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What are the best electric radiators 2023?

There are more reasons than ever to make the switch to electric heating in 2023. Perhaps you’re looking to save money on your heating bills, live a greener lifestyle, or simply wish to upgrade your old-fashioned central heating to a modern alternative. Whatever it is, we’re here to break down our extensive range to give you the definitive list of the best electric radiators on the market. Whether you want to take advantage of smart heating, complement interiors with a designer model or are just looking for absolute efficiency, we’ve got you covered.

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How zoning your heating can save you money

With rising energy prices, finding new ways to save money is key when it comes to heating your home. From energy support schemes to more conscious usage, the internet is full of advice on how to do this, but there is a solution suitable for every household – zoned heating. By managing your heating on a room-by-room basis, you can save up to 37% on your heating bills. So, let’s take a deeper look at what zoned heating is, how it works and how you can benefit from it. 

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5 ways app control can transform your home heating

From banking and shopping to networking and social media – it’s not far-fetched to say that most of us use our smartphones to manage most aspects of our lives. So, it only makes sense we extend that to our home heating, too! App control opens a whole new avenue when it comes to heating. Not only is it quick and convenient, but it also offers a full host of features that are primed to maximise efficiency and slim down bills in the process. Read on as we go over five innovative features you can expect with app control, and a rundown of our favourite apps to use with our premium range of smart electric heaters.

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How does the UK compare with Europe when it comes to rising energy bills?

The UK continues to face the highest rise in energy prices since 1988, which means the average home spends up to £1,646 every year on electricity alone. Since January 2022, the UK has faced a 129% increase in gas prices and 66% increase in electricity prices. This has resulted in homes across Britain reconsidering their energy usage as many families face bills they cannot afford to pay. And while energy bills have experienced dramatic increases, the UK average salary has only risen by 4% since 2020.

In response to this, we’ve conducted extensive research analysing how the UK compares with Europe when it comes to the rising cost of energy. We’ve also investigated how this correlates with the average annual salary of each of the 27 European countries considered.

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Where to install infrared panels

As infrared panels are a relatively recent form of technology, you might not have thought much about where exactly is best to install them around your home. After all, anyone with a basic understanding of thermodynamics knows that heat rises. It’s what makes underfloor heating a popular option and the reason why radiators are always installed at ground-level. However, this way of thinking doesn’t apply to infrared panels. Why? It’s all to do with the way they heat. For this reason, there are certain considerations you’ll need to make when choosing the perfect spot for your new heater.

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Heat pumps vs Electric heating: Which is better?

On the road to Net Zero, how best to heat our homes has become the hottest of topics. As renewable energy becomes more common, low-carbon alternatives like heat pumps and electric heating have become the clear choice for a sustainable future. While their efficiency cannot be understated, both differ greatly in how they actually operate, affecting things like installation, maintenance, and feasibility in a standard UK household. So, which is better? Read on as we go over how they work, their pros and cons, and see which low-carbon heating system comes out on top.

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Double panel vs. single panel electric radiators - what’s the difference?

When choosing an electric radiator, there’s a few steps to consider. There’s the technical side, like choosing the right size, the logistical side, like arranging installation, and the design side, like choosing colourways, styles and orientations. Another decision you may need to make is whether or not to opt for a single or double panelled model, a variation common amongst designer electric radiators. In this blog, we’re running down what makes single and double electric radiators different, how they compare cost-wise, and how to choose which option is right for you.

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A guide to our towel rail heating elements

If you’re on the hunt for an electric towel rail, you may wonder why the same style and finish comes in four different variations. Well, it’s all to do with the heating element. Not only does it heat your towel rail, but depending on its capabilities, it’ll also give you a variety of options when it comes to controlling your bathroom heater. But what does that mean exactly, and what kind of programming do these different elements allow? We’ve got you covered.

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Are Brits Going Green with Their Home Heating? The Road to Green Homes

Currently, the majority of the country is still heavily relying on fossil fuels for heating. According to recent reports, around 80% of households in the UK are using gas as their main source. Heating systems that rely on fossil fuels are generally less efficient because they see a lot more waste and heat loss, meaning the people using them are paying for warmth they don’t benefit from. Home heating accounts for 14% of the UK’s carbon emissions, which is why improving energy efficiency in homes and providing greener alternatives to gas heating is key to reducing the nation’s carbon footprint. 

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Is it cheaper to leave the heating on all day?

Energy is certainly a hot commodity these days. Rising bills, dropping temperatures - we’re all looking for ways to warm our houses comfortably without shelling out a fortune. Keeping your heating at a low temperature all day long is an oft-cited approach, but unless your house is very well insulated or particularly prone to condensation, it’s not a method we recommend. Read on to find out why this is, what the experts have to say, and for our tips on keeping your home warm for less this winter.

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