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heating using electric gel/fluid radiators
 Started by  jameshollington
 23 Jul 2010, 7:01 PM


Hi all,
 
We are just moving into a new house and want to renew the heating system.
 
I have heard that electric gel/fluid radiators are use a lot less electricity and reduce running cost significantly (when using a standard electricity tariff rather than an Economy 7 tariff).
 
DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY EXPERIENCE OF THEM OF HAVE AN OPINION ON THEM?
 
 
Thanks
 
Jimbo
 
Background to our situation for if anyone has some other suggestions for us: The current heating system is an old electric storage heating system. The insulation in the house is fair but we will improve this to the max. We also hope to install a free standing 6kW wind turbine as we are in a very windy area. The hot water is heated using an electric immersion heater. We are not in mains gas. We are expecting our first child in October so my wife will be at home throughout the day. The previous owners of the house were paying 200 per month in electricity bills.

tony
With all direct electric you pay for what you get 1kWh = 1 kWh -- so I dont believe any of that stuff and they are all 100% efficient too
 
You would be well advised to considerably or very considerably upgrade you draught proofing and insulation as both of these will save you loads of money
 
A heat pump will give you better returns than direct electric giving you 2 or more kWh for each kWh of electricity.
 
Seal and insulate first then think heating

 

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