What are the benefits of electric heating?
- 100% efficient
- Compatible with Renewable Energy
- Fast warm up time
- Ease of installation
- Zone heating
- Low capital cost to install
- Low maintenance
- Smart control
Electricity is becoming an increasingly low carbon form of heating, as more renewable sources like wind and solar power are connected to the electricity grid, replacing existing gas and coal power stations. In the future, we expect carbon emissions from electricity to continue to drop, and for electricity to become a very low carbon source of energy and heat.
We design and install fully electric heating systems with a range of control options including smart control options. electric radiators are 100% efficient at point of use.
If you compare this to wet radiators, that’s an improvement of 20-40%.
If your home has solar panels installed you can use this green energy to power your electric heating. Electric heating can be run from batteries that are charged through renewable means, such as solar. Electric radiators heat up faster than traditional central heating.
Solar Photovoltaic (PV)
Zero Emission Boiler (ZEB®) by tepeo.
This innovative product allows us to install a boiler replacement for gas, lpg or oil systems in as little as one day, without changing the existing infrastructure of the property (radiators, pipework etc).
The ZEB® is a smart thermal energy store that allows customers to make the most of time-of-use tariffs and store up to 40kWh of energy for use whenever it’s needed for heating or hot water. The ZEB® charges at a maximum of 9kW and is able to draw power whenever renewable energy is available, or during off-peak periods when it’s at its cheapest.
This flexible use of electricity allows customers to be in control of their energy use, helps keep running costs low and helps to relinquish their fossil fuel boilers with minimal disruption.
The current version of the ZEB® – designed to work with a hot water store – replicates the performance of a boiler (without the emissions!):
- Low Carbon. The ZEB® uses low carbon electricity to charge up, then delivers heat on demand. Input: 9kW / 40A.
- Low Cost. The ZEB® is easy to install and works with existing heating systems. Output flow temperature: 35-80ºC.
- Smart. The ZEB® combines grid carbon intensity, weather forecasts and heat demand to automatically calculate when and how much to charge.
- Flexible. The ZEB® works with any tariff, but makes the most of ‘off peak’ rates to charge up cheaply.
- No outdoor space needed. The ZEB® works well in smaller homes. Ideal heat demand: 3-12,000 kWh.
- Easy to install. A typical installation is 1-2 days and will work with your existing radiators or wet underfloor heating system.
- Dimensions: 98cm (H) x 60cm (W) x 66cm (D). Weight: 375kg
The ZEB® is made in the UK using materials that have low environmental impact. It is suitable for properties with an annual fuel consumption of up to ~12,000kWh / 1,100 litres of oil, although we are also installing the ZEB® alongside other technologies such as infrared heating panels in larger properties.
The ZEB® by tepeo is an excellent option for customers who want to move away from fossil fuels but do not want the disruption and the uncertainty of installing an Air Source Heat Pump. With minimal cost and minimal fuss the ZEB® can take all the stress out of decarbonising your home or business.
Here in East Anglia we are in an enviable position as, due the prevalence of wind technology, there are times when the grid is overloaded and energy is being given away for free! This need to ‘balance the grid’ makes the most of renewable energy when it’s available, but lets people run their homes & vehicles as and when they want to. The ZEB® can make the most of this excess energy: charging up whenever the grid is awash with low carbon energy.
The ZEB® feels like the missing piece of the jigsaw in getting UK homes off fossil fuels! We were delighted to find this UK product, we have been impressed with the ease of the installation process and we are looking forward to a future where lots more people are aware of how the ZEB® offers the missing link to decarbonising their property.
The ZEB® works really well alongside products from our other innovative partners like Mixergy and Sunamp for heating water too.
FOr more information call us or visit: https://www.tepeo.com/
We design and install infrared heating systems
Why install infrared heating?
- 100% efficient
- Make use of renewable and stored energy
- Energy saving compared to conventional heaters
- Direct heat when you need it
- No condensation, reduces damp
- Ceiling mounted panels leave walls free
- Control by zone
Infrared heating can be 40% more efficient than conventional electric heating and can run off your renewable energy source. What’s more, infrared panels provide healthy heat without condensation. They work by converting electricity into radiant heat. Infrared is part of the electromagnetic spectrum. The heat is the same feeling of warmth as the winter sun on your face and the heat from a coal fire. It is even the same form of heat emitted by your own body. It is the most basic form of heating known to man.
