Find out more about heating energy tariffs with Fischer Future Heat. Our blog entries look at all tariffs including economy 7, economy 10 and flat rate

Renewables – Powering The Future

Renewable energy sources have been on the market for a long time, and home solutions such as solar panels, saw a massive boom in the early 2010’s, mainly due to the introduction of the feed in tariff.

The feed in tariff was a financial incentive, to encourage home owners to generate 100% renewable energy from the empty space on their roof. Now that the feed-in tariff is no more, and has been replaced by a rather lacklustre alternative (SEG), the focus has shifted.

The driving force is no longer financial gain. Instead, it’s all about saving our planet. Scientists have been warning us for years that we’re heading down a rocky path in terms of climate change, but people are finally waking up to the somewhat scary outcome if we don’t make serious changes.

But not only are renewable energy sources on the rise, fossil fuel powered energy sources are on the decline.

According to a report by BP, a world leader in energy generation, carbon emissions in 2019 grew by a mere 0.5%, “less than half 10-year average growth of 1.1% per year, partially reversing some of the unusually strong increase in 2018 (2.1%).”

Global oil production fell by 60,000 barrels per day on average, with Iran leading the charge with a decline in production by 1.3 million barrels per day on average.

Natural gas consumption grew by only 2%, “well below the exceptional growth seen in 2018 (5.3%).”

Coal, one of the most common fossil fuels you will come across in the United Kingdom, saw its consumption fall by 0.6% and its share in primary energy fell to it’s lowest point in 16 years.

But what about the increase in renewable energy?

BP also reported that, “renewable energy (including biofuels) posted a record increase in consumption in energy terms (3.2 EJ). This was also the largest increment for any source of energy in 2019.”

Renewable energy is on the rise and now is the time to act. No longer can we ignore the increasing need to save our planet, and with the government banning loose house coal and certain types of firewood from 2021, it’s the perfect time to future proof your home.

You can read the full report on BP’s website (https://www.bp.com/en/global/corporate/energy-economics/statistical-review-of-world-energy.html#).

Here at Fischer Future Heat, we can help.

Back in February, we launched our own line of solar panels and battery storage, offering the complete package for any homeowner looking to invest in renewables and power the future with clean energy. It’s like we’re always telling you – the future is electric, even more so following the most recent budget from the government, during which the Chancellor announced the gas levy will rise.

Fischer Solar & Battery Storage consists of a highly efficient solar PV system, running in conjunction with revolutionary battery storage technology.

The key part to our system is the battery. With a standard solar PV system, any energy you generate which is surplus to requirements is sent back to the grid and lost forever. You then have to buy it back when you need it at your unit rate, provided by your energy supplier.

By installing our system, you have the ability to hold on to your excess energy in a battery and use it at a later time. By doing so, you can utilise as much as 80% of the generated energy, as energy is only sent back to the grid once the battery is full.

With those warm and sunny months approaching, installing your system now means you can make the most of this summer and generate as much energy as possible before that cloud coverage returns.

But never fear, as the panels rely on PV and not heat to generate the energy, they will still generate electricity during the colder months, even with some cloud coverage.

Our team of trained surveyors will carry out a free, no obligation survey to ensure you receive only the best in solar and battery technology and make the most of your roof space. We even carry out a virtual survey prior to the on site visit to calculate exactly how many solar panels you can install on to your roof.

Renewable energy is the future, which is why we have partnered with energy supplier Outfox the Market to offer an exclusive tariff to all of our customers, powered by 100% renewable electricity. – They are also offering the cheapest fixed price tariff in the UK.

The future is electric.

What are the benefits of a wireless thermostat?

Control

Wireless thermostats can bring a range of benefits to your home heating. Find out how in our latest blog.

Both heating and comfort are connected in one way – they are all about control. Without control, your heating and your comfort are all down to guess work.

Outdated night storage heaters rely on a prediction the night before – do you need heat the following day? Who knows! We all know how unpredictable the British weather can be, and can go from a lovely hot sunny day to a cold downpour of rain in a matter of hours.

Fischer Smart Wi-Fi Control

By having to decide the night before whether or not you need heating the next day, you’re leaving yourself open to not only waste energy, but to have the heating on when you don’t need it.

By introducing a temperature controlled and programmable thermostat in to your life, all of this guess work disappears instantly. No longer do you have to worry about your comfort 24 hours in advance.

If you wake up and it’s cold, simply pop the heater on via the thermostat. If you feel as if you need a bit of extra heat, simply turn up the temperature. Staying in for longer than expected? Extend the heating program!

Control is the future of heating, and without it, your comfort levels are significantly decreased.

