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German electric radiators: a deep dive

At Ecostrad, we pride ourselves on producing highly efficient electric heating solutions, and our German electric radiators are no exception. Renowned for their superior quality, German-made radiators benefit from a strong emphasis on research and development, cutting-edge technology, and meticulous production processes. Our Ecostrad Ecowärme range embodies all the features that make these heaters so popular. So, for everything you need to know, let’s discover everything this bestseller has to offer.

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New build vs old build – heating with electric

The age of a property will determine a lot, from construction type to its overall value – and when it comes to heating, these characteristics really matter. With gas central heating no longer holding the future-proof status it once did, homeowners, landlords and developers are looking for an efficient, low-carbon alternative. Whether looking to heat a small, energy-efficient new build or a large, poorly insulated period property, the power of electric means there’s a solution for every type of build.

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2025 Future Homes and Buildings Standard – Explained

Following on from the 2022 Building Regulations, the government is set to introduce some landmark changes to improve energy efficiency in UK new builds from 2025, known as the Future Homes and Buildings Standard (FHBS). While the FHBS will primarily affect new builds, existing homes and properties will also be subject to regulations as the UK sets out to achieve its Net Zero strategy by 2050. So, what exactly are these new building standards and how will they affect you?

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Do you need an electrician to install electric radiators?

Whether or not an electrician is required to install an electric radiator depends on a few factors. All Ecostrad electric radiators are suitable for professional hardwiring, which does require an electrician, but this isn’t always necessary. Some models are able to be fitted DIY within a matter of minutes. We’re here to explain when hardwiring is necessary, its respective pros and cons, and how to know when a DIY fitting may be your best bet.

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Ecostrad designer electric radiators: a deep dive

Modern designs, deluxe finishes and the latest heating technologies make up Ecostrad’s range of designer electric radiators. Using specially engineered thermal fluid, our radiators boast superior heat retention and slower cool-downs, providing homes and businesses with premium warmth and efficiency. In today’s article, we’ll be taking an in-depth look across our four designer models, from their bespoke manufacturing to innovative smart control. Let’s dive in.

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Meet the New iQ Ceramic in Black

Our bestselling iQ Ceramic has been an Ecostrad staple for years. Embodying all of the features we deem essential in quality electric heating – smart control, simple installation, energy efficiency, and affordability – the iQ Ceramic has been a gateway product to the world of electric heating for many businesses and homeowners. Such a classic deserves a revamp every now and then, and this October, Ecostrad launched the iQ Ceramic in black. A sleek slate black finish provides a welcome style refresh, but its internal features are just as cutting-edge as the original.

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