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How to Stay Cool this Summer

With a heat wave set to engulf the UK this weekend, it got us all thinking – how do we stay cool when the mercury soars and why would an electric radiator be of any use to us? To help us all stay fresh this summer, we have put together some of our top tips from our experts at Electric Heating Expert to keep us all cool, calm and collected.

Cotton Fresh

Tossing and turning during those balmy evenings needn’t be the case, simply switch your bed sheets for lightweight cotton and switch over to a lighter Summer duvet, the lower tog rating will help to keep you cooler.

Stay Hydrated

Drinking water when we are out and about is usually second nature for most of us, but when it comes to bedtime perhaps not. By ensuring that you stay well hydrated you can avoid dehydration following a sweaty night’s sleep. Caffeine and alcohol should also be avoided when it is particularly hot and humid.

Cold Showers

Perhaps not for everyone granted, but a cold shower can do wonders for lowering your core body temperature and make getting into bed that bit more bearable.

Fan Assisted

We haven’t lost the plot don’t worry, we are of course actually referring to an actual fan, you know the ones that keep the air moving and therefore make you feel cooler? By closing your windows during the day time and keeping curtains shut you can keep sunlight out and help to create a cooler atmosphere with the use of some strategically placed fans. Want to maximise the cool factor? Place some ice in front of the fan in a bowl and the air will automatically feel cooler as the ice slowly melts.

Switch Off

Switching off lights and turning off your cooker and dishwasher can all help to reduce the amount of heat that is retained within your household, but don’t forget to also switch the settings on your radiators if you don’t already have one from our fantastic range.

Eat Your Way Cool

Eat smaller meals to help reduce your metabolic heat. You eat curry to help your body sweat and thus reduce your core body temperature. And, of course, don’t forget the trusty ice-cream or ice lollies for a temporary fix.

Keep Your Pets Cool Too

Of course, we couldn’t forget one of the most important members of your family, if you have a dog or cat then a cooling mat is a great way to help keep them cool. Just like us, they also need plenty of water to keep hydrated. Remember to avoid walking pets during the midday sun, when the roads are extremely hot, and can cause blisters on their paws.

Invest in one of Our Electric Radiators

Our range of electric radiators have a whole host of built in benefits which will help to lower your household energy consumption and heating output during those hotter periods:
• They automatically shut down when windows or doors open thanks to a built-in sensor.
• They use in conjunction with a smart hub WIFI gateway, so you can control the temperature of your electric heating with the use of your smartphone, even when you are away from home.
• 24/7 programming means that you have full flexibility over controlling the temperature on your device.
• Holiday mode also means you can take control of your heating when you are away for longer periods.

Are you interested in how our electric heating experts can help you to stay cool this summer?

Give us a quick call on 01252 560770 or alternatively speak to one of our experts onenquiries@electricheatingexpert.com

First Time Buyers – A Checklist for New Homeowners

Getting married, having a child and, of course, buying your first home are all major chapters in our lives and are renowned for also being some of the most enjoyable but stressful periods. At Electric Heating Expert, we appreciate that when it comes to the electrical side of things, you may not necessarily know what the pitfalls are. To help make the home buying process that little bit less stressful, we have put together a checklist for you below:

What are the Monthly Costs?

When viewing your dream home, it is a good idea to enquire about the average monthly costs for gas and electricity bills, as these will need to be factored into your future outgoings.

Home Inspection

Getting a home inspection carried out before signing on the dotted line is always advised, as superficial touches such as granite worktops, built in ovens, freshly painted walls and new tiles can hide a multitude of dangerous defects. Defects, from issues with electrical cabling, fuse boxes, electric heating circuits, and mains earthing, to water and gas supply and much more.

Once a qualified electrician has conducted a thorough survey of the property, they will then be able to sit down with you and discuss the results of the survey and identify any potential areas for concern.

However, it is advisable that you request a formal investigation or EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report) as this will cover all areas such as fixtures, fittings and the safety of any electrical installations. In addition, to the above the EICR will also look at:

• Fire detectors and hard-wired smoke alarms.
• Consumer units and fuse boards.
• Boilers.
• Panel and storage heaters.

