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Electric Radiators

Electric radiators are perfect if you’re looking to reduce your carbon footprint whilst having an efficient and stylish heating system. Not only that but they are also a cost-effective alternative to traditional radiators. We have a vast range of electric radiators so you can explore many different models. Ensuring that you find the heating unit that suits your space and heating needs.

How Does An Electric Radiator Heat Your Space?

Electric radiators are designed much like a central heating system. However, Instead of having piping that fills the panels up with hot water they're plugged into the mains and use electrical energy to heat up their metal frame. This means you can use each electric radiator individually rather than switching on the boiler for every radiator. Furthermore, an electric radiator usually comes with a built-in digital thermostat which is pinpoint accurate, allowing you to monitor and control your heating with ease.

At Designer Radiators Direct, many of our electric radiators come with a remote to easily control the heating from the comfort of your sofa. Or if you are out and would like a toasty room for when your back then you'll be excited to know that many also come with WIFI so you can control your electric radiator from your phone or tablet. Its a great way to keep an eye on your usage, minimise wasting heating when you no longer need it and can help save on your heating bills.

They are increasingly becoming more and more popular throughout the UK. Electric radiators are an easy install option and make a great primary heating source due to their energy efficiency and stylish designs.

Before you decide on your perfect electric radiator, you need to find out the optimal heat output required to heat your space. Take advantage of our free BTU calculator to find out which electric radiators are best suited to you.

Can’t Find What You're Looking For?

If you’re looking for a bargain, we have a large range of radiators and towel rails on our sale page. With lots of different types of radiators, including electric radiators, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

If you have any questions regarding our electric heating or any of our energy-saving options then please contact us. Our award-winning customer service team are always happy to help.

Electric Radiators Popular Questions

Are Electric Radiators Expensive To Run?

They are not only greener, but they are also more efficient. They can be a great choice for those who want to save money on their heating bills. Especially with rising gas prices, electric radiators are time after time working out cheaper to run than gas central heating radiators, and when you take into account that you can run them to room-specific areas where you need it is a big bonus too.

Some people think that electric heating is expensive to run because of the electricity bill, but electric radiators have come a long way in terms of cost effective heating and energy saving. For some an electric radiator can actually be more affordable. Take a look at our informative blog to help you work our if an electric radiator would be more cost-efficient for your property.

What Are The Benefits Of Electric Radiators?

There are many different advantages associated with installing electric radiators, with dealing with your house needs. The top four benefits are:

  • Unlike other heating systems and appliances, there is no energy lost while burning fuel or during the transportation of hot water around the house.
  • They offer greater control, with features such as heat-zoning, representative thermostats and highly accurate digital controls. These aspects make these heaters a favourite among customers who like to schedule the heating of their homes using thermostats.
  • These appliances are usually low maintenance, saving you from expensive extras such as plumbing in the long run without using much power.
  • Electric Radiators don’t emit any dangerous gasses such as carbon monoxide and don't use fossil fuels, unlike oil-filled heating options. They offer a unique solution to traditional radiators and can be powered by renewable energy. Meaning you don't have to deal with rising gas prices and energy costs.

Of course, the benefits of radiators aren’t just practical. There are plenty of aesthetic benefits, too. They add style to any space and are ideal if you are looking for slimline, contemporary or even traditional options.

What Style Of Electric Radiators Are There?

At Designer Radiators Direct we have a wide selection of designer electric radiators to choose from so you’ll never have to worry about style. We have a great range from simple and vertical electric radiators, modern electric column radiators to unique and luxurious free standing art sculptures. Each has an exceptional heat output to easily heat any room you install it into.

Where Can I Install An Electric Radiator?

One of the best features of an electric radiator is that they aren’t limited to placement. Unlike central heating radiators that have to be installed in certain areas where your pipes are, unless you pay to move your pipes which can be a lot of manual labour.

Electric radiators instead can be installed wherever you have a plug socket. This opens doors to easy installation and ensures you aren’t stuck with the same placement if you want to renovate or redecorate.

Do Electric Radiators Need Radiator Valves?

Electric radiators and electric towel rails do not use radiator valves, instead they use electric heating elements to heat the inside of the radiator. We have a wide selection of electric heating elements that feature timer modes, boost modes, dryer modes and many can even be controlled through an app via Wi-Fi.

Are Dual Fuel Radiators Any Good?

If you can't decide between electric heating and gas central heating then why not go for both? Our dual fuel radiators can provide electric heating and can also be connected to your pipework for gas heating.

They are highly popular as they can help lower your heating bills with the seasons. For example, the electric heating function is more popular in the summer time when radiators aren't used as much, whereas gas central heating is favoured more in the cold winter time to provide effective heating for your property. If you would like to learn more about how dual fuel radiators work and their benefits please see our blog.

We have a wide selection of dual fuel towel radiators to choose from, but if you see a design you like and you are unsure if it can be converted into a dual fuel radiator just contact us and our team of specialists can look into it for you.