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What are the running costs of electric radiators?

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 11:54:51 Europe/London

It’s the age-old question surrounding electric radiators and one that never really seems to go away: “how much do electric radiators cost to run?” Asking “what’s the running cost of an electric radiator?” is almost akin to asking “what will my utility bill be this month?” – an answer that varies so much from household to household, it would be impossible to offer a set figure applicable to every single residence in the UK. The lack of concrete answers can be discouraging but this is simply because any cost analysis needs to be tailored toward your own usage habits. Making your own basic estimates for potential running costs couldn’t be simpler, but there are specific details you will need to be aware of before you start.

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Comments | Posted By Dawn Williams

10 ways to use an RC Wave Electric Radiator

Thursday, 16 February 2017 14:35:40 Europe/London

Versatility is a key advantage of electric heating and one of the many reasons it remains a popular heating solution across the UK. Electric radiators in particular can be used in a multitude of locations, and offer so many unique features, they make gas systems look positively clunky and unresponsive in comparison. Still need convincing? We’re putting our flagship radiator, the RC Wave, to the test to show you 10 ways it can make your life easier and dethrone central heating in the process.

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Lamppost Wind Turbines: The Power of the Streets

Monday, 13 February 2017 15:56:06 Europe/London

The UK is fortunate enough to have some of the best renewable energy resources in Europe, as our little island nation is exposed to fierce winds and roiling waves – ideal conditions for harnessing renewable energy. Though the government looks set to miss its EU 2020 target of sourcing 15% of the UK’s total energy from renewables, the progress being made toward clean, green energy is still encouraging. New innovations in renewables are constantly developing and two Scottish-based companies have announced a project that could be a potential game-changer in the field of wind power.

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Comments | Posted By Dawn Williams

Electric Radiators: The Benefits for Landlords

Thursday, 9 February 2017 14:11:06 Europe/London

Choosing between gas and electric has always presented a quandary for landlords. This is truer now than it’s ever been, with savvy tenants increasingly listing the choice of heating system as a key consideration when browsing rental properties. Of course, tenant satisfaction often comes at an increase in expenditure, so it’s important to find a heating solution that strikes the right balance between quality and affordability. If you’re a landlord in a similar predicament, electric radiators may be just the solution you’re looking for!

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The Truth About IP Ratings – Just How Waterproof Are Your Gadgets?

Tuesday, 7 February 2017 15:45:10 Europe/London

Electrical goods have long suffered with vague terminology when it comes to how much protection they offer against water. We see the terms ‘waterproof’ and ‘water resistant’ applied repeatedly to products but these phrases often leave us to fill in the blanks as to what they actually mean. Will it withstand only the meekest spray of water, or will it be as submersible as the Nautilus? The ambiguity of terms like ‘waterproof’ and the confusion they cause led to a big shakeup in the system and the implementation of a new set of standards. This article takes a look at IP ratings, including how they're tested and why they might not be as straightforward as you would think.

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Dealing with Condensation in Your Conservatory

Thursday, 2 February 2017 15:25:16 Europe/London

Last time, we looked at how to get the most out of your conservatory during winter and how best to keep it warm and cosy enough for use even during the colder months. In part two, we will be tackling condensation – the other main frustration of conservatory use during this time of year. This is a common problem in conservatories and you should never turn your back on it if it occurs persistently. Get control over your conservatory by understanding the causes of condensation and how you can reduce its occurrence.

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Getting the Most Out of Your Conservatory During Winter

Wednesday, 11 January 2017 16:22:59 Europe/London

Throughout winter, conservatories in the UK frequently become ‘no-go areas’ due to their high rate of heat loss, their doors often remaining sadly shut for the most part of the season. This is a great shame on a number of levels: not only have you spent a lot of money building this lovely additional room to your property, but you’re also missing out on a time when your garden can look particularly picturesque covered in snow and frost. The main barrier for enjoying your conservatory during winter is the difficulty in keeping it warm, but what can you do to improve its heat retention?

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Comments | Posted By Dawn Williams

New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

Friday, 6 January 2017 14:53:24 Europe/London

The tradition of New Year’s resolutions has been traced back as far as 4,000 years ago, to ancient Babylon, and has managed to survive the test of time despite their low success rate. As we look back into 2016 and towards the potential of the year ahead, it’s a good idea to turn your attention to your home. The start of the year is an ideal time to make a bold, brave change to your interiors and massively overhaul your routine to eliminate bad habits. Here are some tips to get you get started.

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Keeping Cosy with Hygge

Wednesday, 30 November 2016 09:21:47 Europe/London

Driving to-and-fro from work in the dark is one of the least enjoyable aspects of winter, especially if you work in a windowless office which masks the passage of time, confusing your body into believing you live in perpetual twilight. We get less exposure to sunlight during the colder months, which can make us more moody and lethargic, but the Danish concept of ‘Hygge’ promises to banish our winter blues.

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Comments | Posted By Dawn Williams

Wall Mounted Electric Radiators and Where to Place Them

Monday, 28 November 2016 09:52:00 Europe/London

Radiator placement can be quite a controversial topic. As amusing as that might sound, it’s a topic that is more divisive that you may initially think and there are two distinct schools of thought that disagree on where radiators are best placed within the home. If you’re wondering where to install wall mounted electric radiators, it basically comes down to one question: is it best to place them under windows or not? Both sides of the argument are equally compelling but which should you listen to?

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