No carbon dioxide
  • Generate zero local emissions
  • Preserve natural resources by reducing consumption of wood and fossil fuels
And, because they are so efficient, Electric fireplaces are also uniquely suited for net-zero energy ready homes - homes that can offset energy consumption, almost entirely, if not completely, using renewable energy sources.
 
  1. Installation Cost
Electric heating is very easy to install, ensuring installation costs are kept to a minimum. Since it requires no pipe-work, a simple connection to the electrical circuit(s) is all that is required. In most cases, it can be installed in a matter of minutes. 

For new build properties, this means it can go in at the second fix wiring stage and for refurbishments and replacements, it means minimal disruption for the household. 

What’s more, because Dimplex products can work as stand-alone units or as a system, it is easy and cheap to add additional units to a system at any time, as your budget permits.

  1. Low Lifetime Cost
There is often confusion about the running costs of electric heating compared to other heating alternatives, however, the cost of energy for different heating systems is only part of the true running cost equation. 

The true cost to consider is the lifetime costs of the system, which not only takes into account the fuel used but the hidden maintenance costs – including time and money - over its lifetime.
  • Electric heating is 100% efficient at the point of use, meaning that all the electricity that you use (and pay for) is converted directly into heat.
  • Electric heating is cheaper to install and maintain.
  • There is no maintenance or annual inspection required - maintaining a heating system can, depending on the choice of fuel, add significantly to the overall cost of running the system. With virtually no moving parts to break down or wear out, electric heating is extremely reliable.  

  1. Fuel Availability
Many cottages and vacation properties are in remote locations away from the natural gas grid. Propane is an option but is typically much more expensive than natural gas and requires transportation to refill tanks on site. Renewable sources including wind and solar require a significant up-front investment in hardware including the equipment to generate, store and convert the energy to usable AC (alternating current) power. Electricity, in many cases, is readily available, clean and safe, providing worry-free operation.

  1. Comfort and Control
Dimplex electric heating products incorporate highly sensitive, integral thermostatic controls. The accuracy of these controls allows for rapid response to sudden changes in room temperature, ensuring that heater outputs are quickly reduced or increased to maintain a consistent room temperature