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EHC Slim Jim 10KW boiler

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60.66%

EHC Slim Jim 10KW Electric Flow Electric boiler

According to our PlumbProud boiler quality scoring system, we rate this model 60.66%. We rank boilers using a number of different factors including price installed, manufacturer guarantees, energy efficiency, likely running costs, and more.

£1,700 is the amount you should budget to have this particular boiler installed on a straightforward installation.

You can get more information and a free quote for the EHC Slim Jim 10KW boiler by entering your postcode in the quote boxes on this page, clicking here to email us, or by giving us a call on 01604 343053.


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EHC Slim Jim 10KW Electric Flow Electric boiler frequently asked questions

Is the EHC Slim Jim 10KW a standard, combi or system boiler?

You might want to consider the EHC Slim Jim 10KW for your house or flat if you are looking for a electric Flow boiler.

Traditional boilers need one or more large tanks to work - one to heat and keep water warm for immediate use and the other to store water intended for heating later. Finding space for these large tanks is difficult in British residential property - remember that our houses and flats are among the smallest in the world. This is the problem that combi boilers were designed to solve when they were introduced in the 1970s.

Combi boilers don't need a tank - instead, they instantly heat water drawn from the mains using technology inside the boiler. This hot water is then distributed immediately to your taps or radiators on demand.

The biggest disadvantage to combi boilers is that they have a maximum capacity for heating water, meaning that they work best when only one point within a household wants hot water. For example, if someone is taking a shower and another person uses a hot water tap at the same time, the water pressure, volume and temperature to both points drops.

Is the EHC Slim Jim 10KW electric Flow boiler from the Slim Jim range a suitable choice for my house or flat?

To determine that, we need to consider the size of the boiler. Size doesn't mean how big it is - it means how big its "output" is.

The output rate of a boiler tells you how much power it has available to it for heating the water that comes out of your taps and warms your radiators. A higher output rate means that your boiler has more power at its disposal.

You need to make sure you select a boiler with the right output rate. That's because, if your output rate is too high, then your boiler will have more power than it needs but it will cost too much to run. If the output rate is too low, your water may often not be hot enough.

The EHC Slim Jim 10KW electric Flow's output is 10 kW, so which types of property would this EHC Slim Jim 10KW Electric Flow boiler be appropriate for?

A Gas Safe engineer would recommend that the EHC Slim Jim 10KW electric Flow boiler is a suitable choice for smaller homes and apartments with up to 10 radiators and one bathroom.


How large is the EHC Slim Jim 10KW?

The size of the EHC Slim Jim 10KW boiler is 912 mm tall, 203 mm wide, and 172 mm deep.

Is the EHC Slim Jim 10KW non-condensing or condensing?

In every gas and oil boiler, there is a flue that carries the exhaust gases created from the burning of the fuel required to power the boiler. As there is no fuel to be burned in an electric boiler, an electric boiler like the EHC Slim Jim 10KW does not need to be adapted to be "condensing" as there are no gases to recycle. Electric boilers are naturally efficient and economic.

Is the EHC Slim Jim 10KW electric Flow boiler good for the environment?

Concern for the environment is causing more and more homeowners to think about how they heat their homes and its impact on climate change.

The heating of our homes accounts for 14% of the UK's greenhouse gas emissions. Especially in the big cities, gas boilers are responsible for dangerous levels of nitrogen dioxide emissions.

Would installing a EHC Slim Jim 10KW electric Flow boiler in your home be a green choice? Let's look at the numbers.

All boilers manufactured in the UK or supplied to UK domestic properties must achieve a legal minimum energy efficiency rating of 92% (equivalent to a good "A" grade using the SEDBUK scale). Prior to 2018, the minimum was 88% (88% and 89% are a "B" SEDBUK grade and anything 90% or above is an "A" grade).

The energy efficiency rating of a boiler refers to the amount of energy it uses to perform its everyday functions as well as the amount of energy it wastes.

The EHC Slim Jim 10KW has been awarded 100% for its energy efficiency, equivalent to a SEDBUK "D" rating.

But because it's powered by electricity, it is penalised in its ERP ratings.

