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  • 24/7 Programming
  • Free Standing or Wall Mounted
  • Simple DIY Installation
  • Fast Heat Up Times
  • Remote Available
  • Latest Dry Thermal Heating Technology
  • Heats via Convection & Radiation
  • Self-Learning Programming
  • WiFi/Smartphone Controllable
  • Alexa Enabled
Ecostrad Eco+
from £169.99

The Eco+ is a programmable, fast-acting convection heater that’s ideal for top-up heating in less frequented rooms. Responsive, easy to use, and competitively priced, the Eco+ is a superb choice for portable or occasional heating on a budget.

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RC Wave
from £199.99

Our bestselling electric radiator, the RC Wave sets a gold standard for whole home heating - boasting digital programming options, energy-saving features, and a sleek, curved body that adds individuality wherever it’s placed.

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SmartWave
from £299.99

The SmartWave is the definitive next generation heating solution, offering WiFi control and intuitive motion-sensing technology. Heat your home without lifting a finger and enjoy energy-efficient smart heating fit for the 21st century.

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Welcome to Electric Radiators Direct, suppliers of energy efficient electric radiators and towel rails. We champion electric heating as the heating solution of the future because it is carbon free, ideal for use with sustainable energy and perfectly adapted to take advantage of SMART electronic technology.

Once upon a time, electric heating was limited to rudimentary storage heaters designed to save money by heating up overnight using cheap rate electricity and releasing heat during the day. Inefficient, bulky, and difficult to control, storage heaters are rarely popular in homes today. However, not all homeowners realise that electric heating has evolved in recent decades, and now electric radiators offer an easy-install, maintenance free heating option with running costs to rival gas central heating.

Electric radiators are a fantastic forward-looking heating solution because they run equally well whether your electricity is generated by burning fossil fuels or by harnessing sustainable resources. As fossil fuels become scarcer and renewable energy increasingly dominates the energy sector, electric radiators provide an adaptable heating option than keeps up with the changing times.

The company was founded in 2013 to meet the rising demand for energy efficient electric radiators at affordable prices. Since then we have been committed to making comfortable heating with a low carbon footprint an affordable option for all households and businesses, whatever the budget.

When you shop at Electric Radiators Direct you will find a comprehensive range of products with something for every property, design scheme and budget. Our website is packed full of useful information, and, if you’re still unsure, our friendly team of heating advisors are only a phone call away. At Electric Radiators Direct we're proud to offer exceptional customer service with an award-winning team here to help you before, during and after your purchase. We also offer free next day delivery on most items and a 30 day money back guarantee and best price promise on all our products.

Sounds good? Then come and join the thousands of satisfied customers who have already installed electric radiators in homes and businesses across the country!

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  1. What energy-saving features does my electric radiator need?

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    1. Many energy-saving features now come as standard in fixed electric radiators, with 24/7 digital programming, adaptive start and open window detection being the most common.

      Weekly programming is an essential energy saving feature as it allows you to set your radiator to specific temperatures on an hour-by-hour basis for every day of the week. Once programmed, you can set your radiator to run automatically, knowing that it will never overheat your space and waste energy. It’s not just about slimming down running costs though: digital programming also ensures your own comfort by making spaces the right temperature the moment you come to use them.

      Adaptive start works alongside your programming by predicting when to start heating to make sure your room is at the right temperature at the right time. Rather than using full power to bring your room up to a comfortable heat level, adaptive start engages your heater ahead of time, using minimal energy to slowly build up your room temperature, saving energy in the process.

      Open window detection cuts power to the heater whenever a sharp drop in temperature is detected because of an open door or window. This prevents the heater from wasting energy as it tries to warm a space that’s quickly losing heat.

      Any fixed electric radiator manufactured in 2018 over 250w must have at least 24/7 digital programming and offer either adaptive start or open window detection as per Lot 20 regulations.

  2. Which of your bestselling electric radiators is best for homes on a budget?

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    1. For home heating on a budget, we recommend our Haverland RC Wave electric radiator. Our RC Wave electric radiators come with full weekly programming and a precision thermostat accurate to 0.2 °C, giving you total control over your energy usage and ensuring running costs are kept to a minimum. Prices start at £199.99, and as we’re the sole UK retailer of the RC Wave, you won’t find a better deal anywhere else.

  3. Should I choose an oil-filled electric radiator or an oil-free electric radiator?

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    1. Oil-filled and oil-free electric radiators usually come with identical controllability and energy-saving features so why should you choose one over the other? Though both are excellent choices, you may still prefer one over the other because of the different heating methods they utilise.

      Oil-filled electric radiators are slower to heat up because they need to warm the entire mass of the thermal fluid inside the housing. However, this oil is excellent at retaining heat, and you’ll find that even once your radiator has stopped drawing power from the wall, it remains warm for much longer, meaning it needs less energy to top up temperatures. The thermal fluid makes these radiators heavier and their longer heat retention means they’re less responsive if you suddenly find you’re too warm, however, they more than make up for this by being very energy efficient.

      Dry thermal or oil-free electric radiators are lightweight and easy to move, making them versatile enough for both fixed and portable heating. By not needing to heat up a large mass of thermal oil, dry thermal electric radiators are much more responsive, so if you suddenly find the room’s too warm, you can quickly and easily adjust temperatures to suit. The only downside to dry thermal radiators is that they’re a little less efficient as they don’t retain heat as long as oil-filled models. This shouldn’t put you off though – what they lack in heat retention merely means you’re given more freedom to react quickly to outdoor changes in temperature.

