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Why electric heaters are an energy efficient choice

A jaw-dropping statistic has been in the news over the past few weeks; for three years in a row now, planet Earth has experienced record high temperatures.

In a terrifying warning in January, NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said 2016 was the hottest year since record-keeping began in 1880. The global temperature surpassed the previous record set in 2015, which itself had topped a record set in 2014.

This highlights the pressing need to tackle global warming through sustainable development. However, if the solution to the problem of climate change is sustainability, then the solution must itself be sustainable. In other words, we must meet the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

One way to achieve this is to maintain a laser-like focus on – and bone-deep commitment to – energy efficiency because cutting consumption limits the production of harmful greenhouse emissions such as carbon dioxide.

Indeed, energy efficiency is arguably the single most important challenge facing the domestic heating sector. Space heating is responsible for around two-thirds of the energy consumed in houses. That places manufacturers of domestic heating generators, emitters and controls squarely in the front line in the battle for better energy efficiency.

To make a real and lasting impact on global warming, we need to think far more radically about how we design and specify our heating equipment. However, that doesn’t always mean focusing on the most sophisticated technology available.

Electric radiators, for example, are relatively simple, but they are cost-effective, and offer excellent energy efficiency. There is no energy wastage with electric heating because energy doesn’t escape through a flue (as with gas boiler systems).

Rather, 100% of the electricity used to power an electric radiator is converted into heat. This ensures less energy is required to run an electric radiator. And, the building occupier is able to control the temperature in different rooms individually, rather than from one central control point, further cutting energy waste.

But all this begs a fundamental question – how do you know which supplier to use?

For a start, exceptional radiator suppliers offer technological superiority. Haverland, for example, operates at the cutting edge of energy management technology; our electric radiators contain state-of-the-art microprocessor control for maximum precision and optimal energy consumption.

Strengthening our energy-saving credentials further, electronic thermostats use surface-mounted technology (with components are mounted directly onto a printed circuit board) to ensure the highest reliability.

However, the best suppliers also have two other essential traits.

  • Unrivalled service quality – excelling across all areas of activity, not only the products, but also in terms of business relationships, support, and back up. Haverland, for example, is passionate about what it does and believes that all its customers deserve the best. That’s why we offer outstanding technical support and world-beating customer service.
  • Depth and breadth of experience – including an established presence in the market with acknowledged expertise. For example, we have 50 years’ experience manufacturing electric heaters and meeting the needs of our customers. Our highly qualified R&D team is always developing new solutions to increase customer satisfaction, optimise comfort and reduce energy consumption.