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60.01%

EHC Slim Jim 12KW Electric Flow Electric boiler

On the PlumbProud boiler quality benchmark scoring system, we have rated this EHC Slim Jim 12KW Electric Flow boiler at 60.01%. Ratings are determined by considering a number of important factors including the energy efficiency, price installed, warranty length, and running costs of the boiler.

We would anticipate that this EHC Slim Jim 12KW Electric Flow boiler would cost you £1,700 fully installed through PlumbProud provided that the fitting is standard and with no complications.

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EHC Slim Jim 12KW Electric Flow Electric boiler frequently asked questions

Is the EHC Slim Jim 12KW boiler a standard, combi or system model?

You might want to consider the EHC Slim Jim 12KW for your house or flat if you are looking for a electric Flow boiler.

One of the reasons the combi boiler was introduced to Britain in the 1970s was because residential properties are among the smallest in the world. More traditional boilers require one or more large tanks to be stored around the home to function.

A combi boiler is a self-contained unit that draws water from the mains then heats and distributes it instantly and on demand - no tanks are needed.

They are the most popular type of boilers in the UK and offer only one major disadvantage - there is a maximum volume of water that can be heated at any one time. If that limit is exceeded by, for example, two people using a hot water tap at the same time, there will be a drop in water pressure, temperature and volume to both taps.

Is the EHC Slim Jim 12KW electric Flow boiler suitable for my house or apartment?

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

Your boiler’s output is a measurement of the power it has available to heat the volume of water required for your taps and radiators. The higher the output rate, the more water it can heat.

You need to be careful to select a boiler with the optimal level of output for your property though. That's because, if your boiler output is too low, your water and radiators will often not be as hot as you want them to be. If the output is too high, you’ll be paying more for electric than you need to.

The output of the EHC Slim Jim 12KW electric Flow is 12 kW, so which types of property would this EHC Slim Jim 12KW Electric Flow boiler be appropriate for?

Most experienced heating engineers would likely recommend that, at this level of output, this EHC Slim Jim 12KW Electric Flow boiler would be a suitable choice for smaller homes and apartments with up to 10 radiators and one bathroom.


EHC Slim Jim 12KW dimensions

The EHC Slim Jim 12KW is 912 mm [H] by 203 mm [W] by 172 mm [D] in size.

EHC Slim Jim 12KW – condensing or non-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 12KW 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.

Is the EHC Slim Jim 12KW electric Flow environmentally friendly?

With more and more of us concerned about environmental issues and climate change, how we heat our homes has become an important issue to many homeowners.

Approximately 14% of the UK's greenhouse gas production is caused by our central heating systems. The gas boilers in larger urban areas of Britain are mainly responsible for emissions of toxic nitrogen dioxide.

Will you be helping the environment if you decide to install a EHC Slim Jim 12KW electric Flow in your home? Let’s look at the figures.

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 12KW was awarded an efficiency rating of "100%", equivalent to a "D" rating on the SEDBUK system.

However, because it's powered by electricity, it's penalised in the ERP ratings.

The Energy Related Products (ERP) Directive is important European legislation that aims to limit energy use and harmful gas emissions during the manufacturing process, when the product is in use, and after its disposal.

Electric boilers are nearly always more efficient than their gas and oil counterparts, at around the 98% to 99% mark, in most cases. However, 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.

For the EHC Slim Jim 12KW, the ERP Heat rating is "D".

Is there a warranty on the EHC Slim Jim 12KW electric Flow boiler if it breaks down?

Parts and labour charges incurred during a repair on the EHC EHC Slim Jim 12KW boiler are covered by a 2 year warranty.


EHC Slim Jim 12KW Electric Electric Flow boiler specifications

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LocationExternal
Efficiency rating100%
Band ratingD
LPG Compatible?No
P/L Warranty2 Years
Output in kW12 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 12KW Electric Flow Electric boiler

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Plumbproud rating for this boiler
60.01%

We have determined a rating of 60.01% for this EHC Slim Jim 12KW Electric Flow boiler using the PlumbProud quality benchmarking system. Factors used to score a boiler include its energy performance, how much it costs to run, the installation price, and how long the manufacturer's guarantee lasts.

