Is It Not Cheaper To Buy An Electric System?
It is true that some electrical systems can be bought for what seems like a cheaper price. That is, until you look at why they are cheap.
Here's three major issues you will encounter with an electrical system – regardless of it’s upfront price tag.
1. Power Consumption
These systems all contain compressors – which have to operate on a 24/7 basis. Regardless of any 'low electric consumption' claims your electricity bill will be at least £150-£250 higher per year.
Some systems draw even more power and will hit your wallet even harder.
Multiply this regular bill by the amount of time that the system is sitting in the ground and the numbers soon stack up.
2. Break Down & Repairs
Every electric sewage system will have moving parts inside them. These range from motors, drums, shafts, to compressors, belts or bearings.
These moving parts only have 12 months of warranty. To replace a typical motor unit is £750. A replacement shaft and drum could be north of £3000-4000.
While the unit might be sold at a bargain price – the manufacturers will soon claw back plenty of profit from their spares division.
In order to be compliant with UK Building Regs – electrical systems need to be serviced at least once a year by an approved manufacturer. Most companies will insist on their units being serviced by their approved contractors or any warranties or guarantees will be null and void.
The cost for all of this upkeep. A typical annual service will be £350 - £550.
In order to be compliant with UK Building Regs – electrical systems must also be emptied at least once or twice a year.
A typicaly emptying cost (as of 2018) will be anything from £150-350 depending on area.
Take all three of the above factors into account and soon you have a treatment system that can cost £100s if not £1000's to run each year. That rapidly wipes out any savings made on the purchase price tag. It would be like a buying a car that only does 5 miles to the gallon – you will soon feel the pinch!
Opting for a non-electrical system neatly avoids all of the above issues. You will not have an electricity bill, no servicing required and it will not break down. Unlike many other non-electrical systems on the market – the Eco System will never need emptying.
Hence, the Eco System is your wallet’s best friend.