Who is Qualified to Carry Out a Property Survey?

When requesting a property survey, it is a good idea to double check that your surveyor is a member of one of the following organisations: the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) or the Residential Property Surveyors Association (RPSA) both of whom offer different levels of surveys, which will of course be reflected in the price. It is important to note that the type of survey you will require will all depend on the type of property and its age.

House Viewing

Of course, when you go to visit your dream house or flat, there are things you can do whilst you are there to ensure that the property meets your requirements. We have listed below a few suggestions to help you feel more confident when it comes to putting an offer in and perhaps even reconsidering whether or not you are happy to pay the full asking price:

• Do the light switches work in each room?
• Are there any signs of damp/mould or condensation?
• Are there any exposed wires?
• How many power sockets are there and are they placed in convenient locations?
• What is the service history like for the boiler and is it noisy?
• How old is the fuse box and when was it last checked?
• What is the property’s rating for energy performance (EPC)? This will determine how much energy you use and have an impact on your monthly running costs, as mentioned earlier.
• Does the property benefit from a conservatory? Is heating already provided or will you require one of our electric radiators?
• Is gas central heating available or will you require electric radiators?
• Is the property well insulated? The better the insulation the lower your energy bills will be.

For the latest tips and advice from our experts at Electric Heating Expert, check out our blog or alternatively drop us a direct message online.

Summer Heating Tips with Electric Heating Expert

Summer house and dogThe British weather may be unpredictable, but if the Easter weekend is anything to go by, then scorching temperatures are almost certainly just around the corner for us all to enjoy.

Although it’s easy for us to forget about the importance of maintenance and care for our electric radiators, whilst we are out in our back gardens enjoying family BBQs or hosting a summer party for our neighbours, summer is the perfect time for us to reduce our energy consumption.

Moreover, by following some of the summer heating tips that our experts have suggested, you can also significantly reduce your electricity bills and ensure that your radiators are in the perfect condition for the colder temperatures come autumn.

Spring Savings

If you are considering purchasing your first electric radiator then make sure you check our post here, to ensure that electric is the right option for you. Should you decide that our range is the perfect option then make sure you take advantage of our Spring sale where you could save up to 5% if you purchase one of our radiators from our Vantage or Economiser range before the 7th May 2019.

Small Changes

Why not take advantage of the warmer weather by turning down your heating or alternatively switching it off all together? Should you still require a little extra warmth, perhaps in your conservatory, garage or holiday home, then thanks to the sensors that are already built-in to our electric radiators, the device will automatically detect when a window or door is open and thus switch off.

Get Technical

In addition to their built-in sensors, our Vantage and Economiser ranges can also be used in conjunction with a mobile app that provides peace of mind and freedom when you are away for extended periods of time - perhaps when you go away for a seaside break or to stay with family.

Periodical Checks

Should you decide to completely switch off your electric heating for extended periods of time, as mentioned above, make sure you carry out regular checks by switching the radiator on and off periodically. This will ensure that everything is functioning as it should and enable you to address any issues that may crop up prior to the freezing temperatures returning.

Fully Flexible

If you do require heating within a small area, then remember to utilise your electric radiator as it can either be mounted onto a wall or alternatively moved around the room as a freestanding device.

The beauty of the above is that, unlike standard central heating systems, one of our electric radiators is perfect for providing small surges of heat without heating the entire property. Not only will this save you money in the long term, but it will also provide a secondary source of heating, should you have guests to come and stay around Christmas or throughout the winter time.

By following some of the above tips, you can help to reduce your family’s energy bills, ensure that your heating keeps you warm when you need it most and use your additional savings for some Sangria, Tapas or a day trip out for the little ones.

Do you want to learn more about our electric radiator range?

Contact us today on 01252 560770 or alternatively drop us an email at enquiries@electricheatingexpert.co.uk for more information from one of our dedicated team.

