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What Makes Our German Radiators Different?

German storage radiators offer very significant benefits over traditional night storage heaters. If you are familiar with German storage heating systems you’ll already know how technically advanced and simple to operate they are. German made electric storage heating systems work 24 hours a day and they are widely acknowledged to be the best quality and … Continue reading "What Makes Our German Radiators Different?"

Electric Central Heating Facts

You may hear it said that all electric heating systems are the same because they are all 100% efficient, but try warming a room with a 1 kilowatt heater and then a 1 kilowatt steam iron; both have the same efficiency and both will cost exactly the same to run, however the heater has a … Continue reading "Electric Central Heating Facts"

Our Running Costs Beat Economy 7 Storage Heaters

Real life Comparison: German Electric Radiators vs Night Storage Heating This is a unique 12-month case study looking at the total electrical usage (power, heat and light) in a 1960’s 2 bedroom detached bungalow with cavity wall insulation, loft insulation and double glazing. The property is situated in Holsworthy, Devon and it has no gas, … Continue reading "Our Running Costs Beat Economy 7 Storage Heaters"

Installation Costs

Buying a German electric heating system to heat your home could be one of the best investments that you make. Each year hundreds of pounds are wasted by individual households who suffer in silence with their old inefficient heating, high energy tariffs and poorly insulated homes. Cheap to buy is rarely cheap to run when … Continue reading "Installation Costs"

The top 5 myths about electric radiators

Electric radiators haven’t had good press for a long time, mainly because the only types of electric radiators that anyone can remember are electric storage heaters – huge, clunky things full of bricks that heat up in the night then release heat during the day, cooling down during the evening when you most need the … Continue reading “The top 5 myths about electric radiators”

What’s the right size radiator for your home?

The first thing to consider when installing electric radiators in your home is: what size radiator do I need? Although an apparently simple question, there are several factors which will influence what size radiator you should choose. These are: Size The size of a radiator doesn’t just have an impact on where in your home … Continue reading “What’s the right size radiator for your home?”

Should you fix your energy tariff?

If you have invested in high quality, modern electric radiators for your home then you will already be reaping the efficiency gains and enjoying your cosy interior! But how else can you save money on your energy bill? Switching suppliers is an obvious route and a recommended one – but you may also be wondering … Continue reading “Should you fix your energy tariff?”

What to consider when fitting electric radiators

Thinking about changing your heating system can seem overwhelming. There are a lot of things to consider, and trying to decide if it’s even possible with your current budget can seem like a lot of hard work. We’ve put together some top tips to help you get started. Measure twice, order once Radiators are not … Continue reading “What to consider when fitting electric radiators”

Why you need to think again about electric radiators

Electric radiators have long had a stigma attached to them, as electricity has been considered too expensive as a viable way of heating and storage radiators have such a bad reputation. But with the UK actually enjoying lower energy prices than many other European countries like Italy, Ireland and Germany, and with the Government vowing … Continue reading “Why you need to think again about electric radiators”

Take control of your heating today

Over the past few years, there has been a move in the market towards cost-effective sustainable energy, and for good reason. Standardised heating systems are traditionally operated using a boiler, but in recent times, the perks of electric heating have come to the fore. Electric heating provides a multitude of benefits for the end user … Continue reading “Take control of your heating today”

Why you need intelligent heating controls in your home

We’re all used to the old style thermostat that sits on the wall and is manually controlled to heat or cool your room. They’re simple, but not always very efficient. But a smart thermostat is more efficient, more user-friendly and more controllable, allowing you to control your heating directly from an app on your phone. … Continue reading “Why you need intelligent heating controls in your home”

What are the benefits of electric radiators?

As the cost of heating your home or office continues to rise year on year, it might be time to consider investing in electric radiators. There are several long-term benefits of installing electrical heaters throughout your home or business, below we’ve listed some of the key benefits of switching to electric heaters. Cost-efficient Electric radiators … Continue reading “What are the benefits of electric radiators?”

