But even with a radiator in every room there can sometimes be a need for an electric stand-alone one. Typically this may be in a new conservatory that might need a little warmth on cooler summer evenings when the rest of the system is turned off for the season.
It may also be useful to have vertical electric radiators in bathrooms where wall space is limited.And where a little warmth is needed throughout most of the year particularly first thing in the morning and again last thing at night.
Some remoter regions of the UK may not have mains gas and an all-electric radiator system may be the only alternative. Generally gas is considered cheaper than electricity but there are times when a mix of the two particularly during spring and autumn can be an advantage.
With many property conversions particularly in inner cities where space is at a premium, smaller multiple dwellings may be made from just one larger property. These starter apartments or more usually rental properties may be designed for just one or two professionals.
Space saving design with these one or two bedroom properties sometimes has to involve some clever innovative thought. For example, there are mirrored radiators that not only have a dual purpose but helps give the impression of more space than there is.
These smaller properties may well benefit from electric radiators fitted into awkward smaller places such as below windows and in alcoves. Choosing radiators can be rewarding as there are so many new designs and finishes that they can become part of the room’s décor.
Electric radiators are quick to heat and clean to run. There is no rattling of pipes and with thermostat control do not have to be too expensive to run. This is particularly true with smaller well-insulated properties that are generally empty during the working day.