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5 Reasons to Replace Storage Heaters in Your Rental Property

26th March, 2018
Posted by Safiya Shaikh

As a landlord, it’s all about finding the perfect balance between happy tenants and low maintenance costs. Gas central heating requires the most maintenance out of the major heating solutions, with electrical heating options often being more efficient. However not all electrical solutions are the best way of heating a rental property. Let’s discuss why you should be replacing storage heaters in your …

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Step by Step Guide to a Home Heating Evaluation

13th March, 2018
Posted by Safiya Shaikh

Despite house temperatures being a large contributing factor to the comfort of our homes, ensuring that a home has the most efficient heating system possible is often something that is neglected. Heating systems are something we usually inherit when we buy a house and many of us don’t think to replace or update them.  If you find yourself fighting with your radiators to achieve the right temperature, …

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What Size Electric Radiator do I Need?

8th March, 2018
Posted by Safiya Shaikh

When you’ve decided to install electric radiators into your home, choosing the right one is only half the battle. As well as style, you also need to decide on size. Some of our electric radiators are available in six different sizes so that you can find one that perfectly fits your room! For many, deciding on the measurements and wattage that you need from a radiator can be a confusing concept. However, …

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How to Detect Heat Loss in a House

28th February, 2018
Posted by Carl White

Knowing how to detect heat loss in a house is an often-overlooked skill when it comes to home improvement. If your home doesn’t retain warmth properly then no heating can be truly efficient. There’s a few quick checks and tests you can do to find out where heat loss is happening in your home, and we’ll run through them in this blog. Upstairs vs Downstairs  You should first check if …

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Installing Electric Radiators: Your Questions Answered

22nd February, 2018
Posted by Safiya Shaikh

When it comes to electric radiators , installation has never been so easy. Unlike with gas central heating radiators, electric radiators are not restricted to the placement of pipes within a wall. Instead, electric radiators can be placed anywhere that has access to an electrical plug socket, as long as there is enough wall space. For those who haven’t tried or installed electric radiators before, …

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Top Heating Tips for Moving into a New Home

16th February, 2018
Posted by Carl White

You don’t have to look far to find tips for moving into a new home, but it can be tricky to come across useful, specialist advice. General heating tips are often vague recommendations like noting your meter readings when you move in, for instance. We think you deserve some quality home heating advice – our quick guide will stand you in pretty good stead for the big moving day and those first few …

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6 Ways to Achieve a More Sustainable Lifestyle

14th February, 2018
Posted by Carl White

With rising household costs and green issues being a news staple , having a sustainable lifestyle isn’t a fad anymore. Living sustainably doesn’t have to be expensive, either. There’s plenty that you can do to cut down on both your carbon emissions and your household expenses. In this blog, we’ll run through 6 ways to be sustainable in your home.  1. Limit Everyday Purchases The phrase …

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6 Tips on Finding the Right Electric Radiator for your Extension

6th February, 2018
Posted by Safiya Shaikh

Choosing to extend your home and design a new space is an extremely exciting prospect. It’s a decision that many homeowners choose to make, whether it be in the form of a new kitchen, conservatory, bathroom, or other space. Being able to extend your living space without having to completely move house is often a decision favoured by many. But with the excitement of a new extension comes many important …

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Why are Radiators Placed under Windows?

26th January, 2018
Posted by Safiya Shaikh

The correct positioning of radiators has long been debated and can often be confusing. Why are radiators placed under windows in many homes? Whether you are building a new house or extension, are looking to relocate your radiators, or are just generally a little curious, we have put together the reasons why radiators are often placed under windows, to clear the confusion once and for all.  …

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Budget Home Improvements for 2018

24th January, 2018
Posted by Safiya Shaikh

The new year is the perfect time to get round to doing those home improvements you’ve been thinking about doing. Perhaps you’ve recognised that your home needs some sprucing up but you’re struggling to identify what you should do. Or maybe you’re not able to commit a large budget to big home renovations. Either way, this is often the case for many but the truth is, you don’t need to break the bank …

