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61.34%

EHC Slim Jim 4KW Electric Flow Electric boiler

Considering lots of different factors such as price installed, manufacturer guarantees, energy efficiency, and the likely running cost, we’ve given this EHC Slim Jim 4KW Electric Flow boiler a rating of 61.34% using our PlumbProud quality scoring system.

We would expect this EHC Slim Jim 4KW Electric Flow boiler to cost £1,600 fully installed through PlumbProud, although it will cost more if the fit is complicated. We will provide you with a full quote before starting work, however.

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

Is the 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.

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.

Would the EHC Slim Jim 4KW electric Flow be a suitable choice of boiler for my house or flat?

It's best to choose a boiler whose size or "output" is right for your home.

The more hot water and heat you want, the higher the output level of your boiler should be. Output is measured in kilowatts and it describes the maximum level of power your boiler has to heat water.

If your output level is too low, your boiler will not have the power it needs to get your water as hot as you want it, particularly when there's a lot of demand for it. Choose a boiler whose output level is too high and you'll have all the hot water you need but will be paying too much for it through higher electric bills.

Which types of property would this EHC Slim Jim 4KW Electric Flow boiler be appropriate for given its output of 4 kW?

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.


Making space for the EHC Slim Jim 4KW

The EHC Slim Jim 4KW measures 912 mm in height and has a width of 203 mm and a depth of 172 mm.

Slim Jim 4KW – condensing or non-condensing?

Electric boilers like the EHC Slim Jim 4KW don't need to be modified to be "condensing" boilers because they operate differently to gas and electric boilers. Condensing non-electric boilers recycle the exhaust gases created as part of their operation to, among other tasks, heat water coming back from radiators. Electric boilers do not create exhaust gases and are, by design, more efficient and economical to run.

Does the EHC Slim Jim 4KW electric Flow protect the environment?

Many homeowners are becoming increasingly concerned about how they heat their homes and the impact it has on climate change and other important environmental issues.

Dangerous levels of nitrogen dioxide emissions in larger UK cities are caused by gas boilers in domestic properties, and 14% of the UK’s greenhouse gas production is as a result of central heating.

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

All boilers manufactured and supplied in the UK after April 2018 must achieve an "A" grade on the SEDBUK rating system as well as score a minimum of 92% on a separate energy efficiency test. Prior to that, the minimum was 88% - boilers rated at 88% and 89% were given a “B” rating (90% and higher were given an "A").

An energy efficiency rating describes how much energy the boiler uses and how much it wastes when in use.

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

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 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.

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

The EHC Slim Jim 4KW boiler comes with a 2 year warranty for parts and labour.


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

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%

Based on a wide-ranging set of important factors including the cost to install the boiler, its energy efficiency rating, running costs, and so on, this EHC Slim Jim 4KW Electric Flow boiler receives a score of 61.34% on our PlumbProud quality scoring system.

On most non-complicated installations, we would expect this EHC Slim Jim 4KW Electric Flow boiler to cost £1,600 supplied and fully professionally installed.

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 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

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

The EHC Slim Jim 4KW may be worth considering 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 4KW electric Flow the right boiler 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 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.


What are the dimensions of the EHC Slim Jim 4KW boiler?

The EHC Slim Jim 4KW boiler measures 912 mm [H] x 203 mm [W] x 172 mm [D] in size.

EHC Slim Jim 4KW – condensing or non-condensing?

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 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 4KW electric Flow environmentally friendly?

Price and performance are two important issues when choosing a boiler but now, for many people in the UK, so is the environmental impact of how we heat our homes and its effect on climate change.

The heating of our homes accounts for 14% of the UK's greenhouse gas emissions. Especially in the big cities, gas boilers are responsible for dangerous levels of nitrogen dioxide emissions.

Will choosing to install a EHC Slim Jim 4KW electric Flow in your home help the environment? Let's review the figures.

All boilers manufactured and installed in the UK are required by law to have an energy efficiency rating of at least 92%, equivalent to a good “A” rating on the SEDBUK scale. Before 2018, the minimum was 88% (ratings of 88% and 89% are equivalent to a high “B” SEDBUK rating and anything 90% or higher is an "A" rating).

A boiler's energy efficiency rating is designed to tell you how much energy is used and wasted during the course of normal functioning.

The boiler is marked down in its ERP rating for running on electricity.

The aim of the Energy Related Products (ERP) Directive is to reduce the harmful gas emissions created during a product’s manufacture and active end use, right through to its disposal.

The ERP rating for the EHC Slim Jim 4KW from the Slim Jim range is "D".

Some electric boilers receive low ERP scores because the electricity they use for power is generated by burning fossil fuels, which creates high levels of carbon emissions that escape into the atmosphere. This is an unfair comparison because, in reality, virtually every electric boiler has an energy efficiency in operation of near 100%.

What is the length of the warranty on the EHC Slim Jim 4KW?

A parts and labour warranty of 2 years is included when you purchase the EHC Slim Jim 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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