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What are the different types of Storage Heaters?

Mar 25

As technology evolves, translations of new products often get lost. Electric storage heaters have been around since the 1960s, exploiting night-time electricity tariffs to provide an economical hea...

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Electric Water Heaters vs Conventional Water Heaters

Mar 19

Need a heater, get a gas boiler, right? Wait! Are you sure that’s the best option for you? Expensive, large, untrustworthy. Replacing an old boiler and fitting a new one is one of the co...

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Debunking the Electric Radiator Jargon

Mar 18

There are so many electric radiators to choose from with so many features and functions, but what does all the jargon mean? We take a look at many of the functions available for electric radiators ...

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Which size radiator do I choose?

Feb 28

Choosing the right size radiator can hugely affect the comfort of your home. Too many times homeowners have overpaid on energy bills or been dissatisfied with their heating solutions. Considerin...

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What is the difference between manual and automatic storage heaters?

Feb 28

From the swinging sixties to present day, the electric storage heater has been a loveable addition to the home. Effective, reliable, retro, the storage heater has gained a somewhat nostalgic follow...

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Where can a portable heater be used?

Feb 27

As a lightweight hassle-free method of rapidly heating any indoor space - simply plug in and go. Most plug in portable heaters are not suitable where they are likely to be exposed to water; such as...

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Are radiators easy to install?

Feb 27

Yes, radiators are easy to install as they do not require any of the extensive pipe-work that central heating demands. Some of our products are supplied fitted with a standard UK three pin plug,...

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How do I consume less electricity?

Feb 27

Program your heating radiators and ensure that your home has a good level of thermal insulation. You should set the Economy to a lower temperature setting when the room is not occupied.

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Will a heated towel rail heat your bathroom?

Feb 27

Provided the towel rail is the right size, it will heat your bathroom. If you intend to use a towel radiator as the sole source of heating in your bathroom, then be sure to choose a towel radiator ...

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What size fuse should be used in my appliances plug?

Feb 27

There is a formula for working out the fuse rating for each appliance. P (Power in Watts) / V (Voltage) = I (current in Amps) Note that you should always ensure that you round it up if it is ...

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Are Far Infrared heaters safe?

Feb 27

Herschel far infrared heating is 100% natural for our bodies and our well-being. The human body is designed to accept and emit infrared waves. Far Infrared heating works on the basis of gentle, ...

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How do Far Infrared directional heaters work?

Feb 27

Directional heating is ideal for use in heating up large spaces heating up people and objects without needing to heat the entire room. Far infrared heaters are fast becoming the energy efficient he...

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Why choose electric radiators?

Feb 27

Electric heaters do not burn fuel internally to generate heat, so there are no associated safety risks such as carbon monoxide poisoning or explosions. As there are no radiators to leak or burst...

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How many storage heaters do I need to heat a property effectively?

Feb 27

It is important to install the correct number of heaters to ensure the system works properly. We have a variety of options to help you work out the correct products for your requirements and offer ...

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What is Lot 20?

Feb 27

The Lot 20 Directive sets a mandatory minimum specification requirement addressing inefficient products in order to reach overall carbon reduction targets. Previously targeted categories include: L...

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What is Fuzzy Logic?

Feb 27

Fuzzy logic is a mathematical technique for generating a spectrum of values between discrete binary values (0-1, TRUE-FALSE, ON-OFF). These numbers are said to be "fuzzy" in the sense the...

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What are British Thermal Units (BTU)?

Feb 27

British Thermal Units (BTU) is a unit for the measurement of the heat output of a heater or radiator. When converting from BTU to Watts (W) - simply divide by 3.412 When converting from Watts t...

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What is the room calculator and how do you use it?

Feb 27

To help you find the best heater for your room, we have created an easy-to-use Room Calculator. Before you begin, you will need 2 measurements: The width (in metres) of the room Length (...

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Why choose an Electric Combi boiler?

Feb 27

Electric combination boilers are becoming increasingly popular as alternatives to gas boilers. They work by using electricity to deliver heat to radiators and to provide hot water. Benefits: Ele...

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What is Far Infrared?

Feb 27

Infrared wavelengths themselves are divided into 3 distinct categories, due to the different physical characteristics of each wavelength. Near Infrared - (IRA, Short wave or Bright Infrared heat...

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Why choose Panel heaters?

Feb 27

Panel heaters provide instant, controllable heat and are suitable for almost any room; however, they are particularly suited to occasional use rooms. Panel heaters do not have to be expensive to...

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What is an IP rating?

Feb 22

Ingress protection ratings determine the level of effectiveness an electrical product is against foreign bodies and liquids affecting its inner-workings. The higher the IP rating the more resistant...

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Product Focus - The Haverland ULTRAD

Feb 18

Energy Saving Intelligent Heating Introducing the new Haverland ULTRAD - Control this ultra clever wave style electric radiator with a smart device or let it automatically learn your lifestyle a...

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Which Electric Radiator should I choose? Gel? Oil? or Dry?

Dec 14

Choosing which electric radiator is right for your project can be a difficult enough decision - as there are often many things to consider. Oil/Gel filled radiators. Dry radiators. ...

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What is the difference between Electric Radiators & Electric Heaters?

Dec 12

Heaters, schmeaters. With so much innovation in the development of new electric heating products, you can be forgiven for being somewhat exasperated by the vast array of heating choices availabl...

