Electric heaters and radiators : make the right choice
Electric heaters and radiators are used to warm up the home. Depending on their heating technology, these appliances might be called things like convection, infrared, fan, storage or low surface temperature heaters. When picking your electric radiator, it's important to consider the heating technology used (e.g. solid heating core or oil filled) as well as the type of thermostat and programmer. You might also want to think about smart control. While only about 7% of the UK population use electricity as their main heating source, many of us rely on a portable heater for a boost. Electric heating manufacturers have made a lot of improvements to their products in recent years to make them more energy efficient. Whether you're after a storage or a convector heater, you're sure to find the right electric heater or radiator for your home.
Electric is the second most common heating source in the UK after gas. Electric heating manufacturers have made a lot of improvements to their products in recent years to make them more energy efficient. Whether you're after a storage or a convector heater, you're sure to find the right electric heater or radiator for your home.
If your home does not have a gas supply, an electric radiator or heater will be essential to your well-being and comfort. These appliances can be installed in any room of the house.
In this section you will find products from leading electric heating brands such as Eastbrook, Reina, Eastgate and many more.
With dozens of brands and hundreds of products on offer, you are bound to find an electric heater to suit your home and budget, whether you're after a convector, storage, panel or fan heater.
Please note that all our heaters and radiators comply with the relevant BS standards which set out requirements for electrical appliances.
Electric storage heaters can be quite bulky and are best suited to rooms that do not need to be heated constantly, as they are usually designed to store heat overnight. If your room is too large for the heater and it runs out of stored heat, you will have to wait until the next night for it to recharge.
These models are designed to store heat during off-peak hours using ceramic or clay bricks. This radiant heat is then released when you need it. An electric storage heater is a very economical way to heat a home as long as you choose the right model to match your room.
A ceramic or dry intertia heater is ideal for any room of the house. These heaters are generally equipped with two heating elements. The first is used to heat the front of the radiator which then releases radiant heat; the second heats the back of the radiator which stores the heat in a core material such as cast iron, brick or ceramic. These heaters warm up the room quickly and continue to release heat even after they have been switched off which can save you up to 45% on your bill.
As a general rule, if you have a ceiling height of about 2.5 metres and your home is well-insulated, you'll need about 70 to 100 watts per m², depending on how cold it is where you live.
So for a 10 m² room, a 750W electric radiator should work well. For a 10 to 15 m² room, go for 1000 W and for large rooms measuring over 25 m² you will need 2000 W or more from your electric heater or radiator.