If all you’ve ever known is bulky old heaters, you’re going to have your whole view of electric heating flipped on its head with our slimline electric radiators. These ultra-modern appliances are slender, attractive and the perfect way to stay cosy without having your heating stick out like a sore thumb (yes, we’re looking at you, storage heaters). There’s plenty of choice when it comes to slim electric heating solutions and this blog aims to cover all of the most common questions about these innovative little heaters. So, here’s everything you need to know about slimline radiators and maybe even a bit more…
“Some people mistakenly think that they’re getting less bang for their buck by choosing a slimmer radiator, but that just isn’t the case. There’s no difference in the quality of heat they produce or the level of control they offer.”
How do these radiators get so slim?
Electric heaters have managed to get smaller and thinner over the years simply down to the refinement of their technology. In much the same way we stare amazed at the difference between an old 80s mobile phone compared to the latest smartphone, electric heaters have undergone their own revolution, albeit one that’s not quite as exciting to the average consumer. Improved manufacturing techniques have also gone a long way to making components more intricate. They take up far less room on the inside of the radiator which means they tend to be more compact overall.
Do you lose any efficiency when you choose a slim model?
Some people mistakenly think that they’re getting less bang for their buck by choosing a slimmer radiator, but that just isn’t the case. There’s no difference in the quality of heat they produce or the level of control they offer. Because of their more compact design, they tend not come with the higher wattages needed for warming extra-large interiors, but that’s really the only time you might find a non-slim radiator the more convenient option. Our slim radiators are all programmable, energy-efficient and will comfortably heat rooms with their long-lasting warmth, so you don’t need to worry that you’re losing out. The whole reason these lean electric radiators are so popular is precisely because they do more with less. So, what’s not to like?
“Slimline radiators by their nature are best suited to the narrower, space-restricted parts of the home, but in reality, there’s nothing stopping you from using them throughout your property.”
Are slimline electric radiators also lightweight?
Some of our slimline electric radiators are very light and easy to move around if you need a portable heating system. The RC Wave, RC Wave+ and SmartWave are made of aluminium with the smallest model weighing just 5kg so they’re fantastic if you need a freestanding solution you can pick up and place wherever you need. Our slim ceramic heaters can be a bit heavier due to their contents, so, if you need a portable product, we advise looking at the weight of these individual products before you purchase.
Where can you use a slimline radiator?
Slimline radiators by their nature are best suited to the narrower, space-restricted parts of your home, but in reality, there’s nothing stopping you from using them throughout your property. We offer a broad range of sizes, styles and finishes to suit any space you need to heat, whether it’s a small kitchenette, a spare room or even a petite home office. In bathrooms where space is at a premium, we stock a range of splashproof heating solutions like the Ecostrad Allora, which is suitable for clothes drying and provides comfortable heat from a lean, 57mm deep body.
“Ecostrad Adesso electric radiators have lean bodies that are just 3cm deep, hugging the wall so tightly that they barely intrude into the room at all…”
When you say ‘slim’, do you mean depth or width?
We mean both! We offer electric radiators that have ultra-low depths as well as tall electric radiators with a width small enough to fit onto particularly narrow walls. Slim vertical electric radiators can be just as useful as their horizontal cousins and you might find them the better choice if you want to make use of an awkward length of wall. They can be a fantastic fit for corridors that often have small strips of wall between doorways, or kitchens that have to relinquish wall space for storage and fittings. Vertical electric radiators make an eye-catching statement as well as provide a practical heat source so they’re a two-in-one solution that’s perfect for modern properties.
Which are your most slim models?
For world-class ultra-slim heaters, we definitely recommend looking at our designer radiators. Our Ecostrad Adesso electric radiators have lean bodies that are just 3cm deep, hugging the wall so tightly that they barely intrude into the room at all – a savvy choice if you need to make judicious use of your space. Generally speaking, you’ll actually find that a lot of modern electric radiators are super slim, with most sporting bodies 8cm deep or less, but if you’re looking for the leanest, greenest and most efficient products, our slimline electric radiators are the right place to start.
Browse our range today for slim electric radiators you can install just about anywhere or chat to our Sales team directly on 0330 300 4444 for even more help and advice.