Free heating grants in Dundee, Perth, Angus, Fife, Glasgow, Edinburgh -What is electric heating?

Free heating grants Dundee

Electric heating refers to any system that uses electricity as the main energy source to heat the home. It covers many types of heating such as storage heating and electric converter heating but for most people it would mean either storage heaters, electric boilers or underfloor heating. It would not normally be used to describe which do not use electricity to provide heating directly. Don’t worry if you have gas central heating we can offer you a cheap boiler replacement for a low cost. There is no grant funding available for new boilers anymore but we aim to supply and fit new boilers to our customers for a fraction of the cost in Perth and Kinross , Dundee , Angus , Fife , Edinburgh and Glasgow with prices for starting from £1500

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, eco warmth expect carbon emissions from electricity to continue to drop, and for electricity to become a very low carbon source of energy and heat. However, while electricity is becoming lower carbon, it currently remains expensive compared to gas and other fossil fuels.

Recent housing condition surveys estimate that around 7% of households across England, 5% households in Wales and 11% of households in Scotland heat their homes using electricity. In Northern Ireland, it’s estimated that around 8% of households use electric heating.

Electric heating is more common in flats, rented properties, and in homes with no mains gas connection.

What are the benefits of electric heating?

Electric heating doesn’t require a ‘wet’ central heating system to deliver heat (except for electric boilers).

It can be used flexibly to deliver heat to one room at a time if required, or to ‘top up’ other heating systems.

Installation costs

Electric boiler (approximate costs for replacing a gas boiler)£2500
Electric underfloor heating£500-£1000 per room
Storage heaters£750-£1000 per room
Storage heaters in a new dwelling£500-£750 per room
Electric panel heaters£300-£500 per room


Electric heating systems generally don’t require much maintenance. All eco warmth’s energy efficient install come with extensive guarantee’s. panel heaters and storage heaters can be checked for safety periodically – every five years would be a good guideline.

Different types of electric heating

There are many different types of electric heating systems and appliances. Understanding how to use them efficiently could help you save money on your heating bill.

  • Electric storage heaters 

  • Electric boiler 

  • Direct electric heaters 

  • Electric underfloor heating 

Should I replace my electric heating system?

If you currently heat your house using electricity, it’s likely your bills are higher than the Scottish average, but your carbon emissions could be relatively low. If you want to reduce your running costs and emissions as much as If you’re not ready to make that change then you might want to make sure you have modern efficient storage heaters to keep your bills and emissions under control.

Which electric heating system is right for me?

The best heating system will be the one that matches your homes insulation and budget. Direct electric heating is cheap to install as it doesn’t require radiators or wet underfloor heating, however it is typically more expensive to run than other forms of heating. If you live in a very well insulated or small property, this might not matter to you. For some people, direct electric heating is very expensive, especially in older, less insulated, properties.

Insulation your Scottish home.

A well insulated scottish home with a well-controlled heating system will help reduce how much you spend on heating bills, whatever form of heating you have. Find out more about free heating grants in Dundee and throughout Scotland

You could qualify for free insulation, free heat pumps or free solar panels

Stay warm and improve your property for FREE. eco warmth offers a range of government grant funded energy saving installations to upgrade rented and privately owned properties.


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Answer a few simple questions, and we'll give you an instant estimate of the saving you could expect to see from insulating your home.  We can even check what grant funding is available towards free cavity wall insulation, free loft insulation, free room-in-roof insulation or free floor insulation.