In addition to our fantastic range of electric radiators, we also offer powder-coated steel castors for a safe, mobile, freestanding heating solution as well as Smart Hubs for real-time adjustments to your heating and much more.

Heating Tips for Your Caravan/Mobile Home

caravanIf Brexit has left you seeking a traditional seaside holiday along the Cornish coast or perhaps down to Dorset where the children can enjoy building sandcastles on the sandy beaches, then you may also be wondering about keeping your family warm should temperatures suddenly drop.

With this in mind, our dedicated team at Electric Heating Expert have put together a few tips to help you heat your mobile home or alternatively keep your holiday letting warm for your guests when they come to stay.

Portable Electric Radiators

Caravans and even mobile homes can be very compact, so if you find yourself seeking a solution to your heating requirements, without compromising on space, then one of our electric radiators may be a great option for you.

Unlike conventional storage heaters, our electric radiators from our Vantage and Economiser range are slim-line, portable, affordable and easy to install. Moreover, they can also be put into storage should you no longer require them - helping to free up more space for when you invite those guests around for a glass of wine.
Alternatively, if you want to avoid damp then our mobile app will also enable you to control your heating remotely.

Solar Panels

Whilst the weather lately has been rather chilly, after the scorching heat that we all saw over the Easter holidays, solar panels can still be a great generator for heat. This is because they can help you to reduce your impact on the environment and save money by enabling you to build up a reserve without using up all of your gas.

Insulation

This option is typically considered for heating our homes during the winter months, but insulation in our mobile home can actually keep your caravan cool as well when temperatures soar throughout the warmer months.

Awnings

Depending on exactly how cold it is, a caravan awning can be a great way to enjoy sitting outside as well as providing some additional space and storage for your bikes or a table and chairs. Awnings can also offer shelter from the elements such as rain.

Sunlight

The great thing about sunlight, one of nature’s many gifts, is it’s free and can help to heat up your caravan by simply opening your curtains or blinds and letting that glorious sunshine pour in. Alternatively, should you find it unbearably hot then all you need to do is pull the blinds back down.

Double Glazing

Just like our regular homes, mobile homes can also benefit from double glazing for those cooler evenings and receive protection from the elements come winter time.

Cool Options

British weather can sometimes bless us with a few heat waves, so should you find yourself dreaming of cold showers, a bottle of cold beer or an ice cream, then our Economiser radiators will automatically adapt to your desired room temperature regardless of the season. Thanks to the adaptive start function, which will anticipate exactly how long it takes to heat up your caravan based on the ambient temperature, you don’t have to lift a finger.

Why is an Economiser or Vantage radiator the perfect heating solution for me?

• Prices start from just £395.00 for an Economiser or £260.10 for a Vantage radiator.
• Adaptive start, open window sensor and energy monitor features.
• Easy installation within minutes.
• 10 or 30-year warranty is automatically included.
• Simply add a smart hub with the Vantage range for complete control via our mobile app.
• Low height option of our Vantage design makes it ideal for your mobile home.

Discover more about heating your mobile home on 01252 560770.

Happy Caravanning!

Five Reasons to Buy the Vantage Radiator

Take A-VANTAGE

german electric vantage radiatorDo you want to take advantage of our electric aluminium radiators from our Vantage collection? Unlike the standard white plastic panels that currently occupy the marketplace, our Vantage radiators offer high-quality thermodynamic designs helping to minimise discolouration, prices start from as little as £252.00 and you will also benefit from the following:

1. Adapts to Your Environment

Aluminium is renowned for being an excellent conductor of heat, which is vital for ensuring that your conservatory or living room achieves the desired temperature quickly. Coupled with built-in sensors, the Vantage radiator automatically detects when a window or door has been left open, resulting in an automatic response that shuts down the heating, helping you to reduce your household energy consumption and dramatically reduce your heating costs considerably.

2. Fully Functional

The superior Italian design provides interchangeable electronics without the need for any tools and offers ease of access thanks to controls mounted on the top, which makes them easily accessible.

