Energy and Heating

  1. How do Electric Heated Towel Rails work?

    How do Electric Heated Towel Rails work?
    Having an electric heated towel rail installed in your home can be a very convenient solution to keeping your towels warm and dry. If you have a gas boiler and central heating, an electric heated towel rail is easy to install without needing to connect it up to the pipe network in your home. Alternatively, if you don't have central...
  2. Why place radiators under windows?

    Why place radiators under windows?
    One of the most common questions we receive at Trade Radiators is a variation of "should I install my radiator underneath a window?" In this article we'll answer this common question so that you are fully informed when deciding the best place to install your radiators. Inefficient single glazing The idea that the area below the window is the best...
  3. What heating system should I choose?

    What heating system should I choose?
    If you're building or refurbishing a property, then you might be starting from scratch and deciding to install a brand new heating system. In this article, we'll discuss the three main types of domestic heating system to help you make an informed decision. 1. Standard Gas Central Heating This is the most common type of heating system and is usually...
  4. Why is my gas bill so high?

    Why is my gas bill so high?
    According to British Gas, the average monthly gas bill for a medium use household is £36.30. However, whatever your family's average bill, if you've had a gas bill come through recently, it's probably much higher than a bill for the same period last year. The Covid-19 / coronavirus situation has inevitably taken it's toll on our gas bills in 2020...
  5. How efficient are electric radiators?

    How efficient are electric radiators?
    With the vast majority of us spending a lot of time at home at the moment, we're also having to use the heating much more. For those who don't have a conventional, hot water central heating system, it's common to wonder how efficient electric radiators actually are. In this article, we'll take a look at the efficiency of modern electric...
  6. How to heat a home cheaply and efficiently in 2020

    How to heat a home cheaply and efficiently in 2020
    Due to the social distancing measures introduced by the UK Government, many more of us are staying at home for much longer periods of time than usual. Not only does this have an effect on our work and the supplies we need, having ourselves and our families at home a lot more also means we are increasing the use of...
  7. The Complete Guide to Heated Towel Rails

    Welcome to our comprehensive guide providing you with everything you need to know about heated towel rails. We'll cover the whole process of choosing, buying and installing a heated towel rail, so that you can get the perfect size, style and finish for your room. You'll also learn some vital maintenance tips, helping you to increase the longevity of your...
  8. Is drying clothes on a radiator bad?

    Is drying clothes on a radiator bad?
    Not everyone has space for a tumble dryer and, with the recent news of tumble dryer fires, a lot of people have been put off of them. But if it's raining outside or you live in an apartment without outdoor space, then sticking things on a radiator can be an easy solution. However, while it might be a quick fix...
  9. What is dual fuel heating and how does it work?

    What is dual fuel heating and how does it work?
    Dual fuel central heating systems are able to heat homes using two different power sources, usually gas and electricity. Although many people will not have heard of these types of central heating systems, they are becoming increasingly popular as they can be quite beneficial to a householder. Below we'll look at what dual fuel heating is and how it differs...
  10. Do radiator materials affect heating output?

    Do radiator materials affect heating output?
    You might not think that the material a radiator is made out of can have an impact on the amount of heat a radiator emits. You might not even be aware that radiators come in different materials. However, not all radiator materials are created equal. In fact, there are several types of different metals that radiators are manufactured from and...

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