On Wednesday 13th November at 8pm, BBC1 will be airing a special Children in Need episode of DIY SOS: The Big Build. This episode will focus on renovating St Silas’s Parish Room of St Silas’s Church in Blackburn with Darwen and turning it into a place for young and vulnerable people to call home. This is in support of local charity Nightsafe who have been offering shelter to young, homeless individuals for almost 30 years. Here at Electric Radiators Direct, we wanted to contribute to this fantastic cause in whatever way we could, so when the show appealed for support from volunteers and tradespeople, we were eager to answer the call. We decided to offer up some of our products to ensure that these young people would remain warm and comfortable in this new accommodation.
Since their widespread adoption in the 1970s, gas boilers have been the unassailable kings of home heating but their decades long reign may be finally coming to a close. According to a recent report by government think-tank Policy Connect, the amount of emissions caused by domestic central heating is comparable to the amount created by cars and urgently needs to be addressed in order for the UK to meet its emissions target by 2050. Lead author of the report, Joanna Furtado, describes the next five years as “critical for heat decarbonisation” so what options are the most realistically achievable?
Summer is well and truly over, but not to worry, we’ve got a few tips to help you embrace the colder months. With so much to look forward to this time of year it’s best to stay warm so that you can enjoy every second of it. So, get out your big coat and keep that umbrella handy because it’s time to explore the many ways in which you can stay warm this autumn.
As the name implies, oil-free electric radiators do not contain oil, so you don’t have to rely on the fluid inside to warm up before use. These dry thermal radiators are economical, fast-acting and energy-efficient. Like every radiator, they use a combination of radiation and convection to warm the room, but these radiators are designed differently to oil-filled radiators. To help you find the right oil-free radiator, we’re going to explore how they work and the benefits that come with using them.
It’s been over four years since Amazon released its voice-activated assistant Alexa and it’s fair to say the world has changed quite a bit since. Once something of a novelty, voice control technology has come on leaps and bounds, integrating into our daily routines and massively contributing to the smart home phenomenon. Whether you’re new to voice recognition software or not, smart, Alexa-enabled systems are becoming more and more prevalent and nowadays, even your heating can be controlled hands-free. But what exactly is the benefit? Alexa: what are the options for smart, voice-controlled heating in the home?
As we are nearing the end of summer, you might be thinking about the struggle that comes with getting out of bed on a cold morning. With the sun beating down on us, autumn and winter seem to be a far-off concept, but those freezing temperatures are right around the corner. So, be prepared, make your life easier and consider installing the best kind of heating for your home or workplace.
What comes into mind when you think of electric towel rails? The comfort of a warm towel after a shower? A sense of hotel-based luxury? A sophisticated and stylish design in the bathroom? Now all these comforts are not just limited to one room in the house but can be enjoyed in the heart of the home, the kitchen. The space where you entertain, host guests and come together, can now be enhanced by a luxurious electric heated towel rail. Find out more here.
These days, you can hunt down a heating system made from just about anything – from steel to wood and most things in between. While the composition of your radiators might not be the first thing on your mind when choosing a heating system, different materials have different properties that might benefit your heating habits. In recent years, aluminium radiators have emerged on the scene, offering a responsive and lightweight substitute to steel. If you’re in the market for a new heating system, why not consider the aluminium alternatives and jump on the latest heating trend…
In today’s world, connectivity is everything. Amid the furious pace of modern life, our homes, and the technology within them, is becoming quicker, more intelligent, and more accessible. In 21st century dwellings, absolutely everything, from lighting to security systems, can be controlled with the swipe of your finger and the same now applies to your heating. The days of traipsing from room to room and individually tweaking each heater in your system have well and truly gone. Instead, you can enjoy responsive temperature control from the palm of your hand. Whether you’re looking to join the smart home revolution or simply long for convenient control, look no further than a smart electric heating system…
In recent months, the government announced a new plan to phase out gas powered central heating, forcing new homes to use alternative means of keeping warm. The Committee on Climate Change say that by 2025 at the latest, no new properties will be connected to the gas grid – allowing developers to choose from a range of energy-efficient, eco-conscious heating systems. In the wake of this exciting news, what heating alternatives are there to choose from? Luckily for you, we anticipated this development years ago and we’ve been honing our product range ever since, offering the latest, most energy-efficient, non-gas-powered heating systems on the market. In light of this, the run up to 2025 can be considered the rise of electric heating as the UK takes greater steps to cement its place in a greener, more environmentally secure future...