Electric radiators are a great way to quickly heat your home, and they are easy to use as they simply plug in. If you are planning to purchase a new radiator, make sure it is certified as energy efficient. Along with this, you can do some things yourself at home to improve the efficiency even more to ensure you and your family stay comfortable during the upcoming cold months.
Control the Temperature
Most radiators feature a thermostat, which allows you to change the temperature. If your radiator is older and does not have a thermostat, considering hiring someone to retrofit one on it. The thermostat is important, as it senses the air temperature in the room, and regulates how much hot water enters the radiator. This allows it to maintain the temperature the thermostat is set to. Once the desired temperature is achieved, the radiator stops drawing power.
If you have more than one electric radiator in your home, there will be a thermostat for each one. This means you can set each electric radiator to different temperatures. This is helpful if you have someone in your home that likes it cold, and someone else that likes the temperature much warmer. If you leave your home for vacation, you can simply turn down the thermostats so they will not run while you are gone.
Over time, you need to bleed your radiator to keep it running efficiently.
If your electric radiator is placed on a wall, you can lose heat through bricks and
If you have problems with any of this, contact a heating repair technician to come to your home to look at your radiator. They can make sure it is running efficiently.