How much does it cost to run ThermaSkirt-e?
Any direct electric heating is a more expensive form of heating when compared to gas and even oil wet central heating. It is however the most convenient, controllable and easiest to install.
If you are offsetting your electricity consumption by using renewables such as solar PV panels and the Feed in Tariff (FiTs), then the cost will be significantly reduced.
A typical running cost for any electrical heating system is around 15~16penceper kilowatt hour (kWh). If you have your heating on for 8 hours a day, this will cost you around £1.20 per day per kW. An average 3 bed house will require approximately 3kW per hour and so the daily cost will be around £3.60
‘Time of Use’ tariffs were introduced to reduce the cost per kWh at certain times during the day (typically around 10p per kWh at night) and storage heaters were designed to take advantage of this, but in reality the savings are very low as inevitably some of the stored heat will leak out during the day. There are also times when it may not be needed in which case it is effectively lost.
The ability to control and turn the heating on & off at will with ThermaSkirt-e is just as effective as using storage heaters, as you only use as much heat as you require and at times when you need it.
If you already have a ‘wet’ central heating system with boiler and radiators, we recommend you look at our water based ThermaSkirt system as this is the most cost effective way of improving your home and reducing your running costs.