There is a definite chill in the air and as you reach for yet another blanket to wrap around your shoulders you might be thinking; shouldn’t my radiators be doing a bit more?
While dads everywhere would applaud you for adding another layer rather than touching the thermostat, there are some other solutions you can try.
Sure, you could comb over your home for any signs of drafts and plug them up with caulk or under door excluders. You might even invest in thermal curtains to trap the heat, but if you have tried all those types of tips and still get shivery then an electric radiator might be the perfect option for you. When someone says electric radiator, you might be conjuring up images of clunky looking heaters that cost a ridiculous amount to run and always seem to be in prime position to be tripped over. However, heaters and radiators are not the same things. In fact, modern electric radiators look almost identical to standard radiators. Don’t believe me? Take a look at the beauties available here: https://www.traderadiators.com/.
Now that you have seen some options, why should you get one?
To boost the heat in specific rooms
The magic of an electric radiator is that it can be turned on and off with just a flick of a switch. This means that you don’t need to worry about increasing the heat in every room in the house just to get one room warm. Because an electric radiator is its own closed system it can be turned up or down as needed and it is only that radiator that will get warm, saving you on a larger heating bill.
With so many of us working from home these days the addition of an electric radiator to your home office could be the perfect way to keep it cosy but looking stylish.
A no-fuss solution for renovations
If you have been tackling a renovation project – say making a basement liveable or turning your attic space into a spare bedroom, the addition of radiators can be problematic – to say the least.
Having to work out where existing plumbing is installed, and how new pipes can connect to it, can be a bit of a nightmare. With an electric option, you don’t need to worry about any of that. All you need is a place to plug it in and I think we can all agree that getting an electrician to add some extra power outlets, as part of the project, is a whole lot easier than having a plumber ripping up floors.
My absolute favourite use for an electric radiator though is in the bathroom, in the form of a heated towel rail. Nothing beats the feeling of stepping out the shower or bath and being able to wrap yourself up in a warm towel. Likewise, any guest will appreciate drying their hands on a warm towel rather than a damp one! Because you don’t need to boot up the whole heating system to get it warm you can have toasty towels whenever you want. Why not consider adding a smart thermostat that lets you turn it on from your phone so you can get things going before you even step out of bed?
I hope this has opened your eyes to the possibility of an electric radiator. It might not seem like an obvious choice but the benefits, and the convenience, are huge.