There’s a silent revolution going on in homes across the country. Maybe it is down to everyone staying at home more, or maybe it’s because we’re growing ever more conscious of our reliance on fuels for pretty much everything we do at home. One way or another, people are moving more and more towards electric options where possible.
Just think of how many electric car charging stations we see about town or the sheer fact that most of our bills and correspondence are now completely digital. Making strides towards electric-only options for daily life can be difficult. Still, it doesn’t have to see you upend your current situation.
One easy way to start at home is through the use of electric radiators, and I want to highlight why you might want to consider installing an electric radiator at home.
Their Price Point is Improving
It wasn’t so long ago that if someone had a flat-screen or HD television in their home, you knew it was quite a pricey item to have. Nowadays, you’d be shocked to walk into any home or hotel room and see a big clunky glass TV on the counter. As technology has improved, the price of televisions has gone down. The same has been happening with electric radiators.
Even just a decade ago, the element needed inside and the functional valve on the front was incredibly clunky and expensive. This is no longer the case, as the cost to make electric radiators has improved dramatically, in turn, making electric radiators much more affordable. You only have to look at something like Trade Radiator’s electrical options to see how inexpensive electric radiators can be.
Their Functionality is Improving
Going back a little to what I just said about the element and valve formerly being so big and clunky. Heating controls for electric radiators are like smartphones, with new technology making them smaller every year (unless you’re comparing this to how big iPhones seem to stay). New electric radiators will often have Wi-Fi adaptors in valves to allow you to control the temperature room by room via apps for your phone and tablet.
Add to this the ability to turn radiators on remotely and have pre-sets for specific areas (imagine your bathroom being nice and toasty first thing in the morning), and you’re looking at heating solutions that are more practical and cost-effective.
Their Usage Can Lower Bills
Before you think “I need everything to be electric”, please take the time to consider whether all-electric is a cheaper option for you in the long-term. Get in touch with your electric supplier to see if they can help you figure out how much bills would go up if you relied solely on electric to heat your home. In order to help yourself reduce billing surprises, you should enroll in the best energy plans such as Spark Energy plans in Texas. These plans include some straightforward rates that produce relatively predictable energy bills.
If the price is higher, how can usage lower bills? It will if you act smart to figure out where and when to use electric. Let’s use the example of someone working from home, something I think many of us are now familiar with. Do you think it would be cheaper to have a small electric radiator on for a few hours every day in a home office or have the home heating on for the same length of time? When it comes to heating small spaces individually, our friend is electric.
Their Design Saves Space
One last point to make on why you might want an electric radiator. All you need for one to work is a plug socket. People seem to forget that electric radiators don’t require you to plumb in and connect to your existing network. This gives you the freedom to place an electric radiator wherever you like; ideal if your current radiator is in an awkward position and you have issues with it.
Ultimately, why you would want an electric radiator comes down to how often it will need used, where it is going, and how it matches up to existing radiators in cost. Take those points into account the next time you’re buying a radiator, and you may find yourself going electric.