What are vertical electric designer radiators?
1 February 2021
Space saving, easy to install and can be dual fuel - vertical electric designer radiators will surprise you.
Perfect for boosting heating without expensive plumbing costs
Whether you have a wet central heating system or not, the likelihood is there will be a space in your house that is difficult to heat. With traditional plumbed systems adding an additional radiator can lead to major works and expense. Vertical electric designer radiators provide freedom because they can be used independent of a central heating system. This makes them perfect for bathrooms, kitchens and space which is less frequently used. Electric designer radiators could be the obvious answer to your heating requirements. There are three technologies you can consider and limitless options when it comes to the look you want.
How to choose the right vertical electric designer radiator technology
They all can come with in-depth programming and energy-saving features so they’re every bit as controllable as a 'traditional wet central heating system radiator' – the only real difference is in how they work. Understanding the technologies will help you choose the best fit for your heating requirements, look and budget.
There are three heating technologies and two heating processes
100% Electric - These work where an electric element heats water in a radiator which is not connected to a traditional 'wet' central heating system and operates by 'convection'.
Infrared - Infrared radiators work by turning electricity into infrared energy, instant like the heat from the sun, which hits surfaces that warm up, to warm the room.
Dual Fuel - A dual fuel radiator is connected to both your central heating system and your electrics with the addition of an electrical heating element. It operates by 'convection'.
Each heating technology provides an effective heating solution with the added benefit of an appearance that could be bold, striking and vivid, subtle or disguised as wall art. This means the vertical electric designer radiator styles can be worked into any interior layout. They are as attractive as they are efficient room heaters.
Key benefits of vertical electric designer radiators
- Space Saving - Vertical electric radiators are great home heating solutions for rooms with less available wall space. Requiring only a narrow section of a wall, they utilise the full room height to radiate heat.
- Easy to install - A vertical electric designer radiator needs access to a 13am socket, so at it's most simple you can put a plug on the lead supplied and plug it in.
- Dual fuel option - A dual fuel designer radiator is a wet system radiator that also has an electric heating element inside.
Space saving vertical electric designer radiator
Vertical radiators are a perfect space saving solution and a stylish alternative to conventional horizontal radiators. This is because they require only a narrow section of a wall as they utilise the full room height to radiate heat. The space saving benefits of vertical electric radiators mean that they’ll look good in any room you choose.
The electric element of these vertical radiators can in fact be added to any model of radiator, you just need to ensure the heating element fits safely inside the style you need. The heating elements are long and thin, and the longer the element, the higher the wattage and the greater the capacity for heating. Which is why tall vertical electric designer radiators are perfect.
Dual fuel electric vertical designer radiators
Dual fuel electric vertical designer radiators combine standard wet system radiators with an electric heating element so you can have any style any where! A typical application is dual fuel in a bathroom, where you need towels to dry or if you feel the cold when you step out of the bath or shower. With the erratic temperatures of the British summer, the ability to heat a single room without having to switch the whole central heating system on, or alter every radiator’s TRV to minimum. Dual fuel is a great ‘simple’ cost effective option.
If you want to have a duel fuel designer radiator, then you need to ensure the heating element fits safely inside the style you need. The heating elements are long and thin, and the longer the element, the higher the wattage and the greater the capacity for heating. Which is why tall designer towel radiators are perfect for dual fuel conversions.
Infrared electric vertical designer radiators
Infrared room radiators emit a precise beam of heat that warms you directly by throwing out a steady stream of heat particles. With infrared room radiators, you don't have to wait to warm up when you step in from the cold, as with ordinary heaters. You warm up rapidly, with fast acting heat rays that dispel the cold. They're also great if you're sitting on the couch or at your desk because their heat is focused on you and not the entire room.