3. Peace of Mind

All of our Vantage radiators, heating elements, fluid core and the radiator body are covered by a 10-year warranty for full peace of mind.

4. Eco-Friendly

The Vantage radiators are all fully compliant with Lot 20 – EU legislation (2018) which has stripped the electric heating industry of inefficient technologies to help reduce the consumption of energy on an international scale and encourage the UK to reduce their overall carbon footprint by meeting targets. What does this mean for you as a consumer? It means that we at Electric Heating Expert will personally ensure that our range of radiators includes information as outlined in Lot 20 for space heaters or portable heaters. Moreover, reduced consumption will automatically see a dramatic decline in your heating bills.

5. Seen but Not Heard

The silent operation of the Vantage radiator means you can doze off in your armchair on a Sunday afternoon in front of the TV without being disturbed by noisy conventional heaters. This is particularly great when you may wish to have your electric radiator on for longer periods, such as in the winter months when temperatures may plummet significantly.

Happy to Help

If you are currently searching for the best electric radiator on the market, then Electric Heating Expert can offer you a product that will meet your specific requirements, feature a 10-year warranty as standard, comply with EU legislation, reduce your heating bills and keep you toasty warm should you need it.

 

We understand you may still be unsure about what range to go with, or perhaps you still feel uneasy about investing in an electric heater if you have previously had gas central heating. We are happy to answer any questions or queries that you may have surrounding electric radiators, our range and the installation process. Alternatively, our previous post on Electric vs. Gas radiators may answer many of the questions that you have on potentially transferring across from one heating method to another.

 

As a general rule, you can never have “too much” wattage as the Vantage range have proportional thermostats ensuring that your radiator only generates the required power to heat your room, meaning it’s safer for you to opt for a larger radiator if in doubt.

Still Not Convinced?

Here are some additional reasons as to why you should purchase from us at Electric Heating Expert.

  • Fixtures, fittings and a guide are provided to enable you to install the radiator quickly by yourself.
  • Different heights are available which make them perfect for smaller confined spaces such as conservatories.
  • Free, friendly and impartial advice available either online or over the telephone on 01252 560770.

German Electric Heating – Do I need a home survey?

Though a visit from a professional may seem reassuring before you commit to a new electric radiator system, it may not be what you think...

 

 

Let's get straight to the point: With no boiler, pipework, flue, or gas connection, a home survey is never necessary for an electric heating system. If you do allow a representative to visit, be sure to ask for a price list first, or risk a shocking quote.

 

Some electric heating suppliers insist on a home survey. They don’t advertise their prices, and won’t even let you see a price list. In not disclosing any pricing, they can visit your home, and see how much you may be able to pay.

 

Unfortunately this practice is now common in some electric heating companies that sell German-built electric radiators. It’s something that we will never do.

 

What is creatively termed as a “home survey” or “engineer’s visit” usually serves only as a sales tool. The person who visits you will be better equipped with direct selling techniques, than heating expertise. Their primary concern will be to achieve the highest possible price. Prices generally range from £800 to £2,500 per radiator.

 

All you need is a tape measure

 

If you would like a great value and high-quality electric heating system – without any pressurizing salesmen, all that you need is a tape measure.

Simply let us know your room sizes – either by clicking on “Get a quote” and entering your details, or by giving us a call. If you prefer, you can also order online.

 

An “incorrectly-sized” radiator cannot cost more to use

 

Any thermostatically-controlled radiator with more wattage than is required, will simply draw less power. One that is too small may struggle to raise the room temperature, however we specify from our range of sizes with a margin to ensure that this never happens.

We want to help you choose the best system for your requirements, offer you advice on the best energy tariffs, and give you our very best price – first time.  What’s more, we guarantee that the electric radiators that we specify will be suitable for your rooms.

 

German electric radiators are not built to order

 

Some suppliers advise that the lead-time for delivery is long and it is claimed that the radiators are built to order. This can then necessitate a contract of sale which once signed, can be hard to cancel - especially if the manufacture of those "built-to-order" radiators has already started.

