Best electric heating system
The best electric heating system is an Electric Storage Heater using Economy Tariff 7 in our opinion.
This is because the Economy 7 storage heaters are the most effective at saving you money with your heating bills in the long term, while also allowing you to heat rooms quickly. You can maintain a consistent temperature using the modern thermostat on electric heaters, as well as the extra features found on more advanced heaters.
Alternatively, you could consider a portable heater if you want to heat up a room for a short period without a central heating system.
A portable heater is ideal for homes with a small room size as it lets you prioritise which rooms are heated at any given time using a thermostat. We recommend using these as bedroom heaters if you don’t have a central heating system in your house for at least half an hour.
Fan heaters are ideal to quickly warm a room as long as they aren’t used long term. A fan heater can be effective for individuals with smaller spaces to heat.
If you’re not happy with your electric room heater, get in touch. You may be eligible for a free electric heating upgrade fully funded from ECO4 scheme. Find out below if you qualify.
What is ECO 4 and how does it benefit me
The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) is in it’s fourth stage beginning with April 2022.
This aims to bring energy efficiency measures to vulnerable and low income households across the UK by requiring large energy companies to fulfill the costs.
If you qualify for ECO4, you will get the cost of installation covered for free!
Through ECO, UKES team can provide you with an efficient electric storage heater as well as free cavity wall insulation, all without a cost to you.
Do I qualify for ECO4?
If you receive particular benefits, or live in a household without a good EPC rating, you will qualify for the ECO 4 scheme. You can check your eligibility below. There is no commitment required at this stage.
If you are a recipient of the following benefits, you are likely to be eligible for the grant:
- Warm Home Discount Scheme Rebate
- Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) – income based
- Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) – income related
- Income Support (IS)
- Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
- Child Benefits
- Working Tax Credit (WTC)
- Child Tax Credits (CTC)
- Universal Credit (UC)
New benefits under ECO4 phase of the scheme
- Housing Benefit
- Pension Credit Savings Credit
This is a government backed scheme
Don't wait! Apply Today
The ECO4 grant has launched in April 2022. The applications are now open so hurry if you don’t want to miss out on a FREE upgrade of your room heater.