Electric Radiators

Electric radiators are an excellent solution for heating. Whether your electricity is generated using fossil fuels or sustainable resources, they work just as well. Our range provides an economical and effective electric heating system. They offer quality, reliability, and easy installations with realistic running costs. Available as free standing or wall mounted, traditional to electric designer models, our range of luxury low cost stylish electric heaters offer an unrivaled level of quality and comfort for your home heating.

Heater Shop offers a wide range of energy efficient electric radiators from well-known brands to heat your home. Our range of products include Rointe, Dimplex and Haverland. Our models will suit households with all types of rooms and budgets.

Our heating solutions range from dry ceramic and aluminium core electric heaters to gel or oil filled. Many of the products offer features such as timers and thermostats. If you need help choosing a size then use our heating calculator or call us on 01473 276686 and one of our technical team will be happy to help you.

Savings and energy efficiency

Electric currently costs more than gas. However, as you can control electric more precisely with the use of thermostats and timers, in the long run, electric can work out to be the cheaper option over gas central heating. Evolving technology such as smart heating will make this type of heating more cost effective to run as the technology will start to understand your house needs and react instantly to ensure even less heat wastage to give you peace of mind.

Choosing the best size for your home

All our products show you what size room it heats up to in m2. If you are still unsure, you can you our room calculator which will provide you with all the details you need based on the size of your room, which area of the country you live in and which direction your property faces.

Simply enter a few details based on the above and the calculator will provide you with a wattage enabling you to choose your items based on the wattage needed for a room.

Difference between oil-filled, gel-filled and dry

This depends on the size, purpose and usage of the room in which it is being installed in.

A dry radiator will heat up quickly and efficiently, ensuring no heat energy is wasted when you do not need it. An oil-filled radiator will take a bit longer to heat your room but will heat your room for longer.

Oil-filled is seen to be safer than dry, as air flow to dry radiators can be affected by dust - therefore they can overheat and can be hot to the touch for children and animals. Low surface temperature dry electric radiators are available and although not widely available, they’re a great option for those who prefer the dry over oil filled.

A gel-filled radiator is quite like an oil filled radiator although it uses a thermodynamic gel rather than oil for greater efficiency.

Benefits

  • Ability to control each heater in your house separately
  • Highly accurate thermostats
  • 100% efficient meaning all electricity used is turned into heat
  • No heat loss from plumbing such as pipes and boilers
  • No maintenance is required
  • Low cost installation

Are they expensive to use?

As with other types of heating, they can be expensive if not used properly. The great thing about modern versions is that they have timers and thermostats, as well as the newer smart versions, which allows you to control your heating so that you only use it when you need it. For this reason, even though electric currently costs more than gas, electric heating can be just as cost effective, if not better than other heating methods.

What size do I need?

This mainly depends on the size of your room as that will dictate how much power is needed from a heater to keep the room warm. There are a few other factors to consider when working out what size heater you need such as the insulation in your home, whether you have north facing walls and which part of the country you live in. However, to make this easy, you can use our room calculator. Alternatively, all of our products shows a "heats up to" figure which shows which size room that particular product will heat up to. If you are still unsure, call us on 01473 276686 and we'll be happy to help you.

What's the difference between electric heaters and electric radiators?

The main difference between heaters and electric radiators is that radiators heat through radiation, very similar to how an open fire would heat your home whereas heaters produce heat through convection methods which usually entails using hot elements to create and send hot air around the room.

If you aren’t sure which product would be suitable for your household or commercial property, our expert team will be happy to provide you with more information and offer guidance to ensure you get the most effective and efficient heating for your needs. Call us now on 01473 276686.

If you are looking for more traditional radiators, we also stock a range of central heating radiators.

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Frequently asked questions

Most of our products comes with a fixing kit, which includes the brackets, plugs and screws. The majority of our products also come with an installation guide as well as a fixing template which allows you to measure exactly where screws and fixings need to be placed.

The application process is very simple however we do advise you have the product installed by an authorized professional installer if you are not comfortable with installing the product yourself.

Choosing the correct size radiator is crucial to the overall comfort and efficiency of your heating solution. Each of our product descriptions displays a measurement in m2 which represent the model’s recommended room floor area it can provide for.

To find out the size and wattage you require, first measure the space you intend to warm. You can do this be multiplying the length in meters with the width. Once you have this number you can enter it into our room calculator. The program will also ask you for some more information about your room including your location, orientation and insulation.

The room calculator will allocate you an appropriate minimal wattage which you can measure against the products in our collection, giving you a selection of products which are suitable for your needs.

Quite simply - oil filled, gel filled and dry electric radiators are all electrically efficient, but may be more appropriate for your installation depending on your specific requirements and the size of the room that needs heating.

Dry heaters are designed to heat up both quickly and efficiently whilst you are in the room, ensuring that no heat energy is wasted when you do not require it. An Oil or Gel filled heater on the other hand will take longer to heat up and release heat into a room, but will heat your room for longer even after being turned off as that retained heat is dispersed slower.