Our radiators are all held in stock at our warehouse. Usually we can deliver to your door within 24 hours.

 

Installation does not have to carried out by a specialist

 

The beauty of electric heating in general, is the ease of installation. As there's no plumbing involved, you can install wherever there's a plug socket. If there isn't one nearby, an electrician can help. Mounting an electric radiator to the wall is quick and simple. Though some German electric heating suppliers insist on installing their products, it is not a job that requires any specialist tools or knowledge.

We can recommend an approved installer in your area of you require one, though you are also welcome to choose your own, or do it yourself. Usually a local handyman or electrician will offer the most cost-effective service, should you need it.

 

 

Check out the brilliant Economiser Range of German-built electric radiators

 

 

 

Understanding Your Energy Bills

piggy bank and scarf on a radiatorApril 1st 2019 is just around the corner meaning that for most of us, inflation and energy bills will continue to rise. This year has already seen some of the top six energy suppliers, such as EDF Energy, increase their energy tariffs despite the cap imposed by regulators.

Whilst the norm used to be simply switching suppliers or looking for a cheaper quote online, unfortunately, with the threat of a no deal Brexit on the horizon, daily expenses such as our food shopping and medication could increase considerably and choices could be dramatically reduced. Our energy bills will become even more of a pressing issue for us!

What affects the cost of my energy bills?

Normally, energy suppliers will compete against each other, helping to drive down the costs of our energy bills but with wholesale prices increasing and global demand at an all-time high, energy providers now have to pass the costs onto the consumer to help reduce the impact it has on their businesses.

Energy sources such as gas are imported meaning that suppliers have to compete on a global scale and with high-demand and a low supply of gas, wholesalers have the upper hand when it comes to imposing costs on the suppliers.

Fortunately, industry experts have introduced a cap on energy providers that help to reduce the costs, which are ultimately passed onto us but the top 6 are only just shy of this cap.

Many other issues affect the cost of your energy, such as:

  • Laws imposed by the UK government mean that suppliers have to reduce emissions and implement renewable energy options.
  • Maintenance costs – this relates to the energy network and any pipes that may require repairs or replacements. Naturally, an increase in demand will place more pressure on the energy supplier’s resources.
  • Energy caps placed on suppliers by Ofgem.
  • VAT – Value Added Tax is added on to energy bills.

How can I reduce my energy bills?

A well-insulated home will help to minimise the amount of heating that is required for your household. If you are on limited income, it may be worth checking out grants and schemes that may be available to you to help improve your insulation or simply provide you with special payment plans. More information can be obtained from the Energy Advice Service on 0300 123 1234 (England and Wales).

Check out our post on heating hacks for 2019 which contains tips on how to reduce your energy consumption.

  • Compare energy tariffs, prices and quotes on a comparison website such as moneysupermarket.com.
  • Contact your supplier or check their website to see if they can beat an existing quote.
  • Check if you are entitled to a rebate or discount under the Warm Home Discount scheme, which provides financial assistance to those who are of pensionable age, have severe health issues, are on a low income or are disabled.
  • If you receive a state pension then check if you are entitled to a winter fuel payment ranging from £100 to £300.
  • Consider switching up your payment method as some suppliers offer a discount if you pay by Direct Debit.

More information can be found on the Ofgem website.

How can Electric Heating Expert help me?

  • Our Economiser radiator range automatically shuts down if it senses a window or door is open.
  • The Economiser provides full flexibility, a wide choice of sizes and is more economical for smaller spaces such as conservatories.
  • We share monthly tips to help you reduce your energy consumption, keep you informed and offer advice over on our blog.
  • Our experts provide a personalised service with no obligation to buy.

 

Start saving today with Electric Heating Experts.

Give us a call on 01252 560770 or drop us an email at enquiries@electricheatingexpert.co.uk.

Is Electric Heating Right for My Conservatory?

conservatoryThe wonderful thing about having a conservatory attached to your house is it allows the sun to come streaming in and provides a separate space where you can enjoy a cup of coffee, all whilst watching the world go by, flowers burst into full bloom and, of course, watch the seasons change day by day.

