Many residential landlords with property in rural areas, with most having been fully refurbished prior to let, they have tried and tested a number of interesting products over the years. Among them is the Intelli Heat thermo dynamic fluid filled electric heating radiators. First tried, after suitable research, in a flat which didn’t justify the costs of a gas boiler installation, both tenant and landlord were sufficiently impressed.
This type of electric heating has been widely used in continental Europe for some time now, and we are really still catching up in the UK. Originally designed to replace outdated storage heating, they offer a level of time and temperature control not available from a conventional heating system, with each electric radiator allowing specific setting over 24 hourly periods during each day. This means you have no need to heat areas unless you are actually using them.
An optional background temperature can be set for other times of the day if required and a frost setting maintaining a minimum 7 degrees, and holiday setting are also available. At additional cost a central point wall mounted wireless controller can be added to allow control over different zones and full system override to turn on or off. The effect is a pleasant heat and atmosphere without the dry burned air associated with storage and electric panel heaters. In a rental property they provide significant comfort benefits to the tenant over traditional electric heating along with financial savings on running costs, and make the property more appealing to rent and tenant more likely to stay as well as adding to the value of the property.
The ease of installation means that in most cases they can simply be fitted and connected, and when converting from storage require an electrician to make a simple change at the consumer units, with any invasive rewiring very rarely required. These are ideal for private rental and social housing developments, and provide a cost effective installation or upgrade in any domestic or small business property.