Best Electric Radiators 2020

2020 has been a strange old year and one in which we’ve all become intimately familiar with the interiors of our homes. It turns out that when you’re stuck staring at the same four walls for most of the day, it’s harder to ignore things like the scuffs on the skirting board, the cracks in the paintwork, and the chill in the conservatory. But it doesn’t have to be this way. If your heating is one of those things that’s long overdue for a refresh, you’re going to need our best electric radiators of 2020 to keep you cosy and warm through to the new year and beyond.

Ecostrad Adesso horizontal electric radiator black

1.      Ecostrad iQ Ceramic electric radiator

Sum it up in a sentence:

The Ecostrad iQ Ceramic is the full package of smart WiFi heating, modern looks and intelligent design, with high-heat retention technology as the cherry on the cake.

Best features:

- WiFi app programming
- Voice control
- Motion detection
- CeramiQ heat lock core

Best for:

Smart homes that need a versatile, easy-to-control heating solution or anyone looking for an electric radiator that offers maximum efficiency.

In depth review:

Ecostrad iQ Ceramic electric radiatorIf we had to pick a winner for best newcomer in 2020, the Ecostrad iQ Ceramic would definitely be it. This is an electric radiator that goes above and beyond expectations in terms of the amount of features it offers. WiFi connectivity, Alexa and Google Home voice control, motion detection and even a touchscreen manual interface – we’ve not seen a heater that even comes remotely close to packing so much tech into one product. Its compatible Smart Life app is all about maximising efficiency, letting you schedule down to the minute so you’re never wasting energy, and its intuitive interface means that you can make quick and easy adjustments to your heating even when you’re on the move. The best part? This WiFi connectivity is built into the heater itself so it’s ready for setup the moment you take it out of the box. There’s no need to faff around with extra accessories – just download the app and connect it to your brand new iQ Ceramic.

Along with all of its nifty control options, the ceramiQ heat lock technology in this radiator means that it’s built to stay warmer for longer and keep those running costs as low as possible. The whole benefit of a ceramic radiator is that the stone heats up quickly but provides a slow cool down time, often staying warm for the best part of an hour even after they’ve stopped drawing power from the wall. They make sure your room stays warm using the least amount of energy possible, which means more money stays in your pocket. Offering efficiency in spades as well as optional feet for portable heating, it’s easily our number one choice for 2020.

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2.      Ecostrad Adesso designer electric radiator

Sum it up in a sentence:

Deftly shrugging off conventional heater design, this modern radiator combines smart Bluetooth programming with a minimalist aesthetic to offer our slimmest designer heater yet.

Best features:

- Bluetooth app programming
- Energy-usage statistics
- Ultra-slim 30mm deep body
- Oil-filled for lasting warmth

Best for:

Homes that need a modern heating solution with looks to stand the test of time or rooms that need a permanent, hardwired heat source.

In depth review:

Ecostrad Adesso horizontal electric radiator whiteThe Adesso has that look of effortless sophistication you’d expect to see on a mood board for designer interiors and it’s a hot choice for anyone who wants their heating to look as good as their home. Its luxuriant minimalist appeal is all down to its simple, squared-off bars, which provide an updated take on the tried-and-true design of column radiators, but it’s not just about aesthetics. The Ecostrad Adesso also comes with a Bluetooth compatible element that lets you program your electric radiator using your phone so that it heats your room exactly when you come to use it.

The app also lets you access handy consumption statistics so you can monitor exactly how much energy your radiator uses over the course of days, weeks and months for an accurate look at where you can save money. Each Ecostrad Adesso radiator is pre-filled with a thermal oil to hold warmth for longer so they use less power when operating, but unlike the iQ Ceramic, will require a hardwired fitting by a professional. New in for this year, the Adesso proves that you don’t always have to go down the traditional route for your heating – this designer radiator shows that modern design and timeless aesthetics can easily go hand in hand.

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3.      Haverland RC Wave electric radiator

Sum it up in a sentence:

Our flagship bestseller continues to be a customer favourite with its affordable price tag, good looks, easy programming and versatile plug-and-go installation.

Best features:

- Lightweight, elegant design
- Optional freestanding fitting
- Easy DIY installation
- Quick & responsive heat

Best for:

Efficient home heating on a budget or if you just want a heater that’s programmable but don’t need any extra smart features.

In depth review:

Haverland RC Wave electric radiator on wallThe Haverland RC Wave has been a mainstay of our website for many years and it certainly isn’t showing any signs of slowing down in popularity. We’ve received hundreds of positive Feefo reviews for this model alone which is why it’s our no.1 bestseller – and exclusive to us at Electric Radiators Direct! But why is it so popular? The RC Wave is an affordable designer electric radiator that doesn’t compromise on quality. It’s fully programmable, comes with a highly precise thermostat accurate to 0.2 °C and can also be used as a freestanding heating solution when purchased with its compatible feet.

It stands out amongst many of our other radiators because it uses lightweight aluminium elements rather than stone or oil for easy portability around the house. Aluminium heats up quickly making the RC Wave especially responsive to your needs and it can be used in almost every room in the house, from your home office to your brand-new extension. Though the RC Wave is one of our lightest heaters, it’s certainly a heavyweight contender for the title of ‘best electric radiator of 2020’.

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Find more energy-efficient electric heating solutions here

This is just a roundup of three of our best heaters for this year but there’s plenty more to find when you look through our range. The heaters in our collection represent the very best the industry has to offer and you’ll find everything from smart heaters with geolocation like the Technotherm KS DSM, as well as intelligent self-programming radiators like the Haverland SmartWave. Browse today because these innovative heaters are just the tip of the iceberg…

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