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1 Clear investment. Pure energy. COME HOME TO LOW COST, HIGH EFFICIENT ELECTRIC HEATING

2 Electric heating is highly efficient, clean, economical to run and simple to install. Combined with our range of flexible tariffs, electricity offers an ideal solution for all your heating needs. Come home to electric. It s good for the environment and good for your pocket. THE energy of the future.

3 TARIFF General Domestic If you don t regularly use electricity to heat your home or water. One rate for everything. TARIFF Economy 7 If you heat water or store heat at night. Seven hours discounted electricity at night. TARIFF Economy 20 If you heat a boiler and radiators/ underfloor heating or high efficiency heat pump. 20 hours discounted electricity. TARIFF Comfort Heat If you have storage heating and can use other appliances off peak. Eight hours discounted electricity on space and water heating, plus LOW PERIOD rate on other appliances Save nearly 50% on off-peak tariffs Jersey Electricity has a range of flexible tariffs to match your lifestyle and home energy needs. Certain tariffs provide electricity at almost half our General Domestic rate during off-peak times, primarily for space and water heating. Find out which tariff is best for you. PLEASE NOTE Certain types of heating equipment may not be suitable for connection to Economy 20 or Comfort Heat tariffs. For more information on tariffs and up-to-date prices, visit or request a brochure.

4 ELECTRIC BOILERS No flue. No storage tank. And switching to electric is easy. DID YOU KNOW? Your boiler accounts for around 55% of what you spend on energy in a year so an efficient boiler makes a big difference.* *Source: Energy Saving Trust Replacing an existing gas or oil-fired boiler with a highly efficient, economical electric option couldn t be easier. Electric boilers are simple to install and will integrate into almost all types of existing radiator systems. Plus, with no flue or storage tank, an electric boiler can be installed almost anywhere in your property. Electric boilers are highly efficient. They convert all the electricity they use into the heat you need as no heat is lost up a chimney or flue. Electric boilers are clean, easy to control and will help the environment by reducing your carbon emissions. ADVANTAGES - electric boilers Easy to install Economical to run Highly efficient Low maintenance Fit almost anywhere, and NO flue Neat and compact designs Clean and environmentally friendly TARIFFS Economy 20 RECOMMENDED General Domestic

5 STORAGE HEATING Come home to the comfort of energy efficient Quantum Storage Heating. Today s storage radiators are simple to install, easy to use and give you heat when and where you want it. Highly insulated storage heaters take advantage of the off-peak periods when discounted electricity is available by storing heat at these times and allowing you to control heat output as and when you need it. Storage heaters are therefore usually used in conjunction with our Comfort Heat or Economy 7 tariff. Sleep soundly in the knowledge that you are using electricity at nearly half the cost of the General Domestic rate. DID YOU KNOW? Quantum is up to 27% cheaper to run and uses 22% less energy than comparable static storage heaters. ADVANTAGES - storage heaters Simple installation, no boiler/pipework Relatively low cost installation Low maintenance TARIFFS Comfort Heat RECOMMENDED Economy 7

6 RENEWABLES Renewables are clean and cost-saving. Domestic renewables can heat your home independently or supplement your existing hot water system. Whilst Jersey Electricity has a Buy Back Tariff for surplus units exported to its network, most domestic PV users use all the electricity they generate in their own homes. Solar Photo Voltaic energy (PV) A well-designed system requires little maintenance and should last up to 25 years. Panels of cells (an array) can be designed to be mounted on virtually any size and shape of roof, though the roof should ideally face south, and be pitched at an angle between 30 o and 50 o. The array should not be shaded between 10am and 4pm. If a roof is being replaced, PV integrated roof tiles and slates will sit flush with other roof tiles. Solar Thermal energy This system uses solar panels, called collectors, to transfer heat from the sun to heat water stored in a hot water cylinder. DID YOU KNOW? A domestic solar roof array between 1.5 and 4 kilowatts peak (kwp) would typically generate 1,200 to 3,400kWh a year depending on size. The average consumption of a household on Jersey Electricity s General Domestic Tariff (ie excluding heating) is 6,500kWh a year. ADVANTAGES - solar panels Produce free energy Environmentally friendly Sell surplus electricity TARIFFS PV and wind offset the electricity normally purchased, so the amount saved depends on which tariff is being used.

7 HEAT PUMPS Delivering up to four times the heat of the units they cost. Amazing but true. Heat pumps are classed as 200% to 400% efficient, producing between two and four times the heat that would be created from the units of electricity used to power them. Heat pumps gather heat from the air or beneath the earth outside your home. They increase its temperature and transfer it to your heating system (including wet radiators) and hot water circuits. Air source heat pumps are easier to install as they only require an outside location with enough space to permit a good air flow. Ground source heat pumps use a loop that is normally laid in trenches about two metres deep in your garden. If space is limited, vertical loops can be installed. Both air and ground source heat pumps work perfectly with underfloor heating systems. DID YOU KNOW? For the cost of every unit of electricity used to power an air source heat pump, it will provide two to four times that value back in heat. 3. Warm Vapour Warm, high pressure vapour enters the heat exchanger producing heat for water or heating system. 2. Vapour Vapour is channelled into an electric compressor, increasing the pressure and temperature of the vapour. 4. Condensed vapour Condensed vapour returns to liquid, passes through the expansion valve, reducing pressure and temperature. The cycle repeats. 1. Fan A fan passes ambient airover the evaporator. The refrigerant boils and evaporates at low temperatures. ADVANTAGES - heat pumps 200%-400% efficient Very economical to run Low environment impact Low maintenance TARIFFS General Domestic RECOMMENDED