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Product Focus - Dimplex Quantum Storage Heater

Feb 7

The Quantum heating system The Dimplex Quantum high heat retention storage heater is up to 27% cheaper to run and uses 22% less energy than comparable static storage heaters. Featuring exception...

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The NEW Second Generation Rointe Kyros electric radiator!

Dec 4

The New Lot 20 approved Rointe Kyros includes advanced functionality accessible through the easy to use visual menu, with corresponding icons for each separate function. The second generation Ro...

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The Rointe D Series - Hotel Owner Magazine recommended as technology to watch in 2017

Sep 19

At Heater Shop we have always known that the Rointe D Series was just pretty great as the technology is not only useful and easy to use, but more technologically advanced than any other heating pro...

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Heater Shop Trade Accounts

Jul 12

Exclusive trade discount for Heater Shop trade customers. Its quick and easy, simply complete our trade application form and we aim to get back to you within 24 hours (Monday to Friday) with you...

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Mirror Heating Pad Demisters demystified

Apr 3

What does a Demister mirror heating pad do? A Demister mirror heating pad is an ultra-thin self-adhesive heating pad that fits inconspicuously behind virtually any mirror keeping the mirror ...

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Product Focus - Dimplex PLX and PLX TI Panel Heaters

Mar 22

Dimplex PLX TI and Dimplex PLX Panel Heaters - Our best sellers for a reason! The Dimplex PLX and PLX TI range are great a choice for domestic and commercial use. The Dimplex PLX and PLX TI a...

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IP Ratings and Bathroom Zones explained

Feb 22

A bathroom can be a confusing place in your home to heat, with many radiators being unsuitable for installation - an electric towel rail seems the obvious choice. An electric towel rail offers some...

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FREE remote when you buy 3 Rointe Kyros electric radiators

Feb 1

The Rointe promotion is an excellent opportunity to grab yourself a FREE Rointe ACMI120 Remote control which is compatible with all Rointe Kyros electric heaters. All you need to do is enter the co...

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T'was the week before Christmas

Dec 20

T'was the week before Christmas, when all through the office, not a salesman was tired, not even the novice. The telephones were ringing and answered with care, as next-day delivery heaters ...

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Which size Rointe Kyros electric radiators are available?

Nov 30

Due to popular demand we have compiled a summary of all Rointe Kyros Electric radiator sizes for quick comparison. These include the standard Rointe Kyros electric radiators and the low profile Roi...

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Introducing the Elnur Connected range of Wi-Fi compatible heaters

Nov 8

Elnur Connected is the new smart way to control your heating - with the world's first range of multiple electric heating appliances controllable from a single app using a smartphone or tablet. ...

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Remember remember the 5th of November...

Nov 2

November is a month that has much to remember. Fireworks and the infamous Guy Fawkes on the 5th November, the USA Election on the 8th November (which is particularly interesting this year), Reme...

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Don’t forget the clocks go back on October 30th!

Oct 4

October is here and the clocks go back - meaning we all gain a well-deserved extra hour on what often marks the first frost and human hibernation mode. 2016 is particularly significant as it is ...

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PayPal is here for Heater Shop!

Sep 20

We now accept PayPal as an additional online payment method, which is beneficial for both us and for you, giving extra protection and security online – and here’s why we think that you ...

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Bling your Bathroom

Jul 18

Blinging your bathroom doesn't necessarily mean covering in it rhinestones Kardashian style, but simply adding a bit of sophistication and bravura to a sanctuary that is used more than you migh...

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Electric Heating for Hallways

Jun 21

Its 5:35pm as you pull up to the driveway after a monotonous journey home- when you finally open the front door only to be greeted by... the dreaded hallway. The first thing you want when you si...

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Heatershop visit the Spanish Rointe Factory

May 25

When Rointe invited Heater Shop to visit their factory in Spain we obviously said yes – A long weekend away to Spain exploring where our best selling products are actually developed and produ...

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Heating your Conservatory at a glance...

May 19

If you are thinking about designing and building your perfect Conservatory you will need to consider your heating and ventilation, so that you are able to use it all year round. Due to conservat...

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Elnur RFE Series & RXE Series Electric Radiators

May 2

Heater Shop sell quality Rointe heating products at the lowest prices – in particular, the Rointe Kyros electric heaters have proved very popular with our customers. To complement the Rointe ...

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Haverland Conservatory Electric Radiator

Apr 30

The stunning Haverland RC12B electric conservatory radiator is hugely efficient and combines both radiant and convection heat. It's short height makes it ideal for conservatories, garden rooms,...

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Save Money & Energy: Top Heating Apps For Your Smart Phone

Apr 27

In the modern day of technology, you probably have loads of apps on your smart phone or tablet. Exercise, cooking, and business there’s an app for everything nowadays. But which ones do you u...

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Rointe Kyros Electric Radiators

Apr 14

Heater Shop sell quality Rointe heating products at the lowest prices – in particular, the Rointe Kyros electric heaters have proved very popular with our customers. Low consump...

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Increasing the value of your property using Electric Heating

Apr 9

Improving the market value of your home Although energy efficiency is not the primary driver when a potential buyer is considering the purchase of your home - it most certainly would draw them i...

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Spring has sprung and Summer is just around the corner...

Apr 7

Refresh your property this spring with Electric Heating. Spring has finally arrived and it may only be 13°C, but the locals are out in force at the slightest hint of sunshine in their shor...

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