Why is electric heating energy efficient and environmentally friendly

Monday, 28 March 2022

Comfortable room temperature and the lowest possible energy consumption.

With electric heating you’ll achieve a comfortable room temperature and the lowest possible energy consumption. Thanks to heat distribution from the floor and precise temperature control with a thermostat, room temperature can be reduced by 1-2 °C on average compared to traditional central heating, without influencing the thermal comfort - even improving it. This also reduces energy losses from a building by up to 20%, which is both economically and environmentally beneficial.

Highest possible heat efficiency

99% of the energy consumed by the Electric Underfloor Heating is converted into heat thus maximising its energy efficiency and avoiding unnecessary energy losses like circulating water. Due to precise control with a thermostat, the system (consisting of a heating element and thermostat) will keep the temperature constantly at the desired level.

With the integrated timer function in the thermostats, you can plan the heating of the room, potentially using “low cost electricity” or on demand heating for additional savings.

Fast reaction of a system

With electric heating you’ll get a fast reaction of the system ensuring that you get a quick result. The system functions only when needed and achieves the required temperature quickly depending on the floor construction. With such a quick responding system, rooms can be heated only when required, providing an amazing savings option. 

Independent control of temperature regulation

The temperature regulation of the room is independently controlled which for users means a high level of user independence from part to total.
Remote control of heating enables each location (or so-called “heating zone”) to be controlled separately, meaning that rooms that are not in use can be switched off with less impact on the environment and cost savings.

Exceptionally high levels of energy utilisation

The correct output of a heating element is generally chosen based on the required heating output necessary to compensate the heat loss of the building or room.

Together, the positioning of the source of heat under the floor and precise thermostatic control ensure an exceptionally high level of energy utilisation. As you make most of your heat, you can safely reduce the temperature and with that - the energy consumption.

Good for the environment

Electric heating contributes to the increased use of renewables, therefore reducing emissions. It can help make grids smarter when combined with modern controls, thus facilitating renewable energy consumption due to our modern and intelligent controls.
Compared to other heating systems, electric heating doesn’t contain any harmful substances.
The environmental performance of electric heating appliances can be improved if they are coupled with solar panels or other green and renewable energy sources. In fact, those appliances are particularly suited for renewable energy sources, offering the possibility of emission-free heat generation.

The future of heating

Take a look at this video “The Future of Heating is Electric” prepared by the Electric Underfloor Heating Alliance and see what the future of heating could look like.