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60.01%

EHC Slim Jim 12KW Electric Flow Electric boiler

Our PlumbProud boiler quality benchmark tests score this EHC Slim Jim 12KW Electric Flow boiler at 60.01%. Several factors go into determining our rating including installation costs, manufacturer guarantees, energy efficiency, running costs, and more.

We would expect this EHC Slim Jim 12KW Electric Flow boiler to cost £1,700 fully installed through PlumbProud, although it will cost more if the fit is complicated. We will provide you with a full quote before starting work, however.

If you would like to get in touch with us for a free quote and professional guidance and advice on whether the EHC Slim Jim 12KW is the right choice for your home, you can do so by entering your postcode in the quote boxes on this page, calling us on 01604 343053 or you can click here to email us.


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

EHC Slim Jim 12KW - a regular, combi or system boiler?

If you are considering installing a electric Flow boiler in your house or flat, then the EHC Slim Jim 12KW boiler is certainly worth investigating.

Traditionally, most boilers required you to find space in your property for one or more large storage tanks. These tanks would either keep water warm or hold it in reserve for later heating. Manufacturers originally introduced combi boilers to offer homeowners the same level of warmth and hot water without taking up as much space – remember that the UK has some of the smallest homes in the Western world.

With a combi boiler, the hot water needed for your radiators and taps is provided on demand. Water from the mains passes through your combi boiler and the technology within it instantly heats the cold water. It then distributes that hot water around your home.

The biggest drawback for combi boilers is that they have a maximum capacity in volume for heating water. This means that if someone wants to use the shower while another person wants to use a hot water tap, the amount of water reaching each point falls, resulting in a drop in water pressure.

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

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

Most experienced boiler engineers would recommend this EHC Slim Jim 12KW Electric Flow boiler as a suitable option for smaller homes and apartments with no more than up to 10 radiators and one bathroom.


Dimensions of the EHC Slim Jim 12KW boiler

The EHC Slim Jim 12KW measures 912 mm high and 203 mm wide by a depth of 172 mm.

Slim Jim 12KW – non-condensing or condensing?

In order to protect the environment, the government required all new boilers in the UK to be "condensing" from 2005, although this law does not apply to electric boilers. This is because, unlike gas and oil boilers, electric boilers like the EHC Slim Jim 12KW do not produce hot exhaust gases that condensing boilers then recycle to reheat water coming back from the radiators in a home.

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

As the British public has become more conscious of climate change, many homeowners consider the environment when choosing how to heat their homes.

We generate 14% of UK greenhouse gas emissions through centrally heating our domestic properties. Gas boilers are mainly responsible for harmful nitrogen dioxide emissions in larger British cities.

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.

By law, all boilers manufactured and supplied in the UK must have a minimum energy efficiency performance level of 92% (equivalent to a SEDBUK "A" grade). Until April 2018, the minimum performance level was 88% (88% and 89% are equivalent to a SEDBUK "B" grade and 90%+ an "A" grade).

Energy efficiency tests record how much energy is wasted on non-core functions during normal operation.

The energy efficiency rating of the EHC Slim Jim 12KW is 100% with a SEDBUK band rating of "D".

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

The ERP (or Energy Related Products Directive) is a European regulation governing products that require energy to operate throughout their lives and encourages manufacturers to create products that are more environmentally friendly.

The legislation is designed to reduce the potential for harmful gas emissions during manufacturing and actual use right through to the point of final disposal.

Because electricity is generated by burning fossil fuels, which is considered carbon-intensive, this is factored into the scores of some ERP electric boilers - unfairly. Operational energy efficiency for electric boilers is generally around the 98-99% level.

The ERP rating for the EHC Slim Jim 12KW is "D".

How long is the warranty period on the EHC Slim Jim 12KW electric Flow boiler?

The EHC Slim Jim 12KW boiler is covered by a parts and labour warranty of 2 years.


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%

Our PlumbProud quality scoring system considers important factors like energy efficiency, the length of a manufacturer’s guarantee, likely running costs, and installed price to determine a boiler's value for money. This model has received 60.01% from our engineers.

We estimate that this EHC Slim Jim 12KW Electric Flow boiler will cost £1,700 fully installed through PlumbProud provided that the fit is straightforward.

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 12KW boiler is the right choice for your home.


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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

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

If you are searching for a electric Flow boiler for your house or flat, the EHC Slim Jim 12KW is certainly one to consider.

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.

Would the EHC Slim Jim 12KW electric Flow boiler be suitable 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?

A Gas Safe boiler installer would recommend that this EHC Slim Jim 12KW 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.


Where will the EHC Slim Jim 12KW fit in my house?

The EHC Slim Jim 12KW boiler is 912 mm high, 203 mm wide, and 172 mm deep.

Is the EHC Slim Jim 12KW condensing or non-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 12KW does not need to be adapted to be "condensing" as there are no gases to recycle. Electric boilers are naturally efficient and economic.

How energy efficient is the EHC Slim Jim 12KW electric Flow boiler?

The effects of climate change on the environment are leading many homeowners to question the damage they might be doing by the way they heat their homes.

The power we need for our central heating systems accounts for around 14% of the UK’s greenhouse gas production. There are often dangerous levels of ambient nitrogen dioxide gases in the atmospheres of British cities because of our use of gas boilers.

Will choosing a EHC Slim Jim 12KW electric Flow boiler for your home be positive for the environment? Let's examine the figures.

All boilers manufactured and supplied in the UK after April 2018 must achieve an "A" grade on the SEDBUK rating system as well as score a minimum of 92% on a separate energy efficiency test. Prior to that, the minimum was 88% - boilers rated at 88% and 89% were given a “B” rating (90% and higher were given an "A").

An energy efficiency rating describes how much energy the boiler uses and how much it wastes when in use.

The EHC Slim Jim 12KW was awarded an efficiency rating of 100% with a SEDBUK grading of "D".

The boiler is however penalised in its ERP ratings for using electricity for power.

The ERP (Energy Related Products Directive) is European legislation that aims to reduce the use of energy at all points during a product's life, from the point of manufacture to when it's in active use right through to final disposal.

The aim of the regulation is to encourage manufacturers to create products that are more environmentally friendly and which reduce the gas emissions associated with those products.

The ERP grading for the EHC Slim Jim 12KW is "D".

This is very low, especially given the advances made in electric boiler technology over the last 5 years. However, the comparison is, in our opinion, unfair because the actual operational energy efficiency of most electric boilers is either 98% or 99% - a level no oil or gas boiler has yet reached. The reason for some boilers' poor ERP scores is that the electricity they need to operate is generated by the burning of fossil fuels, which the assessors consider to be carbon-intensive.

How long is the warranty offered by the manufacturer for the EHC Slim Jim 12KW boiler?

The EHC Slim Jim 12KW 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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