Electric panel heaters are a popular choice for many properties, particularly in the private rental sector, due to their ease of installation, lack of maintenance and simplicity of use. It is important to note that despite their convenience, electric panel heaters possess certain inherent characteristics that render them much less favourable for an EPC rating when compared to alternative electric heating solutions.
Inefficient Energy Conversion:
Electric panel heaters work by directly converting one unit of electricity into one unit of heat. This process is notoriously inefficient, resulting in high energy consumption and costs.
No Heat Retention:
Electric panel heaters don’t retain heat. Once turned off, they rapidly lose their warmth , requiring more energy to maintain a comfortable temperature.
The high energy consumption of electric panel heaters contributes to increased carbon emissions, harming the environment and further lowering your EPC rating.
Expensive to Run:
With rising energy prices, electric panel heaters can significantly increase your utility bills, putting a dent in your finances.