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Which is the slimmest electric radiator?

BestHeating offer a number of electric radiators with a width of 200mm, representing the slimmest models of our collection. One such example is the Milano Windsor White Traditional Vertical Electric Triple Column Radiator, with dimensions…
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Are all electric radiators the same?

No. There are a wide variety of electric radiators available in an immense choice of sizes, shapes and styles. Our full Advice Centre blog, Should You Buy An Electric Radiator, offers a full insight into this particular type of heating…
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Can I make any radiators electric or dual fuel?

No. Not all radiators have the capacity to be converted into electric or dual fuel models. However, there are plenty of available designs that can be adjusted for electric or dual fuel energy use. Essentially, the radiator would need…
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Can electric radiators be used outside?

It is not a good idea for electric radiators to be used outside, as it is recommended they are plugged into the mains electricity supply as opposed to an extension lead. You might be able to safely use a wall mounted electric radiator…
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How do self-learning electric radiators work?

Self-learning electric radiators incorporate infrared sensors to track your weekly routine, and create a heating schedule in accordance with it. Ultimately, they greatly assist with regards to energy efficiency, by warming the room when…
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Do I need to program electric radiators?

There is no strict rule, but you can get the utmost levels of energy efficiency out of electric radiators by programming them to alternate preferred temperatures. For instance, you can set a temperature for when the room is in use (comfort…
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How long is the electric cable on electric radiators?

Typically, the electric cable which connects electric radiators to the wall socket is around 1.5m long. It is found at the bottom right-hand side of the radiator as you face it on the wall, and can be cut down to size for fitting or…
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Can I leave an electric radiator on overnight?

It is not advisable to leave electric radiators switched on overnight. Electrical heating devices can pose a fire risk, especially when positioned nearby to curtains, quilts, rugs and other materials often found in bedroom areas. If…
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Which side of an electric radiator does the cable come from?

The cable emerges from the bottom right-hand side of electric radiators as you would look at them attached to the wall. Typically, the cable will measure around 1.5m in length. However, they can be cut down to size for fitting and wiring…
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What are electric/dual fuel radiators?

Electric radiators do not require the presence of a central heating system to operate. They work via the mains electricity supply in a home. Dual fuel radiators meanwhile, make use of energy from both electrical and gas sources, typically…
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What does dual fuel mean?

Dual fuel defines the use of both gas and electricity, provided by the same energy supplier. For example, a dual fuel radiator or heated towel rail utilizes energy from electrical and gas sources, most likely the mains electrical supply…
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Can I use electric radiators to heat my hallway?

You can use electric radiators to heat your hallway if they meet your preferences with regards to style, and suit your budget. Learn more about all the available hallway heating options available to you in our Advice Centre blog, How…