Built to use less energy
To the best of our knowledge, ELKAtherm German electric radiators are the most efficient in the world. Their unique design and construction means you can warm an entire room and use very little electricity in the process.
The ingenious, fluted design multiplies each radiators effective surface area by 5 – spreading warmth evenly throughout the room using natural convection and radiant heating, while the high-grade ceramic core distributes heat across the whole surface. In short, you get much more heat from each watt of power.
Traditional night storage heaters literally draw electricity for the full period of the Economy 7 tariff (7 hours). This results in a large amount of electricity being consumed at a constant rate.
Ease of control reduces waste
There is no cheaper energy than the part that you don’t use – and because ELKAtherm radiators are so easy to control from anywhere, you’ll naturally waste less. Quite simply, you can adjust the heat in each room – wherever you are, thus avoiding running up bills in rooms that you don’t use as much. If you go out, switching off or turning down the heating is easy and you can even ensure the house is nice and toasty for when you return.
Old fashioned night storage heaters are notorious for being uncontrollable, often leaving a room cold once it has expelled all of its stored heat – or so hot that you have to open the windows and watch your energy disappear!
Cheaper daytime electricity
You don’t need to charge ELKAtherm radiators overnight as you do with conventional night storage heaters, so there is no need for an expensive Economy 7 electricity tariff. There is a common misconception that Economy 7 is the cheapest tariff available and this is certainly not always the case. Although you benefit from a slightly cheaper rate at night, you are penalised with a much higher rate during the 17 hours of the day when not on Economy 7. Sometimes this uplift in daytime rates can be as much as 50%, therefore increasing the cost of everything such as ironing, watching TV or simply boiling the kettle!