The benefits of saying goodbye to gas central heating

Switching from gas to electric heating is catching on, with more and more people realising that electric is not only more practical but also more cost-effective and fits better around their lifestyle. No more boiler problems Talk to anyone with gas central heating and you’ll find that the worry of a boiler breakdown looms eternally … Continue reading “The benefits of saying goodbye to gas central heating”

5 reasons to use German electric heaters in your flat

You shouldn’t be surprised that electric radiators and electric heating are fast becoming the most popular method of heating flats. Hugely more effective than the old night storage heaters, the installation of German electric radiators is the way forward. Here’s why. 1. More slimline than night storage heaters Our Aeroflow German electric radiators are storage … Continue reading “5 reasons to use German electric heaters in your flat”

Top 5 reasons to embrace new electric heating technology

Remember the old electric storage radiators? Ugly, costly, bulky things that stuck out into the room and were cold by the evening, when you really needed the heat? Up-to-date German technology blows away all those negative features – here are five reasons why. 1. Quick to heat up New technology developed in Germany means responsive … Continue reading “Top 5 reasons to embrace new electric heating technology”

Gas safety stats compel private landlords to switch to electric

Despite heavy regulation, a new study has found that over a fifth of properties on the private rental market have a gas appliance that is unsafe – a statistic that further pushes landlords to switch to electric. The study, conducted by the Gas Safe Register over five years, reveals that 21% of privately rented residential … Continue reading “Gas safety stats compel private landlords to switch to electric”

Facing up to winter with the Warm Homes Campaign

Here at West Country Heating we are proud to support the NEA’s Warm Homes Campaign, which aims to ensure that no one has to live in fuel poverty in the UK. However, shocking research from the organisation found that this aim won’t actually be achieved in the average life of a baby born this year. … Continue reading “Facing up to winter with the Warm Homes Campaign”

What features should I look for in an electric radiator?

If you’ve chosen to invest in an electric radiator, you’ll already know that they can be highly economical and flexible heating solutions for your home or holiday property. But what features should you be looking for when you purchase a new model? An LCD screen Some of the newer electric radiators have an LCD screen … Continue reading “What features should I look for in an electric radiator?”

3 ways German electric radiators can save you money

England may be a highly advanced nation, but there is one area where Germany definitely has the edge: electric heating. Whilst the UK is largely stuck with ineffective night storage heaters or inconvenient oil and LPG options, German homes are making the most of modern radiators and the many benefits they offer. Foremost amongst these … Continue reading “3 ways German electric radiators can save you money”

Why electric radiators are the best way to heat your holiday home

Whether you’re lucky enough to own a holiday home for rental income or as a place to get away from it all, heating it effectively can be a problem. After all, it’s wasteful and inefficient to heat a building when nobody’s there, but you don’t want the horror story of burst pipes in winter. Wet … Continue reading “Why electric radiators are the best way to heat your holiday home”

Night storage heaters vs. German Electric Radiators

A lot of homes, in particular flats and post-war houses, use night storage heaters for their primary source of heating. The question many homeowners and landlords ask is, are night storage heaters actually the best, most efficient form of heating? German Electric Radiators are specially designed to remove the guesswork from the heating equation. They … Continue reading “Night storage heaters vs. German Electric Radiators”

Busting the myths about electric radiators

The electric radiator market is growing and retailers are working hard to dispel some of the myths that exist around this convenient and efficient form of flexible heater. Myth 1: They are old-fashioned Not anymore! Yes, the electric radiators of ten years ago were old-fashioned, but today’s have been updated with the latest technologies and … Continue reading “Busting the myths about electric radiators”

Lower your monthly bill by switching supplier

If you’ve invested in quality electric heating solutions to warm your home efficiently and effectively, then you’ll already be well on the way to lowering your bills through waste reduction. But it’s important to make sure you are on the right tariff too. One of the easiest ways to keep your energy bills manageable is … Continue reading “Lower your monthly bill by switching supplier”

