Heating Systems

Electric heating

Electric heaters look like a conventional "wet” system radiator, heat up and operate like "wet” system radiators and all without the requirement of a central heating boiler. The range has been developed to accommodate the smallest easy-to-heat room to the larger hard-to-heat room. All electric radiators can simply be plugged into a standard domestic wall socket however for a fully controllable central heating system they can be spur wired into your existing storage heating sockets and the wiring taken back to a unique Electric Heating Company Control Box.

Radiative Heating

Radiative heaters contain a heating element that reaches a high temperature. The element is usually packaged inside a glass envelope resembling a light bulb and with a reflector to direct the energy output away from the body of the heater. Radiative heaters are ideal for basements and garages where spot heating is desired. More generally, they are an excellent choice for task-specific heating.

Radiant heaters operate silently and due to the focused intensity of heat it is advised to keep these heaters away from nearby furnishings as a safety measure.

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Night Store Heaters

Night storage heaters can be a good option for households who use electricity to heat their home. Most storage heaters are wall-mounted and look a bit like radiators. They work by drawing electricity over the course of a few hours at night, and storing it as heat in a ‘bank’ of clay or ceramic bricks to use the following day. The advantage is that they can consume electricity at night – when it’s cheap – and then give out the heat many hours later.

They work best if the household is on an Economy 7 tariff. This is an arrangement with an energy supplier by which the electricity that a household uses at night is much cheaper than that used during the day – typically about a third of the price.

Advantages include...

Storage heaters while often still more expensive than equivalent gas or oil fired heating systems are much cheaper than running the same amount of electrical heating using electricity at regular daytime rates

The storage heater runs at night so your home is warm to wake up to, instead of conventional heating systems which usually are turned off at night so you wake up to a cold home

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Convection Heaters

convection heater is a heater which operates by air convection currents circulating through the body of the appliance, and across its heating element. This heats up the air, causing it to increase in volume and so become buoyant and rise. Oil heaters are an example of this kind of heating appliance.

convection heater may have an electrical heater element, a hot water coil, or a steam coil. Because of the natural ventilation, they are quieter in operation than fan heaters.

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Electric Underfloor Heating

Underfloor heating systems - which can sit beneath stone, tile, wooden or even carpeted surfaces - will help to keep cold floors and rooms toasty, and can offer an alternative to using radiators to deliver central heating.

There are two main types of floor heating to choose from:electric underfloor heating, which is also known as a dry system, and water, pump-driven, underfloor heating, which is known as a wet system.

It is usually recommended that underfloor heating is installed during a home renovation. This is due to the need of lifting up the flooring which can be a bit messy. 

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