Oil Filled Electric Radiators
The oil filled radiators you will find at Electric Radiators Direct have come a long way from the bulky cast iron oil-filled radiators you might have used as top-up heaters in the past. Our oil-filled electric radiators are designed to be used as a primary heating system that can heat up your entire home quickly and efficiently – just like central heating radiators. The oil inside the radiators is specially formulated for optimum heat retention. When the radiator is switched on it heats up the thermal fluid, which spreads heat evenly across the surface of the radiator. It also heats up the inside of the radiator so that any air passing through the radiator is warmed up. The excellent heat retention properties of the fluid prevent the radiator working too hard to maintain comfort temperatures – saving you money on your heating bills.
Oil filled electric radiators are sometimes called thermal fluid electric radiators to distinguish them from old-fashioned oil-filled electric radiators.
Our oil filled electric radiators can be used as your primary home heating system in any room – including the bathroom! To choose the size of your oil filled radiators you will need to calculate the total wattage required to heat the size of your room. You can use our simple radiator calculator to do this – all you have to do is enter the dimensions of your room and answer a few questions about your insulation and property type. Then you will need to find a radiator, or combination of radiators, that adds up to or exceed your required wattage.
Make sure you do not choose radiators which are too small. Under-specifying your heating forces your radiators to work harder and less efficiently to heat the room, and they may not be able to keep the space comfortably warm. Always go for the next size up if your chosen radiators don’t quite make up your required wattage.
We sell electric radiators with all kinds of different heating elements, so why choose an oil filled electric radiator? Well, oil and thermal fluid filled radiators have two main benefits. Firstly, they ensure an even heat distribution. The thermal fluid heats evenly along the entire surface area of the radiator, whilst radiators with solid state heating elements may have cold spots where the heating element is furthest from the surface. Secondly, thermal fluid elements can be specially formulated to maximise heat retention. Superior heat retention makes a radiator more efficient, because it does not need to use so much power to maintain its heat. Oil filled radiators typically take longer to heat up than aluminium element radiators, but they also take longer to cool down. This makes them a more efficient choice in larger rooms or rooms that are in constant use.
Oil filled radiators are easy to install. The fluid is fully encapsulated within the radiator body so you won’t need to get messy. All you need to do is screw the radiators to the wall and plug them into the nearest socket. It’s an easy job that requires the minimum of DIY knowledge. Alternatively you can have the radiators hardwired into the wall by a professional electrician.
Oil filled electric radiators, unlike central heating radiators, are very unlikely to leak. The fluid is fully encapsulated inside the radiators; they are not fitted with valves and they are not designed to be opened or topped up. Oil filled radiators will only leak if they are badly damaged.
Oil Filled Electric RadiatorsThe energy efficient oil filled radiators available at Electric Radiators Direct are sophisticated home heating appliances that have come a long way from the old-fashioned portable oil filled radiators with which you may be more familiar. Specially formulated thermal fluids within the radiator body heat up quickly and provide an even heat distribution across the surface of the radiator – an economical and fully controllable heating solution. Make your choice between contemporary and traditionally styled electric radiators with a wide range of energy saving features, from high precision thermostats to 24/7 programmers.
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