Expect this EHC Slim Jim 12KW Electric Flow boiler to cost you £1,700 fully installed where there are no complications on the fit if you choose PlumbProud for this installation.

For professional advice on whether the EHC Slim Jim 12KW is the right boiler for your home or to receive a free quotation, please call 01604 343053 to speak to our friendly team. You are also welcome to email us by clicking here or you can enter your postcode into the quotation box on this page.


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EHC Slim Jim 12KW Electric Electric Flow boiler specifications

Powered by GasElectric
LocationExternal
Efficiency rating100%
Band ratingD
LPG Compatible?No
P/L Warranty2 Years
Output in kW12 kW
Height912 mm
Width203 mm
Depth172 mm
MountingWall
ERP HeatD

EHC Slim Jim 12KW Electric Flow Electric boiler frequently asked questions

What type of boiler is EHC’s Slim Jim 12KW - system, regular or combi?

Looking for a electric electric Flow boiler for your house or flat? If you are, the EHC Slim Jim 12KW boiler may be worth considering.

Combi boilers are excellent for providing hot water and heat for your radiators just when you need it. When you have a combi boiler installed in your home, you just turn on the tap and the hot water for your bath, shower, washing dishes and other activities is there when you need it. It also provides the heat you need to keep your radiators warm.

A combi boiler heats the cold water passing through it, which it draws from the mains. This newly heated water can then be distributed to whichever hot tap or radiator needs it.

In the past, boilers needed at least one storage tank to hold water that was either already heated or would be heated later. Sometimes, you'd have to wait for hot water because there was none left. In addition, storage tanks took up a lot of space and most UK homes are pretty small.

The main disadvantage to combi boilers is that they can only heat a certain amount of water at any one time, meaning the pressure, volume and temperature of water will decrease if more than one tap is on at the same time or if both the shower and washing machine are on together.

Would the EHC Slim Jim 12KW electric Flow be a suitable boiler for my house or flat?

Selecting the right boiler for your property means selecting a boiler that is the right "size". And, by size, we don't mean how big it is, we mean how powerful it is - its "output".

The output rate tells you how much energy your boiler has to use to provide you and your family with hot water and central heating. A higher output rate means that it can heat greater volumes of water.

Please be aware, though - if you choose a boiler whose output is too low, the water in your radiators and coming from your taps may not be warm enough. Conversely, if you choose a boiler with too high an output, you'll pay more for electric than is necessary.

The EHC Slim Jim 12KW electric Flow boiler has an output level of 12 kW, so which types of property would it be appropriate for?

An experienced Gas Safe engineer would be likely to recommend that this EHC Slim Jim 12KW Electric Flow boiler is capable of providing heating and hot water to up to 10 radiators and one bathroom and would therefore be most suitable for smaller homes and apartments.


Making space for the EHC Slim Jim 12KW

The measurements of the EHC Slim Jim 12KW are 912 mm by 203 mm by 172 mm.

EHC Slim Jim 12KW – condensing or non-condensing?

There is no legal requirement in the UK for electric boilers to be condensing as there is for gas and oil boilers. This is because electric boilers like the EHC Slim Jim 12KW do not burn fuel during their operation nor do they create exhaust gases that condensing boilers then extract the warmth from, for example, to heat water coming back from the radiators in a home. Electric boilers are more efficient by design than non-electric boilers.

Is the EHC Slim Jim 12KW electric Flow an environmentally friendly boiler?

Many homeowners are now worried about climate change and the damage they do to the environment from heating their homes has become a subject of increasing concern.

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

Would installing a EHC Slim Jim 12KW electric Flow boiler in your home help combat climate change? What do the figures 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 12KW has been awarded 100% for its energy efficiency, equivalent to a SEDBUK "D" rating.

However, the ERP rating for this EHC Slim Jim 12KW 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 12KW, the ERP rating is "D".

What warranty do I get if I purchase the EHC Slim Jim 12KW boiler?

The EHC Slim Jim 12KW boiler is covered by a parts and labour warranty of 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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