Tariffs will be changing on the 1st of July find out more here
Say goodbye to fuel deliveries, fuel monitoring, property flues, storage tanks – and multiple energy bills. Power, light and heat your home with cleaner energy delivered straight to your door, on demand, 24/7.
Have you ever noticed an all-electric house has no flue? That’s because it doesn’t produce any waste emissions as 100% of the electricity used to power the system is used to heat the home. That means cleaner air for you and your loved ones to breathe.
Like a car engine, a fossil-fuel boiler will cost more to run as it loses efficiency over time. Plus if you’re heating with gas, this is the most expensive way to heat a property and will be costing you around 30% more than if you were heating with electric.
And if you come and go, use a smartphone app to set your heating remotely and make sure your home is warm according to your schedule.
Heating uses different tariffs to help you get the best from your heating system
Super Economy 12 Tariff
Super Economy 12 Tariff
Air Source Heat Pump Tariff
Making the switch to electric heating is a fantastic investment for your property. Like any property upgrade, the installation will take time to complete and we want to help answer your questions before you make the decision to change.
Electric boilers, radiators and underfloor heating
This tariff was designed exclusively for electric heating and runs at a low-rate 24 hours a day.
Electric heating appliances connected to Superheat must be wired on a separate circuit and connected to a separate distribution board.
This refers to 12 hours out of 24 when you can run your heating using low-rate electricity. This is made up of 2 hours during the day and 10 hours at night. Storage heaters work by storing heat generated using low-rate electricity overnight and releasing that heat during the day.
Water heating and towel rails
These are usually on a Super Economy 12 tariff.
It’s essential that you use a timer to ensure you’re only heating hot water during your low-rate Super Eonomy 12 times.
The best time to heat water is between 11pm and 5am as this takes advantage of both low-rate electricity and uses 100% renewable energy. At night we do not use as much electricity meaning the power station is not required to top up our imported electricity to meet customer demand.
Air source heat pumps
This is available for a permanently connected heat pump system and all elements of the system including pumps and controls will use this same tariff.
Air source heat pumps using the heat pump tariff must be wired on a separate circuit and connected to a separate distribution board/consumer unit.
As there is so much demand for electric heating at this time, 'additional load' application processing can be quite a few weeks and it is very unlikely you'll get your installations at short notice.
Switching from fossil-fuel to an electric heating system is a similar time investment in your property to that of designing and building an extension and takes time to fully complete.
The most satisfied customers have found planning two years in advance helps manage the various stages required including the additional load application, possible supply line cable upgrades and contractor lead times.
Your installer will need to apply to Guernsey Electricity for additional load prior to installing your new heating system and this assessment may take several weeks to fully complete.
Excluding the current waiting time for additional load application processing, a typical electric heating installation will depend on if you need a new supply line cable upgrade.
However each property is different and you should discuss options with your installer as early as possible to make sure you are not in a situation where you're without heating when you need it.
If the supply line cable supplying your property has sufficient capacity, you will not need an upgrade. However to find this out, your installer will need to submit an 'additional load' application.
If you’d like to make the switch to a electric heating but are unsure about the upfront cost, we can help spread the cost of your home heating affordably – just complete a short form and we’ll do the rest.
Some customers have paid as little as £46 a month for their new electric heating system through our finance partner Cherry Godfrey Finance Limited.