Kitchens are uniquely suited to benefit from the precision heating control offered by electric radiators because temperatures fluctuate more widely in this area than in any other room in the house. Cooking, cleaning, boiling water and the use of other electrical appliances often means that the temperature in the kitchen is higher than in the rest of the house – but few heating systems are adapted to compensate for the additional heat. Even on the coldest winter evenings you can find yourself sweating with the back door open as your central heating system overheats your kitchen whilst you cook a roast dinner, set the washing machine running and boil up some vegetables – wasting energy while the rest of your house is comparably chilly. Worse still, you might have your central heating thermostat mounted in the kitchen where it can switch off your entire heating system when it senses a rise in the kitchen temperature – regardless of the real temperature of the rest of your house!
Electric radiators can overcome this problem with high precision thermostats which respond immediately to changes in room temperature without having an impact on the other rooms in your house. When the thermostat senses that the temperature has risen above set levels it will switch the radiator off until the temperature returns below the required level. This will ensure you don’t waste energy heating a room which is already being kept comfortably warm by the efforts of your kitchen appliances! Meanwhile, the rest of the radiators in your house will use their own thermostats to maintain comfort temperatures elsewhere accurately and independently – so fluctuations of the temperature in the kitchen will not affect your bedroom, living room or bathroom.
The most effective radiators for kitchen heating will be those which offer the fastest response times; electric radiators with aluminium elements typically heat up and cool down the fastest, so a Haverland RC Wave or Haverland SmartWave electric radiator would be ideal for use in your kitchen.