The Best Way To Heat An Extension

14/07/2017 /
Electric Radiator Solutions Team

Many people are choosing to extend their homes rather than move to a new house. There are many factors behind this. Maybe their children are in a good school and they don’t want to change schools. The house could be in a good area where people are settled and have good friends and neighbours. They just need more space. Below we will discuss the reasons and costs, as well as the best way to heat an extension.

Why extend your home?

There are several reasons including:

  • Having more children
  • Working from home and require a home office
  • An elderly relative is moving in
  • Just a need for more space!

Costs Involved in Moving House

Stamp Duty - £5000 on buying a £300,000 property

Agents Fees - £4,500 on selling a home worth £250,000

Legal Fees – Around £1500 + local searches £300

Survey – Depending on age of property could be between £250 - £600

Removal Costs - £500

Maintenance and Repair Bills – According to the Money Advice Service,   the average repair bill for new homeowners is £5,750. This could include Damp, faulty guttering, missing roof tiles, faulty electrics, weak toilet flushing, rotten window frames etc.

It doesn’t take a mathematician to work out that you could build a pretty good sizeable extension for the same cost as all the above.

The Best Way To Heat An Extension

Once you have decided on your extension, the size and how you are going to pay for it, received planning permission if necessary and found a builder, you need to decide the best way to heat an extension.

You could try to extend your current system. If you have central heating, your boiler may be able to cope with 1 or maybe 2 radiators depending on size, but you could find that when you have done this, your radiators and system doesn’t get as hot as it used to. You may have to purchase a new boiler, which may cost around £2500.

Electric Radiators

Instead of adding new central heating radiators, running extra pipes, all the fuss and the mess, you could fit electric radiators such as the Curvo+ from Electric Radiator Solutions. Our electric radiators will give you the same experience as a central heating radiator. Same quality of heat and more controllable. With individual thermostats and programmers, you can control your rooms differently whether your central heating is on or off.

Fitting electric radiators is very simple. Drill 4 x holes, screw the bracket on the wall, hang the radiator and plug in.

As the UK moves away from traditional fossil fuels to more secure low carbon heating, electric is increasingly becoming an environmentally friendly option. Electricity can be produced from renewable sources such as solar or wind, making energy efficient electric radiators an eco-friendly heating solution.

At Electric Radiator Solutions, we are dedicated to producing the most energy efficient electric radiators for customers throughout the UK. Having the best heating system installed in your home means you will not only benefit from the latest in heating technology but also lower your energy bills. We are happy to offer help and advice in order to assist our customers in finding the best energy suppliers for their needs, contact our friendly team today.