Type 1: Central Heating Radiators
These radiators have a number of pros:
- They are cheap to run as they take very little extra energy than the rest of your central heating. It’s simply the addition of one radiator. Plus, bathrooms tend to be warmer than other rooms, so a TRV will help to keep prices down.
- They're cheap to buy. They don’t have any extra features in comparison to any other central heating radiator, and so they are comparable on price.
- They come in a wide range of shapes and sizes.
Of course, there are cons too:
- They’re difficult to use in summer because it means switching on the entire central heating system.
- Like any other central heating radiator, they have the potential to leak and cause damage to pipes (these issues are rare, but they do exist).
Type 2: Electric Radiators of Dual Fuel
Electric Bathroom Radiators are a common choice. Namely because they have a number of pros:
- They are independent of the central heating, so you can use them whenever you want.
- If you have night rate electricity, they are often cheaper to run than central heating radiators.
- With the dual fuel electric bathroom radiators, you can choose between the central heating or electricity tariffs as you need to, and this can help you to save money when done correctly.
However, they have their cons too:
- It means having electricity in the bathroom. Some people are uncomfortable with this.
- Whilst the range of products is large, it is not as large as the range of central heating radiators.
- There is twice the amount of maintenance checks as you have to check both the pipes and the electrics. It means an extra five minutes work every six months and most of you will be fine with that.
We hope that you now have a good idea about which type of bathroom radiator is better suited to your needs.
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