German Electric Heating – Do I need a home survey?

German Electric Heating – Do I need a home survey?

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


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