Is It Safe to Leave Electric Radiators to Run All Night?

With cold and longer nights now back in our lives, there’s no doubt you’ll be thinking about the best ways to ensure the house is kept warm, especially on a morning. After all, who wants to wake up to freezing temperatures? Leaving your radiators on overnight is a sure-fire way to guarantee that a toasty temperature remains in your home ready for you in the morning. If you’re wondering if it’s safe to do this, then we’re here to deliver the answer by explaining when you should and shouldn’t leave your electric radiators to run all night. 

Are electric radiators safe?Ecostrad Ascoli

Our electric radiators are CE marked and have been made safe with a number of features such as overheat protection, intuitive technology and robust warranties, all of which are included to help safeguard your wellbeing. They also come with their own IP ratings, advising you on where you can and cannot place them around the house, for example, the Ecostrad Ecowärme is IP20 rated meaning it is not protected from the ingress of water and therefore not suitable for bathroom installation. However, other electric radiators such as the Ecostrad Ascoli, come with an IPX5 rating, which means it can be fitted in zone 3 of any bathroom. Electric radiators are also safe when being used for an extended period of time, including all night, so you can experience reliable and efficient heating for 24 hours a day.   

When is it safe to leave electric radiators on all night?

Whether it’s for safety reasons or energy-efficiency, we are constantly being told not to leave electric devices on overnight and you may think the same can be said for electric radiators. Well, the truth is, as long as your electric radiators are fixed to the wall with no obstructions, you can in fact leave them on throughout the night. Just make sure that they are not covered by any curtains and that clothing isn’t left on them to dry as this can obscure the thermostat and cause your electric radiator to overheat. When used correctly, electric radiators are completely safe and have been designed as direct replacements for central heating. One of the best features of our electric radiators is their precision thermostats that will stop them from drawing power once they have reached the desired temperature, so technically, they will still provide that necessary warmth without actually being on all night. This means that you can go to bed and wake up with the same comfort level every day of the week with the knowledge that you are safe to do so.

When is it not safe?

Although fixed radiators can be used overnight, free-standing electric radiators can pose a risk if left unattended as they can be knocked over, which is why it is not recommended to leave them running throughout the night. Imagine leaving your radiator on all night to keep your pet warm and your pet accidentally pushes the appliance over, or the carpet you’ve set the radiator on isn’t quite as level as you thought and the appliance falls over on its own. The best way to avoid such risks is by not leaving your free-standing electric radiator on throughout the night.

The energy saving option

Haverland SmartWaveFor those who are environmentally conscious, you may not want your electric radiators to provide heat all night, but still want to be warm and comfortable first thing in the morning. Well, you’re in luck as our electric radiators come with a range of energy saving features that also help to ensure you get the right amount of heat at the right time of day. With 24/7 programming and adaptive start, our electric radiators are more intuitive and energy efficient than ever. These features allow you to set a heating schedule to fit around your lifestyle, with adaptive start delivering that warmth in advance. WiFi controlled electric radiators are even better as they allow you to control your heating from the comfort of your chair, so you can adjust the temperature of the house as a whole or one room at a time by simply using your smartphone or tablet. This means that when you do get out of bed you can still experience that toasty level of warmth all the way through your morning routine. With these energy-saving features, you don’t have to switch your radiators on at night to slim your running costs. Instead, when a room is unoccupied you can simply set your radiators to economy or anti-frost mode to ensure that warmth is only delivered when absolutely necessary.  

Installation of electric radiators

If your needs suit overnight heating, it would be worth considering wall-mounted installation. You can wall-mount electric radiators yourself with straightforward DIY installation, so you don’t have to pay a professional, saving on costs. Our flagship product, the Haverland RC Wave comes with its own fittings, template, cable and plug to make installation as easy as possible. Just follow the instructions provided and your radiators will be up and running in no time. With its plug-in and go system, the RC Wave also adapts perfectly to portable use and you can even purchase feet to match the design of this electric radiator. Just remember that portable electric radiators should not be used for overnight heating and you should always switch your unit off when it’s not in use.

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