Electric radiators as main heating
Central heating on electricity can be controlled with a thermostat just like traditional systems. You can also operate this with your smartphone or tablet.
If you want to use the radiators on a daily basis, then you should opt for an energy-efficient model with accumulation technology. This new generation of radiators are more compact than accumulators and also work more efficiently.
Electric radiator as additional heating
A decentralized electric radiator is connected directly to the electricity grid. This usually has its own control system and timer.
There are various versions available, each with its own advantages and design. The best-known models are the electric bathroom radiator, the mobile radiator and the compact radiator with wall mounting.
Electric floor heating
Electric floor heating can be installed in 3 different ways: with a mat system, with electric cables in a loop pattern or a foil with integrated heating strips. This type of heating is primarily recommended for rooms that do not need constant heating, such as the bathroom. The consumption costs will quickly rise too high if you use the electric heating as main heating.
To keep the energy consumption of electrical floor heating as low as possible, it is possible to charge the resistors overnight. These retain heat and release it gradually during the day.
With infrared heating, not the air is heated, but the surrounding mass is heated. Infrared heating is available in the form of heaters, heating panels or underfloor heating. It is a very fast heating method and is often used in the bathroom through radiators or infrared panels. The latter have been particularly popular in recent years due to their sleek design. A heating panel is usually a lot more aesthetic than accumulators or radiators.
Just like electric underfloor heating, infrared heating is a doubtful case when used as main heating: the consumption will then be reasonably high. You can compare and buy the different versions of infrared heating and their prices via the webshop.
Electric heaters are placed as additional heat. Heating is often done by means of a ceramic heating element. With electric heaters you can quickly heat up a room if it is not too big.