Heating your office efficiently

An electric radiator mounted to the wall with a home office in view

Being productive in your office means being comfortable. And to be a comfortable environment, your office must be warm and draft-free. Electric heating is the most common heating solution for commercial office environments, with its easy installation, predictable costs, noise-free operation, and easy control.  Electric radiators are also a quick, simple and low-cost way to […]

The electric heating jargon buster

This guide will help you understand everything you need to know about common electric heating terminology and technology. Electric central heating Think of central heating and you probably think of a gas-fired boiler and water-filled radiators, or possibly oil central heating instead. But electricity powers many homes around the UK as the sole source of […]

Gas central heating ban in new homes

From 2025, new home builders will not be able to install gas central heating due to a new government mandate to tackle fossil fuel emissions. Climate change ‘crisis’ 15% of the UK’s planet-warming gases come from heating our homes. And gas is currently the primary source of heating in around 85% of our homes. Efforts […]

Free guide to electric storage heaters

About storage heaters Storage heaters are a good option for households not connected to the gas grid and need to use electricity as a heat source. Storage heaters work by drawing electricity (effectively, ‘charging’ like a very large rechargeable battery) and gradually releasing that stored electricity as heat. They are designed to take advantage of […]

Electric heating is greener and cleaner than gas

Wind turbines

Government figures released in 2018 show that electric heating is better for the environment than gas. This revelation is due to investments in renewable energy, plus a reduced reliance on coal-fired power stations. Another big influence is a re-think on how carbon emissions for new houses are measured. Renewable energy There has been a huge […]

Energy saving and Lot 20

New legislation called ‘Lot 20’ came into force at the start of 2018 that aims to make domestic heating products more efficient. The large majority of installed electric heaters will no longer be compliant and future products will have to be upgraded to meet the standards set out in Lot 20. The new products, like those sold by 21st Century Heating, will now have energy-saving features like digital controls with greater accuracy to reduce energy consumption, programmable temperature control with 7-day timers, open window detection as standard in order to be compliant.

Running costs (tariff guide)

Choosing the right electric heating tariff is just as important as choosing the right radiators for your home. Different tariffs offer different off-peak times when your electricity will be cheaper. We’re here to help you spend less on your electricity. The right tariff will depend on what kind of heating you have in your home: […]