Oil filled radiators are also deemed to be safer than a dry electric radiator as air flow to dry radiators can be affected by dust - therefore they can overheat and can be hot to the touch for children and pets in comparison to an oil filled radiator. There are specific low surface temperature electric radiators available for dry technology, although these are not widely available – they are a fantastic option for those who prefer the dry technology electric radiator.

Gel filled radiator is very similar to the oil filled radiator, but uses a thermodynamic gel compound as an alternative to oil for heat diffusion around the internals of the radiators metal construction.

Please see our Which Electric Radiator should I choose? Gel filled? Oil filled? or Dry? article for further information.

Product reviews

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David Heywood
2 December 2020 07:27

Dimplex Q-Rad QRAD100E - Electric Radiator, 1000W

Well packaged items to protect in transport, easy installation which I did myself as had existing fixed terminal connection sockets available. Really like the control panel as it has a number settings which you can use either the preset functions or modify and tailor to your individual requirements. Great product and would recommend.

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Dimplex Q-Rad QRAD050E - Electric Radiator, 500W

Same comments as my five star rating for the 100w version

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Really excellent service, ordered my 3 heaters on the Wednesday and got delivered the next day. Also very good website in comparison to a few of their competitors.

Thank you very much for the really fantastic review of our service and delivery.

Excellent

David Myers
1 December 2020 11:20

Electrorad Digi-Line DE50DX125 - Double Electric Radiator, 2000W

It's an excellent radiator. Weighs about 40 kilos so it's a heavy lump. Looks just like a normal radiator rather than a cheap and nasty one.

You need a sturdy wall to mount it to.

It ash mostly cleared our damp problem in the conservatory. We can now use the conservatory.

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My call was returned next working day. The person I spoke ot knew what he was talking about.

This is brilliant to hear, thank you very much for the wonderful feedback.

Excellent

Trusted Customer
1 December 2020 08:24

Elnur RF4E-PLUS - Inertia Electric Radiator, 500W

Good product not the first time I’ve purchased this product

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I was recommended the heater shop and would use them again

Excellent

Wayne Shaw
30 November 2020 17:48

Rointe KRI0550RAD3 - Kyros - Electric Radiator, 550W, 5 Elements

Excellent thank you very quick service

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Excellent service

Brilliant to hear, thank you very much for the great review.

Excellent

Trusted Customer
30 November 2020 16:45

Harmoni Duero+ HDP1000 - Wifi Electric Radiator, 1000W

Very good quality very easy to fit on walk

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Very helpful would recommend you service brilliant

Thank you very much for the great review and recommendation of our service.

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Chris Markus
30 November 2020 15:11

Rointe DIW0990RAD - D Series - Electric Radiator, White, 990W, 9 Elements

The radiator was good but 2 were faulty when first delivered

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Ordered rointe series d radiators through the heater shop. The first one I received leaked oil everywhere, this was replaced with another faulty product. Customer service again replaced the product however despite receiving 2 faulty radiators refused to offer any kind of compensation. The rointe heater that does work is a good heater but I would buy from elsewhere

Thank you for your review.
I am very sorry that you recieved 2 faulty items and hope that you are now happy with your new Rointe D series radiator.
Rointe usually deal with any claims of damage caused, and I would suggest emailing them at support@rointe.co.uk and they should be able to help you with any claim. They are very helpful and if you let us know how you get on, and we will assist you wherever possible.

Kind regards
Heater Shop

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Michael Palmer
30 November 2020 09:34

Rointe KRI0330RAD3 - Kyros - Electric Radiator, 330W, 3 Elements

Excellent Items. Top Class Service

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Rointe KRI0550RAD3 - Kyros - Electric Radiator, 550W, 5 Elements

Excellent Items. Top Class Service

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Rointe KRI0770RAD3 - Kyros - Electric Radiator, 770W, 7 Elements

Excellent Items. Top Class Service

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Rointe KRI0990RAD3 - Kyros - Electric Radiator, 990W, 9 Elements

Excellent Items. Top Class Service

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Excellent Heaters. Very Quick Delivery.

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Trusted Customer
30 November 2020 08:06

Rointe KRI0770RAD3 - Kyros - Electric Radiator, 770W, 7 Elements

These have not been fitted yet because of other work in the room. Our son has these heaters in his office and is very happy with them.

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Excellent service. We ordered two heaters and they were delivered the following day.

Excellent

Rosemary Rickard
29 November 2020 09:48

Elnur RF4E-PLUS - Inertia Electric Radiator, 500W

Satisfied with my radiator

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Very fast and efficient service and delivered next day

Excellent

Trusted Customer
28 November 2020 13:01

Haverland RC8TT - Electric Radiator, 1000W

Excellent quality. Easy to instal and set up.

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Very quick response - radiator delivered a day later. Great product at a very good price.

Brilliant to hear, thank you for taking the time to leave us a really great review.