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61.34%

EHC Slim Jim 4KW Electric Flow Electric boiler

This EHC Slim Jim 4KW Electric Flow boiler scores 61.34% on our PlumbProud boiler quality benchmark tests. To determine our rating, we consider many factors, such as the cost of installation, manufacturer guarantees, energy efficiency, and likely running costs.

£1,600 is the amount you should budget to have this particular boiler installed on a straightforward installation.

You can get more information and a free quote for the EHC Slim Jim 4KW boiler by entering your postcode in the quote boxes on this page, clicking here to email us, or by giving us a call on 01604 343053.


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

Is the EHC Slim Jim 4KW a system boiler, a combi boiler or a regular boiler?

If you are searching for a electric Flow boiler for your house or flat, the EHC Slim Jim 4KW is certainly one to 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 a EHC Slim Jim 4KW electric Flow a suitable choice for my house or flat?

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

A boiler's output level measures how much power it can use to provide you with the hot water you need for your radiators and taps. If a boiler has a high output rate, it can heat greater volumes of water.

If you choose a boiler with too low an output, you'll find that the water coming out of your taps and in your radiators won't be as hot as you want it to be. Choosing one whose output is too high means you'll pay more than you need to for the electric your boiler needs to work.

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?

A PlumbProud boiler engineer would recommend that this EHC Slim Jim 4KW Electric Flow boiler is suitable for smaller homes and apartments with up to 10 radiators and one bathroom.


The size of the EHC Slim Jim 4KW in millimetres

The EHC Slim Jim 4KW has the following dimensions - 912 mm high, 203 mm wide, and 172 mm deep.

Is the EHC Slim Jim 4KW condensing or non-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 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 EHC Slim Jim 4KW electric Flow environmentally friendly?

As more of us are increasingly concerned about climate change, how we heat our homes and its impact on the environment has become an issue of importance to homeowners.

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 a EHC Slim Jim 4KW electric Flow boiler in your home help combat climate change? What do the figures suggest?

An energy efficiency rating of 92% or above is a legal requirement for all boilers manufactured and installed in the UK today. 92% is equivalent to a low-to-middle "A" grade on the "Seasonal Efficiency of Domestic Boilers" (SEDBUK) scale.

Energy efficiency measures how much energy a boiler uses and wastes in the course of its normal operation. The lower the waste, the lower your electric bills.

The EHC Slim Jim 4KW was awarded an efficiency rating of "100%", equivalent to a "D" rating on the SEDBUK system.

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 4KW is "D".

Is there a warranty on the EHC Slim Jim 4KW electric Flow boiler if it breaks down?

Parts and labour charges incurred during a repair on the EHC EHC Slim Jim 4KW boiler are covered by a 2 year warranty.


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%

On the PlumbProud boiler quality benchmark scoring system, we have rated this EHC Slim Jim 4KW Electric Flow boiler at 61.34%. Ratings are determined by considering a number of important factors including the energy efficiency, price installed, warranty length, and running costs of the boiler.

We anticipate the supply and installation cost for this model of boiler will be around £1,600 on a standard fit.

Wondering if the EHC Slim Jim 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 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 - 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 4KW boiler is certainly worth investigating.

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.

Should I install a EHC Slim Jim 4KW electric Flow boiler in my house or apartment?

Selecting the right boiler for your home means choosing 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".

Your boiler’s output is a measurement of the power it has available to it to heat the water you need for your radiators or for when you turn on a tap, bath or shower. A higher output rate means it has more power and can heat more water.

It's important to choose an output that matches the demand for water in your home because if your boiler has too low an output, you'll often find only lukewarm water comes out of your taps or heats your radiators. If it’s too high, you’ll be paying more for your electric than you need to.

The EHC Slim Jim 4KW electric Flow has an output of 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.


The size of the EHC Slim Jim 4KW in millimetres

The EHC Slim Jim 4KW occupies a space of 912 mm high by 203 mm wide and 172 mm deep.

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

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.

How energy efficient is the EHC Slim Jim 4KW electric Flow boiler?

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.

Central heating creates 14% of the UK’s greenhouse gases. And in Britain's larger cities, gas boilers are responsible for dangerous levels of nitrogen dioxide emissions.

Let's take a closer look at whether installing a EHC Slim Jim 4KW electric Flow would be a good choice for the environment.

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 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.

The ERP ratings of this EHC Slim Jim 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 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.

Am I covered if my EHC Slim Jim 4KW electric Flow boiler breaks down?

The EHC Slim Jim 4KW boiler comes with 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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