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Which Electric Radiators are the Quietest?

In theory, it’s a great idea to set your heating to turn on half an hour before you get up on a morning – but when you’re stirred awake early by the incessant clicking of the bedroom radiator, it’s hardly worth it. Central heating is notorious for the strange and persistent sounds it makes, whether from the water running through the pipes or the individual radiators themselves making loud clunking sounds. However, when it comes to electric, gone are the days of noisy heating. In fact, electric is one of the quietest systems on the market, mainly because it doesn’t rely on a larger network of pipes running through your entire property. But there’s more to it than that: we’re diving into the nitty gritty of what sounds are normal for electric radiators and the specific models we’d recommend for the quietest heating solution in your home.

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How to Stay Warm When Your Boiler Breaks Down

Your boiler’s just broken down – you’re cold and, chances are, miserable. You’ve rung the engineer, but we’re guessing you may be waiting a while. You might be kicking yourself for your lack of preparation. But fear not: there are plenty of things you can do to keep yourself, your family, and your home warm in the meantime. While most of these won’t even cost you a dime, we’ve also shared some handy information on alternative heating solutions that run little risk of a full break-down, so you’ll never be left in the cold again.

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How to Heat Your Home Office in Winter

Working from home is an adjustment many of us have had to make over the last few years. Wherever you tend to get stuck into your daily tasks, be it at the makeshift office in the garden shed, or a custom-built loft conversion made for the job, assuring your work environment is comfortably warm is crucial for productivity. During winter, this is even more of a priority, with those chilly draughts becoming much more apparent once the weather turns. Winter-proofing your home office with electric heating is much simpler than you think - and we’re here to show you how.

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Big Energy Saving Week – How to Reduce your Heating Bills

Big Energy Saving Week is a yearly campaign that occurs every January. Run by Citizens Advice and the Energy Saving Trust, it aims to encourage people to find new ways to minimise their energy usage and reduce their carbon footprint, raising public awareness for a more efficient future. With the boiler ban on the horizon and the UK government pledging net zero carbon emissions by 2050, this campaign acts as a great step in the right direction – motivating the public to get involved and make certain lifestyle changes, no matter how small. So, how can this help with your heating and what can you do to lower those household bills? We’ve got the answers.   

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Are infrared heaters expensive to run?

Efficient, intuitive and stylish – infrared heaters tick a lot of boxes when it comes to home heating. Not only are they 100% efficient at point of use, but they also come with a range of intelligent features that allow you to program warmth to a tee. However, when it comes to using these heaters in your home, just how expensive are they? Before we explore the cost-effectiveness of this heating solution, we must first see whether infrared is a viable primary heating solution for your property.

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The Best Outdoor Heaters for Commercial Use

With the notorious unpredictability of the British weather, heating your outdoor commercial space may sound like a daunting task at best and a pointless one at worst. During the colder months, it could seem inevitable that your terraces, patios and pergolas are destined to go unused, left out in the cold, waiting for those first threadbare signs of spring. Thankfully, infrared heating is the ideal solution to make sure those outdoor areas in your restaurants, bars, offices, and stadiums don’t go to waste. We’ve narrowed down the top 3 best outdoor heaters that are powerful and advanced enough to be used in larger commercial spaces. But first…

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Can You Fit An Electric Towel Rail Yourself?

Comfortable warmth, toasty towels and intuitive control – it’s easy to see why electric towel rails are fast becoming a bathroom staple. Supplying robust heat whilst keeping your towels dry, they make a practical and effective heating solution for any property. Better yet, with a such a versatile selection to choose from, finding a heater that best matches your space is a breeze. But when it comes to fitting towel rails, how easy are they to install? Do they require lengthy callouts or are they DIY-friendly? If you’re thinking about upgrading your bathroom heating but not sure how much fuss is involved, we have all the answers.

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Are Electric Radiators Safe?

Making the switch to electric radiators may bring a few burning questions to mind. Are they expensive? How hot do they get? Are they difficult to install? Another concern you may have is safety. The good news is, electric radiators are incredibly safe, needing to pass a variety of tests and certifications before being able to be sold. In fact, there are several great safety benefits to an electric system that other heating solutions, such as gas, cannot rival.

 

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Are Heat Pumps the Future of Heating?

Making small changes towards an eco-conscious lifestyle is something most of us are in the habit of. Whether it’s remembering a reusable coffee cup when popping to your favourite cafe, cutting back on meat and dairy consumption, or simply walking that 20-minute commute. However, in the wake of COP26 and the sharp rise in gas bills many households saw during October, you may be looking to make a firmer commitment to a greener future by changing the way you heat your home. One carbon-conscious heating solution that helps to both reduce pollution and energy consumption may sound too good to be true, but for the right household, a heat pump could be the answer.

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