  4. Do I need a WiFi controlled electric radiator?

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    1. WiFi controls are becoming ever more popular because they offer convenient remote control over your home heating system. With WiFi controlled electric radiators, such as our Haverland SmartWave, you can adjust your programming from anywhere in the world using a smart device. This means you can tweak your settings on the go, whenever and wherever you like. Going to be late home? Delay your programming by a couple of hours to save energy. Forgot to switch your heaters to anti-frost before going on holiday? Just adjust your settings when you arrive at your destination. If you don’t have a compatible device or internet access at home, you won’t be able to use the WiFi feature that some radiators offer. But don’t worry, modern electric radiators come with full 24/7 programming, which will still give you comprehensive control over your energy usage.

  5. Do I need a controllable towel rail?

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    1. Controllers, whether integrated into the product or purchased separately, are a great way of minimising energy usage when using your towel rail. Standard manual models are wired in to have a simple on/off control, which may be fine for occasional use, however it’s very easy to forget to switch them back off again when they’re no longer needed! Unless you’re vigilant, this can lead to a lot of wasted energy. Thermostatic controls allow you to adjust the surface temperature of your towel rail, minimising running costs during warmer weather, and also include timer functions so you can set your heater to warm for a limited amount of time. Digital programmers go a step further and allow you to create a heating schedule for your towel rail daily and weekly. You can set it to run for very specific time intervals and to set temperatures for greater control over your energy consumption. We highly recommend purchasing a towel rail with a thermostat, but if your budget allows, one with a digital programmer may be more beneficial if you use yours for room heating.

  6. Should I buy a towel rail with programming or a towel rail with thermostat?

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    1. Towel rails with thermostats offer a basic but highly accessible level of control over your bathroom heating. With a thermostat, you can incrementally increase the surface temperature of your towel rail, and even access a timer function which will set your towel rail to run for a limited amount of time before switching off automatically. For many of us, this amount of control is enough, especially if we tend to use our towel rails infrequently or seasonally.

      A digital programmer can be much more convenient if you use your towel rail for room heating as well as towel drying. Programmers allow you to create a full weekly heating schedule for your towel rail so it will switch on to set times and temperatures dictated by you, ensuring your bathroom is always kept comfortably warm.

  7. Can I install electric towel rails DIY?

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    1. All bathroom heaters must be installed by a professional electrician to conform to British safety standards. It should never be undertaken DIY as your heater will need to be wired into the mains of your property.

  8. Should I buy a towel rail with thermal fluid or dry elements?

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    1. Towel rails with fluid elements are what most of us are familiar with, whether it’s in the form of thermal oil in electrical models, or water in a central heating system. Thermal fluid towel rails provide an even spread of warmth across the surface of the heater as the warm liquid circulates around on the inside. Once heated, thermal fluid retains heat for longer, allowing the towel rail to operate more efficiently. Most noticeably with thermal fluid towel rails, both the rungs and the vertical struts are warmed, which is usually not the case for dry element rails.

      Dry element rails use a heated metal wire to create warmth. In the case of our Ecostrad Small-C towel rail, the wire runs through the rungs that make contact with your towels to help them dry out quickly. In the case of towel rails such as our Ecostrad Magnum series, the wire element is evenly laid out beneath a layer of toughened safety glass to provide a large heated area for your towels to dry beside. The key difference with dry element towel rails is that they’re quicker to get to temperature and are more responsive. This can be desirable for programmable towel rails as they will be able to adapt quickly to any changes in your schedule and quickly cool when heat is no longer required.

      Browse our excellent range of thermal fluid and dry element electric towel rails today, which includes programmable and thermostatically controlled models.

  9. What size electric radiators do I need?

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    1. The required size of your electric radiators will depend on various factors, including the age of your property, its level of insulation, and the size of the space you want to heat. Our handy electric radiator calculator can help to provide an estimated radiator size based on this information: a good rule of thumb is to over-specify the size of your radiators rather than underspecify. Over-specifying will ensure your radiators don’t need to work as hard to adequately heat your space, whereas underspecifying will force them to operate at their maximum output – which ultimately results in inefficient running and higher costs. For a precise, tailor-made quote, call our sales team today.

  10. Do I need a straight towel rail with a thermostat?

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    1. We have plenty of manual and thermostatic straight towel rails in our collection, but if you’re not sure what level of control you need, it can be difficult coming to a decision.

      Manual towel rails offer a basic level of control via an on/off switch and can be the preferred choice for those who tend to use their bathroom heaters infrequently or for short periods of time. With a manual towel rail, you can simply switch it on as and when you please, then turn it off when your towels are thoroughly dry. However, this system does require you to have a good memory! Though some models incorporate an indicator light to tell you when your towel rail is drawing power, it’s easy enough to forget to switch it off when it’s no longer needed.

      Thermostatic electric towel rails bypass this issue entirely by integrating timer functions into their controllers. Using their set 2-hour drying function, these rails will warm for a restricted period of time, after which they will either resume their previous settings or return to standby. This ‘set and forget’ function allows you to get a better hold over your energy usage whilst making your electric towel rail as convenient to use as possible. Thermostatic towel rails also come with an adjustable heat output so you can economise during the warmer weather when their full heat capabilities aren’t required. If you have a towel rail with thermostat, you can adjust your heating to suit the seasons and save energy in the process – a must if you regularly use your bathroom heater.