Move toward zero-carbon with our electric heating options

Whether you're already electric or looking to make the switch, we can help you lower your carbon footprint:

Your electric heating options

With the UK boiler ban on the horizon and government subsidies for heating to support the switch to low-carbon alternatives like for electric cars, the range of electric heating options is increasing.

Dimplex Quantum storage heater in home study

Storage heaters

from £2,900
for typical 2 bed home incl. installation

Upgrade your old storage heater to the Dimplex Quantum, the most advanced, economical, off-peak electric heater on the market. Get heat when you need it, not when you don't.

Air source heat pumps available with the Renewable Heat Incentive

Air source heat pumps

from £3,999
for typical 3 bed home incl. installation(1)

Air source heat pumps create heat from outside air. Unlike a new gas boiler, they can last for 20 years or more(2), save you £1,696 over 10 years and put 68% less carbon(3) out into the world.

hybrid air source heat pump installed at a house next to an exterior wall

Hybrid heat pumps

from £399
for a hybrid heat pump incl. installation

Upgrade to a hybrid heat pump that works with your existing Oil/LPG boiler, meaning you fill up less often, costing you less and reducing your carbon footprint. You can also qualify for a £1,610 grant.

How much different types of electric heating might cost?

Air source heat pumps

How a heat pump compares to a gas boiler for a typical 3 bedroom home. Can't see the image? Read it here: https://www.edfenergy.com/sites/default/files/ashp_graphic_.pdf

Typically save £1,696 over 10 years(3)

Electric storage heaters

electric and storage heater running costs for a 1960s house. Can't see the image? Read about it here: https://www.edfenergy.com/sites/default/files/electric_heating_running_costs.pdf

Based on a 65m2 2 bed home as built with typical 1960s building regulations as found in this detailed report

Why choose electric heating?

The greener choice

As the Britain’s biggest generator of zero-carbon electricity(4), we're fully supportive of the government's Net Zero ambition - our electric heating solutions will help you lower your carbon footprint and heat your home in a more sustainable way.

More efficient than a boiler

While gas might be cheaper, even the latest boilers are only 90% efficient. Air source heat pumps though, are up to 4x more efficient(5) and turn one unit of electricity into 4 units of heat meaning your running costs are comparable to gas.

Zero-carbon tariffs

With a full electric home, you pay one standing charge and get one easy to understand bill. You have more tariffs to take advantage of, like Economy 7, and if you get a smart meter you could get new time-of-use tariffs with cheaper rates.

Electric heating advice

Insulation available on the ECO scheme

Insulation and electric heating

Low carbon heating works brilliantly but a house with no insulation loses around 33% of its heat through walls and 25% of heat through the roof(6). Get insulation installed and save up to £530 per year on bills(7).

Right now there are government schemes, such as the Green Homes Grant that help subsidise two-thirds of the cost up to £5,000 - you'll need to act now though, as the deadline for the home improvements is 31st March 2020.

Make your electric heating even smarter

Our range of smart products can help you save money without even thinking about it.

Picture of smart radiator valves

Smart radiator valves

There’s no point heating an empty room, but manual radiator valves rely on you remembering to turn them down. Let a smart radiator valve do that for you.

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Smart thermostats

Our great range of smart, learning thermostats will adjust your heating automatically depending on the weather, the time of day and your settings.

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Smart voice control

Control your home's heating with a smart home assistant such as Amazon Echo or Google Home, which also gives you remote control via their smartphone apps.

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Are you an existing customer? A smart meter could help you save energy

Smart meters show you how much you’re spending in pounds and pence, and send your meter readings automatically so you receive more accurate bills. Your smart meter comes with an in-home display to help you see your energy use as you're using it.

Find out about smart meters