Storage Heaters Vs Electric Radiators

Having a comfortable, warm home is essential in maintaining a good quality of life and healthy wellbeing. These days we are spoiled for choice over a wide variety of heating options; but with so many to choose from, it's hard to suss out which system would work best for us. With every heating option there…

Having a comfortable, warm home is essential in maintaining a good quality of life and healthy wellbeing. These days we are spoiled for choice over a wide variety of heating options; but with so many to choose from, it's hard to suss out which system would work best for us.

With every heating option there are pros and cons, advantages and disadvantages; so it is important that you choose the option best suited to your individual warmth needs.

Let's take a look at Storage Heaters.

Storage heaters are great for people who spend most of their time at home, for example older people, students, or stay at home mums. They store thermal energy at night when electricity is cheaper so that you can reap the rewards of warmth through the day. These heaters are reasonably low in cost to install and require very little maintenance and upkeep. They do not use gas (which is a diminishing resource) and are much cheaper to run than other traditional heating systems, keeping your home warm throughout the long, cold nights.

However, storage heaters are incredibly heavy and space-consuming. Because they offer no control for the user, stored (and paid for!) Heat can be wasted; on hot days the heater would obviously not be needed, but on the contrary, on very cold days the heater may not have enough heat to last the full day, which means the user would have to heat the home via other methods. Furthermore, storage heaters lose heat immediately as it is stored which means you will have a warm house overnight; Whether you want it to be warm or not! The controls on storage heaters can be confusing and the system often emits quite a dry heat. This dry heat as well as the constant air circulation can be hazardous to asthma and allergy sufferers. Storage heaters have also been known to leave stains on walls, and because they become extremely hot, they can cause nasty burns. Finally; If you need to turn your storage heater on during the day, you will be paying the standard electricity rate which can be very pricey.

How about Electric Radiators then?

Electric radiators are perfect for people who are out and about all day, such as working families. The new revolutionary energy efficient electric radiators are sleek and discreet, ideal for any home and any room of the house. Accurate and easy to use temperature controls allow the user to dictate the heating schedule 24/7 to reserve a comfortable level of warmth. The cost of running this heater is much lower than traditional electric heaters thanks to the clever built-in energy management system which produces a high quality of heat that does not aggravate asthma or allergy victims. Easy to install yourself in under ten minutes; you simply attach the radiator to the wall and plug it in; viola! This heater requires strongly any maintenance and is safe for children and animals as it is fitted with a safety thermal limiter; so no more burns! The electric radiator does not leave any dirty stains on your walls and has a very long life-span.

The only downside to the electric radiator is that it uses the standard tariff of electricity …

So, which heating system works best for you?