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59.42%

EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW Electric Flow Electric boiler

We score this EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW Electric Flow boiler as 59.42% on the PlumbProud quality scoring system. Our rating is based on various factors, including the installation price, the length of the manufacturer's warranty, and the expected energy efficiency and operating costs.

You should budget approximately £1,700 for the supply and installation of this EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW Electric Flow boiler on a standard, non-complicated fit.

To get a free quote for the installation of the EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW boiler in your home, simply enter your postcode in the box provided on this page. You can also find out whether this is the right boiler for your home by clicking to email our installation team or by calling us on 01604 343053.


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EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW Electric Flow Electric boiler frequently asked questions

Is the EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW boiler a combi, regular or a system boiler?

EHC’s Slim Jim 14.4KW is one you might consider if you’re looking for a electric Flow boiler for your house or flat.

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.

Should I install a EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW electric Flow boiler in my house or apartment?

You should make sure that the boiler you install in your property is the right "size". And size doesn't mean its physical dimensions, size means how much power it has - the "output".

Your boiler should be able to cope with peak hot water demand in your property and not just your average hot water usage. The output rate of a boiler is measured in kilowatts and tells you how much power a boiler can use to provide hot water to your taps, showers and radiators.

If the output of your boiler is too low, there will often be times when your water isn't as hot as you want. But if your boiler output is too high, it will be more costly to run (often unnecessarily).

The output of the EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW electric Flow boiler is 14.4 kW kilowatts. Which types of property would this be appropriate for?

A PlumbProud boiler engineer would recommend that this EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW Electric Flow boiler is suitable for smaller homes and apartments with up to 10 radiators and one bathroom.


What are the dimensions of the EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW boiler?

EHC’s Slim Jim 14.4KW is 912 mm tall, 203 mm wide, and 172 mm deep.

Is this EHC boiler non-condensing or condensing?

Since 2005, all oil or gas boilers manufactured or installed in the UK must be more efficient condensing boilers. What this means is that the warmth present in exhaust gases created by the burning of oil or gas must be recycled via a secondary heat exchanger to, for example, heat water coming back from the radiators. As electric boilers like the EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW do not burn fuel, they are exempt from this law as they are more efficient and economical by design.

How environmentally friendly is the EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW electric Flow?

More and more homeowners are aware of the importance of how we heat our homes and its impact on climate change and other environmental issues.

In the UK, central heating is responsible for 14% of greenhouse gas production. Domestic gas boilers emit large quantities of nitrogen dioxide in British cities.

Would choosing a EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW 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 14.4KW has been awarded 100% for its energy efficiency, equivalent to a SEDBUK "D" rating.

The ERP ratings of this EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW Electric Flow boiler are however marked down because it's powered by electricity.

The Energy Related Products Directive grades products according to the energy they consume and the harmful gas emissions they create, from manufacturing right through to final disposal, including how they're used by customers between these two points.

The EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW has been graded "D" by ERP assessors.

Some electric boilers receive lower ERP scores because of the carbon emissions created by the burning of fossil fuels to generate the electricity they use for power. This is unfair because the actual operational energy efficiency of most electric boilers is either 98% or 99% - a level that no oil or gas boiler has yet reached.

What warranty do I get if I purchase the EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW boiler?

A parts and labour warranty of 2 years is included when you purchase the EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW boiler through PlumbProud.


EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW Electric Electric Flow boiler specifications

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LocationExternal
Efficiency rating100%
Band ratingD
LPG Compatible?No
P/L Warranty2 Years
Output in kW14.4 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 14.4KW Electric Flow Electric boiler

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Plumbproud rating for this boiler
59.42%

Using the PlumbProud boiler quality scoring system, we have rated this model at 59.42%. To determine the rating, we factor in the price installed, energy efficiency, running costs, the warranty offered, and more.

You should budget approximately £1,700 for the supply and installation of this EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW Electric Flow boiler on a standard, non-complicated fit.

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 14.4KW 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 14.4KW Electric Electric Flow boiler specifications

Powered by GasElectric
LocationExternal
Efficiency rating100%
Band ratingD
LPG Compatible?No
P/L Warranty2 Years
Output in kW14.4 kW
Height912 mm
Width203 mm
Depth172 mm
MountingWall
ERP HeatD

EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW Electric Flow Electric boiler frequently asked questions

Is the EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW a system, regular or combi boiler?

When looking for a electric Flow boiler for your house or flat, the EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW might be a suitable option for you.

Traditional boilers consist of one or more large tanks that take up a lot of space in people's homes. One tank heats water and keeps it warm and the other stores water for heating later.

In contrast, a combi boiler is a much smaller stand-alone unit. Instead of requiring water tanks, it draws cold water from the mains. When hot water is needed for a shower, for the washing up, or the dishwasher, the cold water is heated instantly by the boiler and distributed to where it is needed.

The main disadvantage of combi boilers is that there is a limit to how much water they are capable of heating at the same time. For instance, water pressure, volume and temperature will be adversely affected if more than one individual in the home needs hot water at the same time.

Is the EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW electric Flow boiler a suitable option 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 - the "output".

The output of a boiler is measured in kilowatts. The output level determines the maximum power a boiler can use in heating the water needed for the baths, showers, taps and radiators in your home.

It's important to choose a boiler with an appropriate level of output for your property. Your boiler should be able to cope with periods of peak demand in your property and not just your average usage.

An output rate that is too low will result in an inadequate supply of hot water, while an output that is too high will mean the boiler will cost more to run than is necessary.

The output of the EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW electric Flow is 14.4 kW kilowatts, so which types of property would this be appropriate for?

Most experienced heating engineers would likely recommend that, at this level of output, this EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW Electric Flow boiler would be a suitable choice for smaller homes and apartments with up to 10 radiators and one bathroom.


EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW size

The EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW has the following dimensions - 912 mm high, 203 mm wide, and 172 mm deep.

Is the EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW non-condensing or condensing?

Electric boilers like the EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW do not produce exhaust gases, unlike gas and oil boilers, meaning that they do not need to be adapted to be "condensing". For a gas or oil boiler to be condensing, it must have a secondary heat exchanger that recycles the warmth present in exhaust gases to reheat water coming back from the radiators.

Is the EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW electric Flow considered environmentally friendly?

How we heat our homes and the damage this does to the environment has become a pressing concern for many homeowners worried about the effects and impact of climate change.

Around 14% of the greenhouse gases produced in the UK is a result of our central heating systems. Gas boilers are responsible for dangerous levels of nitrogen dioxide emissions in some of our largest cities.

Would choosing the EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW electric Flow be an environmentally-friendly choice? If so, let's look at its performance 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 14.4KW 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.

ERP assessors are however not keen that the boiler is powered by electricity.

The Energy Related Products Directive, also known as ERP, is European legislation intended to reduce energy consumption related to products, from the initial manufacturing process right through to their eventual final disposal.

The purpose of the directive is to encourage manufacturers to create new products that are kinder to the environment and which result in lower overall harmful gas emissions through a product's entire life cycle.

The ERP rating for the EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW is "D".

Why is it so low? It's because it uses electricity - this is considered carbon-intensive since fossil fuels are burned in its generation. Operationally, the energy efficiency of electric boilers is nearly always 98% or 99% so we feel this is a misleading comparison that unfairly reflects the actual performance of electric boilers.

Is there a warranty on the EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW electric Flow boiler if it breaks down?

A parts and labour warranty of 2 years is included when you purchase the EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW boiler through PlumbProud.


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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