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61.34%

EHC Slim Jim 4KW Electric Flow Electric boiler

On the PlumbProud quality scoring system, we rate this EHC Slim Jim 4KW Electric Flow boiler at 61.34%. 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 4KW Electric Flow boiler would cost you £1,600 fully installed through PlumbProud provided that the fitting is standard and with no complications.

For advice on whether this EHC Slim Jim 4KW Electric Flow boiler is suitable for your home or to receive a free quotation on theEHC EHC Slim Jim 4KW, please call 01604 343053 to speak to one of our team. Alternatively, click here to email us or enter your postcode into the quotation box on this page.


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EHC Slim Jim 4KW Electric Flow Electric boiler frequently asked questions

EHC Slim Jim 4KW - combi, system or regular boiler?

The EHC Slim Jim 4KW is a electric Flow boiler you may wish to consider if you want this type of boiler for your house or flat.

Traditional boilers need one or more large tanks to work - one to heat and keep water warm for immediate use and the other to store water intended for heating later. Finding space for these large tanks is difficult in British residential property - remember that our houses and flats are among the smallest in the world. This is the problem that combi boilers were designed to solve when they were introduced in the 1970s.

Combi boilers don't need a tank - instead, they instantly heat water drawn from the mains using technology inside the boiler. This hot water is then distributed immediately to your taps or radiators on demand.

The biggest disadvantage to combi boilers is that they have a maximum capacity for heating water, meaning that they work best when only one point within a household wants hot water. For example, if someone is taking a shower and another person uses a hot water tap at the same time, the water pressure, volume and temperature to both points drops.

Is a EHC Slim Jim 4KW electric Flow boiler suitable for my house or flat?

Whether this EHC Slim Jim 4KW Electric Flow boiler is right for where you live depends on its size or "output" level. Size does not mean its physical dimensions - it means how powerful it is.

The output level of a boiler tells you how much power it has to heat the water coming from your taps and warming up your radiators. The higher the output level, the greater the volume of water it can heat up.

If the output (measured in kilowatts) is too high, you'll pay higher electric bills and your water will be piping hot. Too low and the water coming out of your taps and being fed into your radiators will often be lukewarm.

The EHC Slim Jim 4KW electric Flow outputs at a maximum of 4 kW, so which types of property would this EHC Slim Jim 4KW Electric Flow boiler be appropriate for?

An experienced PlumbProud boiler engineer would likely recommend this EHC Slim Jim 4KW Electric Flow boiler as suitable for smaller homes and apartments with up to 10 radiators and one bathroom.


What size is the EHC Slim Jim 4KW boiler?

The EHC Slim Jim 4KW boiler is 912 mm high, 203 mm wide, and 172 mm deep.

Is the EHC Slim Jim 4KW a non-condensing or condensing boiler?

Condensing oil and gas boilers use the exhaust gases created in the production of heat to reheat water, for example, coming back from your radiators. As electric boilers like the EHC Slim Jim 4KW don't create exhaust gases during their operation, there is no need to include a secondary heat exchanger to perform these tasks as they are naturally more efficient.

Is the EHC Slim Jim 4KW electric Flow environmentally friendly?

As more of us become concerned by the effects of climate change, the damage we do to the environment by heating our homes has emerged as an important issue for many homeowners.

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 the EHC Slim Jim 4KW electric Flow be an environmentally-friendly choice? If so, let's look at its performance figures.

All boilers manufactured and supplied after April 2018 in the UK must be rated as an “A” on the SEDBUK grading system, subject to a minimum energy efficiency rating of 92% or above. Before that, the minimum rate was 88% - boilers whose energy efficiency is/was measured at 88% and 89% were given a “B” rating. Boilers scoring 90% or more were given an "A" rating.

The energy efficiency rating for a boiler describes the amount of energy it uses and how much goes to waste in operation.

The EHC Slim Jim 4KW has an efficiency rating of 100% with a SEDBUK grade of "D".

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

The Energy Related Products Directive (ERP) was introduced in 2015 and applies to all products that consume energy throughout their lifetime, including during the manufacturing process and at the point of final disposal.

