How electric heating can enhance your property development

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Heating is an essential aspect of any property development and in delivering a successful project, it is essential that the correct solution is chosen based on cost.

Heating is an essential aspect of any property development and in delivering a successful project, it is essential that the correct solution is chosen based on cost, performance, and versatility. Traditionally, gas has been the number one choice for project managers; however, the emergence of modern electric heating has provided a viable and exciting alternative with many benefits.

Design Versatility : Electric heating is hugely beneficial in terms of the freedom it affords designers in the layout of properties. Electric boilers do not require a flue or tank, allowing installation to take place virtually anywhere. Models such as EHC’s SlimJim are also designed to offer a slim profile so that cupboard space can be maximised - essential in modern, less spacious properties. The real versatility of this heating solution, however, lies with electric radiators.

Electric radiators and panel heaters do not require any pipework and these can be installed within seconds via any standard wall socket. Because of this, designers do not need to factor heating into original planning work and can work in around the needs of the owner or tenant at a later stage - a significant selling point for anyone that likes to furnish a property unrestricted. No pipework also rules out any worries over future replacement or refurbishment, with disruption a non-factor.

Cost Benefits : Cost is an obvious factor at every stage of a building project and electric heating can prove very budget-friendly.

Unlike gas central heating systems, which require connection to the grid, extensive labour and, depending on the size of the development, hundreds of metres of pipework, electric radiators can be up and running within minutes, only requiring connection to mains electricity. Installation does not need planning permission and does not put any delay on building work, allowing a project to progress faster, on time and on budget.

If your development is taking place in a rural area, electric could be much more appealing than gas. If there is no immediate access to mains gas, infrastructure must be put in place. Naturally, this process comes at a cost - a very considerable one.

In modern, well-insulated buildings, an electric heating boiler or panel heater can offer cost-friendly performance due to 100% efficiency and fast-acting performance - heating rooms quickly and allowing heating to be switched off sooner.

Longevity : Finally, electric boilers and radiators can great enhance a project thanks to their supreme reliability and longevity. Not only are boilers and heaters able to run virtually maintenance free, a lack of moving parts ensures long lasting performance. On average, electric boilers last 50% longer than gas, offering at least 15 years’ service life, compared to 10.

If you want to truly realise the potential of your project, electric heating is the perfect solution. Click here to learn more about the products that can enhance your development.