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Do Electric Radiators Need Their Own Circuit?

If you’re fitting multiple electric radiators, you should ideally give them their own circuit to avoid overloading the mains of your property further down the line. This might be obvious to some who already have electrical knowledge or experience, but if you’re new to this type of heating, you might be wondering what fitting is best or even why you can’t just plug them in every room. In this article, we’re going to look at the benefits of going for a dedicated circuit, whether or not you can wire heaters into the ring main and why sometimes a plug-in fitting isn’t the best option.

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How Do Electric Heaters Work?

How many of us can say that they know exactly how the tech in our home works? The inner workings of our computers, smartphones and even our heating systems often remain a blissful mystery, and unless something goes wrong, we rarely have reason to look inside. But if you’re the curious type, you might be wondering ‘how do electric heaters actually work?’. Well, in short electric heaters work by using a length of resistive wire that heats up as electrons pass through the metal. It sounds complicated but, as we’re about to explain, it’s actually very simple.

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Best Electric Heaters for Large Rooms

Trying to keep a large room warm can sometimes feel like an impossible task and no matter how hard you try, somehow the heat is never going to where it’s needed. Maybe you’re trying to heat a high-ceilinged Victorian property and none of the warmth is staying near the floor, or perhaps you’re living in an open-plan home where the heat quickly drifts to other areas. Whatever type of spacious interior you need to heat, we can help. There are lots of products that effectively heat large rooms – all you need to know is which ones do it best and which ones you should avoid.

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Smart Electric Heating – What are the Options?

Whether it’s our smartphones or virtual assistants, most of us are familiar with some form of intelligent control, but when it comes to our heating, what exactly are the options available? Many modern heaters come with a range of smart controls, from Bluetooth to WiFi. To help you find the best solution for your home, we’ve put together a list of the different smart electric heating options, showing how each one will benefit you.

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What Does Smart Heating Mean?

The word ‘smart’ gets used a lot these days even through it represents a broad spectrum of features that covers everything from app control to home automation. In fact, it’s used so liberally that it can often leave people wondering just how intelligent these products really are – especially when it comes to heating systems where efficiency really counts. In a nutshell, smart heating is able to communicate with other devices in your home (e.g., your smartphone) to provide an easier way to interact with your system, and usually offers automatic features that do the hard work on your behalf. So, if you’re wondering ‘is it for me?’ or ‘will it help me to save energy?’ we’re going to show you all the ways smart heating can benefit your household.

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What is the Most Efficient Form of Electric Heating?

The most efficient and cost-effective heating system is always going to be the one that offers some degree of radiant heat. It lasts for much longer compared to convection, isn’t affected by air movement and helps us feel cosy, but how does it actually work and which heating systems provide the most radiant heat? We take a look at two of the most energy-efficient ways to heat your property, as well as what features you should look for to keep your running costs as low as possible.

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What Makes German Electric Radiators So Efficient?

Known for reliable and high-quality products, German manufacturing has a worldwide reputation for excellence. You only have to look at their car industry to understand how well received German-made products are, but that advanced engineering doesn’t end with the auto business. Here at Electric Radiators Direct, we have a selection of German radiators that boast the same level of sophistication and are ideal for a range of properties, but what exactly makes these products so efficient?

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What Are the Best Designer Electric Radiators?

Designer electric radiators are some of the most sophisticated heating appliances on the market for a variety of reasons. Not only are they aesthetically pleasing, but they also feature a number of advanced controls for simpler heat management. Unlike many other designer electric radiators which have been converted from old wet radiators, ours were created to be electric from the start, for the highest standard of manufacturing. It can be tricky to narrow down the best of the best but not to worry, we’ve got you covered. To help make things a little easier, we’ve narrowed it down to our top three designer electric radiators that would make the perfect solution for any property.

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Why is Electric Heating 100% Efficient?

Electric heating is growing in popularity and for good reason too. It’s sophisticated, intuitive and above all else, 100% efficient. It may sound like a bold claim but it’s absolutely true. In comparison to other alternatives electric is one of the most effective heating systems on the market which is why it makes the perfect choice for heating your home. But what exactly makes it so efficient? It’s time to find out…

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Top 10 Energy-Saving Tips for the Home

Saving energy is becoming a national obsession and where better to cut back than right in our own homes? There are lots of effective, low-effort ways to reduce your electricity use and some won’t cost you a pound extra. All it takes is a few changes in habit and you can watch those pennies go flying back into your purse, wallet, bank account or discreet under-mattress hiding spot. Our top 10 ways to save energy at home will get you on the fast track to eco-living, and once you see the benefits, there will be no going back!

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