Your six-point checklist for choosing a good electric radiator
#1 What’s inside?
Some form of heat retention is vital if you want a radiator that delivers warmth comfortably and economically. Some don’t contain any heat retaining material. They go cold as soon as the radiator is “off”. The heating effect is less comfortable due to a lack of radiant heat and peaks and troughs in temperature, and the radiator remains “on” for longer periods.
Our range of electric radiators contain heat-retaining ceramic plates (inside Economiser Radiators) and sealed thermal fluid cores (in Vantage Radiators).
#2 Styling – keep it simple!
Don’t choose your electric radiators based purely on aesthetics, but do considering that you’ll be living with them for a long time.
If you want a radiator that won’t look dated, choose plain. Those with “designer” styling, plastics, front-facing buttons, displays, and vents will date fast.
Our electric radiators are unobtrusive. Just as conventional wet-system radiators are.
#3 What’s the outer body made from?
The body of a radiator should be made from a high grade aluminium or steel that’s free from plastic and is powder-coated (not painted).
The end panels and fascia of some radiators are made from plastic to cut manufacturing costs. It degrades and yellows as it ages and is exposed to UV, heat and dust.
Our radiators are never made with plastic end panels. The bodies are 100% powder-coated metal. They stay white indefinitely, and have a premium quality look and feel.
Electric Radiator warranties vary in length.
Our radiators are covered by warranty periods of 10 years (Vantage Range) and 30 years (Economiser Range). Within these warranties, the outer casings, coatings, elements, and ceramics are guaranteed free from defect.
The electronic components of our radiators are covered by a 2 year warranty and can easily be replaced at any time – even outside of the warranty period.
#5 Controls and functionality
Most electric radiators are thermostatically controlled, so can maintain a room temperature by modulating the amount of power used. Extra functions such as 7-day programming are also common. Sometimes just a simple temperature up/down is all that’s needed. Our radiators allow for all of this and much more.
Though you may never need them, or even realise that they’re in operation, our radiators are packed with features to help increase your comfort, lower your heating bills, and make your life easier.
#6 Comfort levels
Most importantly, the heating effect must be as you’d get from a conventional central heating system.
A good radiator must produce a comfortable mix of convected and radiated warmth.
The heat-retaining fluid and ceramic cores, bodies designed to promote optimal heat distribution, the accurate proportional electronics. Every aspect of our design is centered around optimal comfort.