Why electric heating is the smart choice for landlords

It’s the age old question: do you use gas central heating that your tenants like for its cost-effectiveness or night storage heaters that are safe and reliable and require little maintenance? The answer is neither. Electric heating has evolved enormously since the days of the night storage heater. The biggest advantage for any landlord is … Continue reading “Why electric heating is the smart choice for landlords”

3 Big Benefits Of Electric Heating

It’s a long-standing belief that electric heating is more expensive than alternative fuels, especially oil. And while it may be true that oil is – in general – cheaper than electricity, there are many long-term benefits of having electric radiators that drastically outweigh the difference in fuel prices. Here are three big benefits to electric … Continue reading “3 Big Benefits Of Electric Heating”

Fischer Future Heat, How We Compare

One of the concerns that people have when thinking of installing a German electric heating system is whether they should deal with a local company or a national one. National companies clearly cover a much wider geographic area, but the real question is whether they offer anything else that can really be perceived as an … Continue reading "Blog"

Electric Storage Heaters: South West

West Country Heating has always been confident in the ability of their electric heating systems to heat a space within any home and/or business to achieve a warm and comfortable environment. However, this capability is dependent upon the system containing the right technology that will allow for low running costs, excellent user controllability and an … Continue reading “Electric Storage Heaters: South West”

Sunflow Ltd: How Does a Local Company Compare to a National Manufacturer

When home-owners consider installing an electric heating system, they often find themselves unsure of whether to have their installation carried out by a local company, or by a national manufacturer instead, such as Sunflow or Fischer Future Heat. While it’s obvious that national companies provide their service over a much larger geographic area, there is … Continue reading “Sunflow Ltd: How Does a Local Company Compare to a National Manufacturer”

New Electric Heating System – Bristol Case Study with The Pixel

About our needs: We came across West Country Heating's German Clay Heaters when looking for modern radiators that use a more effective electric heating system. Bristol has a lot of heating solutions on offer, but in West Country Heating we found a dedicated local company that provide exactly what we wanted; a modern system that … Continue reading "New Electric Heating System – Bristol Case Study with The Pixel"

Night Storage Heaters

Heat quality and electricity consumption Storage heaters mainly deliver their heat by convection. Air heated by the unit rises and, as it cools, it falls creating a current of air which flows around the room. Often, night storage heaters are situated opposite a window to improve this convection current. West Country Heating believe that a … Continue reading “Night Storage Heaters”

Areas Served – Winchester

West Country Heating has always strongly believed in the value of electric central heating when it comes to heating the homes and business spaces of Winchester. Good quality electric radiators provide lower running costs, outstanding control for the user and a heating experience that provides comfort throughout a property. In order to find the best … Continue reading “Areas Served – Winchester”

Advanced Electric Radiators: Andover

West Country Heating is firm in its belief that electric radiators are the best possible home heating systems available for homes and businesses in Andover and the rest of Hampshire. These electric radiator systems are ideal for heating all types of space providing that they have a sound technological basis. Any electric heating system should … Continue reading “Advanced Electric Radiators: Andover”

Advanced Electric Radiators: Hampshire

West Country Heating was created with the sole purpose of bringing the advantages that electric radiators can provide to the homes and offices of Andover, Winchester and the rest of Hampshire. However, any quality heating system is only as good as the technology involved in the system itself. We believe that the best electric central … Continue reading “Advanced Electric Radiators: Hampshire”

Advanced Electric Radiators: Swindon

At West Country Heating our main objective is to bring the advantages that electric heating systems provide to the homes and offices of South Wales and the South West. However, it is our belief that any good electric heating system is only as good as the technology involved in the system itself. The best electric … Continue reading “Advanced Electric Radiators: Swindon”