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How to Make your Home Automated

19th January, 2018
Posted by Carl White

It can be hugely daunting when looking how to make your home automated in the modern age. There’s a vast amount of smart home solutions available, and it’s easy to lose track of what’s actually new and how much you should expect to pay. In this blog, we’ll take a look at the best starting points and essential modern upgrades for ultimate smart home control. Lighting …

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Why Electric Radiators are Nothing like Storage Heaters

17th January, 2018
Posted by Carl White

In a straight radiator shootout – picture an electric radiators vs storage heaters grudge match – there can only really be one winner. Storage heaters are a remnant of a bygone era, whereas electric radiators are the heating system that is looking towards the future. The two couldn’t be further apart, and we explore the crucial differences in your decision to chuck out the old and bring in the …

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Which Electric Radiators are the Cheapest to Run?

12th January, 2018
Posted by Safiya Shaikh

If you’re looking to invest in a new heating system or simply add some more warmth in addition to your existing system, you might have seen electric radiators popping up as a potential option. For those unfamiliar with electric radiators, you might be wondering which electric radiators are the cheapest to run , so we’ve gathered all of the information you need to know and the features you need to …

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Can you Cover Electric Radiators?

9th January, 2018
Posted by Safiya Shaikh

As long as there have been radiators there have been radiator covers, but is this the case for electric radiators and electric radiator covers? We dive into the science (and the style) to give you a definitive answer once and for all – can you cover electric radiators? Forget what you think you know – radiator covers and cabinets are NOT efficient We know, we know…it’s a controversial claim. …

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Should You Be Heating Your Home Room by Room?

19th December, 2017
Posted by Alex King

Confusion over what heating you should use, where you should place radiators and what the ideal home temperature should be are all common concerns for homeowners. Finding the answer online can cause further confusion with many opposing views over how to heat our homes. Nevertheless, we try to resolve all confusion by clearly providing the answers to all your heating queries. One of the most heated …

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4 Gas Central Heating Problems You Can (and Should) Avoid

18th December, 2017
Posted by Alex King

As we may be all too aware, the majority of boiler and gas central heating problems occur over the winter months. The main reason is because boilers are often left inactive for long periods of time and have trouble working once they have been switched back on. A boiler breakdown is an expensive inconvenience that nobody wants to spend money on, especially around Christmas time. Although central …

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Why Electric Radiators are Great for Landlords

13th December, 2017
Posted by Amaya Salisbury

As a landlord, choosing the best heating solution for both your tenants and your own requirements can be a challenge. Installation, maintenance and energy costs all need to be considered, and there are many different heating devices to choose from. Electric radiators can provide a simple, cost-effective solution for heating rental properties. The benefits that they offer to both landlords and tenants …

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How to Lower Heating Costs in a New Home Extension

7th December, 2017
Posted by Safiya Shaikh

You’ve just decided to add a lovely new extension onto your home, but how are you going to heat it? This is one of the most important decisions to make due to heating features often needing to be installed before work is complete. However, after forking out for a new extension, the last thing you want to do is commit to a huge heating bill to add to your current household bills. But don’t worry, …

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Bathroom Radiators vs Towel Rails

4th December, 2017
Posted by Safiya Shaikh

When designing or sprucing up a bathroom, it takes a lot of time and consideration to work out the best design and format of your room. Many bathrooms are limited in terms of space, making it even harder to jigsaw all of the different aspects together. With this limited space, the last thing you want to do is have to use a whole wall to fit in a radiator. To combat this issue, bathroom radiators …

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The Benefits Of Choosing a Radiator Manufactured in the UK

29th November, 2017
Posted by Alex King

According to a recent study by The Telegraph regarding the increasing importance of UK manufacturing , one in six companies has "reshored" production in the past three years. We understand the importance of being UK manufacturers and we are proud to be the only aluminium energy efficient radiators to be produced in the UK. Read just a few of the many reasons why you should opt for a UK based manufacturer …

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