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Energy Efficient Electric Radiators
Modern, fully programmable, energy efficient electric radiators that will save you money while reducing your impact on the environment.
Modern, fully programmable, energy efficient electric radiators that will save you money while reducing your impact on the environment.
Combining the latest energy-saving technology with sleek modern designs, electric radiators are a convenient and environmentally-friendly heating solution for any space. They are easy to install and utilise an Intelligent Control System to precisely heat each room to the desired temperature.
Electric heating solutions have moved on a long way since the days of storage heaters and cheap convector heaters, and now boast a wide range of advantages over gas central heating. Electric radiators are gaining popularity and becoming the first choice for many customers seeking a long-lasting, energy-efficient heating solution.
Suitable for any room,
office or conservatory
or wall mounted
body on all models
Install in minutes with our
easy step by step guides
The slimmest electric
radiators in the UK
Are you fed up with rising bills for inefficient central heating? Are you tired of your old storage heaters? Is your cheap space heater just not cutting it?
Are you spending too much on heating your home? Do you dread the winter months and the prospect of another huge energy bill? Do you want to save money, have more control and help the environment?
If you’re concerned that your radiators are inefficient and costing you a fortune, you’re not alone. Traditional heating systems are a major contributor to global warming, as well as being expensive for homeowners, unreliable and subject to breakdown at the most inconvenient times. Fixing a broken boiler sometimes takes weeks, only for the problem to recur. And the environmental cost of gas heating means that it may become obsolete in the foreseeable future.
A 2019 report by the Committee on Climate Change recommended that no new homes should be connected to the gas grid after 2025 due to harmful effects on the environment.
But historically, the alternatives have been ugly, old-fashioned and simply not up to the job.
Storage heaters – the 1970s’ answer to electric heating – can be really frustrating to use. While they may claim to save you money by only consuming power at night time, the reality is that you have little control over the amount of heat they provide. Energy must be stored up at night for use in the day times, so you have to predict in advance whether or not you’ll want heating the next day. In winter, you risk running out of heat, and in summer there’s no way of warming up your home if it’s unexpectedly chilly.
Cheap electric convector heaters are equally problematic, typically using a lot of electricity to heat a very small area. Often they rely on 100% convection heat, providing a short ‘blast’ of heat but not the kind of comfortable warmth that makes a house feel homely. On top of this, many space heaters have a noisy element which clicks throughout usage, making them unsuitable for bedrooms or other quiet spaces.
For a long time electric heating was a poor substitute for gas – but that’s all changed with the development of the modern electric radiator.
When building an extension, refurbishing a space or designing your own home, you’ll want a heating system that offers comfort and efficiency as well as being pleasing to the eye. You may be extending into an area that can’t be served by gas heating, or you might want the convenience of being able to control your new radiators independently of any existing system. Electric radiators can offer all these benefits and more.
If you’re looking for an energy-efficient heating system that is simple to install, with a sleek, modern appearance, look no further than a modern electric radiator.
Electric radiators come in a range of sizes from just 45cm to 110cm wide, with a single large heater capable of heating a space up to 21m2. They can be combined in larger spaces, side by side or separately to fit the wall space and the room layout. By combining large and small radiators you can achieve exactly the required coverage to heat your room without wastage. Electric heaters are extremely thin (from 5.1cm) and available in light or dark colours, allowing them to blend into your space as part of an attractive interior design.
Modern electric radiators are also fully programmable with Intelligent Control Systems for maximum efficiency and comfort. Each radiator has its own digital thermostat and is individually controlled, allowing you to heat different rooms at different times with ease. You can set bedroom radiators to come on just before you wake, and get your living room to a cosy temperature for the evening. If you’re working from home you can heat your home or garden office on its own, without wasting energy heating an empty house.
Installing new radiators might sound like a difficult job, but with electric radiators it needn’t be. They are lightweight and easy to move by yourself, with even the largest radiator weighing only 10.5kg. They’re powered by your mains electricity with no special ‘plumbing in’ required, and can be wall-mounted in minutes using basic DIY tools and the instructions supplied. If you prefer a freestanding radiator, feet are available which will allow your radiator to be used in any position or moved around.
Whether you are replacing your entire heating system, or seeking a long-lasting solution for an extension or new build, you’ll find electric radiators a hassle-free, affordable and environmentally responsible way to bring comfort and style to your space.
We’ve compiled some of the most common questions about electric radiators into a handy guide, to help you understand the key benefits as well as how to choose the best radiator for your needs, how to install it and the likely running costs.
Electric radiators offer a wide range of advantages over traditional gas heating, including:
* towels should not be placed directly onto an electric radiator. See our range of Electric Towel Rails for this purpose.
Yes! Electric heaters can be wall-mounted like a traditional radiator but without the need for ‘plumbing in’, so they are really simple to install. Our radiators come with wall brackets, fixing templates and power cables that plug straight into your mains electricity supply using a three-pin plug, so your radiator can go from box to wall in just a few minutes. (Alternatively, the radiator can be wired in).
To identify the best electric radiator for your needs, you should consider:
A wide range of energy-saving and attractively finished electric radiators are now available, including dry, oil or ceramic-filled heaters in a range of colours and sizes. The latest electric heaters such as the Slimline Curve use intelligent heat management technology and easy-access digital controls to ensure that heating your home is both convenient and efficient.
Once you’ve decided to purchase an electric radiator, it’s important to work out how big your heater will need to be. So how do you calculate the amount of heat an electric radiator will generate? Our Radiator Size calculator (available on each product page) takes into account the size and function of your space and the existing insulation, and recommends the best electric radiator for the job. Our recommendation is based on many years’ experience of supplying electric heaters for use in bedrooms, living rooms, kitchens and bathrooms of all sizes. For narrow spaces such as hallways, the Slimline Curve is ideal; it is the UK’s slimmest radiator at just 51mm.