Choosing the right thermostat

This is all well and good, but what is the best type of thermostat, because believe us, there are many different types.

A lot of companies offer an integrated (or “built in”) thermostat. This gives you the ability to change temperatures and programs, but there is one major flaw. The temperature reading is taken directly at the heater.

Naturally, as the heater is the main source of heat for that room, taking a temperature reading directly at the heater means you’re measuring the temperature in the warmest part of the room. Nobody wants to have to sit right by the heater to feel comfortable like you do with a fireplace, so why take a temperature reading from there?

Wireless 

This is why a wireless thermostat is much better when it comes to comfort and accuracy. With a wireless thermostat, the room temperature is read wherever that thermostat is located. For example, if you know your living room has a cold spot, if you position the thermostat in the cold spot, that is the temperature reading the thermostat will take. This means that when your heater comes on to follow your heating program, it will not stop heating until even the coldest part of your room is warm, ensuring an even heat distribution throughout the whole area, not just directly next to the heater.

 There is also the added convenience of being able to adjust your heating program and comfortable temperatures right from the sofa (or anywhere else in the room). Nobody wants to miss that crucial part of the soaps by having to get up and fiddle with a heater on the opposite side of the room to the TV. With a wireless thermostat, you can be sat on the sofa and be in full control of your heating system.

It also ensures that anyone with a physical ailment can still be comfortable. A majority of heaters with an integrated thermostat will have the thermostat positioned either on the side of the heater or right at the front. The issue with this is firstly, that thermostat will never be at eye level, and you will have to bend or crouch down to see it. Secondly, you may want to put furniture around the heater but can’t because it would obscure the screen and you’d lose the ability to control the heater.

 This is yet another issue a wireless thermostat overcomes. As the controls are all in your hand, you’ll never need to look at the heater again.

 

All in all, a wireless thermostat gives you more control, more peace of mind, a more even temperature and even more comfort.

 

5 Reasons to choose Fischer Radiators

Exclusive design

Fischer radiators remain ahead of the competition with an exclusive design. Whilst other companies offer only a 20mm core, we are the only heater manufacturer that uses a 40mm chamotte clay core for storage. Our core stores and retains more heat in comparison, resulting in increased comfort and efficiency.

Fischer’s clay core is perforated to enhance convection and front loaded to ensure all the heat transfers in the room. This works in unison with the convection chambers found on Fischer radiators – allowing us to have the only radiators on the market that can produce a 30*C difference between the front and back panel. To finish it all off, the Fischer unit is built with high-quality powder-coated steel with fluting to ensure a larger surface area for heat to radiate.

Fischer radiators are also designed for bathrooms as they eliminate dampness in the air, preventing mould and condensation, so you no longer need to constantly re-decorate. Just make sure your bathroom is well ventilated to remove excess moisture.

Complete control

Gone are the days when you would be scrambling for some backup heating after your night storage heater goes cold in the evening. With Fischer radiators, you are guaranteed to be warm and comfortable exactly when you need it.

Take control of your Fischer heaters with our unique wireless thermostat. Take full advantage of controlled room-by-room heating from anywhere in your home. Easy to pair and with no wiring, these thermostats makes sure you get the right temperature every time. Everything is all packed into one user-friendly device.

This is a Fischer wireless thermostat

Unlike many other radiators, Fischer radiators do not measure the temperature at the bottom of the radiator. Instead, our wireless thermostat picks up the actual room temperature to ensure complete comfort. You no longer need to sit by your heater to be warm as Fischer heats the whole room and not just one area of it.

Heating expertise

Our products are designed and built in Germany, by our family business with other 70 years of manufacturing experience. Each Fischer radiator is designed by a specialist in-house research. Department and engineered from raw steel to finished product, by a highly skilled production team. For peace-of-mind all radiators are subjected to stringent tests by the quality control department, before leaving the factory.

All radiators are also installed by our NICEIC registered electricians, with no sub-contractors involved.

Heating guarantee

Our confidence in our product is proven with our industry-leading warranties . Our 10-year warranty is direct from the manufacturer, unlike many competitors that only offer a supply guarantee. Even better, unlike some other companies who simply repair the damaged heater, we will replace it completely.

Our thorough testing procedures also allow us to offer you a complete heating guarantee, removing any uncertainty from heating. We promise that all our radiators will heat your room to a toasty 21*C or we’ll replace it free of charge. No other manufacturer offers this exclusive guarantee.

We replace – we do not repair!

Style without compromise

For our stylish customers, you can choose Fischer’s Premier range. This range provides a stylish finish to blend in with any home décor. Choose between our classic or natural stone finishes suited for both contemporary and classic homes. If you’re feeling really creative, Fischer offers the paintable eco heat range for a truly bespoke design.

