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60.66%

EHC Slim Jim 10KW Electric Flow Electric boiler

Our PlumbProud boiler quality benchmark tests score this EHC Slim Jim 10KW Electric Flow boiler at 60.66%. Several factors go into determining our rating including installation costs, manufacturer guarantees, energy efficiency, running costs, and more.

This EHC Slim Jim 10KW Electric Flow boiler will cost approximately £1,700 supplied and fully installed through PlumbProud assuming that there are no unexpected complications during the fitting.

Please enter your postcode in the quote boxes on this page, email us, or call us on 01604 343053 to get a free quote and guidance on whether the EHC Slim Jim 10KW boiler is the right choice for your home.


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

Which category of boiler does the EHC Slim Jim 10KW fit into?

EHC’s Slim Jim 10KW is one you might consider if you’re looking for a electric Flow boiler for your house or flat.

Combi boilers have much to recommend them - not least the fact that they save a lot of space. Combination (or combi) boilers were introduced by manufacturers in the 1970s to provide practical central heating and hot water distribution to smaller properties - remember that UK houses and flats tend to be among the smallest in the developed world.

Traditional boilers require one or more storage tanks to keep hot water warm and to store water for heating later. In contrast, combi boilers draw water directly from the mains supply and heat it instantly, removing the need for a storage tank. The heated water is then distributed to your taps and radiators on demand.

While combi boilers are suitable choices for many properties, especially those without a loft, there is also a disadvantage in using them. Water is heated instantly and the volume of water that can be heated at any one time is limited. This can result in less water being sent to taps and showers if more than one is being used simultaneously. In these instances, the water pressure to both points will drop.

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.

Boiler output is measured in kilowatts and tells you how much power a boiler can use to heat the water your taps, showers and radiators need. The higher the output, the more power it has.

When choosing a boiler, you should choose one that can cope with the peak demand for hot water in your home and not just your typical usage.

If its output is too low, sometimes your hot water will not be hot enough, but if your boiler's output is too high for your needs, your electric bills will go up and not down.

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

Most Gas Safe boiler installers would recommend that this EHC Slim Jim 10KW Electric Flow boiler would be suitable for smaller homes and apartments with up to 10 radiators and one bathroom.


Making space for the EHC Slim Jim 10KW

The EHC Slim Jim 10KW has the following dimensions - 912 mm high, 203 mm wide, and 172 mm deep.

EHC Slim Jim 10KW – non-condensing or condensing?

When a boiler is a "condensing" boiler, it uses the warmth present in the exhaust gases created by the burning of gas or oil to reheat cold water coming back from the radiators via a secondary heat exchange. Because electric boilers like the EHC Slim Jim 10KW don't actually burn fuel in the home, they don't require a flue or a secondary heat exchanger - they're naturally more efficient by design.

How does the EHC Slim Jim 10KW electric Flow rate environmentally?

With so many of us worried about the environmental impact of our personal choices, the relationship between how we heat our homes and climate change has become an important issue for many homeowners.

About 14% of the greenhouse gases we produce in the UK come from the power needed for central heating. In bigger British cities, gas boilers are a significant source of nitrogen dioxide emissions.

Will choosing a EHC Slim Jim 10KW electric Flow boiler for your home be positive for the environment? Let's examine the figures.

By law, all boilers manufactured and supplied in the UK achieve a SEDBUK rating of "A" and work at a minimum of 92% energy efficiency. Before April 2018, a minimum of 88% energy efficiency needed to be achieved (88/89% = SEDBUK "B" and 90% = SEDBUK "A").

Following official testing, the EHC Slim Jim 10KW was given an efficiency rating of 100% with a SEDBUK rating of "D".

Energy efficiency is a measure of how much energy is used and how much is wasted when a boiler is operating.

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 is the warranty period on a EHC Slim Jim 10KW electric Flow boiler?

