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60.90%

EHC Slim Jim 7KW Electric Flow Electric boiler

Using factors such as price installed, manufacturer guarantees, energy efficiency and the likely cost of running, among others, this model has been rated as scoring 60.90% on the PlumbProud boiler benchmarking system.

This EHC Slim Jim 7KW Electric Flow boiler will cost around £1,700 fitted through PlumbProud where there are no complications during the installation.

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EHC Slim Jim 7KW Electric Flow Electric boiler frequently asked questions

Is the EHC Slim Jim 7KW boiler a combi, regular or a system boiler?

The EHC Slim Jim 7KW is a electric electric Flow boiler.

In many properties, combi boilers are more suitable than traditional types of boiler. Combi boilers heat water instantly on demand, which they draw directly from the mains supply, removing the need for storage tanks that can take up valuable space in your home.

A combi boiler is often the right choice for a smaller property, particularly if your home doesn't have a useable loft. As water is heated and delivered immediately rather than being kept warm for hours in an immersion tank, combi boilers reduce electric usage, thereby minimising your heating costs.

The main disadvantage of combi boilers is that they can only heat a certain amount of water at any one time. This means that, if two people are using different taps or showers within your home at the same time, the flow of heated water to each will be reduced, as will the water pressure and temperature.

Is a EHC Slim Jim 7KW 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 7KW electric Flow is 7 kW kilowatts, so which types of property would this be appropriate for?

A boiler engineer would recommend that, at this level of output, the most suitable type of property for this EHC Slim Jim 7KW Electric Flow boiler would be smaller homes and apartments with up to 10 radiators and one bathroom.


The size of the EHC Slim Jim 7KW

The EHC Slim Jim 7KW measures 912 mm high and 203 mm wide by a depth of 172 mm.

Is the EHC Slim Jim 7KW a condensing or non-condensing boiler?

Previously, gas and oil boilers were pretty inefficient and, in 2005, a law was passed requiring that all new gas and oil boilers must be "condensing". Condensing boilers contain a secondary heat exchanger that uses the exhaust gases created by burning gas and oil to, for example, reheat water coming back from the radiators. As electric boilers like the EHC Slim Jim 7KW do not burn fuel in the home, they do not need this modification.

Is the EHC Slim Jim 7KW electric Flow considered 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.

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.

If you decide to install a EHC Slim Jim 7KW electric Flow in your home, will you be helping the environment with your choice? Let’s have a look 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 7KW scored an efficiency rating of 100% and a SEDBUK band rating 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 7KW.

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 is the warranty period for the EHC Slim Jim 7KW?

The EHC Slim Jim 7KW boiler has a warranty covering parts and labour costs for up to 2 years after installation.


EHC Slim Jim 7KW Electric Electric Flow boiler specifications

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LocationExternal
Efficiency rating100%
Band ratingD
LPG Compatible?No
P/L Warranty2 Years
Output in kW7 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 7KW Electric Flow Electric boiler

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Plumbproud rating for this boiler
60.90%

In our PlumbProud quality testing, this EHC Slim Jim 7KW Electric Flow boiler scores 60.90%. We determine our rating based on a number of different factors including installation costs, manufacturer guarantees, energy efficiency, and operating costs.

We would anticipate that this EHC Slim Jim 7KW Electric Flow boiler would cost you £1,700 fully installed through PlumbProud provided that the fitting is standard and with no complications.

For a free quote on the EHC Slim Jim 7KW boiler and to get professional advice and guidance on whether it is the right choice for your home, please enter your postcode in the quote boxes on this page, click here to email us, or call us on 01604 343053.


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EHC Slim Jim 7KW Electric Electric Flow boiler specifications

Powered by GasElectric
LocationExternal
Efficiency rating100%
Band ratingD
LPG Compatible?No
P/L Warranty2 Years
Output in kW7 kW
Height912 mm
Width203 mm
Depth172 mm
MountingWall
ERP HeatD

EHC Slim Jim 7KW Electric Flow Electric boiler frequently asked questions

Is the EHC Slim Jim 7KW a combi, system or regular boiler?

Looking for a electric electric Flow boiler for your flat or house? Then the EHC Slim Jim 7KW may be an option you should consider.

The UK has some of the smallest homes in the Western world, which is partly why combi boilers were introduced in the 1970s. Traditional boilers require one or more large storage tanks which they use to either heat water and keep it warm or store water intended for heating later. These tanks took up a lot of space in people's homes.

Combi boilers save space because they don't require these tanks to operate. Instead, combis draw water direct from your mains supply then instantly heat and distribute it on demand.

The biggest disadvantage in using combi boilers is that they have a maximum capacity volume for heating water. While this may not be an issue in a small household, it could be for a larger household where there is higher demand for hot water. When more than one person is using the water, it is distributed between the two points, reducing the pressure and temperature at each point.

Is the EHC Slim Jim 7KW electric Flow boiler suitable 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 7KW electric Flow is 7 kW, so which types of property would this EHC Slim Jim 7KW Electric Flow boiler be appropriate for?

A PlumbProud boiler engineer would recommend that this EHC Slim Jim 7KW Electric Flow boiler is suitable for smaller homes and apartments with up to 10 radiators and one bathroom.


EHC Slim Jim 7KW - size in millimetres

The dimensions of the EHC Slim Jim 7KW are 912 mm tall, 203 mm wide, and 172 mm deep.

Is the EHC Slim Jim 7KW condensing or non-condensing?

When a boiler is a "condensing" boiler, it uses the warmth present in the exhaust gases created by the burning of gas or oil to reheat cold water coming back from the radiators via a secondary heat exchange. Because electric boilers like the EHC Slim Jim 7KW don't actually burn fuel in the home, they don't require a flue or a secondary heat exchanger - they're naturally more efficient by design.

Is the EHC Slim Jim 7KW electric Flow good for the environment?

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.

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.

Would choosing the EHC Slim Jim 7KW electric Flow help the environment? Let's see what the statistics suggest.

All boilers manufactured in the UK or supplied to UK domestic properties must achieve a legal minimum energy efficiency rating of 92% (equivalent to a good "A" grade using the SEDBUK scale). Prior to 2018, the minimum was 88% (88% and 89% are a "B" SEDBUK grade and anything 90% or above is an "A" grade).

The energy efficiency rating of a boiler refers to the amount of energy it uses to perform its everyday functions as well as the amount of energy it wastes.

The EHC Slim Jim 7KW has been awarded 100% for its energy efficiency, equivalent to a SEDBUK "D" rating.

The boiler is however penalised in its ERP rating for being powered by electricity.

The Energy Related Products Directive (ERP) is European legislation that applies to all products which use or consume energy during their lifespan, including during the manufacturing process and when they're in actual use, right through to the point of final disposal.

The aim is to encourage the manufacturers to create new products that are kinder to the environment and which create fewer harmful gas emissions.

The ERP rating for the EHC Slim Jim 7KW is "D".

Many electric boilers are usually rated fairly low in ERP tests and unfairly so. Operational energy efficiency for electric boilers is actually around the 98-99% level in most cases. The reason they're marked down so severely is that the electricity used to power these boilers is generated by burning fossil fuels, which is considered carbon-intensive, and this is factored into their scores - not exactly a like-for-like comparison, in our opinion.

Is this EHC Slim Jim 7KW electric Flow covered by a warranty?

The EHC Slim Jim 7KW is supplied 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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