Here at Electric Radiators Direct, we think electric radiators get an undue bad reputation. In the past, electric radiators were poorly manufactured, inefficient, and downright ugly! You would only have used one to subsidise your main heating system if it wasn’t doing the job properly. These days, electric radiators have undergone some dramatic changes. Modern living demands electric radiators that are smart, elegant, and cost effective to deliver a 21st century service that caters for substance and style. If you’re debating whether an electric radiator will fit into your home’s aesthetic then this is the guide for you as we’ll explore some of the options available to you and will show you how switching to a wall-mounted electric radiator can not only improve performance but enhance a modern or period household.
Firstly, Why Electric?
Electric Radiators come with many advantages over traditional types of heating. The most obvious of these is that electric radiators require much less invasive installation than plumbed heating systems, so they’re the perfect choice if you want to preserve original features in a period property. Perhaps you have original skirting boards that you don’t want the hassle of being damaged or replaced? As skilled carpentry can be a substantial additional cost, why bother potentially damaging such an authentic feature if you don’t need to? At Electric Radiators Direct, our wall mounted electric radiators come with a standard 3-pin plug and can be installed without the need for a plumber. They also don’t require servicing and don’t need to be bled, making them essentially maintenance free and avoiding any unsightly spills that can damage carpets or flooring. This cost-effective DIY set-up means all you have to do is find a plug socket and drill a few small holes! No need to reroute existing plumbing or risk damaging your home in the set-up process. Perfect if you wish to retain any period features you may have in your home or if you simply wish to avoid renovations altogether.
Heating and Styling Larger Spaces
Perhaps you’ve got a Grand Designs style project on the go? Or, maybe you simply have an extra-large space to heat? The Haverland Inerzia TTi RC8 Dry Stone Electric Radiator is more than capable of delivering high intensity radiated heat that’s ideal for larger scale projects and tricky-to-heat rooms with high ceilings. The Haverland Inerzia uses ceramic dry-stone heating elements that heat up quickly and with a greater intensity, enabling it to radiate heat more thoroughly. Due to the heat retaining properties of the ceramics inside the radiator, the Haverland Inerzia can stay warmer for longer without being overworked – ultimately saving you money on running costs.
As well as the practicality and non-invasive nature of installing our electric radiators, there is another conscientious feature that can help avoid any damage to your period or contemporary property. The heating elements inside the Haverland Inerzia (and all our electric radiators) are fully enclosed, unlike some other types of heating systems, meaning there’s no danger of having your walls blackened or damaged over time. A very useful feature if you wish to retain your home’s existing décor and don’t fancy painting over black marks every time they appear. The contemporary design of this electric radiator means that it not only adds minutely controllable warmth but also style to any room you place it in. The eco-friendly recycled aluminium body even comes with a ten-year guarantee and fits perfectly into any modern and sophisticated home.
Achieving Elegance with Electric Heating
Electric heating doesn’t necessarily have to look ultra-modern. If you’re conscious of holding onto your home’s period feel, when it comes to heating, you don’t have to compromise on quality or design. You can still retain the benefits and flexibility of a modern wall mounted electric radiator whilst appealing to a more traditional aesthetic that will complement a sophisticated household. The Electrorad Aero-Flow AF07 Electric Storage Radiator blends these two concepts together to create a fully modern heating solution that caters to a more timeless and elegant design.
The Electrorad Aero-Flow combines the efficiency and flexibility of electric heating with the heat retaining properties of a storage heater to create a product that maximise its output whilst keeping running costs low. The Electrorad Aero-Flow has fireclay heating elements that warm up in minutes and that stay heated for well over half an hour. The Aero-Flow also combines two different types of heat transfer to keep your room at a suitable temperature. Heat can radiate outwards from the steel flutes around the body of the radiator to provide a direct heat source. It can also warm the air that circulates around in the room, warming your home in minutes. This double-pronged approach allows the radiator to retain its heat and ultimately cuts running costs as the radiator doesn’t need to be over-working to achieve your desired temperature.
Aside from the Aero-Flow’s electric credentials, the radiator has an appealing and classic look that makes it suitable for a period home where small details contribute to the overall décor. The Aero-Flow’s deep-set steel ribs and vertical flutes are reminiscent of the more traditional designs of radiator and would fit perfectly into a period home where style and substance count.
So there you have it, it is possible to have the sophistication and effectiveness of a wall-mounted electric radiator without compromising on elegance or design. Whether you need to heat a huge period-correct space or simply want to add a touch of sophistication to your home, Electric Radiators Direct has several products that combine the intelligence of modern electric heating with the classic designs of more traditional heating systems. Head on over to our website to browse through our ranges and to find your ideal match.