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Electric Heating

Electric radiators are on the rise, this is due to modern technology, more range in style and their ability to help you save on your heating bills.

You may have thought in the past that electric radiators are expensive to run, but that is no longer the case! So now you can finally take the plunge with our low costing electric radiators and electric towel rails from DRD.

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One thing that's brilliant with electric radiators is that no heat is wasted. Unlike central heating, 100% of the electricity used goes straight to the radiator and then straight into warming your space.

Though gas is cheaper to run than electric, central heating radiators can’t run separately like electric radiators can. For example; With central heating all your radiators are heated by using the boiler, unless they are turned off by the valve. Whereas with electric radiators you simply switch on that specific radiator by the plug it's connected to. This can actually save money, as it means you don't have to heat your whole space, you can just focus on heating the room you're using instead. Electric radiators also have a low set up cost, as they don’t require being installed into the plumbing and pipes. So you don’t have to worry about labour costs.

Another benefit of electric radiators is that you don’t have to replace all your central heating radiators with electric ones. If you think an electric radiator would work better in a certain room then you can simply install one. Many electric radiators can also come with timers or remotes to easily set times you’d like your radiators to heat your space, thus in turn, helping you keep the costs down.

But before you decide on an electric radiator or a central heating radiator, it's best to know the BTU required for your space. You can use our free btu calculator to work out the heat output you need easily.

If you would like to learn more about electric radiators please see our blog that talks more in depth of central heating and electric radiators.

Struggling To Find The Right Radiator For You?

Electric radiators are also available as electric towel radiators. So if you're looking for a bathroom radiator to heat your space then an electric towel rail might just be perfect for you.

Perhaps electric isn’t for you? Then not to worry. We have a huge selection of central heating radiators in classic or modern designs. If you are looking for something more designer with a contemporary feel then see our wide range of modern radiators in a variety of styles and sizes. For something a little more old school check out our traditional radiators.

If you’re not sure what kind of radiator you're looking for then just contact us today. Our award winning customer service team can answer any questions you may have regarding our electric radiators or help you choose a new central heating radiator if you decide electric isn’t for you.

Electric Radiators Popular Questions

What Are Electric Radiators?

Electric radiators are designed to warm your space like central heating radiators do, but in a different way. Instead of being connected to your boiler and pipes, electric radiators are instead connected to your plug socket and powered through electricity. This means they don’t require plumbing to give heat. Electric radiators are instead either filled with thermal fluid to heat your space or a dry element.

Electric radiators can be easier to run and due to modern technology many come with a remote or can be controlled through WIFI with an app. They are perfect for warming your space before you get home from work.

Are Electric Radiators Expensive To Run?

Electricity is a little more expensive than gas. But the way that electric radiators work, it means every watt of energy is turned into heating and not one bit is wasted. You can warm a specific room rather than heating your whole home or office and wasting precious heat.

They are also a lot more cost effective to install than central heating radiators, so if you're looking at adding a new radiator and you don’t want the hassle of adding new piping and hiring workers then electric heating is the way to go.

Depending on how you use your electric radiators, it can actually save money. Many electric radiators come with a remote or can be connected to an app through WIFI so if you ever worry you’ve left the heating on when you're out, you don’t have to worry as you can easily turn it off from your phone!

What Size Electric Radiator Do I Need?

The size of the radiator depends on the BTU you need to heat your space. It is recommended that you check the BTU output required for the room before you decide on a radiator. You can easily do this by using our free to use BTU calculator.

Are Electric Radiators Easy To Install?

Installing electric radiators is a lot more simple than installing a new central heating radiator. This is one of their charms.

The steps to install an electric radiator are:

  • Step 1: Prepare. Decide where you want your electric heater and double check you have all the parts you need.
  • Step 2: Drill the wall and install the wall bracket. (It's recommended you use a pencil to ensure the hole placement is correct first and its level. If the radiator comes with an installation template, it's recommended to use this.)
  • Step 3: Connect your radiator to the power. (Before installing, make sure the placement you would like your new radiator is close to a plug socket.)
  • Step 4: Fit and secure your radiator. Make sure it is properly secure before moving on.
  • Step 5: Test your electric radiator. Keep an eye on your heater and make sure it is warming up correctly.
  • Step 6: Relax with a nice cup of tea!

If you are unsure how to install an electric radiator it is recommended that you contact an electrician so they can do this for you. If you have any questions please contact us today.