Electric heaters are not only energy-efficient, but they are also extremely cost efficient. A 600Watt Electric Radiator can keep a room warm for only 1-2p per hour, thanks to its Intelligent Control system which monitors the heat in the room and switches off when the desired temperature is reached. Unlike a typical thermostat, which controls a whole heating system from one central point (often a draughty hallway), electric radiators have their own built-in digital sensors so they can be individually controlled, heating each room as required for maximum efficiency – great for the environment and your finances.
Are you wondering where to buy electric radiators? Here at Best Electric Radiators, having been around since 2014, we are one of the most experienced retailers of electric radiators. We take pride in listening to our customers and advising them about our full range of products to ensure they get the most suitable electric radiator for their needs.
You needn’t just take our word for it; our customer reviews make us the top-rated company for electric radiators on Trustpilot. They’ve given us 5/5 stars!
“I made the switch from old storage heaters to electric radiators, meaning I could come off an economy 7 energy tariff to a normal tariff, so pleased I took the plunge. Best Electric were really helpful, patient and informative on the phone, no pressure to buy. I’m very happy with my new heating system.”
“Excellent – could not be more helpful”
“We ordered two of the Slimline Curve to start with to try and they were brilliant, easy to install and look fab so much so we have ordered another two!!”
“They look much neater and tidier than great big storage heaters, really pleased and the delivery was next day such quick despatch and service.”
Our prices are extremely competitive, and people sometimes ask how we can supply good quality electric radiators for so little. We’re one of the largest online-only retailers of electric radiators in the UK, so our overheads are low and we pass these savings onto our customers. This means we can supply top-of-the-range electric radiators at amazingly low prices.
There’s nothing worse than finding a great product online for a good price, only to discover that delivery costs an arm and a leg or that items take weeks to arrive. That’s why we offer FREE delivery on all of our electric radiators. The price you see online is the price you pay – for everything.
All of our electric radiators come with a 10-year warranty on the body, and a 2 year warranty on the electrical parts. We’re confident you’ll be satisfied with your new heaters but if you have any problems you can contact us to arrange repair or an exchange.
We are committed to giving our customers the best possible experience of buying electric radiators, from the initial enquiry through to delivery, installation and aftercare. Our UK call centre is staffed every day of the week by highly trained staff with detailed product knowledge. They will be happy to answer your questions and they’ll never pressure you to buy. They’ll also be on hand to help if you need any assistance after you’ve bought from us. You can contact us by emailing [email protected] or by calling 01423 733000.
The radiators we sell are not available anywhere else in the UK. Our products are selected by us for their quality and reliability. Our most popular options include:
Choosing the right radiator to heat your space is not a job that should be left to guesswork. Our Online Calculator, available on each product page, will tell you what wattage to buy, based on the dimensions of your space, insulation and function. Just tell us a few details and you can be confident you’ll get a heater that is just right for your needs.
Whether you need a large or small radiator or a full electric heating system, our online shop has an energy-efficient, stylish and user-friendly solution to suit your requirements. We supply three different types of electric radiator, with a range of sizes and colours available.
You can find images, videos and 360° views for the radiators we sell on each of our product pages. Photographs of the radiators in situ including the different colours and sizes mean you can be confident about how your radiator will look after installation. You can also download the user guide for the radiator and see how the controls will allow you to programme both built-in and bespoke heating programmes. Our aim is for you to feel fully informed about our products before committing to your purchase, however if you need any further assistance please don’t hesitate to contact us as one of our friendly experts will be happy to assist.
Below you can compare the different radiators that we supply.
The Slimline Curve is the very latest in style, efficiency and intelligent design. Its built-in heat management system monitors the temperature in the room with a precision thermometer accurate to 0.1C, and simply ‘tops up’ the heat as required to maintain comfort. It can even detect if a window has been opened, and will automatically stop consuming power, to minimise wasted energy.
At just 51mm the Slimline Curve is the thinnest radiator on the market. Available in either white or anthracite, it will fit seamlessly into the design of any room with its sleek, modern appearance.
Key features of the Slimine Curve:
One of the UK’s most popular heaters, the Slimline Digital electric radiator combines value, quality and energy efficiency.
Key features include:
The Comfort Control electric radiator is for those who would like their radiator to retain energy like a traditional gas or oil central heating system, without the need for a gas supply or specialist installation. These radiators can be filled with either oil or ceramics, which heat up and retain heat even after the radiator has been switched off.
Oil-filled heaters run off your normal electricity supply, but the oil retains heat which in turn transfers thermal energy to the room for a while after being switched off or unplugged.
Ceramic-filled heaters work in the same way but offer a greener solution as ceramics retain heat for longer, and can be recycled more easily than some oils.
Key features of the Comfort Control electric radiator include:
A brief comparison of the 3 main types
These are now the most popular electric radiators in the UK and have helped our customer save up to 60% on their heating:
Retains heat like a traditional central
heating system but easy and more flexible to use.
The latest heat retention technology for longer lasting warmth and a greener
All of our radiators are extremely simple to install, requiring standard tools and basic DIY knowledge. Instructions for wall-mounting are included, or you can buy additional feet for each radiator for complete flexibility.
Our radiators are powered by your mains electricity, via an ordinary three-pin plug. Each heater comes with a 1m power cable which can usually be hidden behind the radiator when you install it. If you prefer, you can wire the radiator directly into your electrical supply.
When your radiator arrives, you will receive the following items to help you install it. It’s usually a quick and easy job, but if you have any problems, our support staff will be happy to help.