The Best Energy Efficient Electric Radiators: 2024

The Best Energy Efficient Electric Radiators: 2024

As we step into 2024, let’s take a stroll down memory lane and check out the best of 2023. We’ve put together a list of the top 5 energy-efficient electric radiators, in our opinion, from 2023, all in one easy-to-digest blog post. Why, you ask? Well, with energy bills doing a bit of a juggling act and our planet sending us ‘save me’ signals, finding a heater that’s both efficient and kind to your wallet has become crucial.

Last year, energy-efficient electric radiators really stepped up their game. They’ve been the talk of the town, and for good reasons! Electric radiators are not just about saving pennies and pounds (though they’re pretty good at that), they’re also about reducing our carbon footprint! So, let’s dive in and see what made these models the favourites of 2023!

Why Energy Efficiency is the Future

Let’s chat about why ‘energy efficiency’ is more than just a fancy term floating around. In plain terms, energy efficiency means getting the most for your money when heating your home. It’s all about using less energy to generate warmth, which plays a big part in our daily energy use. This is especially important with the UK government setting some pretty ambitious goals to reach net zero emissions. Now, when you pick an energy-efficient electric heater, you’re not just being kind to your wallet (though that’s a great perk!). You’re also giving our planet a helping hand!

This whole energy-efficient move is totally in sync with the UK’s big plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to practically nothing by 2050. It’s a hefty goal, but remember, we’re all in the same boat! And these modern electric radiators and heaters? They’re not just a step up from the traditional central heating systems like gas central heating; they’re a giant leap for mankind (and Mother Nature). They’re all about top-notch efficiency and playing a crucial role in our journey to a greener, more sustainable future.

A quick heads-up, though: the current EPC ratings haven’t caught up with the new electric radiator designs just yet. But we’re expecting that to change soon. Keen to dive deeper into this? We’ve got all the juicy details in another blog post right here.

Our Criteria for Selection

What makes an electric radiator stand out? We considered several factors: energy consumption, innovative energy-saving features, design, and customer reviews. We looked at various models, from standard electric radiators to panel radiators, and oil filled radiators, to find those that truly offer the best in energy-efficient heating.

The Best Energy-Efficient Electric Radiators

Alright, let’s dive into our roundup of the standout energy efficient electric radiators from 2023. Just a heads up – we’re not playing favorites here! These electric radiators are listed in no particular pecking order. Each one’s packed with its own set of features and perks, so there’s something for everyone, no matter your heating needs or style preferences. Let’s find the perfect match for your home in 2024!

Herschel Select XLS Infrared Panel Heater

Let’s kick things off with the Herschel Select XLS White Infrared Panel Heater. This infrared heater catches your eye with its stylish design, and it’s not just about looks! The Herschel Select XLS is all about energy efficiency, making it perfect for modern living. It offers smart and eco-friendly temperature control to meet your needs effortlessly.

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*Please note that all images of the Herschel Select XLS are sourced directly from the Herschel Infrared website.*

Key Features:

  • Infrared Heating Technology: Delivers direct infrared heat, providing a sun-like warmth.

  • Ultra-Slim Design: The sleek design allows the infrared panel to blends seamlessly into any room.

  • Easy Installation: Designed for simple mounting.

  • Versatile Placement Options: Available in various sizes to suit different room dimensions, with both wall and ceiling mounting options.

  • 5 Year Warranty

Warranty and Customer Reviews:

The Herschel Select XLS comes with a 5-year warranty. Curious to hear what customers have to say about their Herschel Infrared heaters?

  • “I was amazed at how quickly the Herschel panel heated my room. It’s efficient, and the heat feels very natural.”

  • “The slim design is a game-changer. It’s practically invisible on my wall, yet the warmth it provides is incredibly noticeable.”

  • “Heaters work fine, but the controllers are very poor quality, if I could find a way to control the heaters without them, then the heaters would work fine.”

So if your seeking a quick and direct heating system which is practically invisible, the Herschel Select XLS White Infrared Panel Heater may be the right pick for you. And for those who have a keen eye for aesthetics, you’ll be chuffed to know that this range doesn’t just stop at functionality. It boasts a variety of styles to suit your fancy – from sleek, round designs to practical towel heaters, and even stylish mirror finishes.