With the Premier range, you don’t have to pick between style and comfort anymore.

All Premier Smartstore radiators are heated by an exclusive Silox Stone. This is the storage element that retains heat, making Premier Smartstore more efficient than direct electric panel heaters that have no storage component. Our Natural Stone range contains both an external and internal storage element, providing optimum heat output.

The Premier range is perfect for any room in your home. As Premier Smartstore bathroom radiators heat fast, they’re ideal for bathrooms, reducing dampness, condensation and mould. What’s more, they are great for drying nearby objects thanks to the radiant heat that is dispersed from the front panel.

They are slimline and will blend in seamlessly around your home. They are easily installed with convenience using a 13 amp socket or a fuse spur.

The Future is Electric

Fischer has been providing warmth and comfort for homes for 70 years. Their expertise means that they will definitely have the right heating solution for your home.

 

Call Fischer now on 0116 242 5533 or request a catalogue here for more information.

Heating Without The Need to Touch – Fischer Dynamic Clay Core Radiators

Brrrrr…is the heating on?

Ever walk in to a room and have to walk over to the radiator and physically touch it to see if it is warm? If you have ever had central heating in your home, you will know exactly what we are talking about.

 But it’s not just central heating that leaves you feeling unsatisfied and uncomfortable. Oh no, it can happen with all forms of heating, especially outdated night storage heaters and other inefficient electric alternatives.

It’s Science

It is scientific fact that the most effective way to feel warm is by combining both radiant and convected heat. Radiant heat can be felt close to the source, but does not spread throughout the room, leaving you without that even, comfortable level of heat you desire.

Remember sitting around the fire as a child to keep warm? That’s because there is no convection – only radiant heat!

By using a form of heat that only radiates heat and does not convect, you often have to check to see if your heater is warm by physically touching it. That tells you that your heating is not distributing the heat, leaving you cold and disappointed and that form of heating may well be a complete waste of time!

The Solution

With Fischer dynamic clay core radiators, you will never have to touch your heating system ever again. Not only do our heaters come with the advantage of a fully wireless programmable thermostat, allowing you to remain in control from anywhere in your home (or anywhere in the world with our Wi-Fi option), our heaters are also designed to give you the best of both worlds, combining radiant and convected heat.

 All Fischer dynamic clay core radiators include our purpose built convection chamber. This convection chamber allows the heater to provide a much more comfortable level of heat, often heating a room to your desired temperature in under 45 minutes. Sounds much better than a 7 hour charge of a night storage heater, right?

 To allow the purpose built convection chamber to work, our clay core is situated towards the front of the radiator, creating a space at the back for convection. This is the convection chamber we talk about.

 As the clay core is positioned towards the front, the level of radiant heat is increased. Pair that with the superior convection and you’re set to be comfortable all winter.

The density and depth of the 40mm exclusive clay core. 

The Future of Home Heating

With the effect a Fischer heater can have on your home, you will be able to walk in to a room and know instantly that your heating system is doing the job, without touching a thing. You will feel a comfortable level of heat instantly, and you won’t have moved a muscle!

 After a short while, you will forget your old ways of touching your radiator to make sure it’s warm. Fischer heaters will give you peace of mind, allowing you to sit back and relax, never having to worry about your heating system again.

Our programmable thermostat can be programmed for every hour of every day to a precise temperature, meaning you can come downstairs in the morning for breakfast and your home will be at the exact temperature you desire.

We’re challenging you – does your heating system leave you needing to touch to confirm its warmth? If so, it might be time to make a change! Fischer dynamic clay core radiators are the change you need.

“A good heater is one where you feel the warmth in the room, removing the need to touch your radiator to confirm its warmth.”

The Future is Electric

The pressure is on government bodies more than ever to do something about Climate Change. The UK, like many countries, is assessing the ways it can make changes to reduce its carbon footprint. One key factor is the way we produce our energy.

Fossil Fuels Failing

Fossil fuels are no longer a viable way of producing energy as our planet’s resources deplete and our environment suffer the consequences.

Fossil fuels emit harmful carbon dioxide (CO2) for every unit of heat generated. Considering there are millions of gas boilers installed in the UK, you are looking at a lot of pollution being pumped into the environment every year. The government has already announced it will ban gas boilers in all new homes by 2025 and that is only the beginning.

Time to change

Whilst the higher powers debate on how to change the course of climate change, it is important that we all play our part in this challenge. The easiest way is to start from home, are you guilty of using a Gas boiler to heat your home, despite the harm it may be doing? It’s also not the most efficient form of heating so you may be paying more in the form of wasted energy/heat.

