What are the best electric designer radiators?
1 December 2020
Electric designer radiators are quick and easy to install, but which electric heat option is best?
Advantages of electric designer radiators
Electric designer radiators are the long-lasting economical alternative to the traditional wet central heating panel radiator. There are a number of key areas in which electric radiators offer a distinct advantage over their plumbed central heating counterparts. The first is they can be installed almost anywhere as long as you can get an electric supply to them. Which makes electric designer radiators so much easier and more cost effective, especially if you've had an extension built. Plus, because they can be standalone, they are a more efficient way to heat a space when the main home central heating system is switched off. They are quick to warm up - and depending on the heat option you select - can even warm you immediately they are switched on.
What is the different in electric heat options
Wall mounted slimline electric radiators come in two main heat options, convection heat and infrared. Although both are electric they heat the space very differently.
Electric designer radiators which heat by convection
Convection heat, heats a room by warming the air. The electric element in the radiator heats the metal, which then heats the air touching it, which then circulates thermally (hot air rising drawing in cooler air to replace it) until the room temperature rises.
Electric designer radiators which heat by infrared
Infrared heat, heats a room in the same form of heat given off by the sun. The electric produces an infrared radiated heat which travels in a direct line from the heat source to warm people and objects directly and instantly. As objects warm they then add to the warmth by the convection process outlined above. So they use a combination of radiated and convected heat to provide efficient and effective home comfort heating.
Wall mounted convection heat electric designer radiators
Agadon's wall mounted convection heat electric designer radiators come in a suite of styles, sizes and finishes. With vertical flat panel, mirror options ideal for bathrooms or hallways, duplex for higher heat output, elegant glass finish, large or small tube designs or stunning wall art. With a heating element accessory you can also easily convert any of our fantastic designer towel rails to pure electric. The range of finishes, options and sizes means whatever your looking for in a convection heat electric designer radiator - we've got it!
Slimline wall mounted infrared heat electric designer radiators
Agadon's wall mounted convection heat electric designer radiators come in a suite of styles, sizes and finishes. Available in vertical or horizontal, the energy efficient infrared designer radiators come in metal or glass colour finish or stunning wall art.
Why are electric radiators are cheaper to install?
Electric radiators are cheaper to install than central heating 'wet radiator systems' especially in areas such as extensions where it proves far more cost effective to install an electric radiator instead of extending an existing central heating pipeline to supply a new wet radiator. Electric radiators have quickly become the standard for new builds, popular in apartments, extensions and offices.
How to calculate the heat output do you need from your electric designer radiator
If you are unsure on the size of the electric radiator you need, you can use our BTU calculator to provide you with a recommendation based on the size of your room. Quickly input information, room size, room type, etc, and our room calculator will provide you with a wattage. This wattage can then be used to select the best electric radiator model for your specific room.