Think of your home like a car. If oil or gas is used to power your heating, these fuels are converted into energy with toxic emissions released through a property’s flue. Like the exhaust from petrol or diesel cars, these greenhouse gases help accelerate the harmful impacts of climate change which we’re often exposed to, or have seen in the news.
In the last few years, the number of islanders choosing to switch from fossil-fuel powered heating systems has increased considerably. Unlike the UK, cooking on and heating with gas has much higher running costs than electricity. Plus, gas and oil are finite resources which simply put, cannot last forever. Upgrading to any new heating system using a quality service provider will take time. This is still the case even if you’re simply replacing an existing old oil or gas boiler with a new one.
You may wish to consider upgrading to a new electric boiler this summer, as you don’t want to be left in a freezing cold house in the winter.
THE FUTURE IS ELECTRIC
How can electric heating make a positive change?
During 2018, over 86% of Guernsey’s electricity was imported from lower-carbon sources in France, including over a third from hydropower. This renewable energy plays a key role in reducing our carbon footprints by powering our homes with lower-carbon energy.
Guernsey’s energy mix also includes solar power generated locally at Guernsey Electricity, meaning that by choosing to heat your property with electricity, you’re already doing your bit to lower your carbon footprint. Renewable energy use is rapidly growing globally, with more people choosing to switch to electricity thanks to its ability to integrate with a lower-carbon future. By saying goodbye to emissions from car exhausts and property flues, we’re reducing our impact on the environment while breathing cleaner air - and potentially increasing our property’s value.
Summer is the best time to switch to a new heating system. You can enjoy the warmer temperatures and know that while the heating is switched off, your home is being upgraded to 100% efficient, cleaner electric heating for a cosy home in time for winter. It pays to plan ahead.
THINK OF YOUR HOME LIKE A CAR. THE OIL OR GAS USED TO POWER YOUR HEATING IS CONVERTED INTO ENERGY, WITH TOXIC EMISSIONS RELEASED THROUGH A PROPERTY’S FLUE
ELECTRIC HEATING IN YOUR HOME
Often islanders don’t think about their heating until it stops working. If this happens during the winter, weeks without heat could be very inconvenient.
From quote to switch on, a quality heating installation might take 8-12 weeks allowing for lead time. The majority of those who have switched during the summer months find the changeover straight-forward and simple, particularly those preferring to keep their current radiators and controllers.
Electric heating can be fitted to these existing structures, or be designed entirely from scratch by professional heating installers.
When you need to replace any home heating system, it’s an important job that takes weeks to complete. From quote to switch-on, our energy team have the skills and knowledge to make this process as quick and effi cient as possible to deliver the high-quality service you deserve. So join the hundreds of islanders who’ve already switched to 100% efficient electric heating during warmer months so you can save during the winter, when you need it.