A COMPLETE GUIDE FOR SWITCHING FROM GAS TO ELECTRIC HEATING.

Our country has depended on gas central heating for aeons now, and on account of this, we deter from the mere thought of switching from gas heating to electric; and rightly so.

We have been so comfortable using gas heating. The research on our planet’s sustainability has brought to light the ill-effects of using gas heating, along with the negative impact it has on our environment. The more ecological and environment-friendly choice is electric heating. As there are many misconceptions in the minds of people regarding switching from gas to electric heating, we provide you with a thorough guide on the reasoning behind switching to electric, as well as the steps it will entail.

Why should you switch from Gas to Electric?

It isn’t unheard of that humans have significantly contributed toward global warming and are harming the environment through our ill-actions. This in-turn has led to the UK Government taking strict, immediate action to ensure the UK’s emissions are net zero by the year 2050.

One of the Government’s new rules is a complete ban on installing gas-boilers and heaters in all new homes by 2025. The fact we have been using gas central heating for so many years has caused us to become reliant on it, and such a stringent Government-mandated regulation only highlights the urgency of our responsibility to take ownership of our actions and begin conserving the environment. As gas heating is one of the biggest contributors to increased carbon emissions, it makes electric heating not only the next, but also the most suitable course of action.

Electric heating not only takes a toll off the environment (when powered by a renewable energy source) but it is also easy to install and often, virtually maintenance-free. It is a versatile heating option because of the flexibility in the adjustment of temperature from room to room, depending on your heating needs. It is also very simple to program and is a reliable, often cost-effective and efficient alternative to older gas central heating.

Is making the switch from gas to electric an easy process?

The assumption that the switch from gas to electric heating being a hassle for you isn’t completely incorrect. The process of the decommissioning of the gas boiler and the removal of pipes and radiators around the house is definitely a time and money consuming task. It involves hiring a qualified gas engineer to perform the job, but the process of the installation of the new electric radiators is comparatively simple.

The installation of electric radiators is a straight-forward process which only requires a connection to the mains. Unlike gas central heating, this eco-friendly solution requires minimal servicing and repair. It efficiently heats up your kitchen, bathrooms, bedrooms and even conservatory separately. A little dusting every now and again keeps it in top-notch condition.

What are the benefits of electric heating in your home?

There are many reasons for switching from gas to electric heating in your homes, the most obvious ones being a more efficient and green choice. By powering your electric heating with renewable energy, you instantly make it a better option from an environmental point of view. The fewer parts required for the functioning of electric heaters reduces the risk of it breaking down, saving costs on servicing and maintenance of the heaters.

It also eliminates the chances of carbon-monoxide leaks due to the removal of gas, and is therefore a much safer option for your home. The switch to electric heating in your home will also provide you with the ability to control the heaters individually, which means you can turn the heating off in rooms which are not in use, while maintaining optimal heating in the most frequented areas of your home. 

Is electric heating as effective as gas?

The principle that gas central heaters function on is combustion – providing radiant heat directly to objects and people in its vicinity. Electric heaters use the principle of convection and radiation (without the combustion) and provide the same level of effective heating in your home.

Electric heating facilitates the equal convection of heat throughout all corners of the room. Many electric heaters also come with precision thermostats which allow you to program the heaters depending on your usage and temperature requirements.

If you work a 9 to 5 job, you can set the heaters to turn on a few minutes before you arrive home so that when you enter your home, you experience a nice toasty home. This is not a fancy technological add-on, but a requirement for your home in order to achieve maximum comfort.

Why should ‘FISCHER’ be your first choice while opting to switch from gas to electric heating?

Fischer is a renowned brand in the electric heating industry, with over 70 years of experience in manufacturing heating solutions. Here at Fischer, we cater to our customer’s needs and pride ourselves on our commitment to complete customer satisfaction.

In reference to the removal of your existing gas system, we make this process easier by ensuring our trained engineers remove and discard your existing system and install your brand-new Fischer electric heaters for you.

Each of our heaters come with a programmable wireless thermostat to control the temperature in each room effectively. Our heaters can also be controlled using Wi-Fi, making the control of your heaters accessible to you even when you’re away from home, for example at work or on holiday.

Unlike other electric radiators on the market, we provide our customers with a 40mm chamotte clay core, which aids better heat storage and distribution throughout your home. We also provide a 10-year warranty on all of our radiators, along with a Complete Heating Guarantee to ensure you are warm all winter long. We also make it a practice to replace rather than repair, if there happens to be any fault in the heaters.

Making the switch from gas to electric heating in your home with Fischer by your side will ensure a hassle-free and potentially a more environment-friendly change.

Time to invest in solar panels and battery storage

Fischer Solar Storage

Winter is over, Autumn is far in the past and the clocks have changed to give us the longer days we’ve all been patiently waiting for. The sun is finally making a comeback and now is the perfect time to invest in solar panels and battery storage. But why?

As solar panels rely solely on PV, or photovaltic, which is energy which comes directly from the sun. Now we’re in to the warmer, sunnier months, you have the opportunity to harvest some of that sunlight we all crave and convert it in to energy to power your home.

Solar panels mounted to a roof

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.

The Future is Electric

Before we know it, we will all be reliant on just electricity to heat and power our homes, and by installing solar panels and battery storage now, you can be ahead of the curve. In fact, the government have already banned the installation of gas in new build properties from 2025 and all types of loose house coal from 2021.

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.

No more Feed-in-Tariff

With the feed-in tariff being scrapped to new applicants in April 2019, and its replacement (Smart Export Guarantee) being rather lack-lustre for consumers, there is no sense in sending any energy back to the grid.

Instead, with Fischer Solar & Battery Storage, you have the option 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.

Now is the time to invest

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.

Switch to a renewable energy supplier

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.

So why is now the perfect time to install a solar system? Mainly, because those longer days of rich sunlight are upon us and of course, because – The Future is Electric

 

Request your free brochure today to find out more about how we can help you work towards a cleaner future.