GET A COMPETITIVE QUOTE

Please enter your postcode below to get a free, no obligation, personalised quotation from PlumbProud

EHC Slim Jim 7KW boiler

  1. Home
  2. Electric Heating Company Slim Jim 7KW
Plumbproud rating

60.90%

EHC Slim Jim 7KW Electric Flow Electric boiler

According to our PlumbProud boiler quality scoring system, we rate this model 60.90%. We rank boilers using a number of different factors including price installed, manufacturer guarantees, energy efficiency, likely running costs, and more.

We would expect that, unless there are complications during fitting, this EHC Slim Jim 7KW Electric Flow boiler would cost £1,700 supplied and professionally installed through PlumbProud.

You can speak to our friendly and professional advisors by calling 01604 343053. They can provide you with a free quotation on the EHC Slim Jim 7KW boiler and confirm that it is suitable for your home. You can also click here to email us or enter your postcode into the quotation box on this page.


Installed price around

£1,700

GET A COMPETITIVE BOILER QUOTE

Please enter your postcode below to get a personalised quotation for the perfect boiler for your home

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

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

You may wish to consider installing the EHC Slim Jim 7KW if you are looking for a electric Flow boiler for your house or flat.

Traditional boilers have one or two tanks - one holds hot water to keep it warm and the other water for later heating. Because UK residential property is among some of the smallest in the world, manufacturers introduced combi boilers and the heat pumps that go in them in the 1970s to reduce the amount of space boilers needed to take up.

The hot water needed for your radiators and taps is available on demand when you have a combi boiler. Combi boilers use technology located within the boiler to heat cold water, which it draws from the mains, and to distribute hot water where it's needed around your home.

A combi boiler, however, has the disadvantage of a maximum capacity for the amount of water it can heat. The result is that if someone uses the shower while another uses a hot water tap simultaneously, the amount of water reaching each point falls, causing water pressure to drop.

Is the EHC Slim Jim 7KW electric Flow boiler a suitable option for my house or flat?

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

Your boiler should be able to cope with peak hot water demand in your property and not just your average hot water usage. The output rate of a boiler is measured in kilowatts and tells you how much power a boiler can use to provide hot water to your taps, showers and radiators.

If the output of your boiler is too low, there will often be times when your water isn't as hot as you want. But if your boiler output is too high, it will be more costly to run (often unnecessarily).

The output of the EHC Slim Jim 7KW electric Flow boiler is 7 kW kilowatts. Which types of property would this be appropriate for?

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.


What size is a EHC Slim Jim 7KW boiler?

The EHC Slim Jim 7KW occupies a space of 912 mm high by 203 mm wide and 172 mm deep.

Slim Jim 7KW – condensing or non-condensing?

Electric boilers like the EHC Slim Jim 7KW 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.

Is the EHC Slim Jim 7KW electric Flow boiler an environmentally friendly choice?

How we heat our homes has become a major issue for many people worried about climate change and environmental issues in general.

14% of the total amount of greenhouse gases produced by the UK comes from the central heating systems we use. In some of Britain's biggest cities, gas boilers create dangerous levels of nitrogen dioxide in the atmosphere.

Would installing a EHC Slim Jim 7KW electric Flow boiler in your home help combat climate change? What do the figures suggest?

All boilers manufactured and supplied in the UK must achieve an energy efficiency rating of at least 92% (SEDBUK score of "A"). This is higher than the 88% that was the legal requirement prior to April 2018.

The energy efficiency rating is used to work out how much energy a boiler both uses and wastes when it's switched on and working normally - its standard functioning and operation.

The EHC Slim Jim 7KW is rated as 100% energy efficient, equivalent to a "D" SEDBUK rating.

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

The Energy Related Products (ERP) Directive is a European directive which applies to all products that consume energy over their lifetime.

It encourages companies to create products that are environmentally friendlier at all life cycle stages, including initial manufacturing and end use right through to final disposal, with the aim of reducing harmful gas emissions.

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

How can it be so low? The use of fossil fuels in generating the electricity that powers the boiler is considered carbon-intensive, and this is factored into the ERP scores of electric boilers. This is, in our opinion, unfair because the actual operating energy efficiency of electric boilers is 98% or 99% - better than even the most efficient gas or oil boiler.