South Wales Heating Solutions

At West Country Heating our main objective is to bring the advantages that electric heating systems provide to the homes and offices of South Wales and the South West. However, it is our belief that any good electric heating system is only as good as the technology involved in the system itself. The best electric … Continue reading “South Wales Heating Solutions”

German Electric Radiators: Cardiff & Surrounding Area

West Country Heating have always had a belief in sharing the capability that electric heating systems possess for heating any home or business space in Cardiff. However, key to this is the use of technology that allows for a low running costs along with ease of use and minimal environmental impact. We conducted much research … Continue reading “German Electric Radiators: Cardiff & Surrounding Area”

Modern Storage Heaters: Dorset

When we started West Country Heating our main objective was to bring the advantages that electric heating systems provide to the homes and offices of Dorset. However, any good heating solution is only as good as the technology involved in the system itself. In our view, the best electric central heating systems should combine ease … Continue reading “Modern Storage Heaters: Dorset”

German Electric Radiators: Bridgewater

West Country Heating has long been a vocal proponent of the benefits that electric radiators have for heating homes and businesses in Bridgewater. However, there is no doubt that this can only be achieved if the system itself contains the correct technology for doing so. An outstanding system will deliver an easy to use experience, … Continue reading “German Electric Radiators: Bridgewater”

Ceramic Storage Heaters: Frome

West Country Heating has always firmly believed in the value of electric heating systems when it comes to heating homes and business spaces in Frome. A good quality electric radiator will allow for low running costs, outstanding control for the user and a heating experience that provides comfort throughout a property. In order to find … Continue reading “Ceramic Storage Heaters: Frome”

Modern Electric Radiators. UK, Bath Region

West Country Heating is founded on the principle that all homes and businesses should have access to technologically advanced and economically beneficial radiator systems which keep energy use to a bare minimum for a more eco-friendly experience than that offered by most systems. It is West Country Heating’s goal to provide all Bath properties with … Continue reading “Modern Electric Radiators. UK, Bath Region”

German Electric Heaters: Wiltshire

As a vocal advocate of the potential of electric radiator systems in Wiltshire, West Country Heating understands that no heating system is ideal unless it features the most advanced heating technology available. No home or business can fully benefit from heating technology unless it has several important benefits: providing a cost effective and comfortable heating … Continue reading “German Electric Heaters: Wiltshire”

Electric Heating Solutions: Cheltenham

West Country Heating is serious about its belief that electric radiators are the best possible home heating systems available for UK homes and businesses in Cheltenham. These radiator systems are ideal for all forms of heating providing that they are designed with the right advanced modern technology. All electric radiators should offer an experience that … Continue reading “Electric Heating Solutions: Cheltenham”

Modern Storage Heaters: Stroud

Since its founding, West Country Heating has proudly expressed its belief in the capability of electric radiator systems for all aspects of home heating in Stroud. The ability to do this relies upon the system’s interior including all the necessary technology for working as efficiently as possible. Electric radiators should offer an easy experience for … Continue reading “Modern Storage Heaters: Stroud”

Electric Heating Company: Gloucestershire

Since its inception West Country Heating has been a vocal advocate of the advantages that electric heating systems provide in regards to heating homes and business spaces in Gloucestershire. However, we have always been certain to make clear our belief that the effectiveness of a good heating solution is dependent on the technology involved in … Continue reading “Electric Heating Company: Gloucestershire”

Slimline Storage Heaters: Gloucester

West Country Heating was founded on the belief that electric heating systems are the very best home heating solution of all the heating technologies available. However, we firmly believe that in order for radiators to achieve this potential the system must contain engineering that will allow the system to maintain low running costs, provide easy … Continue reading “Slimline Storage Heaters: Gloucester”

Electric Heating System: Bristol

West Country Heating has always been confident in the capability that electric heating systems possess for heating any home or business space in Bristol. It is our belief that the ability to achieve this is reliant upon the use of technology that allows for a low running costs while providing outstanding level of user controllability, … Continue reading “Electric Heating System: Bristol”

