Top Tips for Keeping Warm

Top Tips for Keeping Warm

Tom Wodcke, Product Marketing Manager at Vent-Axia, gives us his top tips on why electric heating is a great choice for homes.

With winter most definitely here and bringing the cold weather with it, households want to beat the chill and keep their homes warm. But, heating the whole house isn’t always needed. So, for those looking to add warmth to individual room… flexible, versatile and effective electric heating is a great solution for electricians to offer their customers. Meanwhile, as bathroom renovations become increasingly popular as house prices slow, installers can recommend electric heated towel rails to provide warm towels year round.


Electric heating offers an affordable heating solution for homeowners with low capital and installation costs. And with the option to add heating to individual rooms rather than the whole house, costs are kept to a minimum.


Modern electric heating is compact, portable, efficient and fast to respond, making a great choice for electricians to offer households to keep them warm and comfortable year round. For example, Vent-Axia’s Convector Heater quickly warms a room and is ideal for extensions, conservatories and summer houses where central heating isn’t present and is simpler and cleaner to install than adding on to an existing mains heating system.

Ideal for occasional heating

If all members of a household are only in one room, such as spending an evening in the living room, whole house heating is unnecessary. This is where portable convector heaters come into their own. They are the ideal solution for providing a heating boost in a single room at home or in a workplace.

Keeps bathrooms cosy

Space saving and multifunctional bathroom items are a must-have. Fitting both these criteria, the heated towel rail is a vital addition to any bathroom. The latest heated towel rails quickly and efficiently warm and dry towels while adding to the overall style, temperature and comfort of a room, making them a great option for electricians to offer their customers. For instance, Vent-Axia’s range of towel rails features high quality white or chrome finishes with ten different models, split into flat, curved and designer styles, allowing households to choose exactly the right towel rail for their bathroom.

Better for the environment

With the rise in carbon-free electricity tariffs and an increasing awareness of the environmental downfalls of oil and gas boilers, electric heating is set to become increasingly popular. As we move towards a zero carbon lifestyle, electric heating is the natural choice.

Improved controls

The latest electric heaters have unrivalled controls, ensuring they are more energy efficient than ever before. The latest convection heaters offer multiple heat settings and thermostatic control for added comfort and are lightweight, making them easy to move around to where they are needed. For example, Vent-Axia’s Convector Heater offers silent operation with three heat outputs; 0.75kW, 1.25kW and 2kW, and thermostatic control. It also features a thermal cut-out feature to prevent overheating and there is the option of 24-hour timer control.

Meanwhile, towel rails such as those offered by Vent-Axia feature an optional advanced controller with five heat outputs. Providing an eco-mode ideal for use when drying towels to ensure minimal energy use, the controller turns the rail on full power for 30 minutes and then reduces the output to the user setting for a further 90 minutes, before turning the towel rail off. Households therefore have warm dry towels without wasting energy, bringing greater comfort to the towel user and to the room.

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