8 UNDERFLOOR HEATING Everyone loves underfloor heating. Underfloor heating is safe and has an even distribution of heat. And, with no radiators to place, it frees up valuable wall space. Two systems exist, water-fed piped served by an electric boiler or heat pump or a cable system that heats up similar to an element. Both systems are embedded in the solid floor, topped by a layer of screed, underlay, then the floor covering of your choice. It s possible to lay under suspended wooden floors too. Water-based systems were best suited to new floor constructions, where the floor can be designed to hold the pipework and be adequately insulated. However, new low height floor products are now available specifically for the retro fit market. It is possible to add warmth to a tiled area using under-tile heating matting. This is often installed as background heat only. So seek advice before installing as your main heating system. DID YOU KNOW? An older non-condensing oil or gas boiler can be 65% efficient which means it delivers only 65p of heat for every 1 spent. ADVANTAGES (underfloor heating) Frees up wall space (no radiators) Even heat distribution Luxurious warm floors TARIFFS Economic 20 RECOMMENDED General Domestic

9 SUMMER WATER HEATING BIG savings on summer water heating More and more homes are switching to electric for hot water in the summer and shoulder months. It s simple. If you currently have an oil or gas boiler and you also have an electric immersion heater, you could save money by turning off your boiler in the summer and shoulder months, when your central heating is not in use, and heating your water by electricity on one of Jersey Electricity s discounted tariffs, Economy 7 or Economy 20. Economy 7 provides seven hours of discounted electricity during the off-peak period, usually between 11.30pm and 7.30am. Putting your immersion heater on a timer to come on during this time would provide you with hot water in the mornings. Switching it on at any other time, for example if you wanted to boost your hot water in the early evening, would be charged at our General Domestic tariff rate. By running other appliances - dishwasher or washing machine - during the off-peak discounted hours, you save even more. Economy 20 offers 20 hours of discounted electricity on a dedicated supply for space and/or water heating and therefore does require some wiring work. All other appliances run on our General Domestic tariff at all times. ADVANTAGES - electric summer water heating No installation costs on Economy 7 if you have an immersion heater Reduce energy bills in summer Heat delivered direct to your hot water cylinder. No heat loss up a flue TARIFFS Economy 7 RECOMMENDED Economy 20 RECOMMENDED General Domestic The other four hours in any 24 are an interruption to your space and water heating. Jersey Electricity determines the times. For more information about summer hot water visit or call

10 FINANCE We d like to help you finance your new electric heating system. * It s simple. Whether you re looking to switch from a gas or oil fired boiler to an electric one, or invest in a highly efficient, economical heat pump, we d like to offer support with finance. Jersey Electricity has teamed up with a local finance company to offer two types of loans. Option 1 Our Interest Free Credit scheme provides up to five years interest free credit up to a maximum loan of 5,000. Option 2 Alternatively, you can borrow a maximum of 25,000 for up to five years on our Low Interest Credit scheme. Interest Free and Low Interest Loans cannot be combined and both are for the sole purpose of installing a new electric heating system or replacing an existing gas or oil-fired system with electric. *Terms and conditions apply. What you need to do Whichever finance option you choose, you first need to obtain a quotation for your boiler or heat pump installation. Jersey Electricity offers a full plumbing and electrical installation package and provides free surveys and quotations. Call our Customer Care Team on , 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, to arrange an appointment. Once you have received your quotation and are happy with it, bring it to our Customer Care Centre at The Powerhouse (8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday) to sign your acceptance and complete your loan application. You will also need proof of identity, such as your passport or driving licence and your last three months bank statements. Once approved and you have signed the loan agreement, our installation team will arrange a time to begin work. If you prefer to use your own contractor, obtain a quotation, complete a loan application and bring them to our Customer Care Centre at The Powerhouse, 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday. Once your application has been approved and you have signed the agreement, you can start work on your installation. A Customer Care Adviser will visit the completed installation and when we have received your final invoice, which must match your loan amount, we will transfer the funds to your bank account for you to pay your contractor. For more information on Heating Finance visit or call

11 Your home is our business. HEATING SYSTEMS Wind Turbines ELECTRICAL WORKS The energyplumbing generatedservices from the rotation of turbine blades, powered by the wind, is converted into AIR CONDITIONING electricity. LOW Turbines are either ENERGY & LEDhorizontal LIGHTINGaxis or vertical axis and can be mounted directly on to RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS your roof or on free standing towers MAINTENANCE SERVICES or poles. CALLonOUT Mounting 24HR a turbine your building avoids the cost of foundations but may add stress to the fabric of the building, so seek specialist advice before installation. Free standing turbines are more effective. The amount of electricity generated depends on the speed of the wind harnessed, which in turn is Our highly skilled team are ready to help you affected by the height of your turbine and at a moment s notice, providing electrical, its location. plumbing and heating systems for all domestic, Windcommercial turbines come a lengthy warranty and and with industrial applications can be expected to operate for 20 years or more. We are specialists in renewable energy systems and services, protecting and preserving our Jersey environment for generations to come.

12 For more information, our Customer Care Team is available to help you 8am to 6pm Monday-Friday. Please call or visit The Powerhouse, PO Box 45, Queens Road, St Helier, Jersey, JE4 8NY Tel: Fax: GH1114

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