Did you know that roughly 12 percent of an average home’s energy consumption is spent heating water? Taking this into account, the amount of energy consumed depends not only on how much hot water you use, but also on the type of water heater you install. While gas water heaters remain a valid option not to be overlooked, as the market evolves, electric water heaters are becoming more widely installed – especially in off-gas areas.
This can be attributed to electric water heating systems being quiet, clean and easy to operate, plus they do not emit any harmful greenhouse gases or nitrogen dioxide. There is a wide range of electric water heaters available, including models that benefit from conventional tank-type designs, as well as tankless versions suitable for a variety of domestic and light commercial applications.
Why electric water heating?
According to the Energy Saving Trust, four million households across the UK are off the mains gas grid. As a result, an alternative means of water heating is required. Electric water heaters are one of the most popular options available for off-gas properties and applications without alternative power supply. They’re easy to install, requiring only a connection to the electric circuit and mains water supply. Units require minimal maintenance and are extremely efficient, as there is no heat loss between power source and the heat output.
In addition, modern electric water heaters are also extremely efficient, as they convert all energy they use into heat for the water. Electrically powered water heaters heat using coiled elements and then act intermittently to maintain a pre-set temperature, thereby minimising energy wastage and maintenance requirements.
As a leading name in the world of water heating, relied on by installers for over 50 years, we know a thing or two about the benefits these products – whether they’re gas or electric. After all, with capacities of 5 to 250 litres, we offer a huge range of vented, unvented and instantaneous electric water heaters, as well as instantaneous gas water heaters. All our units boast an incredibly high-quality construction, while adhering to the necessary UK regulations, including ErP. We also provide KIWA approved products, fully tested to meet WRAS standards.
Ariston water heaters are suitable for a wide range of applications. So, if you’re looking for a product to conserve energy, save money or simply fit in a tight space, you can rest assured our high quality water heaters – whether they’re gas or electric – have got everything covered.