Electric central heating

Electric central heating is another flexible way of heating. A boiler and water-filled radiators provide the heat for your home. The system can be almost the same as a modern gas central heating system but uses electricity instead. Installation costs tend to be high at an average of £2000-2500.  The running costs of operating electric central heating depends on how many people are in your home and when they are in. Also of course the price of electricity needs to be taken into account.

Pros: Flexible – heat when you want it, 100% efficient

Cons: High installation cost and running cost

Indicative annual cost: Running costs will depend on your tariff, whether the electric central heating system provides instantaneous hot water or stores the water, and the thermal efficiency of your home.