What heating system best for Rental Property?
Should you use heating system in your rental property? Is there a heating system that can solve the problems of landlords’ claims for thicker claims?
This is the most important question to ask when letting go of a property for the first time. Whatever system you choose has implications for home performance, its tenants’ desirability, and the potential profitability of your plan.
Traditionally, the decision has always boiled down to the choice between high-maintenance gas central heating and old-fashioned electric storage heaters. However, electric heating has evolved today – offering a third option in the form of stylish and intelligent electric radiators.
Gas or electricity?
Gas or electric heating? This has been an eternal question for landlords for decades, with the typical feature of electric heating is that night storage old-fashioned heaters are still found in homes throughout the UK.
Generally the main gas heating system is more popular with the tenants because the operating costs are relatively low and the operating system is familiar.
However, gas central heating requires considerable maintenance, which can be costly for a homeowner who manages and funds annual services, inspections, boiler installation, plumbing work and gas safety certificates.
Gas Central Heating also has a tendency to break out about Christmas, or unfortunately while you’re on vacation – as many landlords will testify! – Creating additional hassle and expense when you accidentally rotate to find a plumber.
Meanwhile, electric storage heaters are relatively safe and reliable, requiring little care and little work for the homeowner.
However, storage heaters generally look less desirable by potential renters as they can be expensive to operate. Storage heaters are economical only when running on economic tariffs, which receive less for the electricity consumed overnight but more for the daytime electricity. If your tenants use other electrical appliances during the day, they may find themselves with heavy electricity bills. Storage heaters are also difficult to control, in a very big and unique way – not a stylish addition to a modern home.
Luckily for both landlords and tenants, electric heating has been created – an energy efficient heating alternative has been brought to us with all the advantages of a storage heater and any disadvantages.
Modern electric radiators:
Electric radiators offer an alternative to storage heaters and gas central heating, which means you don’t have to choose between lower operating costs for tenants and lower maintenance costs for you as a homeowner. ۔
Electric radiators supply the same heat as central heating radiators – through the combination of hot and hot heat from the hot element inside the radiator. However, unlike gas central heating, electric radiators do not burn fuel, making them a safer alternative that requires maintenance. They are a lot cheaper to install – you have to plug them into the nearest socket with a wall. Heat is delivered immediately, and radiators do not need to be charged in advance – they are fully capable of being controlled, even when your tenants have heat, whenever the weather is.
The biggest challenge still posed by gas central heating against electricity radiators is the relatively inexpensive use of gas compared to electricity. The electric heating market has two ways of counteracting it: either by making electricity cheaper or by using less than its radiators.
Of course electricity, the cost of electricity is beyond the control of manufacturers – though the huge changes in the energy market promise the bright future of electricity due to rising gas prices and the expansion of the renewable energy sector.
Meanwhile, the amount of electricity used by radiators depends entirely on their performance, control, and intelligence. And the thing is, electric heating manufacturers are really taking advantage of precision electronic technology to generate electricity that can withstand the cost of running a central gas heating system.
Energy-saving smart technology:
Electric radiators have the inherent advantage of a central gas heating system: each unit is completely free, so you do not have to activate the entire system to heat a single room. If you just want heat in your bedroom, for example, your gas’s central heating needs to heat the boiler and send warm water to your home before you start heating the room – An inert process in which energy is lost like heat. Spreads with pipes. When you use an electric radiator, the energy only has to travel a short distance between the power socket and the radiator, so about 100% of the electricity used is converted to heat.
Heating manufacturers are now developing sophisticated heating control systems to further exploit this natural advantage.
High-precision thermostats on each radiator accurately control temperature in individual rooms, without relying on a central central thermometer. 24/7 digital programmers on each radiator allow you to set up personalized heating programs that reflect your lifestyle. These heating programs allow you to choose different temperatures for each hour, every day, and for every room in your home. Giving the homeowner the ability to reduce his or her energy use to the minimum required.
But perhaps the most exciting development in electric heating technology, especially for landlords and potential tenants, is the arrival of super-smart self-learning electric radiators.
Self-Learning Electric Radiators:
Self-learning electric radiators do not need to be programmed by hand. These highly intelligent electric radiators use an infrared motion sensor to learn your tenants’ weekly routine and adapt a heating programme to suit. Now you don’t need to rely on your tenants reading the instruction manual to make the most out of their heating – self-learning electric radiators will do it for them.
Self-learning electric radiators will automatically switch on half an hour before your tenants usually wake up in the morning, or return from work in the evening. This ensures the house is always warm when they need it, without wasting any energy.
The motion sensor operates constantly, allowing the radiator to adapt to changes in your tenants’ routine. If your tenants are unexpectedly out of the house, the radiators will switch off after 30 minutes to conserve energy. If your tenants arrive home earlier than expected, the radiators will sense their arrival and will switch on immediately, providing comfort temperatures in minutes.
If your tenants want more control over their heating, most self-learning electric radiators will be Wifi compatible, allowing your tenants to make changes to their heating programme using a laptop, tablet or phone. Intuitive heating apps will allow them to check the temperature at home, change heating programmes and switch any radiator off or on – even when they’re away from the house.
Wifi controllability can also be directly useful to you as a landlord, allowing you to monitor temperatures in your property and make any necessary adjustments when your tenants are away.
Self-learning electric radiators control the energy usage of modern homes with such unprecedented precision that in many households, even despite the higher cost of electricity, they will cost less to run than gas central heating.
Could self-learning electric radiators be the heating solution that the rental property market has been waiting for? These cutting-edge radiators offer a low maintenance, risk-free heating system that will work whatever the weather without threatening non-affordable running costs. Your tenants will enjoy effective and adaptable comfort heating that keeps them warm and saves energy with no effort required. You the landlord will appreciate the small installation costs, the minimal maintenance and, of course, the added property value that comes from using one of the world’s most advanced heating systems.