The Benefits of Electric Radiators Explained

Last updated: February 2023 

There are a number of reasons why electric radiators make such a great heating solution. They offer a range of benefits including convenient control, zoned heating and easy installation, but that’s not all they have to offer. We’re looking at the many benefits of electric radiators to find out exactly what makes them such an ideal solution for heating your home.

The top 10 benefits of electric radiators

1. They provide effective warmth

One of the main benefits of electric radiators is the effectiveness of the warmth they produce. As soon as you switch them on, they heat the surrounding air, providing responsive warmth that quickly brings the room up to your preferred temperature. A third of their warmth is also produced as radiant heat which is easily absorbed by the surfaces in your room, supplying a level of heat that can be felt even after the radiator has stopped drawing power from the wall. Electric radiators strike the ideal balance between quick results and energy-efficient heating for cost-effective warmth you can always rely on.

2. They offer 100% efficiency

Electric radiators convert every watt of electricity they draw from the wall into usable heat, making them 100% efficient at point of use. This means nothing is wasted, saving you on energy as well as reducing running costs. When partnered with a renewable energy source such as wind or solar power, electric radiators are entirely efficient from start to finish, which is what makes them one of the best and greenest heating systems on the market.

Check out our video to find out what makes electric heating 100% efficient at point of use.

3. Accurate temperature control

Our electric radiators come with digital thermostats which provide more precise readings. There is very little temperature fluctuation, so you don’t have to keep adjusting your heating in order to feel comfortable as the thermostat will remain within a fraction of your set temperature. The more accurate your thermostat is, the more efficient your heating will be which is why purchasing an electric radiator with a precise thermostat is so important.

Some of our radiators with the most precise thermostats include:

Ecostrad iQ Ceramic

Digital thermostat accurate to +0.5 ᵒC

Haverland SmartWave

Digital thermostat accurate to +0.2 ᵒC

Technotherm KS DSM

Digital thermostat accurate to +0.1 ᵒC

4. Zoned heating

Radiators fitted with built-in thermostats allow you to manage your heating on an individual basis so that you can effectively create different heating zones throughout your property. For example, you might have the heating on for longer in your living room compared to other parts of your home. By zoning your heating on a room-by-room basis, you can program a unique schedule and temperature setting for your living room, then a separate one for your bedroom or bathroom and so on until every room in your home reflects your needs. This way you don’t end up wasting energy heating unused spaces, which increases efficiency in your home and helps to trim down running costs.

5. Installation is easy

When it comes to electric radiators, you don’t have the hassle of extending your existing pipework or fitting a boiler, making them super easy to install. It’s so simple in fact that you can even do it yourself. DIY installation doesn’t cost a thing and is a much faster way of getting your heating up and running, which is ideal if time is of the essence – for example, if you have to get the guest bedroom ready at short notice. Alternatively, if you want to upgrade your entire heating system, you can opt for hardwired installation. This will allow for a more seamless integration into your home, giving a cleaner look to your radiators and freeing up plug socket space. Either way, you’ll be enjoying the comfortable warmth electric radiators have to offer in no time at all.

Check out our video where we’ll be answering pressing questions such as when to opt for professional hardwiring and how to DIY-install a wall mounted vs. freestanding electric radiator. Spoiler alert: it’s super easy!

6. No callouts needed

There’s no need for any annual callouts or system checks, which can save a lot of time and money in the long run. It means no more waiting around for the gas engineer to come out and check the boiler or paying for any servicing fees. Plus, electric radiators are pretty much maintenance free, so they only really need the occasional dusting every now and then to keep them in tip top condition.

7. No carbon monoxide risks

Electric radiators are incredibly safe too, especially in comparison to other heating solutions such as gas. The main reason for this is because they use electricity to draw power instead of burning fuel, which means there is no risk of a carbon monoxide leak.

8. Variety of product choice

With electric radiators you’re never limited in terms of design as there are a range of styles available, from contemporary designer radiators to the more traditional looking German electric radiators. There are even vertical and horizontal options and different colours to choose from as well, so there’s something to suit every space perfectly.

9. Better heat management

Convenience is key when it comes to managing your heating, which is why many of our products come with a range of control options. These intuitive features make controlling your radiators easier than ever and allow you to personalise your heating so that it fits your lifestyle to a tee.

24/7 programming

Lets you set up a heating schedule to match your routine.

Adaptive start

Pre-heats your home ahead of your set schedule.

Anti-frost mode

Switches your heater on when temperatures drop below a certain level, to prevent your pipes from freezing.

Open window detection

Senses any sudden drop in temperature and switches your radiator off until a more stable temperature is reached.

10. You can control your heating from your phone

We use our smartphones for everything these days, but did you know you can also use them to manage your heating? By purchasing a smart electric radiator and downloading a compatible app onto your phone, you can adjust your heating from the palm of your hand, without getting up from your chair. In the case of WiFi control, you can even manage your heating on the go, so that no matter where you are in the world, whether you’re at the office or on holiday, you can still remain in charge of your heating. In some cases, programming your radiators through an app also allows you access to other features such as voice control, energy usage statistics and 24/7 programming for the most intuitive control over your heating.

Some of our bestselling smart electric radiators include:

Ecostrad Adesso iQ

Ecostrad iQ Ceramic

Ecostrad Allerton iQ

From fast-acting and effective warmth to zero maintenance, check out this video to learn why electric radiators are taking UK homes by storm.

Shop your dream electric radiator today

We’ve only scratched the surface in terms of the benefits of electric radiators. There are so many more for you to discover, so make sure you check out our range of electric radiators today to find the best heating solution for your property.

Key learnings

  • Electric radiators convert every watt of electricity they draw from the wall into usable heat, making them 100% efficient at point of use.
  • Our electric radiators come with digital thermostats which results in very little temperature fluctuation, so you don’t have to keep adjusting your heating in order to feel comfortable.
  • Installation is simple and many are DIY friendly. Plus, there's no need for yearly servicing, which will save a lot of time and money in the long run.
  • With a range of styles and finishes on offer, we have an electric radiator to suit any space. With better ways to manage your heating, including WiFi app control, you're guaranteed a seamless experience.