Dimplex Quantum RF

Now, let’s talk about the Dimplex Quantum RF, the only night storage heater on our list, chosen for it’s user-friendly features! It’s a front runner in the night storage heater market, particularly due to its modern controls. These controls are not just about looking sleek; they bring a level of ease and efficiency that sets the Dimplex Quantum RF apart from the rest.

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*Please note that all images of the Dimplex Quantum are taken directly from the Dimplex website.*

Key Features:

  • Thermostat Controls: Includes a rotary dial and app control for easy temperature management.

  • Customisable Heating: Ability to create heating schedules.

  • Intelligent Charge Control: Uses only the necessary amount of off-peak electricity based on your usage patterns.

  • Boost Function

  • 10 Year Warranty

Warranty and Reviews:

Dimplex offer a free 10 year guarantee on there Quantum RF. Here is what some customers have had to say about their Dimplex Quantum:

  • “I purchased the Dimplex Quantum QM100RF to benefit from off peak electricity during the night hours and to provide heat during the day from the stored overnight heat. The heater works very well and has a quiet fan during the day to push the stored heat into the room.”

  • “I rent a retirement bungalow which comes with 4 dimplex quantums ,Cannot afford to run 4 even on night tarriff,expensive..not up to the task of heating the house,if you have them on the all day day setting,no heat left for the evening.if you have them on the out all day setting be prepared to wear many layers and a blanket over you during the day…No instant heat if there is a cold snap…over all…rubbish”

The Dimplex Quantum RF is a top-notch choice for anyone in the market for a night storage heater, particularly if you’re planning to use tariffs like Economy 7. What’s more, it’s ideal for those who want a modern technology with controls that are a breexe to use.

Ecostrad Ecowärme

Next up, let’s introduce you to the Ecostrad Ecowärme, the first modern storage heater on our list. What’s special about this model? Well, it’s proudly made in Germany, known for its quality engineering, and we understand that this quality aspect matters to some.

*Please note that all images of the Ecostrad Ecowärme are taken directly from the Ecostrad website.*

Key Features:

  • Clay Core: Excellent for heat retention, providing steady and comforting warmth.

  • Deep Flutes: Enhance heat distribution.

  • Made in Germany

  • 5 Year Warranty

  • Both Horizontal and Vertical options

  • Multiple RAL colours to choose from

Warranty and Purchasing Options:

The Ecostrad Ecowärme comes with a 5-year warranty and is typically available to shop through retailers, it offers flexibility in purchasing options. If you’re looking for a German electric radiator, the Ecostrad stands out.

  • “Looks great, handy mounting template. Programming is a little fiddly but not to bad.”

  • “Nice looking radiator and well built.”

  • “Really inefficient, expensive to run (despite their claims) and my flat never actually heats up to the temperature I set the radiators to - despite them being on for hours at a time. Having used for a few months now, I can confirm: don’t believe all the marketing, unfortunately there’s nothing special about these heaters at all so definitely not worth the price.”

Rointe D Series

The only oil filled radiator on our energy-efficient heating solutions list, and its the Rointe D series, known for it’s radiant heat performance and sleek design.

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*Please note that all images of the Rointe D Series are directly from the Rointe website*

Key Features:

  • Aluminium Body: Excellent thermal conductivity in a sleek, modern design.

  • Fuzzy Logic Energy Control: Optimises energy consumption.

  • Thermostat control: Control the Rointe D Series from your smartphone.

  • Consumption Meter: Real time measures on your energy consumptio.n

  • 10 Year Warranty

Warranty:

The D Series includes a 10-year warranty on the aluminium body and 3 years on electronic components. Here’s what customer have said about their Rointe Oil filled radiators:

  • “Lovely looking radiator in a striking graphite finish, and it’s wifi enabled. Comes with a handy bracket fitting template”

  • “I was surprised by how unreliable the app is. Having upgraded my iPhone recently, I was surprised to find that the app still crashes occasionally. Resetting the whole thing isn’t the end of the world, but it’s not what I would call value for money when I think of how much the so called smart radiator cost to buy.”

The Rointe D Series radiator is perfect for those who prioritise aesthetics and love the feeling of radiant heat.

