Electric heaters and energy efficiency in student accommodation

When designing the heating and electrical needs for each room in a student accommodation block, there are three primary concerns. These are safety, cost, and energy efficiency. From light bulbs and fixtures to key locks and showers, energy efficient electrical items are becoming increasingly important for effective student accommodation design. In fact, electric heaters or electric radiators are often used in student accommodation or halls of residence. But are these a good choice? Well, here at Walker Electrical we work with a range of student accommodation providers, to make sure the electrics are just right. This includes electric radiators. As a result, we have produced this guide to electric heaters and energy efficiency in student accommodation.

Electric heaters and energy efficiency in student accommodation

You might think that electric heaters would burn more electricity, and so cost more, than the gas used for a simple central heating system. But this is not the case, because student accommodation is an entirely unique situation, with many individual rooms as well as communal areas. And while each room might be designed in the same way, the occupants are all different.

Every student will have a different temperature preference for their room, and this means that while some students will be too hot with the central heating on, others will be too cold. This means that the central heating will likely be left on 24/7, costing a small fortune in bills.

On the other hand, electric heaters only heat the space up to a certain temperature, and then switch off again automatically. This means that your student tenants will not be able to leave the heating on all the time, and you will only get charged for what is used.

For more information or for professional electrical support, get in touch with the team today, here at Walker Electrical.