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59.42%

EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW Electric Flow Electric boiler

In our PlumbProud quality testing, this EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW Electric Flow boiler scores 59.42%. We determine our rating based on a number of different factors including installation costs, manufacturer guarantees, energy efficiency, and operating costs.

You should budget around £1,700 for the supply and installation of this EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW Electric Flow boiler by PlumbProud.

We recommend that you speak to our friendly advisors by calling 01604 343053 to seek professional advice on whether the EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW boiler is right for your home. Our team can also provide you with a free quotation for this EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW Electric Flow boiler. Alternatively, click here to email us or enter your postcode into the quotation box on this page.


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

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

Looking for a electric electric Flow boiler for your flat or house? Then the EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW may be an option you should consider.

Combi boilers were introduced by manufacturers in the 1970s to offer British homeowners a way to cheaply and reliably heat their homes and have hot water without taking up too much space. Previously, most boilers had one or more storage tanks, which either heated water and kept it warm or held water to be heated later.

With combi boilers, there is no need to find space for large tanks around your home as the hot water needed for your radiators and taps is available on demand. Combi boilers do this by drawing water from your mains supply, heating it instantly whenever you need it and then distributing it to where it's needed in the home.

The major disadvantage to combi boilers is that they have a maximum capacity for heating water. In a larger household, water pressure, volume and temperature will drop if two or more people are trying to use hot water at the same time.

Is the EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW electric Flow boiler a suitable option for my house or flat?

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".

Output measures in kilowatts how much power a boiler can use when heating water for your radiators or taps. The higher the output rate, the more water it can heat.

If the output rate is too low, your hot water might often be only lukewarm, and if it is too high, you will be paying more for your electric than you need to.

The EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW electric Flow boiler has an output of 14.4 kW, so which types of property would it be most appropriate for?

An experienced heating engineer would say that this EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW Electric Flow boiler's level of output makes it a suitable installation for smaller homes and apartments with up to 10 radiators and one bathroom.


How large is the EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW?

The size of the EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW boiler is 912 mm tall, 203 mm wide, and 172 mm deep.

EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW – non-condensing or condensing?

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 14.4KW 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 electric Flow EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW boiler energy efficient?

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 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 choosing the EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW electric Flow boiler be an environmentally friendly decision? Here's what the figures say.

All new British boilers must perform to a legal minimum energy efficiency of 92% (a low to good SEDBUK "A" rating). Prior to April 2018, the target was 88% (86-90% = SEDBUK "B" and 90%+ = SEDBUK "A").

Efficiency ratings are intended to let consumers know how much energy a boiler uses in its day-to-day activities and how much energy goes to waste.

The EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW was awarded an efficiency rating of 100% equivalent to a SEDBUK grade of "D".

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

In 2015, new legislation was introduced by the EU to encourage manufacturers to develop more energy-efficient products that emit fewer harmful gases throughout their lifetime.

The Energy Related Products Directive (ERP) applies to all products that consume energy, including during the manufacturing process, at the point of final disposal, and all points in between.

This EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW Electric Flow boiler has been awarded an ERP rating of "D".

Given that, operationally, the energy efficiency of electric boilers is nearly always 98% or 99%, why the low score? It's because the electricity used to power the boiler is generated through the burning of fossil fuels and this is considered carbon-intensive. As a result, some boiler ERP scores are (in our opinion) unfairly marked down.

Am I covered if my EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW electric Flow boiler breaks down?

The EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW boiler comes with a parts and labour warranty of 2 years.


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%

In our PlumbProud quality testing, this EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW Electric Flow boiler scores 59.42%. We determine our rating based on a number of different factors including installation costs, manufacturer guarantees, energy efficiency, and operating costs.

This EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW Electric Flow boiler will cost approximately £1,700 supplied and fully installed through PlumbProud assuming that there are no unexpected complications during the fitting.

Get a better understanding of installation costs for the EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW by entering your postcode in the box supplied on this page. You can also call our professional team with any boiler-related queries on 01604 343053. Alternatively, please 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 combi, system or regular boiler?

You may wish to consider installing the EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW if you are looking for a electric Flow boiler for your house or flat.

In the past, most boilers needed one or more storage tanks to operate - one to store warm water and the other for storing water to be heated later. But storage tanks are problematic in properties where space is at a premium and particularly where there is no loft. Many properties in the UK are small and so manufacturers introduced combi boilers in the 1970s to eliminate the need for tanks.

With a combi boiler, the hot water for your radiators and taps is delivered on demand. The boiler instantly heats water it draws directly from the mains internally. It then distributes the heated water around your home at mains pressure as you need it.

It is important to bear in mind that, while combi boilers have many benefits, they can only heat a certain volume of water at any given time. This means that, if you run a shower at the same time as someone else is doing the washing up in the kitchen, the volume of water passing to each point will drop, causing a fall in pressure.

Is a EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW electric Flow boiler appropriate for 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?

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 size is the EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW boiler?

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

EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW – condensing or non-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 14.4KW do not produce hot exhaust gases that condensing boilers then recycle to reheat water coming back from the radiators in a home.

Is the EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW electric Flow boiler good for the environment?

With environmental issues in the spotlight, more and more homeowners are becoming concerned about how they heat their homes and how much they're contributing towards combatting climate change.

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.

Would installing the EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW electric Flow in your home be an environmentally friendly decision? Let's look closely at the figures.

The energy efficiency rating for boilers describes the amount of energy they use and waste during operation and there are two different ways to measure it.

All boilers manufactured and supplied in the UK must have a SEDBUK rating of “A” subject to a minimum energy efficiency score of 92% or above. Before April 2018, the minimum energy efficiency score was 88% (88/89% = "A" SEDBUK rating, 90%+ = "B" SEDBUK rating).

The EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW scored an efficiency rating of 100% and a SEDBUK band rating of D.

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

The ERP (Energy Related Products Directive) applies to all products that consume energy at any time in their lifetime, from manufacture to disposal and at all points in between.

The intention of this European legislation is to encourage manufacturers to offer end users products that are better for the environment through the creation of fewer harmful gas emissions at all points of a product's life cycle.

The EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW has an ERP rating of "D".

In reality, however, nearly every electric boiler on the market in Britain has an operating energy efficiency near 100%. Electric boiler ERP scores appear low because the electricity generation process currently involves burning fossil fuels, which is considered carbon-intensive, and this is factored into the score. Here at PlumbProud, we don't believe this is comparing like with like.

What length of warranty does the EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW come with?

Parts and labour charges incurred for repairs made to your new EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW are covered by a 2 year warranty.


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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