Trust Electric Heating’s NEOS

Last but definitely not least, we had to spotlight our very own NEOS electric radiator. The NEOS isn’t just a stroke of innovation – it’s a masterpiece backed by hard science! Crafted with pride as part of the Made in Britain club, the NEOS isn’t just a shining example of top-notch British manufacturing and innovation; it’s also the brainchild of our Knowledge Transfer Partnership with the University of Huddersfield. This means every feature, every stat, is underpinned by solid scientific research, ensuring top-notch performance.

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Key Features:

  • Core Technology: Enhanced convection (2.9x) with aluminum casing, efficient power usage through soapstone core, and 40% reduced heat loss via cool wall technology.

  • Modular Design: Allowing you to change the front, sides, and top to refresh the colour or replace any damage without the need to purchase a whole new radiator – a cost-effective and convenient feature.

  • Slimmest Electric Radiator on the Market: Only 6.5cm in depth!

  • 25 Year Warranty

  • Made in Britain

  • 1625 RAL Colours

  • Vertical and Horizontal options available

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Warranty and Customer Reviews:

At Trust Electric Heating, we’re all about quality, and we back it up with an impressive 25-year warranty. But don’t just take our word for it; here’s what some customers have to say:

  • “Contacted Trust, liked the explanation of why their heaters are worth buying. So far, so good. Lounge and two bedrooms all nicely warmed at 18°. Price today on the smart meter by 5 pm was £2.62, including running a fridge freezer!”

  • “After the energy price fiasco of 2023, my February electric bill was over £750 for a 3-bedroom flat. Post-installation of the new heaters in March, my bills for the rest of the winter were down to the £250 range.”

  • “The replacement heater was fitted but after it was fitted the engineer realised it was the wrong hand and should of been left side controls. Therefore you now have to come back with a replacement heater as I have to open the door next to it and go out of the room to be able to alter the controls.”

Now, we’re not just throwing the NEOS into the mix because it’s ours. We genuinely believe it’s a gem when it comes to unbeatable energy efficiency – and we’ve got the solid science to back this up. Our running cost guide, developed in collaboration with the University of Huddersfield. The NEOS is not your everyday electric radiator; it’s a combination of efficiency, design, and innovation. And here’s the icing on the cake: the NEOS also comes with some pretty impressive running cost claims, making it a savvy choice for those thinking long-term. We’re big on keeping things transparent and factual, so why not take a peek at our running cost guide?

Installation and Maintenance

So, you’ve got your eye on these fab energy-efficient radiators, right? Well, here’s the cherry on top – installing them is a walk in the park. Most of these models are designed for a no-sweat wall mounting experience. We’re talking about adding a bit of warmth to your home without turning it into a DIY nightmare. This is especially handy if you’re the type who likes things straightforward and fuss-free.

Now, let’s talk about keeping these beauties running smoothly. Maintenance? Hardly a worry! A bit of dusting here and there, a quick peek now and then to make sure nothing’s blocking the vents, and you’re good to go. These radiators are not just sleek and smart; they’re tough cookies, built to last and keep your spaces snug and warm for years. And the best part? This low-maintenance aspect means more time for you to relax and less time fretting about upkeep. It’s not just convenient; it’s smart thinking for long-term comfort and energy saving.

Conclusion

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Alright, let’s wrap this up! Choosing the right energy-efficient radiator is like picking the right teammate – it makes a world of difference in your home heating game. The top five we’ve had a natter about? They’re more than just radiators. They’re your partners in sustainable living. Each one, with its own set of cool features, is a star performer in efficiency, style, and techie goodness, ready to match your unique needs and taste.

Whether you’re all about getting that instant warmth, fancy some smart control features, or are keen on saving energy (and who isn’t?), there’s a perfect match for you in this lineup. But remember, it’s not just about picking a radiator. Consider the long-term running costs, the warranty (a big thumbs up from the manufacturer about their confidence in the product), and where it’s made. These details matter – they’re the difference between a good choice and a great one.

Choosing your electric radiator is a big deal. It’s about more than just keeping your toes toasty – it’s about making a choice that’s kind to your wallet and kinder to our planet. So, take your pick wisely, and let’s make our homes warm, welcoming, and wonderfully energy-efficient!

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