How to heat conservatories and lofts

RCBL Electric Radiator Conservatories

Many householders find a conservatory or loft conversion a worthwhile investment for the additional space it provides. But getting the most from your conservatory or loft room really requires you to be able to use it throughout the year.

Since it is essentially a greenhouse attached to back of your house, a typical conservatory will retain its warmth in the balmy spring and summer months, especially when the sun shines. However, maintaining a comfortable temperature in the cold winter or cooler autumn is more of a challenge. As a result, many perfectly usable conservatories are left empty for half the year unless they have adequate heating.

This is, of course, not a problem for a loft conversion, but you will still need to provide it with some form of heating. Electric heating provides a reliable source of warmth and avoids the disruption caused by fitting a radiator or underfloor heating. On top of this, if you have renewable technology such as solar panels then you will save money as your bills, especially if you produce your own electricity.

On top of this, turning the temperature down on an electric radiator by just 1 or 2 degrees can make significant energy savings without affecting comfort.

So, electric heating is a simple, controllable means of keeping your conservatory or loft extension warm. Our own RCBL low-level, energy efficient electric radiator, for example, is ideal for these applications. With a simple to view, built-in energy monitor, RCBL models make it easy to take control of energy usage.

The radiator features a digital thermostat for accurate heating control +/- 0.2 deg C and digital on/off display. Complete with a fitted plug, the radiator is maintenance-free with no PAT required. It has a lockable keyboard function to prevent tampering with temperature settings comfort, economy, and anti-freeze. It also contains an in-built thermal safety limiter, but can also be controlled manually.

Find out more on the RCBL electric radiator by clicking here.