Is electric heating a better option to gas central heating?

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8:54 AM, 7th March 2018
About 3 years ago

Is electric heating a better option to gas central heating?

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Is electric heating a better option to gas central heating?

I am in a dilemma; I would like to ask other experienced landlord’s opinion.

My previous house has storage heaters, I am planning to let it out. Should I upgrade the heating for modern slim electric radiators or install gas central heating?

I knew the benefits of an electric heating system has no annual maintenance and installation costs are lower as no pipework is required. Which is cheaper to run?

Thanks
Wanda

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wanda wang

21:45 PM, 7th March 2018
About 3 years ago

Reply to the comment left by at 07/03/2018 - 14:37
Yes, when I mentioned to people I use storage heater, the first things people said it is expensive to run.

wanda wang

21:54 PM, 7th March 2018
About 3 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Rod at 07/03/2018 - 13:56
Why you are not so keep now then ?

wanda

Michael Barnes

23:45 PM, 7th March 2018
About 3 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Susan Bradley at 07/03/2018 - 13:21
Gas cert must be given before the tenant takes possession, so before they are given the keys, to have the S21 option available..

Rob Spencer

23:50 PM, 7th March 2018
About 3 years ago

Hi Wanda, you may also wish to speak to a Domestic Energy Assessor as EPC calculations have recently changed again. He could help you to see how calculations for each option effects your overall ratings. There are a lot of Landlords out there like me asking these questions to ensure an acceptable rating can be achieved to allow property to be let out in the future.

Puzzler

7:47 AM, 10th March 2018
About 3 years ago

I think this poster was talking about using panel heaters not storage heaters. I have these in my "work" flat in Scotland and they are surprisingly efficient. I did the sums for installing storage heaters and it came out the same except for the cost of installing them, so I stayed with them. I have installed gas wherever possible but am now wondering if this was the best policy.

St. Jims

7:51 AM, 10th March 2018
About 3 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Puzzler at 10/03/2018 - 07:47
@Puzzler. Fair point about storage heaters vs panel heaters. In my case I replaced the former with the latter, with bad results, but I appreciate that retro-fitting GCH often imposes a huge financial bar to clear.

Thomas Whitfield

9:20 AM, 10th March 2018
About 3 years ago

Hi,I find a combination of fixed convector heaters with time switches in the bedrooms and storage heaters in the lounge.

Bill

10:54 AM, 10th March 2018
About 3 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Paul Tarry at 07/03/2018 - 21:26
That is a very expensive electric boiler. There are many more well known British manufacturers who supply similat boilers for well under £1000.

Puzzler

13:54 PM, 11th March 2018
About 3 years ago

Reply to the comment left by St. Jims at 10/03/2018 - 07:51
No gas to this property area so not an option

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