What Electric Radiator Do I Need?
From sophisticated smart features to designer aesthetics, our versatile range of electric radiators offers something to suit every property. But which radiator is right for you? We’ll be looking at the different types, styles and even sizes available, so you can choose a heater to best match your interior design scheme.
What type of electric radiator do I need?
The type of electric radiator you need depends on several factors including size, style and location. The way in which they provide warmth is also worth considering as this can help determine which radiator is best for your space. There are three main types of electric radiators:
|Type of radiator||Explained||Benefits|
|Dry Thermal||Fitted with a lightweight, aluminium element that heats up quickly, these radiators push warmth out into the room to heat both the surrounding air and you directly.||
Highly responsive and quick to heat up and cool down. Due to their incredibly lightweight design, these heaters are great for portability.
|Oil-Filled||Thermal fluid is warmed up by the heating element before being evenly distributed along the surface of the radiator.||
Excellent for long-lasting warmth, they retain heat long after they’ve stopped drawing power from the wall.
|Ceramic||Uses ceramic bricks that lay on top of a metal heating element. After drawing power from the wall, warmth is transferred to the bricks and radiated out into the room.||
The best for heat retention, this type of radiator is great for warming hard-to-heat spaces like conservatories and rooms with high ceilings.
What design and colour do I need?
Boasting classic fluted housing, traditional electric radiators are ideal for those seeking a heating solution with a timeless appearance. Combining vintage aesthetics with modern technology, these appliances are both sophisticated and energy-efficient. They’re typified by their ceramic cores and make a natural addition to any period style properties.
Our designer range offers contemporary, chic electric radiators that are ideal for modern homes. Sleek curves, slim designs and matte finishes mean you can easily integrate these heaters into your décor, bringing a touch of sophistication to your property.
Ultra-slender, our slimline electric radiators are not only space-saving, but also offer contemporary, innovative styles. Ideal for narrow stretches of wall and tight spaces, many of these radiators are discreet and unobtrusive, so they can integrate perfectly into your interior design.
Similar to slimline electric radiators, those with a vertical design are also a great space-saving solution. They fit seamlessly into tall, thin wall areas so that you can make the most of your space. Whether you opt for a traditional or contemporary style, these sleek heaters make a stunning centrepiece for the more compact areas of your home, without eating into your space.
Bold and sophisticated, you can place this coloured radiator against white to make an aesthetic statement.
A classic finish for those with a more traditional taste.
A welcomed change from the standard white radiator, black brings a more modern feel to your room.
In our designer range, there’s a selection of more avant-garde colourways on offer, like Mocha, Grey and Blue.
Electric radiators with Bluetooth or WiFi control let you manage your heating using an app on your smartphone or tablet.
With Bluetooth connectivity, you can turn your radiators on and off using your phone from anywhere within your home. So, if you’re about to go to bed and have realised you’ve forgotten to turn the living room heater off, you can simply open the app on your phone to make adjustments without stepping foot outside the bedroom.
Electric radiators that connect to WiFi go one step further – they allows you to use the app to control your heating from anywhere in the world. So, if you’re on the train home and want to come back to a cosy living room, simply open the app on your phone and adjust your radiators with a few easy taps.
Not only is app control great for convenience, but it also gives you access to a range of energy-saving features, allowing you to create custom heat schedules and check your energy usage statistics from the palm of your hand.
Best Suited For: Tech-savvy households and those with busy routines who wish to control and monitor their heating from their smart devices.
If you prefer to manually adjust your heating, our range of electric radiators are available with simple push-button control. With a built-in control panel and user-friendly interface, this option is great for those who prefer straightforward heat management.
Best Suited For: Those who want back-to-basics, accessible control.
Products Available: All of our electric heaters offer basic manual control
Many WiFi controlled electric radiators also offer voice control which is compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Home. This allows you to manage your heating through simple voice commands, such as "Alexa, turn heater off", for hands-free control. So, if you already make use of smart assistants in your home, an electric radiators with voice control might just be the ideal fit.
Best Suited For: An exceptional feature for those wanting premium controllability and ease of use.
Most electric radiators are fitted with precise digital thermostats that are often accurate to ±0.5 °C degrees. Their main function is to ensure your heating always stays within a fraction of your preferred heat level, so your room is never overheated or underheated. Not only is this feature great for saving energy, but, once programmed, the radiator will control the temperature on your behalf, eliminating the need for manual control.
Best Suited For: Those who want a basic way to maintain their preferred heat levels without having to manually adjust their radiator.
Motion detection means you won’t have to make manual adjustments to your radiator – instead, the appliance switches on whenever movement is detected, like when you enter a room. Some even offer self-programming, which creates a routine based on your past movements, taking intuitive control to a whole new level.
Best Suited For: Those who don’t want to rely on manual adjustment and prefer automatic, intuitive control.
Can I choose a DIY-friendly option?
Yes – we have a wide range of easy-to-install, DIY electric radiators that can be set up in a matter of minutes. Some electric radiators just need to be attached to the wall and plugged into the nearest socket, so you won’t have to worry about expensive installation costs.
If you’d like electric radiators fitted throughout your property, we’d recommend hardwired installation, which must be carried out by a qualified electrician. An easy task for a professional, your heaters will be up and running in no time.
What size and wattage electric radiator do I need?
Our handy electric radiator calculator will help you find the right size and wattage needed for your property. All you need to do is input your room dimensions and provide information, such as whether your room is north facing, insulation type (modern/poor), whether the room has a staircase and what region you live in. From this, the calculator will quickly work out exactly which size and wattage you will need to heat your room effectively. It really is that easy!
Freestanding or wall mounted installation?
Our versatile electric radiators are suitable for both freestanding and wall mounted installation, providing flexibility when it comes to where you place your heater. Many are DIY-friendly, with all the fixtures and fittings included, i.e., a handy template, brackets and the perfect amount of screws needed for wall mounting your heater. Alternatively, for some of our radiators, feet can be purchased separately, allowing for freestanding installation. This way, you can conveniently relocate your heater with ease.
Browse our full versatile range of electric radiators
Whichever type, design or control level you’re after, you can rest assured that we have a first-rate electric radiator to perfectly match your property. If you’re still not sure, you can contact us via live chat or on the phone – we have friendly experts fully equipped to give you the advice and guidance you need. In the meantime, feel free to browse our extensive catalogue, complete with in-depth product descriptions to help you make your mind up.
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