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Is underfloor heating easy to control?

Yes. Underfloor heating is very easy to control via an accompanying WiFi thermostat. You can set up schedules to heat the flooring at specific intervals, or easily adjust the temperature as and when you see fit manually. Many thermostats…
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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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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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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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Can electric radiators be controlled via smartphone?

Yes. The majority of electric radiators on the market can be remotely controlled via an app installed on a smartphone or tablet. Browse our Ultimate Guide to SMART Home Heating Controls for further information.
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What’s inside an electric radiator?

Electric radiators are filled with a thermodynamic fluid known as glycol, which enables them to operate with such extreme efficiency. Find out more about the solution, and the make-up of electric radiators in our Advice Centre blog,…
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Can electric radiators plug into a normal socket?

Yes. You can hang an electric radiator nearby a standard plug socket and connect it as you would with any electrical device.