June might be an unusual month to talk about heating, but just like fixing the roof when the sun shines, you’ll be glad to have your home heating sorted come winter.
For many of us, fuel bills have been going up year on year and the idea of saving money on central heating is an attractive one. Electric heating has long been seen as an expensive option – after all, electricity isn’t cheap – but recent advances in radiator technology mean this is simply no longer the case.
Let’s take a look at some of the main benefits of installing electric heating:
- Unlike plumbing in traditional radiators, electric heaters can be installed literally anywhere there’s a plug socket. This means the changeover to electric heating won’t be anywhere near as disruptive as you might fear.
- Many electric radiators, like our slimline and comfort control versions, are fully programmable. This means that you can set different temperatures in different rooms. Not only does this keep everyone in the house happy, it helps you save by only heating the rooms you use.
- Following on from this, you can actually program your electric radiators to come on at the right time of day, fitting in perfectly with your schedule. Again, this means each room is heated at the right time, to the right level, and you’re only heating the rooms you need.
- Thermostats on our radiators are extremely accurate, and as they live on the radiators themselves this means the temperature of each room is tracked. The radiator only draws electricity to maintain the desired room temperature, resulting in big savings compared to traditional central heating.
So which electric radiator is right for your home? Well, let’s take a look at the different types that we offer:
Comfort Control Oil-Filled Radiator
Forget everything you thought you knew about oil-filled radiators. Our Comfort Control electric radiator is stylish, fully programmable and can save you up to 50% on your heating bill.
It works on the same principle as a traditional oil-filled radiator – heating the oil inside to provide long-lasting heat output. The technology has vastly improved however and is more efficient than ever, not to mention fully programmable on a room-by-room basis. What’s more, this type of radiator is silent during operation, making it perfect for any room in the house.
The Comfort Control is the perfect replacement for traditional storage heaters, offering excellent heat retention for a fraction of the cost.
Slimline Electric Radiator
As the name suggests, our slimline radiator is an excellent space-saving option for smaller homes, or for those who just want to reclaim a bit more space from their old bulky radiators. It’s extremely efficient, offering up to 50% savings on your fuel bill, and once again you can program each radiator on a room-by-room basis.
Despite its small size it offers excellent heat output, and several wattages are available to ensure your room is fully heated.
Electric Towel Rail
One of the innovations in home heating in recent years has been the towel rail radiator. No new bathroom is complete without one, so it’s a good thing this style is available as an electric version too. Our Classic Chrome Electric Towel Rail is just as energy-efficient as our other models, allowing you to set the desired temperature for your bathroom.
As the UK and Europe make plans to cut the use of fossil fuels, we’re only going to see an increasing push towards more energy-efficient forms of home heating. Not only is it a good idea to save money on your bills as soon as you can, in the long-term it’s simply the way that home heating is going.
You already have the option of producing your own electricity at home via solar panels, and (soon) storing it in Tesla’s Powerwall battery. That might all be a step too far right now, but by changing to electric heating you can make your own steps towards energy efficiency and big energy savings today.