Energy and Heating

  1. Should heated towel rails be left on?

    Should heated towel rails be left on?

    Heated towel rails are designed to be left on all the time and there are no safety issues to consider if you decide you want to keep them running. A standard heated towel rail will typically come on and off in accordance with the main central heating system. An electric rail has an on/off switch and most contain an automatic... Read More...
  2. The Complete Guide to Dual Fuel Heating

    Welcome to Trade Radiator’s Complete Guide to Dual Fuel Heating. We’re here to be the only guide you’ll ever need when it comes to all things dual fuel heating and dual fuel radiators. We wanted to create a place where our customers, or anyone who wants information on the topic, can come and get answers to all the burning questions... Read More...
  3. Top 10 Most Common Boiler Questions Asked in 2020

    Top 10 Most Common Boiler Questions Asked in 2020

    Boilers are a 'hot topic' this year and they are a heating component that many people have questions about. In this article, we answer the most common questions about boilers which, we hope, will improve your knowledge and help you feel more confident about choosing the right boiler for your home. 1. Which boiler is best? The most common type... Read More...
  4. What is the cheapest heating system to run?

    What is the cheapest heating system to run?

    Heating your home can sometimes feel quite expensive, especially during winter. Therefore, it's important to understand what different types of heating there are, how much they cost and the factors that can influence the amount you spend on heating. 3 mains types of heating Standard central heating This is the most popular type of heating system in the UK and... Read More...
  5. 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... Read More...
  6. 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... Read More...
  7. 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... Read More...
  8. 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... Read More...
  9. 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... Read More...
  10. 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... Read More...

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