5 Money Saving Tips With Energy Efficient Electric Radiators
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5 Money Saving Tips Using Energy Efficient Electric Radiators

Energy Efficient Electric Radiators

Electric heating has a reputation for being 100% efficient at point of use – which means that every unit of energy used to heat a space is converted into heat and there’s no wastage of electricity in that regard. It’s little wonder that electric radiators are becoming popular for those seeking to improve the energy-efficiency of their home.

Some would interpret that to mean that there is no further way to make electric heating more efficient – however there are ways you can further innovate to make the space you are heating more efficient at holding the heat, and ways that you can also manage their use around your home and away habits, and your lifestyle

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1: Insulation & Heat Loss:

Having a good look at the insulation value of your space, and how much heat can be lost is a big piece of the puzzle. If you can retain heat that you’ve generated, you’re going to be warmer for longer – and in theory use less energy heating the room back up again when needed.

However, no space is perfectly 100% insulated. Humans (and other companions) need doors and windows and ventilation. As a general rule, warm air gravitates to colder air through convection  and this is at the root of all heat loss. If it’s cold and windy outside for example, you’re naturally going to be fighting against the tide.

There are a variety of ways you can make sure the insulation of your home is the best it can be; from loft insulation through to cavity wall, double or triple glazing etc. There are other  smaller adjustments you can make also to “plug the gaps” such as draught exclusion, and renewing the sealing on window frames. It all adds up!

2: Knowing What’s Watt With Electric Radiators.

Aside from addressing heat loss, having a better idea for the kilowatt (KW) requirement for your space is vital to knowing how much energy you would need to heat it. As a general rule, the more heat you generate, the more will be lost. If you know the correct amount of energy required to heat your space, you can get a better idea of getting the most efficient solution for your needs.

The insulation value, width, length, and height of your rooms as well as whether it’s a ground floor (or first floor etc.) all plays a part into working out how much heat needs to be generated to keep you warm in that space.

A heater that operates under your KW requirement, will have to expend more energy in order to do the job. A heater over the KW requirement will heat a room more quickly, but will be using more energy than needed in the long run.

 

3:  Work smarter, not harder with electric radiators.

Another way to make savings on your energy consumption is to make use of smart controls. These can be timed programs, or even by making efficiencies room by room (only heating the rooms you use) and specifying lower temperatures for transient areas and unused rooms.

Other smart controls include making use of modulating power usage (such as the Harmony Heating Cruise Control or HACC) via. the TRIAC technology, and making sure the heating isnt in use when a window or door is open. The harmony range does this also via the open window technology.

We go one step further with the harmony range via Wi-Fi controls. You could be the other side of the world and could control your heating remotely via the harmony app on your smartphone.

 

4: Maintenance, installation & other hidden costs

Other devices such as gas & oil boilers require a maintenance cost yearly. Additionally there are a variety of service plans that you may be paying for that  cover you for damage, repair and the like. This can ramp up to hundreds of pounds per year combined.

This isn’t the case with electric radiators. As long as the electricity supply is working, there is very little that can go wrong. In addition to this, electric radiators last a long time. Usually, the life span of a gas boiler is around 12-15 years, if well looked after. We expect our heaters to last a lifetime.

It’s likely that you will need to replace the gas boiler for a new one every 12 years at a cost of around £2,000 upwards.

What if we told you that it’s possible to eliminate these costs? Electric heating (especially with the harmony range) requires no regular maintenance, and are very easy to install. With the harmony range also, there is a cohesive warranty. We also have support via videos on our website, as well as support by phone, email and livechat, and in some cases remote assistance for our Wi-Fi package.

 

5: Get an expert opinion on electric radiators.

“I just want to save on my electricity consumption and heat my home. Why does it have to be so complicated?”

Fortunately, we can take the weight out of the legwork and complication for you. We offer a free home survey that will help give you the answers you need (and more) . There’s no obligation to purchase, and our heating consultants will be able to answer any questions you have, as well as providing useful guidance on your needs, and getting the most out of your heating and hot water.

During the Free Home Survey we:

  • Calculate the KW requirement to heat your rooms
  • Look at your insulation value and take into account any chimneys, flues or vents, and take into consideration your current electrical supply.
  • We will also be able to give a demonstration of our product, and show you a range of options.

If required, we can then give you an informed quote based on your requirements.

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