The EHC Slim Jim 10KW boiler comes with a parts and labour warranty of 2 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%

We score each boiler we sell by considering a number of different factors including price installed, manufacturer guarantees, energy efficiency, the likely cost of running, and more. For this EHC Slim Jim 10KW Electric Flow boiler, we have awarded a rating of 60.66%.

This EHC Slim Jim 10KW Electric Flow boiler is likely to cost you £1,700 supplied and fully installed through PlumbProud, although there may be additional charges if the fit takes longer than anticipated. You will, however, receive a binding quote from us prior to starting work.

You can speak to our friendly and professional advisors by calling 01604 343053. They can provide you with a free quotation on the EHC Slim Jim 10KW boiler and confirm that it is suitable for your home. You can also click here to email us or enter your postcode into the quotation box on this page.


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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 - combi, system or regular boiler?

EHC’s Slim Jim 10KW is one you might consider if you’re looking for a electric Flow boiler for your house or flat.

Traditional boilers require at least one large cylindrical tank to work, normally housed in a large landing cupboard, utility room or the attic. As the UK has some of the world's smallest residential properties, manufacturers introduced the combi boiler in the 1970s to address the issue of space while meeting homeowners' need for central heating and hot water at the same time.

Combi boilers don't need external storage tanks. Instead, they draw water directly from the mains, heat it and then distribute it on demand to the areas where it is needed.

The most important disadvantage of combi boilers is that they have a maximum capacity for the amount of water they can heat up. This means that, if one person in your household is having a shower and another person turns on a hot water tap elsewhere, then the volume, pressure and temperature of the water to both points decreases.

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

It's best to choose a boiler whose size or "output" is right for your property. With boilers, however, size does not mean how big a boiler is, it means how much power it has.

A boiler’s output indicates the amount of power it can use when heating the water which it then sends to your taps and radiators. The higher the output rate, the more water it can heat.

If a boiler’s output is too low, there will be times when your hot water might not be as hot as you want it to be. If it is too high, you’ll likely be paying more than you need to for your gas.

Measured in kilowatts, the EHC Slim Jim 10KW electric Flow's output level is 10 kW, so which types of property would this EHC Slim Jim 10KW Electric Flow boiler be an appropriate choice for?

Most boiler engineers would recommend that a boiler with this output level would be most suitable for smaller homes and apartments with up to 10 radiators and one bathroom.


What are the proportions of a EHC Slim Jim 10KW boiler?

The measurements of the EHC Slim Jim 10KW are 912 mm by 203 mm by 172 mm.

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

Gas and oil boilers require a flue to siphon off exhaust gases created from the burning of the fuel they use. A "condensing" boiler reuses the warmth present in those gases for better efficiency to reheat colder water coming back from your radiators. Electric boilers like the EHC Slim Jim 10KW do not have a flue because they don't actually burn any fuel during their operation - they are naturally efficient and do not need any modification to achieve that efficiency.

Is the EHC Slim Jim 10KW electric Flow rated as environmentally friendly?

With more and more people concerned about climate change, how we heat our homes and the damage it does to the environment is increasingly being questioned by British homeowners.

In the UK, central heating systems account for 14% of greenhouse gas production. Gas boilers in particular are responsible for emissions of dangerous nitrogen dioxide in British cities.

Would choosing a EHC Slim Jim 10KW electric Flow help in the fight against climate change? What do the performance statistics suggest?

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.

However, the ERP rating for this EHC Slim Jim 10KW Electric Flow boiler is marked down because it runs on electricity.

Manufacturers who offer more environmentally friendly products are rewarded by the ERP (or Energy Related Products Directive).

Operationally, the energy efficiency of electric boilers is nearly always 98% or 99% - however, because they use electricity, which is considered carbon-intensive energy, some are (in our opinion) unfairly scored down in their ERP ratings for this.

In the case of the EHC Slim Jim 10KW, the ERP rating is "D".

How long am I covered by the warranty for if the EHC Slim Jim 10KW breaks down?

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


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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