The Energy Related Products Directive (ERP) aims to reduce the amount of energy consumed by individual products over their entire lifetime, from the initial manufacturing process to final disposal and at all points in between.

The legislation is designed to encourage manufacturers to create products that are more environmentally friendly and which result in a reduction in harmful gas emissions.

The ERP rating for the EHC Slim Jim 10KW is "D".

This EHC Slim Jim 10KW Electric Flow boiler’s ERP rating is particularly low despite the fact that the actual operating energy efficiency of electric boilers like these is generally 98% or 99% - better than even the most efficient gas or oil boiler. The reason it's marked down is that the electricity needed to power the boiler is generated by burning fossil fuels, which is considered carbon-intensive - we're not sure that's a fair comparison at PlumbProud.

If the EHC Slim Jim 10KW electric Flow boiler breaks down, am I covered?

The parts and labour warranty on the EHC Slim Jim 10KW covers all repair-related costs for 2 years while the heat exchange warranty covers you for [Heat Exchange Warranty] years.


EHC Slim Jim 10KW Electric Electric Flow boiler specifications

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LocationExternal
Efficiency rating100%
Band ratingD
LPG Compatible?No
P/L Warranty2 Years
Output in kW10 kW
Height912 mm
Width203 mm
Depth172 mm
MountingWall
ERP HeatD

The top 10 rated Electric Electric Flow boilers

Using the Plumbproud scoring system, the current 10 ten Electric Electric Flow boilers assessed using a number of important variables are as follows:

1Ferroli LEB 961.37%
2Electric Heating Company Slim Jim 4KW61.34%
3Heatrae Sadia Amptec C60061.04%
4Electric Heating Company Slim Jim 7KW60.90%
5Electric Heating Company Slim Jim 10KW60.66%
6Electric Heating Company Slim Jim 12KW60.01%
7Electric Heating Company Slim Jim 14.4KW59.42%
8Heatrae Sadia Amptec C90056.94%
9Heatrae Sadia Amptec U110155.64%
10Heatrae Sadia Amptec U120155.23%

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EHC Slim Jim 10KW Electric Flow Electric boiler

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Plumbproud rating for this boiler
60.66%

On the PlumbProud boiler quality benchmark scoring system, we have rated this EHC Slim Jim 10KW Electric Flow boiler at 60.66%. Ratings are determined by considering a number of important factors including the energy efficiency, price installed, warranty length, and running costs of the boiler.

On a straightforward installation of this make of boiler using PlumbProud, you should expect to budget around £1,700.

To receive a free quote on the EHC Slim Jim 10KW boiler, as well as professional advice on whether it will meet the needs of your home, simply enter your postcode in the quote box on this page, click here to email us, or call 01604 343053.


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EHC Slim Jim 10KW Electric Electric Flow boiler specifications

Powered by GasElectric
LocationExternal
Efficiency rating100%
Band ratingD
LPG Compatible?No
P/L Warranty2 Years
Output in kW10 kW
Height912 mm
Width203 mm
Depth172 mm
MountingWall
ERP HeatD

EHC Slim Jim 10KW Electric Flow Electric boiler frequently asked questions

EHC Slim Jim 10KW - a regular boiler, combi boiler or system boiler?

The EHC Slim Jim 10KW boiler could be suitable for your house or flat if you are looking for a new electric Flow boiler.

Traditional boilers often have up to two tanks that either store heated water or water to be heated later. Boiler manufacturers introduced combi boilers in the 1970s to avoid the need for those big tanks. Combi boilers allow homeowners to benefit from the reliable central heating and hot water level they want but without having to give up so much space within their properties - remember that homes in the UK are among the smallest in the developed world.

Your taps and radiators get the hot water they need with a combi boiler. Combi boilers draw cold water direct from the mains which is then heated instantly on demand and distributed to your radiators and taps.

However, combi boilers cannot heat very large volumes of water, which is their main disadvantage. So, for example, when someone wants to take a shower while another person wants to use a hot water tap to do the dishes, water pressure and quantity to both points decreases.

Is a EHC Slim Jim 10KW electric Flow boiler right for my house or apartment?

