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Oil filled radiators vs ceramic radiators: Which is best for your home?

Looking for the best electric radiator for your home? While both oil filled and ceramic radiators boast efficiency, precise control, and versatile aesthetics, there are some key differences that may make one better suited to your space than the other. So, let’s delve into how they work, what sets them apart, and help you determine which electric radiator is right for you.

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The Cost of WFH vs Commuting to the Office in Winter 2023

Keeping costs low is at the top of everybody's mind - especially with Christmas on the horizon. But one cost you might not have factored into your monthly budget is the running expenses of your home office. 

In 2021 we conducted research into these hidden costs and analysed how this may impact our choice of working location. What we found was that when the energy price cap was increased in October 2021, the average cost of working from home – the cost of running essential appliances five days a week - had increased to £90.64 per month, or £1,087.68 per year, from £89.16 per month (£1,069.92 per year) in 2020. 

In comparison, average full-time office workers were spending just £64 a month commuting. Overall, swapping the convenience of the home office for the actual office was offering an estimated saving of £27 per month. 

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The best portable electric heaters

Electric heaters span a variety of styles, sizes and efficient heating technologies. However, when it comes to sheer convenience, it's hard to beat the versatility of portable electric heaters. Designed to top up the warmth in hard-to-heat spaces, or as on-demand comfort when full home heating isn’t required, our range guarantees luxury at the best prices. Let’s take a look at the five best portable electric heaters so you can decide which is the best fit for your space.

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The Most Googled Home Energy Questions, Answered by Our Experts

Alongside rapidly increasing energy prices, high inflation and interest rates are continuing to spark fears that the cost-of-living crisis may not be going anywhere anytime soon. As we navigate through these unprecedented financial times, it’s only natural that Brits may have a lot of questions about how to reduce their bills in the coming colder months. 

To help, we’ve identified the most Googled home energy questions, as well as surveyed 2,000 UK adults to dig deeper into what the nation already knows. From smart meters to slow cookers, we’ve discovered the most common queries relating to key home energy tracking and usage. 

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Do oil filled radiators use a lot of electricity?

When it comes to choosing a home heating solution, oil filled radiators not only offer stylish designs and cutting-edge WiFi programming, but also the promise of efficiency. If you’re wondering just how much electricity they use, you’re in the right place. Read on as we explore all their energy-saving features, plus our top tips on how to keep your electricity bills in check when using an oil filled radiator. Let’s dive in!

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How to remove a radiator: a step-by-step guide

Looking to remove, drain or replace your central heating radiators? You're in the right place. Whether you’re upgrading your home heating system, or just re-decorating, removing a radiator is an easy task that requires minimal DIY experience. With our simple step-by-step guide, you’ll have everything you need to accomplish it yourself – no costly callouts required. Plus, if you’re looking to make room for a wall mounted electric radiator, this guide has you covered on that front too! So, let’s get started.

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Oil filled radiators: Everything you need to know

If you’re looking for a dependable heating solution that’s equal parts stylish, efficient, and highly controllable – look no further than oil filled radiators. Suitable for a wide range of spaces, they’re among the most widely purchased electric heaters on our site. So, what is it that sets them apart from the rest? If you’re weighing up your options and wondering if oil filled radiators are right for you, you’ve come to the right place – read on for everything you need to know. 

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The top UK cities for rooftop bars revealed

Summer cocktails and crisp pints are often enjoyed in the summer, but nothing quite beats enjoying your drink of choice on a sunny rooftop overlooking a city skyline. But where in the UK provides the best rooftop bar experience? 

Our new study investigates the chance of rain, cheapest pint, air pollution levels, number of skyscrapers (hiding the view) and the number of rainy vs sunny days, to reveal which UK cities provide the ultimate rooftop bar experience. 

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Top 5 benefits of electric panel heaters

If you’re looking for responsive heating with a budget-friendly price tag, electric panel heaters are your best bet. Designed for supplementary use, they’re the ultimate solution to topping up the temperature alongside an existing system, or used on an ad-hoc basis when full home heating isn’t required. Built to the highest efficiency standards and chockful of intelligent features, there’s no denying these compact heaters pack a powerful punch. So, let’s dive into the top 5 benefits of electric panel heaters and why they make such a great addition to homes.

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A guide to electric heating for landlords

For landlords, heating is a long-term investment, so it’s important to strike the right balance between quality and affordability. This is truer now than it’s ever been, with changes in legislations putting more emphasis on futureproofing. So, as more landlords look for options outside of traditional gas central heating, modern electric heating solutions have proven to be more intuitive and efficient than ever. Read on for everything you need to know.

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