Here at Best Electric Radiators we get asked a lot of questions by people thinking of making the switch to electric heating. Many people associate electric radiators with old-fashioned storage heaters, so it’s great to educate our customers about how efficient and high-tech the new generation of electric radiators are.
In this post, we’ll try and cover some of our most frequently-asked questions to demystify the world of electric heating.
Are electric radiators efficient? The simple answer is ‘yes’ – our electric radiators are extremely efficient. They’re fitted with intelligent thermostats that monitor room temperature, and only use the amount of energy needed to heat your room. As soon as the desired temperature is reached, the heat output is lowered so you’re never wasting energy.
Will they save me money? Again, we can answer this question with a resounding ‘yes’. Because they’re so efficient, our electric radiators can save you up to 50% on your heating bill when compared with traditional central heating.
Do they cost a lot to install? The average cost of installing traditional central heating into a 3-bed house is £3000-£4000, and when you compare that to our radiators which start from £199 each, you can already see there’s a huge cost saving to be made. The great thing is that electric radiators can be fitted with some basic DIY skills, so you don’t even have to hire an expensive plumber or builder to do the work. If you’re not quite ready to switch your whole home from traditional heating to electric, it’s still a great choice for extensions and loft conversions.
Can I mount my radiator onto a stud wall? Our slimline electric radiator uses high grade lightweight aluminium for fast heat delivery, and this also means that it’s extremely light. Of course, we always recommend you check the load-bearing capacity of your wall, and screw into the batons, but you can certainly mount our radiators onto a stud wall.
How many radiators do I need? Our product pages each contain a handy Wattage Guide to help you choose the right size and type of radiator for your room. For example, if you have a 5m2 room with decent insulation, you’ll need a 500W slimline radiator. If your recommended heat output is in between two sizes we generally recommend you go for the larger size radiator, as this means there’ll be less strain on it when heating your room. Remember that they lower their output when the desired temperature is reached, so a larger radiator doesn’t mean larger heating bills.