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59.42%

EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW Electric Flow Electric boiler

On the PlumbProud quality scoring system, we rate this EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW Electric Flow boiler at 59.42%. To determine a boiler's quality, we consider many different factors from price installed to manufacturer guarantees, energy efficiency, likely cost of running, and more.

We would anticipate that this EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW Electric Flow boiler would cost you £1,700 fully installed through PlumbProud provided that the fitting is standard and with no complications.

Wondering if the EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW is the right boiler for your home? Then speak to a professional here by getting in touch via email or call us on 01604 343053. You can also get a free quote by entering your postcode in the box on the page.


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

What type of boiler is the EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW?

The EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW is a electric Flow boiler you may wish to consider if you want this particular type of boiler for your house or flat.

Combi boilers provide hot water or heating for your home on demand. You just need to turn the tap to get hot water or switch on the radiator and you’ll feel your home warm up within minutes.

In contrast, traditional boilers required either one or two large storage tanks to work - one to heat and keep water warm and the other to hold cold water for later heating. If the immersion tank was empty, it wasn’t uncommon to wait up to an hour for enough hot water to fill a bath, for example.

Combi boilers draw cold water from the mains and then heat it instantly whenever it's needed, all from one small unit.

The one disadvantage to combi boilers is that, if more than one point is in use at any one time (for example, if someone is taking a shower and another person turns on a hot water tap elsewhere in the property), water pressure, temperature and volume drop to both points.

Is a EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW electric Flow a suitable choice 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?

An experienced PlumbProud Gas Safe engineer would almost certainly recommend that this EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW Electric Flow boiler would be most 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?

The EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW boiler measures 912 mm [H] x 203 mm [W] x 172 mm [D] in size.

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

As a large proportion of the greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere come from people's homes, the Government passed a law in 2005 requiring all manufacturers to make gas and oil boilers "condensing". What this means is that they must include a secondary heat exchanger, which recycles the warmth contained in exhaust gases normally expelled via the flue so that they're more efficient. Because electric boilers like the EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW don't actually burn any fuel, there are no exhaust gases to recycle and they are exempt from the requirement to include a secondary heat exchange.

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

Environmentally-friendly heating has become an important issue for homeowners concerned about the accelerating pace of climate change.

Central heating systems are responsible for 14% of greenhouse gas emissions in the UK. You may also be aware that the gas boilers we use emit dangerous nitrogen dioxide in large volumes in the bigger British cities.

Do the available figures suggest that installing the EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW electric Flow in your property would be an environmentally friendly choice?

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.

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 14.4KW, the ERP Heat rating is "D".

How many years does the warranty period cover on a EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW boiler?

Parts and labour charges incurred during a repair on the EHC EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW boiler are covered by a 2 year warranty.


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%

We have awarded this EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW Electric Flow boiler a rating of 59.42% in our boiler quality benchmark tests. To determine a score for each boiler, we factor in several different points of comparison including energy efficiency, manufacturer guarantees, estimated running costs, price and more.

We estimate that, on a standard, non-complicated installation, the supply and fitting charge for this EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW Electric Flow boiler will be around £1,700.

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?

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

Whether this EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW Electric Flow boiler is right for your property depends on its size or what its "output" level is. Size does not mean its physical dimensions, however - it means how powerful it is.

The output rating indicates how much energy a boiler can use in providing you with hot water and heat when you need it from your radiators and taps. The greater the output, the more water it can heat.

It's better to take advice on this from a registered installer because, if your boiler output is too low, your water and radiators might not get as hot as you would like them to be. However, if the output level is too high, you'll end up paying more on your electric bills than you need to.

Which types of property would this EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW Electric Flow boiler be appropriate for given its output of 14.4 kW?

A heating engineer would recommend that the EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW electric Flow boiler would be a suitable installation option 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 boiler measures 912 mm [H] x 203 mm [W] x 172 mm [D] in size.

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

Gas and electric boilers create exhaust gases - condensing boilers capture and recycle these gases to, for example, reheat water coming back from your radiators. As electric boilers like the EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW do not create exhaust gases during their operation, they do not need a secondary heat exchanger which all condensing boilers must contain - they are more efficient by design.

Is the EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW electric Flow boiler rated as environmentally friendly?

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.

Nitrogen dioxide emissions in Britain's largest cities are at dangerous levels and this has been caused by gas boilers. In fact, 14% of the UK’s greenhouse gases are produced by central heating.

Is the EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW electric Flow an environmentally friendly choice for your home? Let’s have a look at the figures.

Every boiler manufactured and supplied in the UK must have an energy efficiency rating of 92% (SEDBUK “A” rating). These minimums were made law in April 2018 - before that, the minimum energy efficiency rating was 88% (88%/89% = "B" SEDBUK grade, 90%+ = "A" SEDBUK grade).

The EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW was awarded an efficiency rating of 100% and a band rating of "D".

Energy efficiency ratings for boilers describe the amount of energy they use and waste when switched on and working.

The boiler's poor ERP rating, however, reflects how it is marked down for running on electricity.

The Energy Related Products Directive (ERP) came into force in 2015. It was introduced to encourage manufacturers to create more energy-efficient products and covers all products that consume energy during their lifetimes, including energy used during production and at the point of disposal.

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

In truth, however, the actual operational energy efficiency of most electric boilers is 98% or 99% - a level no oil or gas boiler has yet reached. So why does it receive such a low ERP score? It's because fossil fuels generate the power used by electric boilers and factoring this in results in low efficiency scores since electricity generation is carbon-intensive. We're not sure this is a fair way of comparing energy efficiency given the advances in electric boiler technology over the last 5 years.

How many years' warranty does the EHC Slim Jim 14.4KW electric Flow come with?

EHC’s Slim Jim 14.4KW boiler includes 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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