One question that keeps coming up is: what is the cost of running an electric radiator in my home? In a perfect world, we might be able to provide an exact figure of the expected running expenses of electric central heating equipment for every household, but in reality, it is impossible to do so. This is because various conditions will directly contribute to the final bill for your household’s electricity consumption. Some of these factors are outlined and discussed below.
What Factors Can Affect My Electricity Bill?
1. What is the size of the room that I intend to heat? Basically, the larger the size of the room, the higher the amount of energy needed and vice versa. Therefore, the size of the room or house will impact your final electricity bill.
2. What is the age of the house? Your old home may lack enough insulation to be energy efficient unless you have upgraded it.
3. What individual requirements do you have? Everyone has a unique set of preferences and different levels of comfort in regards to heating their house. Typically, the more individuals there are within a household, the higher the probability of using a larger amount of electricity within the home, since people may be in different rooms at any given instance.
4. How vulnerable is your house to natural conditions? When you are inside your house, you may feel invincible against the extreme winds, torrential rain and hail storms. But the extent of our home’s exposure to various elements can influence the extent of work performed by our radiators to ensure that our homes are warm enough. Terraced homes that have other houses on either side are naturally inclined to preserve heat for longer periods, as they take advantage of an increased amount of residual heat. An isolated house that stands on its own, however, is exposed from all dimensions and therefore it will not be able to gain from residual heat. Particularly, this is the reality for north-facing homes which are very prone to stronger winds.
5. The season of the year: during the summer there are higher chances of consuming less electricity since the weather is usually warm.
Computing Your Electricity Bill
Considering all the factors discussed above, you can also perform a straightforward calculation to assist you to have a better understanding of the expected running expenses of an electric radiator in your home. This simple computation is:
(Radiator output (kW) x no hours used) x pence per kW hour = daily charge of a radiator (p)
It is vital to recognise that this formula does not consider daily variables, and should only be used to determine an estimated cost of the running expenses. Another consideration that will determine the amount of electricity you consume is how much time you spend in your home, as you will not be heating the house while at work, school or away on a vacation.
Do You Desire to Manage Your Heating?
If you are worried about increasing heating bills in your home, then you can manage your heating equipment remotely from another room or when running your errands, by fitting an intelligent hub WiFi gateway at £162.00. This application will allow you to set your radiator through an app which permits instantaneous adjustments. Besides, our radiators have inbuilt sensors which automatically notice when you leave an opened window, making sure that power is switched off to assist in slashing energy usage when it is not needed.