You should make sure that the boiler you install in your property is the right "size". And, by size, we don't mean how big it is, we mean how powerful it is - the "output".

Your boiler has to be powerful enough to heat all the hot water you need for your radiators and taps. Power is measured in kilowatts and the more kilowatts a boiler has available to it, the more water it can heat.

If the output (measured in kilowatts) is too high, you'll have all the power you need and more but your electric bills will be much higher. If it's too low, you'll often find that the water coming out of your taps and fed into your radiators is only lukewarm.

With the EHC Slim Jim 10KW electric Flow's output at 10 kW, which types of property would this EHC Slim Jim 10KW Electric Flow boiler be most appropriate for?

A Gas Safe boiler installer would recommend that this EHC Slim Jim 10KW Electric Flow boiler would provide adequate heating and hot water for smaller homes and apartments with up to up to 10 radiators and one bathroom.


What size is the EHC Slim Jim 10KW boiler?

The dimensions of the EHC Slim Jim 10KW are 912 mm [H] x 203 mm [W] x 172 mm [D].

Is this EHC boiler condensing or non-condensing?

Previously, gas and oil boilers were pretty inefficient and, in 2005, a law was passed requiring that all new gas and oil boilers must be "condensing". Condensing boilers contain a secondary heat exchanger that uses the exhaust gases created by burning gas and oil to, for example, reheat water coming back from the radiators. As electric boilers like the EHC Slim Jim 10KW do not burn fuel in the home, they do not need this modification.

What energy efficiency ratings have been awarded to the EHC Slim Jim 10KW electric Flow?

With growing concern among the public about accelerating climate change, how we heat our homes and the impact this has on the environment has become a major topic of concern for many homeowners.

14% of the UK’s greenhouse gas production comes from central heating. In the bigger cities, gas boilers in particular are responsible for dangerous levels of nitrogen dioxide emissions.

Is the EHC Slim Jim 10KW electric Flow boiler an environmentally friendly choice for your home? Here’s what the figures say.

An energy efficiency rating of 92% or above is a legal requirement for all boilers manufactured and installed in the UK today. 92% is equivalent to a low-to-middle "A" grade on the "Seasonal Efficiency of Domestic Boilers" (SEDBUK) scale.

Energy efficiency measures how much energy a boiler uses and wastes in the course of its normal operation. The lower the waste, the lower your electric bills.

The EHC Slim Jim 10KW was awarded an efficiency rating of "100%", equivalent to a "D" rating on the SEDBUK system.

The boiler's poor ERP rating however reflects the fact that it runs on electricity.

In 2015, the EU introduced the Energy Related Products Directive (ERP), the aim of which was to ensure that all manufacturers, including boiler manufacturers, developed more efficient products and processes.

The legislation aims to conserve energy at all life cycle stages, from initial production to the product's actual use by the customer, through to the point of disposal.

This EHC Slim Jim 10KW Electric Flow boiler's ERP rating is "D".

How is this so given that electric boilers are nearly always more efficient than their gas and oil counterparts, with an actual operational efficiency rating around the 98% to 99% mark, in most cases? Some electric boilers receive very low ERP scores because the electricity they draw for power is often generated by burning fossil fuels. In our opinion, this is unfair on electric boilers.

What warranty do I get if I purchase the EHC Slim Jim 10KW boiler?

The EHC Slim Jim 10KW boiler comes with a parts and labour warranty lasting 2 years.


The top 10 rated Electric Electric Flow boilers

Using the Plumbproud scoring system, the current 10 ten Electric Electric Flow boilers assessed using a number of important variables are as follows:

1Ferroli LEB 961.37%
2Electric Heating Company Slim Jim 4KW61.34%
3Heatrae Sadia Amptec C60061.04%
4Electric Heating Company Slim Jim 7KW60.90%
5Electric Heating Company Slim Jim 10KW60.66%
6Electric Heating Company Slim Jim 12KW60.01%
7Electric Heating Company Slim Jim 14.4KW59.42%
8Heatrae Sadia Amptec C90056.94%
9Heatrae Sadia Amptec U110155.64%
10Heatrae Sadia Amptec U120155.23%
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