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Need an electric radiator that's childproof?

Electric radiators have countless applications in the home - from helping you to save money on your energy bills, to giving you more control and making you feel more comfortable, but did you know that some models have even more tricks up their sleeve? It isn't just homes that are upgrading to electric radiators - nurseries, care homes, village halls, and other public spaces also need energy efficient heating, and if safety is a concern we'll help you narrow down your choice considerably...

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Five energy saving myths you shouldn't fall for

Most of us make small efforts now and again to cut down on our energy usage, if not to save the environment then most certainly to save our wallets, but it's energy saving is quickly becoming a cornerstone of every day living. As energy prices soar, we do what we can to save a few pennies here and a few pennies there, and it all counts. Or does it? Let's take a look at some of the most popular energy saving tricks and ideas that don't actually work...

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Guarding your home against the elements this winter

Of all the great things that owning an electric radiator can offer - energy efficiency, temperature control, clean heating - one of the things often overlooked is their capacity to protect your home from things like frost damage, mould and mildew, and other unwelcome things that can hit our homes during the winter months. Things that are often troublesome and expensive to remedy.

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Finding the right sized radiators for your home

If, like many other homeowners in the UK, you are thinking of making the switch to energy efficient electric radiators, there are a few things you should know. One of those things is how to correctly size a radiator for your property. While it's not complicated, it's something that some people do overlook and take for granted. Picking the right sized radiator for the right room is essential for maximising energy efficiency - something that could ultimately help you shave pounds off your energy bill.

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Top 3 eco friendly heating solutions for your home in 2015

For many, saving money on their home heating is the main thing when it comes to choosing new systems. For others, the environment takes center stage and finding a clean, green heating solution is the number one objective. If you've got an interest in either of these things, then the top 3 eco-friendly heating solutions of the 2015 should be of interest to you...

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New energy rules to come into play for household gadgets?

We're all looking for new and innovative ways to save energy, but for the first time some of these neat little tips and tricks might actually get legislated and pass into law. The EU have recently announced new rules that will force networked devices such as modems and smart TV's to switch themselves off when not in use, but how achievable is this?

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Make energy saving your resolution for 2015

The new year is almost upon us, and what better way to start it than with an energy efficient heating solution that will set you up for decades to come? In terms of energy bills, most of us saw quite a rocky 2014, and many are now left wondering what they can do to turn things around and take more control over their energy usage at home. From energy saving tips to energy company comparison sites, the internet is rife with ideas on how you can save money, but for those of you looking to make a serious change there's something even more impressive waiting for you...

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Four more energy saving tips for your home.

The Victorians used heavy drapes in the winter to help keep heat in their heat starved homes. Keeping curtains closed prevents warm air escaping form the windows at night, which keeps your house warmer for longer. Hanging curtains, and closing them in the evening, can make a significant difference to the warmth of your house and to how much you spend on heating. Research on heat loss through traditional sash windows, carried out by English Heritage, found that heavy curtains reduced the heat loss by 41%. Just by simply fitting a jacket to your boiler, (gives great insulation), it will keep your water hotter for longer thus reducing costs. The recommended thickness is approximately 75mm, the savings from this is sixty pounds a year.

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Black Friday Discounts are not Gone

And so we leave the Black Friday madness behind us. We hope you had a very exciting, safe and profitable Friday. If you’re already missing Black Fridays huge discounts and bargains worry no more, as our offers are still on and will most likely continue throughout this week! Hurry up and grab our great money value products such as fires, radiators and towel rails, for up to 50% off. 

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Black Friday is Finally here!

Black Friday is finally here! At Electric Radiators Direct this means two things: discounts and Christmas shopping time! Although Black Friday is not as popular as it is in the USA, we treat it very seriously, so we prepared a lot of offers on our radiators, towel rails and fires to keep you warm while you hunt for Christmas presents. Unlike the Americans, we don’t expect you to camp outside our store on Black Friday: you can still enjoy our ‘next working day delivery’ for free.

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