Electric Central Heating Radiators vs Traditional Central Heating

By Dynamic Heaters

Is central heating gas or electric?

Traditional central heating is the most common method of heating, relying on a single boiler to heat the whole house. Each radiator connected to the boiler heats up at the same time. While traditional radiators can be controlled and turned off, the boiler uses the same amount of energy to heat up all the water in the boiler. 

While the cost of gas is low, it isn’t the most efficient method of heating a house. A lot of power is needed to heat the water in the boiler to the optimum temperature and then needed to stay burning to keep the temperature warm. A lot of energy is wasted in the process.

Electric central heating powers each radiator separately rather than to using hot water to warm the radiator. There are many different forms of electric radiators, however our new German Electric Radiators make the most of what works in an electric heater, while taking out what doesn’t. They use a 50/50 split between using stored heat and heat directly from the heating elements inside the radiator. 

Our electric heating systems are more economical, better for the environment and a lot more flexible around your daily life style. 

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Table of Contents

  1. Gas Central Heating
  2. Electric Central Heating

    Gas Central Heating

    Traditional Central Heating

    The traditional heating is composed of one boiler, powered by gas, and a gas counter. It has water inside which gets warmed up and pumped all-around your house into the radiators. The radiators warm up and then heat up the room.

    The whole process requires an incredible amount of power and hard work for the boiler from the start to the end. This, indeed, would make the energy consumption higher. In addition, some power is also wasted in the process, reaching just about 80% efficiency (if the product is new).

    Traditional central heating has been around since 1970 and, at the moment, represents one of the main sources of pollution due to the source of its power, but also to its inefficiency.

    Meaning, it is true that the cost is minor due to the low cost per unit of gas, but it is also true that a lot of it is lost in the process, and that it is wasted for radiators and rooms which are never used, regardless their size.

    The traditional heating system could be a great option only if:

    • You consider only the gas price per unit, which is lower than the electricity price;
    • You don’t consider the maintenance costs and frequency;
    • You need to warm up EVERY room, every day. Regardless of the season or the time of the day;
    • You don’t care about the waste created, which damages your savings and the environment.

    Electric Central Heating

    Electric Central Heating

    The electric central heating as we mean it is based on the idea of having one single heating system heating the whole house. However, with more flexibility and greater comfort.
    Having electric radiators warming up your house would allow you to install an energy-efficient system that allows total planning and control.
    Every electric radiator is Wi-Fi controlled and has a thermostat built-in which allows constant temperature control ensuring to not overheat the room or waste energy.

    Every electric radiator acts as a single unit, which means that you can choose to heat up only the rooms you are using the most, leaving the rest for occasional use. But, don’t worry! There is no need for too much planning or waiting.
    The electric radiators heat up really quickly and allow you to turn them on from wherever you are thanks to their smart features.

    Electric Central Electric Heating could be a great option only if:
    • You don’t want to heat your guest room all the time, or in Summer, you want to heat only your towel rail;
    • You want to save energy, money, and the environment;
    • You like planning your days and you want your life to be hassle-free;
    • You don’t like wasting time – or money – on maintenance.

    Hopefully this has answered the question is central heating gas or electric, but do you have any more questions? Are you interested in enquirying about the process and the price? Contact us and get a free survey!