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 […]
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 […]
When you boil a kettle, only use as much water as you need Turn appliances off at the wall – don’t leave them on standby Use energy-saving light bulbs Defrost your freezer regularly Fill that cavity! Cavity wall insulation can cut around £115 off your heating bill each year Get draught excluders for outside doors, […]
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.
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: […]
Found the right radiator but confused about wattage? Found a heater that is energy efficient and would look great in your home but not sure what size should you select? “What size of electric heater should I buy” is a question we get asked all the time. Each electric heater in our product range has […]
Getting the heating right for your room depending on selecting a radiator or storage heater that has enough wattage to heat the space. Getting the wattage right means measuring the space accurately. Wattage and space As a rule of thumb, you’ll need roughly 10 watts of heating power for every square foot of floor area […]
In this article, we’ll cover why electric heating could be the right choice for your home. For many homeowners, electric heating is the easiest way to heat spaces in their home where a central heating system might not reach. After all, electricity is readily available. Installation Electric heating is easier and significantly cheaper to install than […]