The electric central heating guide

With winter just around the corner, the dark cold nights are setting in. You might have already dug out your winter wardrobe and reluctantly packed away your summer clothes.

You might even have started cranking up the heating in your home in a bid to stay warm and snug as temperatures begin to drop.

When it comes to heating your home and choosing the best electric central heating solutions, it certainly pays to know your stuff. We’ve created a helpful electric heating guide outlining the advantages and costs of an electric central heating system.

Whether you’re looking for an alternative way to heat your home or your energy bills are soaring and you need a more efficient heating system, we’ve got everything covered.

Best electric heaters and radiators for central heating

Keeping your home warm can be a costly business, but there are a whole host of electric heaters and radiators available, offering a cost-effective solution to effectively heating your home.

Electric radiators

Electric radiators are a great “quick fix” for heating the spaces that you spend the most time in. Similar to the wall radiators found in the majority of homes, electric radiators are a freestanding version that can be used to heat a wide range of living environments. Using water or oil to generate heat, this effective heating solution provides long-lasting heat, without using copious amounts of energy.

Some of the best electric radiators on the market include the Ascot PH Dry-Technology 2000w LOT 20 Electric Panel Radiator and the Atlantic Agilia IO 2000w Electric Radiator, which can be used in conjunction with your smartphone.

Electric heaters

Electric heaters are also great for heating any property, are much cheaper to install than gas, and involve little or no maintenance costs.

Again, there is a wide range of electric heaters available to buy – the best one for you will depend on your individual needs. Some of the best on the market include the Farho Ecogreen 1430W Digitally Controlled Electric Heater EG-13, which offers a full 24-hour and 7-day digital time facility, as well as the Ascot Wi-Fi Enabled Thermo-Fluid 1800W 11 Element Electric Heater, which embraces the latest geolocation services, allowing you to control your heating from anywhere.

Benefits of electric storage heaters

Electric storage heaters are one of the most cost-effective ways of heating your home, as they have been developed to take advantage of cheaper, night-time electricity.

The main advantage of storage heaters is that they’re cheaper to run than electrical heating solutions that are operated during peak hours. Today, the vast majority of electric storage heaters also come complete with built-in programmable timers, fans and thermostats.

These features allow homeowners to use a lot less energy and, therefore, save money on heating bills. Electric storage heaters are also extremely quiet, easy to use and can be installed quickly and easily.

However, it’s worth keeping in mind that storage heaters do not provide instantaneous heating. If they aren’t switched on the night before, you’ll need to wait until the following night for heat.


Maintenance benefits of electric heaters compared to gas

Electrical heating is not only cheaper to install than gas heating, it also offers the additional benefit of no maintenance costs. 100% efficient, you’ll only need to pay for the electricity you use. What’s more, electric heaters have been proven to last 50% longer than the average gas boiler.

Here at Alert Electrical, we provide a wide range of electrical solutions, from alarms and CCTV, electrical equipment, sockets and switches right through to showers and boilers, heating and lighting.

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