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3 Aug 2023

How to find the best electric radiator supplier for your needs

Anna Dearden
Home Sector Specialist

Electric radiators are becoming increasingly popular as a heating solution for homes and businesses. But with so many radiator suppliers on the market, how do you choose the right one for you? Our handy tips will help you work out the best electric radiators for your needs and how to compare quotes from different suppliers.

Tips for choosing the best electric radiator supplier

Whilst choosing a reputable electric radiator supplier might seem pretty straightforward, it’s important to consider factors like quality, price, warranty, energy efficiency, and availability. 

Work out what type of electric radiators you need

When it comes to working out what type of electric radiator you need there are a few things to consider:

  • Is it for a domestic or commercial space? 

  • What size room do you need to heat?

  • Do you need electric radiators for a bathroom or hallway?

  • What type of insulation does the property have?

  • Are you replacing another type of heating or installing radiators in a newly built space?

  • What level of wattage will you need?

Answering these questions will help you decide whether you want wall-mounted or free-standing electric radiators and what level of heating you need.

Look locally

Local suppliers are more likely to have a better understanding of the local climate and the heating requirements of homes in that area, enabling them to provide advice and recommendations on the best type of electric radiator for your home. 

Purchasing from a local supplier can also help to reduce the carbon footprint associated with shipping products from overseas, as the products will be transported a shorter distance. Local suppliers are also useful if you need any after-sales support or warranty repairs, local suppliers are more easily accessible and can provide a more convenient and timely service.

Decide whether you want professional installation services

Although electric radiators are considered a simpler installation in comparison to central heating radiators, it’s important to do your research before attempting to install yourself. 

Professional installation services for electric radiators are recommended for a safe and efficient setup. A professional installation service will have the necessary tools, knowledge, and expertise to install the radiator correctly, ensuring that all electrical connections are secure and that the unit is properly grounded.

Check their customer reviews

As with investing in any item or service, it’s always a good idea to check the supplier’s reviews. This will provide valuable insights into the radiator's performance and reliability, as well as the level of customer service offered by the manufacturer. 

Reviews can also highlight any common issues that users have encountered with the radiator, such as overheating or problems with the heating elements. Reading reviews from customers who have already purchased and used the radiator can help you make an informed decision and avoid potential issues.

Consider your budget and compare quotes

When it comes to fitting electric radiators in your home, it’s important to factor in the cost. On average, the installation of an electric radiator (including the supply of the radiator itself) costs around £500

Electric heaters are considered more efficient than standard gas boiler radiators, but can be more expensive to run. Make sure you shop around providers first before committing to one provider. It can be helpful to look at price comparison sites to help narrow down the most suitable suppliers for your need.

Anna Dearden
Home Sector Specialist
Combining in-depth research with an interest in all things home improvement, I aim to keep SpotDif readers up to date with interior design trends, renewable energy options, and more.
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