Electric heaters are a popular choice in homes where alternative heating methods are not suitable. Installing an electric wall heater can be a quick process, and many modern heaters provide exceptional value for money and low running costs.
Electric Wall Heaters
An electric heater is the best heating solution for many homes and buildings. They are cheap and quick to install, and with modern technology, they can be very affordable to run. Below we will look at installing electric heaters in more detail, including the costs and money saving tips.
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Are you looking to install an electric heater or repair your current electric heaters? We can help you find a great deal by comparing prices of local electric heater installers. To find out how much an electric heater costs in your area, simply use the price calculator below.
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Cost of Installing Electric Heaters
The cost of installing an electric heater normally ranges from £50 to £150, including professional wiring into the wall. For smaller budgets, you can opt for a heater than plugs into a standard UK power socket and install the mount as a DIY project.
There are a number of factors that can effect the price of installing electric heaters in your home. Below are some of the main pricing components:
- Heater Type: There are a number of different wall-mounted electric heaters on the market, each with differing prices. Generally, the more expensive options will provide the best long term economy, with lower running costs. However, some models may include unwanted inclusions, which can be avoided to keep costs low.
- Number of Heaters: If you require more electric heaters installed throughout your home, the cost per unit will be lower. However, if you only require one heater, the cost will likely be higher, as the electricians travel and preparation time will be factored in to the final quote.
- Preparation: The ease of installation is an important factor for pricing electric wall heaters. If there is power access available near to installation location, this will help reduce costs. However, if power cables need to be run from a distance, the cost will likely be higher.
To find out exactly how much electric heater installations cost in your local area, use our heater pricing calculator above.
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Electric Storage Heaters
The most common type of electric heater are storage heaters, which take advantage of cheaper off-peak electricity. In terms of heating, electricity is one of the most expensive options, so it is always a good idea to consider other options, such as gas or oil.
Electric storage heaters warm during the night, when the cost of buying and using electricity is at its cheapest. The heat is then stored within the heaters until the day, when homeowners want to warm their property.
The high heat retention design of modern electric storage heaters use quality insulation to prevent heat escaping, ensuring it can be used when needed. There is a high level of control over how and when the heat is released, and this is often fan assisted, ensuring you can warm a room quickly, or disable the warming for rooms that aren’t in use.
DIY Electric Storage Heater Replacement
It is important that you never undertake electric storage heater installation or replacement work as a DIY project. These heaters require their own electricity circuit within the home, and thus should be installed by a qualified electrician.
Gas vs Electric Heating
If gas is available in the property, it may be an option that should be considered. Gas central heating does cost more to initially install, however over long period, the every day running costs of electric heaters will be much higher.
If your property does not currently have gas available, but there is a supply nearby, you may be able to take advantage of a grant to help reduce the cost of having a connection installed. In some cases, connecting gas to a property may be done free of charge. You should contact your local gas supplier for more information.
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Money Saving Tips
We love helping UK consumers save more on their home improvements. To ensure you receive the cheapest supply and fit deals, we have put together some helpful tips and tricks.
Compare Install Prices
One of the best ways to ensure you are receiving a great value for money electric heating installation is by comparing prices. With our electric heater price estimator, it only takes a moment to fill in your requirements and work out the best deal for you.[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#81d742″ content_font_size=”desktop:16px;” content_font_color=”#2d2d2d”]
Combine Home Improvements
Electric heater installs can often be undertaken as part of a larger home improvement project. If you are having other projects carried out, it will often be cheaper to use the same electrician company to carry out all the electrical work you require at once, as one larger project.[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#81d742″ content_font_size=”desktop:16px;” content_font_color=”#2d2d2d”]
Look for Sales
If you are looking to do a DIY heating installation, you can save big by purchasing your electric heaters during a sale. In some cases, savings can be more than 40% off the retail price. Top tip: Look out for flash sales on the social media pages for UK heater suppliers.[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#81d742″ content_font_size=”desktop:16px;” content_font_color=”#2d2d2d”]
Promo & Discount Codes
Promo codes for storage heating installation, really? Yes, you may be surprised that many installers have promo codes and deals that can help you save on the cost of your fitting. We recommend you find local suppliers first, then check to see if they have any discount codes available.[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#81d742″ content_font_size=”desktop:16px;” content_font_color=”#2d2d2d”]
Ask for a Discount!
Getting a better deal on electric wall heaters can be as easy as asking for a better price. This is an extremely easy, fast and simple money saving tip. And, it actually works more often than you might think. The home improvement industry is very competitive, and many suppliers and fitters will be willing to provide a further discount to secure your business.[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#81d742″ content_font_size=”desktop:16px;” content_font_color=”#2d2d2d”]
If you are an OAP, work in certain industries (armed forces, NHS, etc.) or hold another concession, you may be able to receive a discounted rate from your heater electrician. Not every supplier will provide discounts, but quite a few smaller installers provide a discount to certain concession holders.[/ultimate_icon_list_item][/ultimate_icon_list]
Frequently Asked Questions
Below are a few questions our visitors regularly ask about wall mounted electric heaters. Our answers below will hopefully help you, but if we have missed anything, please get in touch.
Whilst planning permission is not required for the installation of electric heaters, there are some important regulations that must be followed. These are centre around safety, and one of the criteria is to use a qualified electrician. You can find out more about the regulations on the Planning Portal website.
In most cases, it is not recommend to do a DIY electric heater installation due to the electrical work involved. We recommend using a trusted electrician. However, if your electrical heating unit plugs into a standard socket, and simply requires mounting to a wall, this is perhaps a task that can be safely and easily carried out as a DIY project.
In most cases, installing a new electric heater is a fast process that creates minimal waste or dust. They can typically be installed in less than 2 hours. However, longer installation times may be required if new cabling is required (such as for storage heaters), or if multiple units will be installed.
Due to the electrical work involved, it is important that your chosen electric heating installer is a qualified electrician. Certain types of electric heaters may require their own specialist electricity supply, which should be installed by an electrician for safety and longevity.
If your fitter is taking away waste (either such as old storage heaters), they should have a waste carriers licence.
Asking questions is a great way to better understand the quality and service you will receive. Below are a few questions that you can ask potential installers to gain a better understanding of their experience and services.
- How long have you been installing electric heaters?
- Do you have any example photos of your previous work?
- Can you provide testimonials or references?
- Do you have public liability insurance?
- How long will the installation take?
- Do you supply everything needed for the project?
- Are there any additional costs I should be aware of?
- Does your pricing include VAT?
- Will you take away any rubbish?
- Do you provide any discounts of concessions?
If you are hiring a professional to install your electric wall heaters or storage heaters, they should provide a warranty for their workmanship. In most cases, a warranty will last from a few months to over a year. It is always a good idea to check what warranty your chosen installer will provide. A warranty will provide peace of mind that if anything was to go wrong, your doors will be quickly fixed.
It is important that your installer is a qualified electrician, as installing or repairing electric heaters will require specialist knowledge. For certain types of electric heaters, such as storage heaters, a separate electricity supply may be required, which should always be installed by a qualified electrician.
It is a good idea to always ensure your chosen installer has public liability insurance. This is an insurance that will protect you and your home if something was to go wrong during the building. You can request a copy of your builders PLI certificate, which they should be able to email or print for you.
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