Night storage heaters have been a part of British domestic life ever since they were introduced into our homes during the 1970s.
Whirring away out of sight they were generally accepted as a must-have system for the modern home. Such immense popularity was largely due to both businesses and homeowners easily taking advantage of the low costs they incur. However, such convenience has always come at a price due to concern over the effect their usage has on the environment.
The good news is that 21st century technology has eliminated the need for old fashioned heating systems, as modern electric radiators feature advanced technology that makes them an excellent eco-friendly alternative ideal for use in all homes and businesses. These systems are also far more attractive than their old fashioned counterparts.
Read on to find out how and why modern radiators are the preferable heating option.
Environmentally friendly systems
The most significant attribute of an electric radiator is that unlike storage heaters it does not produce the type of dry burning heat that causes the release of carbon elements that harm the atmosphere. Although the carbon release is only minuscule, when the combination of all storage heaters in the world is considered there is undeniably an environmental problem with such usage.
This carbon can also be hazardous to human health when inhaled over long-term periods, causing inflammation of the lungs; a condition especially harmful to asthma sufferers who are more likely to experience a reaction.
In order to combat the problems produced by storage heaters, electric radiators come fitted with powerful insulation technology which make for a powerful performance capable of anything a storage heater can provide.
Updating storage heater technology
The ability to release heat once switched off from mains power supply has long been a significant reason for the popularity of storage heaters. However, this technology has now not only been matched, it is available in a more effective, environmentally friendly form.
One of the key developments of electric radiator technology is the introduction of Magmatic Heat Retention tablets (MHR). These little tablets allow for a quick generation of heat that can turn even the coldest of temperatures into complete warmth in the space of just half an hour, easily beating the speed allowed by night storage heaters.
MHR technology also allows the radiator to switch off automatically once a desired temperature is reached, saving energy as well as any night storage heater can without waste.
One benefit of MHR tablets which parallels night storage heater technology is the ability to store the generated heat and gradually release it overnight after the radiator switches itself off. The easy to use digital timers and thermostats familiar with modern electric radiator design allow for this to happen simply and effectively.
Another one of the most popular electric radiator design types is the Multi-Fin radiator, which works through the use of a number of tiny fins inside the radiator that when activated will ensure all heat is circulated evenly around a room; a technique that not only allows for equal hear distribution but also uses less energy overall.
Consuming Less energy
When Magmatic Heat Retention and Multi-Fin capabilities are combined, the heat produced becomes part radiated and part convected, thereby creating a temperature that encompasses the comfort of radiated heat with an even dispersion of convected heat. It also requires a lower amount of energy to perform, needing just a third of the energy consumed by old night storage heater designs.
Eco-friendly & stylish too
Electric radiator designs also boast a trendy contemporary design that compliments the décor of any modern home. The cumbersome models of the past have been replaced by sleek, attractive designs that fit into the home and won't interfere with the tone of the decor in any significant way. In fact, modern electric radiators can actually be colour coordinated to support a home's interior design.
West Country Heating provide stylish electric radiators that utilise the most reliable environmentally friendly technology. Contact them today to see how they can make your home a healthier, greener place.