Tagged with 'energyefficiency'

Installing electric radiators: how hard is it?

One thing that often deters people from upgrading their home heating system is the disruption it can sometimes cause. Most homes these days have gas boilers and a centralised system which may be difficult to upgrade, whereas those who live in flats or homes powered by electricity might find it a little easier. Either way, installing electric radiators really isn't as difficult as you might think...

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The Conservatory Conundrum: How To Heat These Difficult Spaces

As we roll into summer, it’s that time of year when those who have them remember why they love their conservatories – and when those that don’t start considering this affordable and rewarding home extension. However, most households find that their conservatory comes with a fatal flaw; however well it guards against the physical elements, it doesn’t do much to protect you from outdoor temperatures. Here’s the classic conservatory conundrum: when it’s cold they’re too chilly to enjoy, and when it’s hot they respond like an oven. So how can Electric Radiators Direct help you keep your conservatory cosy all year round?

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Electric Heating for Student Accommodation

As the summer holidays wind down to their inevitable conclusion, with A Level results confirmed and university places accepted, the back to school season looms ever closer. The holiday season is anything but for accommodation maintenance teams, bringing with it a long list of practical tasks, some tricky decisions to make and fresh reminders of the challenges faced in student property management. Student accommodation heating is one of the greatest challenges faced by estate management teams. We believe that new generation electric heating products offer an innovative solution to the classic problems associated with student residence heating. Check out our guide – and maybe by next summer you’ll have a heating renovation plan that’s economical, eco-friendly and easy to put into action...

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Energy Efficient Electric Radiators vs Panel Heaters

As you shop around for new electric heating products, you’ll inevitably find something puzzling on the electric heating market. Whilst sites like ours are advertising energy efficient electric radiators from £189.99, other sites are selling similar looking products for as little as £89.99. Advertised as “panel heaters” or “convection radiators”, these products are slimline, smart and white, with digital control panels. They look very similar to our Haverland electric radiator collection – but they’re available for almost half the price. So, what’s the catch?

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Landlords: warm your way to better energy efficiency

Are you one of those landlords who begrudgingly pays the bills offering an 'all inclusive' rent package to your tenants? Perhaps you choose to do that because you thought it would save you money in the long run and make life easier for whoever lives there, but what happens when it doesn't go to plan? You're stuck with huge energy bills throughout the year with barely any control. You probably haven't thought about alternative electric heating solutions, but the truth is they could save you a bundle...

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Need an electric radiator that meets specific safety requirements?

The main advantages of electric radiators are their potential to save energy and help you cut down on your quarterly bills. But for those investing in communal property, like a housing project or flat renovation, safety is a key concern too. There are radiators out there that have some interesting safety features built into them which might just help you narrow down your choices when it comes to singling out the best one for your property.

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The perfect heating solution for renovating flats

If you're about to renovate a flat block or housing development, then one of the main considerations likely to have crossed your mind is how they're going to be heated. The wrong heating solution can be a deal breaker for prospective landlords and tenants, and give than you're spending so much money and time on the property, you want to make sure that it's future-proofed when it comes to things as basic as heating and insulation. So what's the best course of action?

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Energy efficiency: Is your business burning money?

Want to hear something alarming? Almost three quarters of all businesses in the UK have very little idea what their company spends on electricity from year to year. Success doesn't come cheap, and companies are constantly looking for ways to maximise profit and cut back costs - so why does energy take a back seat? If you're a business owner, do you know what you spend on energy? Or what switching suppliers or investing in energy saving appliances could save you?

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Energy saving myths that might be costing you money

It's every household's number one new year's resolution, but for every great energy saving tip that can genuinely save you money, there are a handful of myths that might actually end up costing you more. It's good that saving energy is on so many people's radar, but there are some things to watch out for if your asking around for advice or surfing the web for tricks you might have missed. Let's dispel a few energy saving myths so you don't fall into the trap...

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Why insulation and electric radiators go hand in hand

One of the primary goals of anyone who buys energy efficient electric radiators is to save money. You can achieve this in a number of ways, from taking advantage of the detailed level of control they offer to relying on the thermostat to be more reactive. But there's one thing which will help bring down your energy costs more than anything when heating your home, and that's insulation. Here's why....

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