Infrared is the direct transfer of heat from the heater to the object (you and the room around you) without heating the air in between. It’s the same heat we feel from an environment warmed by the sun, and the wavelength most efficiently absorbed by the body. It is 100% safe and natural (it’s UV from the sun that is harmful, not infrared).
100% energy efficient, Infrared heating, allows us to use infrared radiant heating in a stylish, comfortable and highly controllable way. Infrared directly heats the walls, floor and ceiling of a building (the ‘thermal mass’). Once the thermal mass is warm, the building itself retains the heat for a period of time, so the heater only needs to be on to top up.
Convection heaters which primarily heat volumes of air, which then has to transfer its heat to the building in order to warm the thermal mass. The problem is that hot air rises to the ceiling (where you don’t want it) and easily escapes with draughts and open doors. The direct transfer of heat to the building is why Infrared is more efficient and saves energy compared to convection heating.
Infrared offers a more comfortable heat because you don’t have cold floors and stuffy air or condensation.
Humans are radiant objects. More than 60% of our sense of comfort or discomfort is governed by our radiant heat gain or loss. Only 15% of our sense of comfort is governed by air temperature and movement. This means we usually feel warm if we’re absorbing heat from our environment and often feel cold if we’re radiating out our own body heat to the outside world.
Infrared heaters are controllable by zone, with thermostats in each room spaces can be heated according to use ensuring that no energy is wasted.
With a choice of ceiling mounted panels, wall panels, mirrors and even bespoke art work the system can be designed to suit your home or business needs.
Maintaining infrared heating
With virtually no maintenance the infrared heating option offers peace of mind to our customers.
Simply wipe down the panels occasionally to keep them dust free.
We install efficient electric storage heaters
What are the benefits of electric storage heaters?
- Compatible with renewable technology
- Makes use of cheaper off-peak tariffs
- Improve EPC ratings
- High heat retention
- Excellent insulation
- Release heat quickly when needed
- Smart controls, including an automatic charge control, thermostat and programmer
Storage heaters are designed to be paired with renewable energy and electricity tariffs that supply electricity at cheaper rates at certain times of the day. Typically, this is overnight, which is why they are sometimes called ‘night storage heaters’. However, storage heaters can use electricity to heat your home at any time.
How does an electric storage heater work?
Electric storage heaters use electricity to generate heat. This heat is stored inside the core of the heater, which is often made from heavy clay blocks.
In older storage heaters, input and output dials are used to control this. The input controls the electricity – the higher it is set, the more electricity it will use and the more the heater will heat up at night. The output dial controls the release of heat – the higher it is set, the quicker heat emits from the heater.
Some storage heaters are also fitted with convector heaters. These usually appear as a grill at the top of the unit. These are intended to give you a ‘boost’ to your heating, in case you run out of stored heat.
Which electricity meter and tariff should I use?
Electric storage heaters are designed to work with special electricity tariffs that provide cheaper rates at certain times of the day. The most common of these is known as Economy 7. ‘Economy’ tariffs relate to a type of meter with two distinct electricity rates (or dual rate tariff). This means you will receive a cheaper rate during a certain period, usually overnight, when you can charge your heaters. You would also be able to power an electric immersion heater in your hot water cylinder if you have one. However, the same technology allows solar storage heaters to benefit from renewable technology to charge when there is surplus energy available as well as boosting on cheaper tariffs too. Economy 7 isn’t the only meter arrangement available, so if you’re unsure, speak with your energy supplier to understand what meter you have and how you are billed for the electricity you use.
Should I upgrade my storage heaters?
Storage heating technology has improved since storage heaters were introduced in the 1960s. Storage heaters manufactured after 2018 must meet stricter efficiency standards and come with better controls and solar compatible models now make direct use of renewable technology. Upgrading to solar compatible storage heaters could make your home more comfortable and save you money on your heating bills.
Some modern electric storage heaters are in a special category known as high heat retention storage heaters. You may see these recommended in your home’s Energy Performance Certificate.
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