Unfortunately, conservatories can also mean additional heating costs, especially in the colder winter months. So, if you are looking for a suitable heating solution that will enable you to enjoy flexible heating that adapts to your surroundings and even reduces your electricity bills, our electrical heating experts may have the answer.

Economise with the Economiser

The Economiser electric radiator is a German built ceramic and steel radiator and is one of the best in our range. Some of the many benefits of this particular option include the following:

  • A 30-year warranty is included with all of our Economiser radiators giving you full peace of mind.
  • 24/7 programming provides the flexibility that you desire when it comes to heating your conservatory throughout the changing seasons.
  • Easy installation enables you to access heating in minutes.
  • Automatically senses when a door or window is open (with the window sensor setting) which will dramatically help to cut costs as it will ensure that the radiator shuts off when this occurs.
  • Low height models are available meaning they can be installed directly below a low windowsill. This is especially useful in a small space such as that within a conservatory.
  • The Smart Hub WiFi option provides access via your smartphone, meaning you can heat up your home before you arrive back from a day’s work or an exceptional frosty walk in the country.
  • Our range includes a wide variety of sizes and wattage subject to room dimensions, which ensures that you get the most suitable radiator. If you are unsure then we are happy to help assist you online.

These are just a small list of some of the many benefits to investing in one of our Economiser electric radiators. For the full list check out the range here where you can also read our customer reviews to see what they have to say.

Reasons to consider an electric radiator for your conservatory

Are you still unsure about whether investing in an electric radiator is right for you? Here are some of the reasons why it may not only be suitable but also a good way for you to reduce your overall energy consumption.

  • Thanks to their unique design, high glass ceilings and exterior walls, conservatories typically release heat much faster than other rooms within your house. This is also still the case even if you have already invested in double glazing throughout.
  • Electric radiators don’t require complicated plumbing or a trained professional to install.
  • Their size means that they take up a minimal amount of space.
  • They are much more cost-effective as energy is naturally converted into heat at a much faster rate.
  • Underfloor heating will take a lot longer to heat the room up and is far more disruptive when it comes to the installation process, not to mention extremely costly if you have already had your floor laid.

Finally

Of course, there are a whole host of options available to you which include air conditioning, gas central heating, trench heating and many more. If you would like to speak to one of our dedicated experts, then we are more than happy to assist you with any queries you may have and with no obligation to make a purchase.

Spring Cleaning with Electric Heating Expert

spring cleaning productsMarch 20th 2018 officially marks the start of Spring, that wonderful time when tulips, daffodils and bluebells adorn our British countryside, the sun shines down on us and of course, the clocks go forward, ultimately helping to put a little extra spring in our step.

If you are thinking of doing a little spring cleaning, then here are some tips from our experts at Electric Heating Expert, who have also included some great advice on how you can take care of your electric heater.

Get Organised

Before starting, make sure you have a to-do list and any cleaning products that you may require. Start upstairs until you gradually work your way down. By breaking it up room by room, it will be less daunting and enable you to ensure that nothing gets missed.

The KonMari Method

If you are lucky enough to have Netflix then chances are you have already discovered Marie Kondo and her famous videos that cover topics such as folding your clothing so it stands up vertically, this is a great way of maximising space in your drawers and makes it much easier to see what you have. Any unused items can then be donated to a local charity shop or recycled at a nearby facility.

Bare Necessities

We have all heard it before, a bedroom should be clutter and technology free to help maximise our chance of a peaceful night’s sleep. A great way to do this is to place a basket by your bed with a book, hand cream, reading glasses or those little things that you like to use for a pre-bedtime pamper.

Flip That Mattress

Most good mattresses will have a lifespan of approximately 8 years depending on how well you look after them. By flipping it every few months, you can even out the pressure that is placed on your bed springs which in turn will lead to a longer lifespan for your mattress and ensure that you get a good night’s sleep.

