Many people assume that running a whole-house electrical heating system will be costlier than their gas boiler system, simply because gas is currently cheaper than electricity. This, however, is just not the case...
Soaring fuel prices make electric heating cheaper than gas
According to independent energy watchdog Energywatch, since 2003, gas prices have risen by as much as 92%, while electricity prices have only increased by just 54% in the same period.
As electricity is almost 100% efficient at the point of use, whereas gas boilers waste energy by way of the flue and transport throughout the walls, gas users will soon be paying much more and receiving much less.
A WARMUP® system for a typical UK bathroom uses less power per hour than two 100-watt light bulbs
With proper insulation and use of zoning, a house fitted with Warmup® Underfloor Heating is surprisingly affordable to run.
Better Control of Fuel Costs - Zoning Your House
Adding a zone to a house that uses electric heating is as simple as adding a thermostat. Unlike gas central heating systems that run all the rooms of your house at once, whether you are using them or not, electric systems can be set to heat individual rooms where and when you need it (a bathroom for an hour and a half in the morning for example). By tailoring your system usage according to your lifestyle, you can enjoy substantial savings with increased comfort.
Annual cost of using a Warmup®Underfloor Heating System as sole-source heating in different rooms in your home
*Assumptions: 8.5p/kWh - system on 6 months (183 days) per winter. System installed on
10mm Warmup® Insulation Board. **Avg. running cost after initial heat-up period = 0.64p/m²/hr.
Unparalleled innovation, backed by over 1 million installations in more than 33 countries
Warmup® Innovation Programme - Products
As part of our innovation programme, Warmup constantly up-dates and adds to its product range to deliver the absolute best products on the market.
The 2mm thin BEAB-approved Warmup® Undertile Heating element is the thinnest and toughest in the industry. Our exclusive wire is comprised of a twin-core, multi-strand heating wire, protected by a tough earth braid, integrated into 2 layers of advanced fluoropoly-mer insulation (ETFE). It is simply the best wire money can buy.
Our new foil heater for under laminate, combines the flexibility of a wire system with the thinness of a ribbon and is
exclusive to Warmup. Our new range of low-power, rapid-warming electric towel rails are the only towel rails in the in-
dustry to be covered by a 5-year warranty, and offer fantastic value.
Warmup® Innovation Programme - Test Laboratory Results
To answer your questions on heat-up times, running costs and best operating procedures, Warmup has just completed a series of extensive tests using EN442-2 standards. This information allows us to tell you exactly how our products will perform in a given situation, letting you choose the product and installation method that is right for you.
Warmup is the only manufacturer with this information, and the only company that can answer your questions with 100% accuracy.
Using Warmup® insulation boards with underfoor heating can lower your running costs by as much as 50% while reducing your carbon footprint. In fact, they can pay for themselves in as little as 2 and a half years*.Savings are obtained by reducing heat-up times by 60% or more, giving you a more cost-effective and faster-reacting system.