The grim spectre of the ‘Beast from the East’ has now largely faded from memory and thankfully it doesn’t look like we’ll be getting a repeat any time soon. After the mild winters we’ve had in recent years, it’s easy to forget just how harsh the weather can be in the earlier months of the year, but February’s protracted snow has served as a timely reminder to us all to be a bit more cautious. The Siberian snowfall ground our roads to a halt but it also had another substantial impact on the UK’s infrastructure: our national gas supply.
As well as being the only heating system to provide a practical storage solution, towel rails are synonymous with style, a universal sign of luxury. In recent years, electric towel rails haven’t just become more affordable, they’ve also become more varied in terms of style. From small, under-window rails to ultra-sophisticated glass panel heaters, there’s something for every bathroom, no matter the size. If you’re still on the fence when it comes to picking out a towel rail, our style guide can help you make that all-important decision.
Whether you have a garden office, shed, or summerhouse, there’s nothing like escaping into the garden on a hot summer’s day – sunglasses on, feet up, drink in hand. Unfortunately, in the UK at least, these outdoor spaces are strictly a summer indulgence. For the remainder of the year, these annexes are claimed by the cold and become nothing more than glorified garden storage: a place for kids’ toys, bikes, and cobwebs. To make the most of your summerhouse, and to ensure it sees plenty of use throughout the cooler months, it’s time to consider an appropriate heating system. For quick, low-cost, hassle-free heating, look no further than our range of electric heaters.
Secondary homes and holiday properties are an entirely different kettle of fish when it comes to heating because they’re used in such vastly different (and often unpredictable) ways. Where one property might be occupied for a few months during peak holiday season, another may be used the year round but for only a few days each week. They could be long or short-term holiday lets or even private holiday homes, so depending on how long they’re occupied for, it’s a good idea to weigh up which heating options are most applicable to your property before purchasing.
Electric radiators are one of our most loyal and constant companions. They’re by our sides when times are tough and always the first to pick us up when we’re down with their warm and reassuring presence. While we won’t go so far as to say they’re man’s best friend, they’re definitely within your primary social circle, like a close neighbour or a smartphone voice assistant. Not everyone’s a seasoned electric radiator user and they can be quite the learning curve for anyone new to this type of heating system. We know everyone has to start somewhere so this guide is designed to deal with some of the most common questions surrounding electric radiators: the most enchanting and enigmatic of all the household appliances.
One of the best things about electric heating is the ability to mix-and-match products. Unlike central heating radiators, which restrict you to a life of utilitarian appliances, electric radiators come in all shapes and sizes. Maybe you’d like some stylish designer electric radiators for your living room? An energy-efficient, programmable electric radiator for your bedroom? Or an electric heated towel rail for your bathroom? Thanks to the versatility of electric heating, you can have exactly that…
Time is ticking away for UK landlords who have just over a week to meet new energy performance requirements on their properties. From the 1st April onwards, any privately let property will need to have an EPC rating (Energy Performance Certificate) of E or above in order to comply, whereas anything rated F or G will be deemed unfit for purpose. This new regulation has far-reaching implications for anyone reliant on rent as a primary source of income and landlords across the country are scrambling to have their properties ready in time for the deadline. Despite their importance, EPC ratings are not widely understood by the general public, which can lead to further confusion once property owners are in receipt of their assessment recommendations.
Modern electric radiators are lauded for their versatility when it comes to installation. Compared to extending a central heating system, fitting electric radiators is a breeze and won’t cost you a penny to install depending on what type of setup you choose. Some people opt to have their radiator act as a freestanding unit that they can move from room to room whenever the need arises, whereas others prefer to wall mount their heaters for a permanent heating solution. Wall mounting is by far the most popular choice of the two but there’s a further consideration that needs to be made if you’re deciding on this type of installation: do you wall mount your radiator DIY or go for a hardwired finish?
Where would we be without the convenient warmth of an electric heater? They’re our trusty fall-back solution when our main heating systems fail and quickly come to the rescue when we need to take the chill off a space quickly. As some of the most varied heating solutions on the market, you can grab an electric heater for as little as £20 or even spend upwards of £300 depending on how sophisticated you need your heater to be, so which should you choose? Do you opt for the low-cost portable heater or plump for something a little more expensive? Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of low-cost heaters versus more advanced models.
In a typical week, we help hundreds of people keep warm. Whether that’s at work, out on the patio, or at home, we stock a range of electric heating systems that shut out the cold. From time-to-time, as well as heating people, our electric heaters are called upon to heat animals too. A few months ago, we received a request that we just couldn’t ignore…