Is there a warranty on the EHC Slim Jim 7KW electric Flow boiler if it breaks down?

The EHC Slim Jim 7KW boiler offers a parts and labour warranty of 2 years.


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

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%

Combi boilers

Choose from the UK’s biggest range of combis

Heat only boilers

The ideal boiler perfect for the largest homes

System boilers

Ideal for 3+ bedroom, 2+ bathroom homes

Boiler quote

Free, no obligation quote from our engineer

EHC Slim Jim 7KW boiler

We will not be beaten on price -
ask us about our PRICE GUARANTEE!

EHC Slim Jim 7KW Electric Flow Electric boiler

  1. Home
  2. Electric Heating Company Slim Jim 7KW
Plumbproud rating for this boiler
60.90%

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.

£1,700 is the amount you should budget to have this particular boiler installed on a straightforward installation.

Enter your postcode in the box provided and receive a free quote for the EHC Slim Jim 7KW boiler for your home. We are also happy to answer any questions you might have about any of our boilers. You can do this by emailing the team or calling us today on 01604 343053.


Installed price guideline
£1,700

Get your free quote

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

Which category of boiler does the EHC Slim Jim 7KW fit into?

You may wish to consider installing the EHC Slim Jim 7KW if you are looking for a electric Flow boiler for your house or flat.

Traditional boilers have one or two tanks - one holds hot water to keep it warm and the other water for later heating. Because UK residential property is among some of the smallest in the world, manufacturers introduced combi boilers and the heat pumps that go in them in the 1970s to reduce the amount of space boilers needed to take up.

The hot water needed for your radiators and taps is available on demand when you have a combi boiler. Combi boilers use technology located within the boiler to heat cold water, which it draws from the mains, and to distribute hot water where it's needed around your home.

A combi boiler, however, has the disadvantage of a maximum capacity for the amount of water it can heat. The result is that if someone uses the shower while another uses a hot water tap simultaneously, the amount of water reaching each point falls, causing water pressure to drop.

Is the EHC Slim Jim 7KW electric Flow boiler the right choice for my house or apartment?

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 7KW electric Flow outputs at a maximum of 7 kW, so which types of property would this EHC Slim Jim 7KW Electric Flow boiler be appropriate for?

A heating engineer would recommend that the EHC Slim Jim 7KW electric Flow boiler would be a suitable installation option for smaller homes and apartments with up to 10 radiators and one bathroom.


How large is a EHC Slim Jim 7KW boiler?

The EHC Slim Jim 7KW boiler measures 912 mm [H] x 203 mm [W] x 172 mm [D] in size.

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

Does the EHC Slim Jim 7KW electric Flow protect 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.

14% of the total amount of greenhouse gases produced by the UK comes from the central heating systems we use. In some of Britain's biggest cities, gas boilers create dangerous levels of nitrogen dioxide in the atmosphere.

Do the available figures suggest that installing the EHC Slim Jim 7KW electric Flow in your property would be an environmentally friendly choice?

By law, the minimum level of energy efficiency for all boilers manufactured in and supplied to the UK is 92%, equivalent to a good SEDBUK “A” rating. Prior to April 2018, the minimum was 88% - boilers whose energy efficiency levels were 88% or 89% were given a "B" rating on the SEDBUK scale and those at 90% or higher were given an "A".

The energy efficiency rating awarded to each boiler indicates the amount of energy that is wasted when in operation.

Following testing, the EHC Slim Jim 7KW was given an energy efficiency rating of 100% and a SEDBUK grading of "D".

The boiler is however penalised in its ERP ratings for using electricity for power.

The ERP (or Energy Related Products Directive) is European legislation which applies to all products that consume energy throughout their lifetime.

Its purpose is to encourage manufacturers to offer products that are kinder to the environment by reducing harmful gas emissions at all stages, from production and end use right through to disposal.

Electricity generation currently involves burning fossil fuels, which is carbon-intensive. This is factored into the ERP scores of many electric boilers, although virtually every electric boiler has an energy efficiency in operation of near 100%.

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

What is the length of the warranty on the EHC Slim Jim 7KW?

A parts and labour warranty of 2 years is included when you purchase the EHC Slim Jim 7KW 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%
Menu