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60.90%

EHC Slim Jim 7KW Electric Flow Electric boiler

We score this EHC Slim Jim 7KW Electric Flow boiler as 60.90% 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.

This EHC Slim Jim 7KW Electric Flow boiler will cost approximately £1,700 supplied and fully installed through PlumbProud assuming that there are no unexpected complications during the fitting.

If you would like a free quote and professional advice and guidance to help you decide if the EHC Slim Jim 7KW is the right choice for your home, please get in touch. You can do this by entering your postcode in the quote boxes on this page, click here to email us or give us a call on 01604 343053.


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

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

Suitable for a house or a flat, the EHC Slim Jim 7KW electric Flow boiler is worth considering if you want a electric Flow boiler.

Boilers traditionally required the installation of one or more large tanks around your property. These were filled with water that was either being heated or was to be heated later. British homes are among the smallest in the world so, to solve the space problem, manufacturers introduced combi boilers in the 1970s to offer homeowners the warmth and hot water supply they needed while taking up much less space.

A combi boiler is designed to heat both radiators and taps on demand and at the same time. Water from the mains passes through a combi boiler and the boiler's technology instantly turns it into hot water. Your boiler then distributes the hot water throughout your home.

The main disadvantage of combi boilers is that they have a maximum water volume capacity. What this means is that, if one person is using the shower while another uses a hot tap simultaneously, less water gets to each area, resulting in a fall in water pressure at both points.

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

Whether this EHC Slim Jim 7KW 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 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.


What size is a EHC Slim Jim 7KW boiler?

The EHC Slim Jim 7KW measures 912 mm in height and has a width of 203 mm and a depth of 172 mm.

Is this EHC boiler 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 boiler an environmentally friendly choice?

The effects of climate change on the environment are leading many homeowners to question the damage they might be doing by the way they heat their homes.

Central heating accounts for 14% of greenhouse gas emissions in the UK. In larger British cities, gas boilers emit dangerous levels of nitrogen dioxide into the atmosphere.

Would installing a EHC Slim Jim 7KW electric Flow boiler in your home be a green choice? Let's look at the numbers.

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 7KW was awarded an efficiency rating of 100% with a SEDBUK grading of "D".

The boiler's poor ERP rating reflects the fact that it runs on electricity.

The Energy Related Products (ERP) directive is Europe-wide legislation designed to reduce harmful gas emissions at all points of a product's life cycle – from the production process to its actual end use right through to final disposal.

The EHC Slim Jim 7KW has been awarded a grading of "D" by assessors.

Some electric boilers receive low energy efficiency scores since the electricity used to power them is generated by fossil fuels – considered carbon-intensive – and this is factored into the final rating. This is despite the fact that the actual operating energy efficiency of electric boilers is either 98% or 99% – better than even the most efficient gas or oil boiler.

Does a EHC Slim Jim 7KW electric Flow boiler come with a warranty period?

You receive a parts and labour warranty of 2 years with the EHC Slim Jim 7KW boiler.


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%

We have determined a rating of 60.90% for this EHC Slim Jim 7KW Electric Flow boiler using the PlumbProud quality benchmarking system. Factors used to score a boiler include its energy performance, how much it costs to run, the installation price, and how long the manufacturer's guarantee lasts.

This EHC Slim Jim 7KW Electric Flow boiler is likely to cost you £1,700 supplied and fully installed through PlumbProud, although there may be additional charges if the fit takes longer than anticipated. You will, however, receive a binding quote from us prior to starting work.

If you would like a free quote and professional advice and guidance to help you decide if the EHC Slim Jim 7KW is the right choice for your home, please get in touch. You can do this by entering your postcode in the quote boxes on this page, click here to email us or give us a call 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 this EHC Slim Jim 7KW boiler a combi, system or regular boiler?

EHC’s Slim Jim 7KW is one you might consider if you’re looking for a electric Flow boiler for your house or flat.

Boilers traditionally required the installation of one or more large tanks around your property. These were filled with water that was either being heated or was to be heated later. British homes are among the smallest in the world so, to solve the space problem, manufacturers introduced combi boilers in the 1970s to offer homeowners the warmth and hot water supply they needed while taking up much less space.

A combi boiler is designed to heat both radiators and taps on demand and at the same time. Water from the mains passes through a combi boiler and the boiler's technology instantly turns it into hot water. Your boiler then distributes the hot water throughout your home.

The main disadvantage of combi boilers is that they have a maximum water volume capacity. What this means is that, if one person is using the shower while another uses a hot tap simultaneously, less water gets to each area, resulting in a fall in water pressure at both points.

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

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 - its "output".

The output rate tells you how much energy your boiler has to use to provide you and your family with hot water and central heating. A higher output rate means that it can heat greater volumes of water.

Please be aware, though - if you choose a boiler whose output is too low, the water in your radiators and coming from your taps may not be warm enough. Conversely, if you choose a boiler with too high an output, you'll pay more for electric than is necessary.

The EHC Slim Jim 7KW electric Flow boiler has an output level of 7 kW, so which types of property would it be appropriate for?

A Gas Safe engineer would recommend that the EHC Slim Jim 7KW electric Flow boiler is a suitable choice for smaller homes and apartments with up to 10 radiators and one bathroom.


What are the proportions of 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 a condensing or non-condensing boiler?

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 a good choice for the environment?

With so many of us worried about the environmental impact of our personal choices, the relationship between how we heat our homes and climate change has become an important issue for many homeowners.

Central heating systems are responsible for 14% of greenhouse gas emissions in the UK. You may also be aware that the gas boilers we use emit dangerous nitrogen dioxide in large volumes in the bigger British cities.

Would choosing the EHC Slim Jim 7KW electric Flow be an environmentally-friendly choice? If so, let's look at its performance figures.

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.

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 7KW’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.

Am I covered if my EHC Slim Jim 7KW electric Flow boiler breaks down?

EHC offers a parts and labour warranty of 2 years on the EHC Slim Jim 7KW.


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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