What are the difference types of efficient radiators available and why are German electric radiators from Elkatherm considered the best that can be installed? nLet’s understand the alternatives…

SPOT heaters are called this because they are designed to heat a ‘cold spot’ in a room not the whole space. Spot heaters are, fan heaters, 2 bar electric fires. oil and gel filled radiators, wall panel heaters and cheap convectors.

You can tell a heater is a spot heater because it gives out heat very quickly. However when it is turned off it goes cold quickly ( and so does the air around it ) it needs to constantly draw down power from the mains to maintain heat, making spot heaters cheap to buy but very expensive to run.

A note of caution, do not use a spot heater to heat the whole space in a room, your bills will be enormous.

NIGHT storage heaters are virtually impossible to control. They give out the maximum heat first thing in the morning when people tend to be at  their most active and by the end of the day when you wish to relax there’s very little heat left inside them. They run on a tariff called Economy 7 or Super Tariff and nothing is economic about this. It’s cheap electricity at night normally only for the storage heaters but it’s very expensive during the day, typically over 25% more than ’standard tariffs’. This makes all your daytime electricity very expensive. It’s also virtually impossible to switch suppliers thus you’re unable to take advantage of the market and better deals elsewhere.

Storage heaters also have very large kW as they need to try to store heat over the charging period and they are switched on for 7 hours whether its needed or not. They don’t have room thermostats so they can’t react to the outside temperature and they don’t convect heat so people complain of cold feet and hot ceilings. Many people install shelves over the top of their storage heaters in a vain attempt to stop them getting dirt out of the top of them. This indicates how storage heaters are dirty and give a warm air heat that people find oppressive as it dry’s the air.

With our German electric radiators from Elkatherm you are in complete control of your energy usage. This means you can enjoy the cosy comfort and peace of mind that comes with owning what are widely considered to be the finest electric, efficient radiators in the world and being able to manage your electric bills.

To put it in a nutshell  – why should we use German electric Elkatherm efficient radiators – no maintenance, no leaks, no noisy pipes, no toxic fumes, no water travelling around your home and of course – total control over how you heat your rooms.

…and for peace of mind a 25 year No mess No Fuss guarantee.


Our Efficient Radiators are available in a wide range of sizes and colours to suit your room.