Electrifying

Keeping your electric radiator clean will not only ensure that your heating bill is kept to a minimum, but it will also help to maximise the lifespan of your radiator. The great thing about our range of Vantage and Economiser radiators is that they have many benefits unlike conventional storage heaters such as:

  • They can easily be detached from your wall for cleaning purposes or should you wish to redecorate your house.
  • They do not burn dust particles or leave black marks on your wall as the traditional storage heaters can.
  • The wide vents on our range provide easy access for dusting.
  • The powder coating on our range helps to prevent discolouration or yellowing.
  • You can find more tips on how to save money on your heating bill here.

Useful Extras

  • Get rid of stray pet hairs with a rubber glove or a lint roller.
  • A toothbrush and toothpaste can be used to remove stains in your fridge. Odours can then be eliminated with a lemon cut in half and placed on the top and bottom shelves.
  • Clean your appliances – cooker (bicarbonate soda), dishwasher (baking soda), microwaves can be cleaned by placing a cup of warm water in and then gently scraping off dirt with a brush.
  • Your washing machine can also be cleaned by running it on a hot wash with some white vinegar placed inside to get rid of smells, built up mildew and limescale.
  • White vinegar is also great for descaling your kettle by leaving it overnight filled with half water and half white wine vinegar. Simply rinse in the morning and make sure you have done this thoroughly before making a cup of tea.

Have you started your spring cleaning yet?

Electric vs. Gas Radiators

thermostat with piggy bank on radiatorAre you struggling to solve the debate between which is better – Gas or electric? Today our Electric Heating Experts based in Fleet are going to help you finally decide which the most suitable option for you is.

Naturally, we are pro electric as it is proven to be cheaper, offers easier installation, doesn’t require access to a chimney and is great at heating up smaller spaces such as a home study or bedroom.

However, it isn’t as simple as saying that one option is better. There are many factors that will determine which is more economical, efficient and cost-effective for you. So, before you commit to an electric radiator, here are some things to think about prior to making an investment.

Maintenance Costs

As mentioned earlier, gas radiators can be significantly cheaper to run and are particularly good at heating up larger open spaces. However, the initial costs and installation process can be more troublesome. Some things to consider include:

• Boiler Installation can cost in the region of £2,500 to £3,000 on average depending on where you are based in the UK.
• Boilers and gas central heating will require checks on a periodic basis.

Flexibility

• Electric radiators can be switched off and offer greater flexibility.
• Electric heaters have cheaper installation costs associated with them and can be purchased from the Electrical Heating Experts from as little as £276.00.
• Devices can be installed within minutes.
• No pipes to worry about meaning our radiators can be located in most areas of the house.
• Our EHE radiators are more energy efficient than standard storage heaters.
• A great option if you don’t have access to a chimney.

Insulation

• The running costs of your electric heater will be significantly cheaper if your property already benefits from good insulation as this will reduce the overall heat loss.
• If you don’t require long- term heating then electric heating is ideal as it can be switched off when you are at work or away for long periods of time.
• By following the tips from our previous heating hacks post you can improve the overall insulation of your home without necessarily incurring additional costs and these tips can benefit you even if you have gas radiators.

The bottom line...

At Electric Heating Expert we will never push you to make a purchase, insist on home surveys or state that our radiators are the best option for you, we will simply provide the facts to help you make an informed decision and ensure that we are on hand to answer any queries that you may have. In addition, to providing you with our expertise, we provide easy installation instructions for you to follow should you decide to purchase from our range.

If you have a large home, access to a chimney and already have a decent boiler installed then gas heating may well be the best option for you. However, that doesn’t mean an electric heater should be dismissed for your conservatory or garage.

Alternatively, electric radiators shouldn’t be dismissed if you require heating in your bathroom or suffer from skin conditions such as eczema as our range minimises the drying effect and thus improving your home environment.

More information can be found under our FAQ section on our website or, alternatively, please give us a call today on 01252 560770 or email us at enquiries@electricheatingexpert.co.uk