Electric Radiator Installation (storage heaters)
What is an electric radiator?
For heating requirements, the ever increasing price of electricity is making the once popular storage heater a much less attractive option. Although the storage heater was originally designed to take advantage of cheaper night time electricity on the economy 7 tariff, it is now considered to be much less efficient than the more modern electric radiator. The age old problem with storage heaters is the lack of control, especially concerning the loss of heat due to leakage. The results are often a deficiency of heat in the evenings, when it is most needed. The electric radiator however, is simply controlled by switching the standalone unit on and off according to demand. The electric radiator contains a heating element, which heats up the internal fluid, radiating heat out into the room just as a regular central heating system radiator does.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of storage heaters?
There is still a place for the more modern storage heater and the principle of storing heat within storage bricks, which are part of the system, is still a valid alternative to heat on demand. However, it is the heat release control aspect, which does let this system down. Another disadvantage of this system is the guesswork involved in estimating how much heat will be required for the following day. If it turns out that heat is not required then there will be a waste. On the other hand if not enough heat is stored then more expensive day time electricity will need to be used. Storage heaters can however be the best option for people who are home all day or those who work from home.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of electric radiators?
The main advantage of electric radiators is the control features. Modern electric radiators can be controlled from a mobile phone or computer, which means you can turn them on or off wherever you are. Temperature controls on each individual unit are much easier to manage too, removing the need for thermostatic valves. The downside is these radiators are more expensive to run because they cannot store heat like storage heaters do and will use day time electricity, which is more costly. That said, electric radiators will most likely win the battle in the long term as more and more households become conscious about the benefits of insulating their homes. With better insulation, less heat will be required and so there will be less waste.
Why Choose Hamilton Group for your electric radiator installation?
Hamilton Group heating engineers are industry trained and fully qualified to carry out all types of electric radiator and storage heater installations for domestic clients. Our engineers are fully registered and NAPIT approved. We offer a reliable and fully guaranteed electric radiator or storage heater installation service to customers anywhere within the South West London areas. We are trusted and experienced tradesmen, and we take pride in the job and a job done well. We offer…
● 24 hour and emergency call out for all electric radiator and storage heater repairs
● Full electric radiator and storage heater installation service
● Comprehensive electric radiator and storage heater inspection service
● 100% guarantees on all electric radiator and storage heater installations