It is estimated that 12 million homes in the UK have pets, but how many of those households know how to maintain the ideal temperature for their animal companions? We’ve teamed up with Wood Green, The Animals Charity, home to Channel 4’s The Dog House, to find out how to keep your pets warm all year round. We’re looking at the ways in which you can determine your pet’s heating needs and why electric radiators are the perfect solution for regulating your home’s temperature to benefit your four-legged friends.
Finding the cheapest option is usually what many of life’s decisions are based on. No one wants to waste money if there’s an affordable alternative - and rightly so. The same probably goes for your home heating system, which is why it’s a good idea to weigh up your options. In the gas versus electric debate, traditionally, gas is thought to be the cheaper way of heating your home. When considering cost-effectiveness, however, electric heating may just come out on top. By electric heating, we mean individual electric units attached to the wall. If you need some assistance in deciding which route to go down, we’re on hand to help.
Thinking about switching from gas to electric heating, but not sure how much it’s going to cost? The price of removing your boiler, installation fees and energy bills are just some of the things to consider when it comes to changing the way you heat your home. We’ll be breaking down these costs, measuring eco-efficient electric heating against conventional gas central heating, easing your transition to a greener alternative.
The UK has relied on gas and oil based central heating since the 1930’s. Nowadays, tackling climate change is a national priority, which means the way we warm our homes has to change. In 2025, gas boilers will be replaced by renewable heating systems in all new-build homes. This is part of a government effort to achieve net-zero CO2 emissions by 2050. But what does this mean for you, and what are the alternatives to a traditional central heating system?
The advancement of smart technology has had a huge impact on the heating industry. There are now a variety of intelligent thermostats such as Hive and Nest, which let you control your heating with your phone – a big step up from the days of mechanical temperature dials. However, if you’re looking for more than just a thermostat upgrade, we have the perfect alternative: smart electric radiators. These appliances also allow for intelligent control, but they have so much more to offer as well. We’re taking a look at how smart electric radiators work as an alternative to Hive and Nest systems, so that you can see what makes them such an ideal heating solution.
Over the years, electric towel rails have seen a surge in popularity and for good reason too. They provide effective warmth and boast modern designs that are perfect for any bathroom, however there is an even better solution: smart electric towel rails. Available with app control through Bluetooth or WiFi, these appliances supply superior and more efficient heat management, without the need for manual adjustment. They offer unrivalled programming capabilities, with a range of control features that are enough to tempt anyone to upgrade their heating, but what exactly are their benefits?
Electric heating encompasses a range of products, from electric radiators, to infrared panels and they each have their own plus points. We’re looking at the many different types of electric heaters, outlining their advantages and disadvantages so that you can decide which one will be the most suitable for your property.
Something you might not know about the designer electric radiators you see online is that most of them are central heating radiators converted to an electric solution. The manufacturer takes a central heating radiator – which is just an empty metal shell at this point – then fills it with oil and adds an element. Sounds simple, right? But there is a downside to this kind of setup. These products aren’t a true electric heating solution and won’t always offer the best performance. If you want to know why you should stick to electric-only room heating solutions, read on to find out more.