In this article, we are going to explore why you should be considering a dual fuel radiator for your bathroom if you have central heating. Understanding the reasons why can help you to make the best decision when buying a new radiator.
In the UK, it is fair to say that our weather is not very good. It tends to be cold a lot of the time. For this reason, our electricity and energy bills tend to be relatively high. This can lead us to switching our heating off too early and one of the biggest problems this causes is cold bathrooms.
Perhaps you're not like me, but if there's one thing that stops me wanting to get out of bed in the morning, it's the cold shower before work. It's not so much that the water in the shower is cold, but stepping out into cold air is one of the worst things ever, and it's even worse when you're wet and naked, which I am when I leave the shower.
However, I have a problem here because I don't want my central heating system switched on during the spring and autumn months. It already cost me nearly £120 a month to heat my home during the winter, and I can't afford it during the other seasons as well. So, because I have central heating, I don't have control over the individual radiators in my system.
If I want the bathroom radiator switched on, I have to switch on the entire central heating system. I can go around switching all of the other radiators off, but if we have a cold day and want the central heating on, I have to turn all the valves again. This can get irritating.
It's a huge pain and it's more expensive because I'm wasting energy on the entire system when I only really want to heat the towel radiators.
So what can I do? It’s either cold mornings or an expensive heating bill... at least that’s what you might imagine. (Stage left) enter: dual fuel towel radiators.
Dual fuel radiators offer the best of both worlds. They allow you to switch between energy sources, so from your central heating to your electricity supply. It's just a matter of flicking a switch in most cases. This means that you can have your towel and bathroom radiators switched on whenever you want without having to switch on the entire central heating system. However, when you want to switch on the heating for central heating system, you can still warm your towels.
In other words, it's the best of both worlds. You get nice warm bathrooms and towels in the spring and summer, but you don't have to waste money on your gas bills.
Why anyone with central heating would use anything other than the dual fuel radiator is beyond me. There are so many different styles available that you can find ones to suit practically any style of decoration. If you're looking for a new bathroom radiator, and you have central heating, then choosing a dual fuel radiator is a no-brainer.