It’s time to consider a change, Fischer Future Heat are the experts in electric heating solutions and our teams have produced the perfect products for your home. Have a look below:

Fischer Dynamic Clay Core Radiators

Fischer Future Heat has been manufacturing radiators for over 70 years. Our expertise has kept us at the forefront of heating and these radiators demonstrate just that. They are the only electric radiators with a 40mm clay core and we offer a one-of-a-kind heating guarantee. If your Fischer Radiator is unable to heat your room to 21^C we guarantee to replace it, FREE OF CHARGE.

 Aquafficient

Would you keep your kettle hot throughout the night for your morning cup of tea? Of course not! So why would you do that with your hot water cylinder? Aquafficient is the innovative, modern and highly efficient solution to heating water. Using a single heating element and patented thermal storage technology, the Aquafficient provides instant hot water, without storing water.

Fischer Solar

Harness the power of the sun in your home. In our fight against climate change it is important we make use of our renewable energy sources. The cost of wind and solar generation is becoming more and more accessible. Switching to renewable electricity avoids massive waste due to inefficiency and avoids massive negative externalities we are already paying for. Our German-engineered Solar panels boast improved shading resistance, anti-reflective glass technology and advanced busbar design to reduce losses.

Pair this with Fischer’s battery storage so you can keep any excess energy generated rather than sending it back to the grid. By doing so, you can utilise as much as 80% of the generated energy, as energy is only sent back to the grid once the battery is full.

Fischer EB

Fischer EB is an electric combi-boiler that has been built with the future in mind. With no need for water tanks or cylinders and a system that is 100% energy efficient, you can heat your home without worrying about any harmful gases or pollutants. Installation is easy and simple, just a straight swap with your existing boiler with no extra pipework needed. You can enjoy the warmth even more with the added bonus of no maintenance or servicing.

Complete home heating solution

Thanks to the technology available we can all take responsibility and minimise the damage we make to the environment. Make your home environment cleaner with the best home heating products on the market.

 

The future is electric. Fischer helps you get there.

Are you on the best energy tariff for you?

There are now over 50 energy suppliers in the UK but many people have still never switched. Despite the increased choice, there are millions of homes who are still paying far too much for their energy.

If you are still supplied by one of the Big 6 – British Gas, Scottish Power, Eon, SSE, OVO or Npower you could be missing out on up to £500 a year in savings.

Here at Fischer Future Heat, it is very important to us that our customers are using their dynamic clay core heaters in the most efficient way possible. Our technical team is always on hand to advise on setting your thermostat, and can help with any issues you may have to ensure you are getting the most from your heating.

A big part of efficiency is making sure you are on the correct energy tariff. If you are happy with your energy supplier and do not want to switch, you should still give them a call and check you are on their cheapest tariff.

We recommend Outfox the Market. They have some of the cheapest energy prices in the UK and the electricity they supply is 100% renewable and is produced from UK offshore wind farms. You can get a quote here.

Economy 7 or single rate tariffs?

If you replaced old storage heaters with Fischer electric heaters it is also important to check your tariff. If you are still on an economy 7 tariff, you could be paying too much.

How do I know if I should change my economy 7 tariff?

If you replaced old storage heaters with Fischer electric heaters it is also important to check your tariff. If you are still on an economy 7 tariff, you could be paying too much.

How do I know if I should change my economy 7 tariff?

The economy 7 tariff was designed for people with old-fashioned storage heaters. You could take advantage of a cheaper night rate to store your energy, which would then be released the following day. But, and this is a big but, quite often, your stored heat runs out and then you have to put the heating on and pay a much higher day rate.

Choosing the right tariff

Many of our customers often ask if they are on the right tariff with Fischer heaters.

The only time the night rate is cost-effective, is if your energy use at night is at least 65% of your overall consumption.

With modern living you may find that you don’t achieve this ratio. So, it’s vitally important that you consider all the new tariffs that are available.

Your latest energy bill will provide a breakdown of how much electricity you use during the day and night.

Let’s imagine you use an annual total of 10000 kWh of electricity.

Example One

Example Two

Example Three

As you can see, if your night/day ratio does not equal 65% in favour of night you need to switch your economy seven tariff to a single rate tariff. You do not need to change your meter, just simply call your energy supplier and ask them to change it. You will soon start enjoying the benefits and ensuring your Fischer radiators are even more efficient.

 

REMEMBER – Get a quote from Outfox the Market. Their prices are over £350 cheaper than the government price cap. See their website for details – It only takes 30 seconds. www.outfoxthemarket.co.uk