Electric Central Heating: Somerset

West Country Heating has been at the forefront of advocating the benefits of electric radiators for heating homes and business spaces across Somerset. In our opinion a powerful heating system is dependent upon the technology involved in the system as a whole. This is because, in our belief, any heating system should deliver an easy … Continue reading “Electric Central Heating: Somerset”

Case Study : Electric Central Heating In Taunton

When Mel and Paul purchased their four bedroom 1930’s property in September 2014 it had already been modernised and extended. However, it had only two log burners and some cheap panel heaters as a means of heating the property. There was no gas available for Mel and Paul to use and they were against the … Continue reading “Case Study : Electric Central Heating In Taunton”

Switching Electricity Supplier

Thinking of changing your electricity supplier? There are considerable savings to be made by changing to a new deal. Switching electricity suppliers step-by-step Before switching, check with your supplier to find out if you’ll incur a fee for cancelling your current energy deal. Exit fees are common with fixed rate tariffs if you switch early. … Continue reading “Switching Electricity Supplier”

West Country Heating’s Advice on Home Insulation

West Country Heating understands the need for efficient heating and lower energy consumption in the home. We’re proud to say that our German electric radiators can help to greatly reduce your electricity bill.   Efficient home insulation can make a significant contribution to reducing the amount of energy required to heat your home as well … Continue reading “West Country Heating’s Advice on Home Insulation”

Stylish Electric Radiators to Complement Modern Interiors

When people think electric heaters, they often think of ugly night storage heaters or inefficient fan heaters, neither of which would complement a contemporary stylish home. However, with advances in technology, slim line electric radiators are now a great choice. Modern German-engineered electric heaters are now becoming as efficient and stylish as their gas counterparts. … Continue reading “Stylish Electric Radiators to Complement Modern Interiors”

Frenchay Unitarian Chapel Case Study

After years of cold temperatures on a Sunday morning, the shivering congregation at Frenchay Unitarian Chapel had suffered long enough. The Chapel committee decided to investigate an alternative to the existing tired old night storage heaters as they simply weren’t up to the job. As part of an overall strategy to generate income for the … Continue reading “Frenchay Unitarian Chapel Case Study”

New Year, New Name – Haben Heating become West Country Heating

After carrying out extensive research the directors of Haben Heating Ltd have taken a strategic decision to change the trading style of the company to West Country Heating. This decision arose after talking to many of our customers to find out what the name Haben Heating meant to them and whether they felt it was … Continue reading “New Year, New Name – Haben Heating become West Country Heating”

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between West Country Heating’s German electric radiators and a conventional night storage heater? The only thing that West Country Heating’s German electric radiators have in common with typical night storage heaters is that they are powered by electricity. Unlike typical night storage heaters, however, each kWh used by our electric heaters … Continue reading “Frequently Asked Questions”

Will Britain Have a White Christmas This Year?

Despite initial reports that Britain will experience a white Christmas, the chances of such an event are now melting faster than a three day old snowman. In fact, apart from some light snow lying on the 200m (650ft) hills of Scotland and North East England, Britain looks set to remain its green and pleasant self … Continue reading “Will Britain Have a White Christmas This Year?”

2014/2015 Winter Forecast

Whether you’re scraping frost from your windscreen or turning up your thermostat it’s impossible not to notice that the winter season is now well and truly upon us. December, January and February are generally considered to be the winter months, even though we often find ourselves wrapped up in gloves and a scarf beyond this … Continue reading “2014/2015 Winter Forecast”

7 Of The Most Environmentally Friendly Stocking Fillers

There’s no better way to encourage your friends and family to go green than by getting them some environmentally friendly gifts this Christmas. There are a variety of stocking fillers available that are both affordable and ideal for the environment.   Here are seven of the most popular household items that make for perfect Christmas … Continue reading “7 Of The Most Environmentally Friendly Stocking Fillers”

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