The purpose of the ERP is to ensure that companies create products that are kinder to the environment by reducing both the energy they use and the harmful emissions they produce.

An ERP rating of "D" has been awarded to the EHC Slim Jim 4KW.

This is very low, but why? In reality, nearly every electric boiler on the market has an actual energy efficiency in operation of near 100%. However, some electric boilers have low ERP scores because the electricity generation process currently involves burning fossil fuels, which is considered carbon-intensive, and this is factored into the score - unfairly, in our opinion.

What warranty do I get if I purchase the EHC Slim Jim 4KW boiler?

The EHC Slim Jim 4KW is covered by a parts and labour warranty of 2 years following installation.


EHC Slim Jim 4KW Electric Electric Flow boiler specifications

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LocationExternal
Efficiency rating100%
Band ratingD
LPG Compatible?No
P/L Warranty2 Years
Output in kW4 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 4KW Electric Flow Electric boiler

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Plumbproud rating for this boiler
61.34%

We score this EHC Slim Jim 4KW Electric Flow boiler as 61.34% 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.

On most non-complicated installations, we would expect this EHC Slim Jim 4KW Electric Flow boiler to cost £1,600 including installation if you choose PlumbProud to do the work.

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 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 4KW Electric Electric Flow boiler specifications

Powered by GasElectric
LocationExternal
Efficiency rating100%
Band ratingD
LPG Compatible?No
P/L Warranty2 Years
Output in kW4 kW
Height912 mm
Width203 mm
Depth172 mm
MountingWall
ERP HeatD

EHC Slim Jim 4KW Electric Flow Electric boiler frequently asked questions

EHC Slim Jim 4KW - combi, system or regular boiler?

If you are considering installing a electric Flow boiler in your house or flat, then the EHC Slim Jim 4KW boiler is certainly worth investigating.

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 4KW electric Flow boiler right 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 4KW electric Flow is 4 kW, so which types of property would this EHC Slim Jim 4KW Electric Flow boiler be appropriate for?

An experienced boiler engineer would recommend that this EHC Slim Jim 4KW Electric Flow boiler would be a suitable installation choice for smaller homes and apartments with up to 10 radiators and one bathroom.


How large is the EHC Slim Jim 4KW?

The EHC Slim Jim 4KW measures 912 mm high and 203 mm wide by a depth of 172 mm.

Is the EHC Slim Jim 4KW a non-condensing or condensing boiler?

The reason why the Government required all non-electric boilers to be "condensing" in 2005 was that they were much more energy-efficient. Rather than letting all exhaust gases escape into the atmosphere through the flue as older boilers did, condensing boilers use the warmth present in these gases to, for example, reheat water coming back from your radiators via a secondary heat exchanger. As electric boilers like the EHC Slim Jim 4KW do not burn any fuel, they are more efficient by design, there are no gases to recycle, and so they are not covered by the 2005 law.

Is the EHC Slim Jim 4KW electric Flow 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.

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 4KW electric Flow in your home? Let’s look at the figures.

Under current UK law, all boilers must achieve a minimum energy efficiency level of 92% (a low to good SEDBUK "A" rating). The minimum level was raised from its previous 88% in April 2018.

Energy efficiency scores are intended to inform consumers of the amount of energy used and wasted when a boiler is in normal operation.

The EHC Slim Jim 4KW was awarded an efficiency rating of 100% with a SEDBUK band rating of "D".

But because it's powered by electricity, it's penalised in its ERP ratings.

The Energy Related Products Directive's intention is to encourage all manufacturers to reduce harmful gas emissions connected to the products they make, from the manufacturing stage to final disposal, including when they are in active use.

The EHC Slim Jim 4KW’s ERP rate is "D".

Why is it so low despite the fact that, operationally, the energy efficiency of electric boilers is nearly always 98% or 99%? It's because the electricity these boilers draw for power is often generated by burning fossil fuels, which ERP assessors class as carbon-intensive. In our opinion, this is not comparing like for like.

If the EHC Slim Jim 4KW electric Flow boiler breaks down, am I covered?

Parts and labour charges incurred during a repair on the EHC EHC Slim Jim 4KW boiler 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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