How do you stay warm in the winter?
If your property is near a major gas line, you may heat it that way. Or, you might choose electric heat or oil heat as an alternative.
While these solutions do the job, they can be costly and cumbersome to run. The average American homeowner who heats with gas will spend more than $2,500 over the season!
Have you considered electric radiators instead?
Quiet, efficient and reliable, some electric radiant heating products are robust enough to warm your whole house while still being easy on your pocketbook.
Today, we’re taking a look at a few different options and models on the market to help you understand your buying options and prepare your budget accordingly.
Ready to learn more? Let’s go!
The Big-Picture Price
When you’re searching for electric radiators for sale, you might look first at the unit price itself. While this is a major part of your purchase, it isn’t the only cost you’ll incur.
Remember that in addition to the standalone system, you’ll pay labor charges for technician installation. You’ll also write a bill on a regular basis to cover the costs of running the unit.
Comparing Runtal Electric Radiators
Before you start shopping and comparing models, take the following details into consideration:
- The size of the room you’re looking to heat
- The ceiling height of the room
- The amount of glass (window/doors) in the room
- The level of insulation in your home
- Your preference of wall-mounted, wall panel or freestanding systems
With this information in hand, you can set a reasonable budget and perform a price analysis of every option on your list. To help jumpstart and direct your search, we’ve compiled a list below of some of the top electric radiator brands on the market, including our own Runtal Electric Wall-Mounted Baseboards, Freestanding Baseboard Radiators, and Wall Panel Radiators.
Let’s explore what you can expect when you choose any of these solutions.
Runtal Electric Wall-Mounted Baseboard Series
The flat tube design of this system makes it a sleek addition to any space in your home. Our EB-3 model is available in 3-foot to 10-foot increments, all of which are 10-, 1/8 inches tall. It also comes in 120-volt, 208-volt or 240-volt power configurations.
Due to their location, these wall-mounted baseboard units emit warm and steady radiant heat and convection air flow that rises and spreads throughout your room. Wire these with Runtal’s RST WiFi-enabled Smart Thermostat to enable thermostatic control of any space. From new builds to direct replacements, these are reliable systems that keep costs low.
The price you can expect to pay for a 3-foot, 120-volt Runtal Electric Wall-Mounted Baseboard system in standard Runtal white finish is $695. Set your specific configurations and get an updated quote here.
Runtal Freestanding Baseboard Series
Our floor-mounted freestanding series is available from 3-feet to 10-feet in increments of one foot. Ideal for curtain windows, each baseboard nests into a pedestal, which secures to the floor. This allows both sides to appear finished.
Also compatible with Runtal’s RST WiFi-enabled Smart Thermostat, the freestanding units are aesthetic and low-profile, making them ideal for a variety of home stylesand perfect for rooms with floor to ceiling windows.
The price you can expect to pay for a 3-foot, 120-volt Runtal Electric Freestanding Baseboard system in standard Runtal white finish is $892.00. Set your specific configurations and get an updated quote here.
Runtal Electric Wall Panel Radiators
If floor space is at a premium where you live, you can’t afford to spend any of it on an electric radiator. This is where wall panels come in!
Sleek, stylish and discreet, these can go under windows or along your walls to eliminate cold spots and drafts or heat and entire room.Our models range from 2-feet to 4-feet wide and are available in two heights: 17-, 1/4-inches, and 23-, 1/8-inches.
The price you can expect to pay for a2-foot wide , 17 1/4 inch high , 120-volt Runtal Electric Wall Panel Radiator in standard Runtal white finish is $893.00 Set your specific configurations and get an updated quote here.
How Other Brands Measure Up
During your research, you may come across other online or brick-and-mortar stores that also carry electric radiators. To help with your quest for the most economical and effective solution available, we’ve compiled this list of what you can expect to pay with other brands.
Haverland RC Wave
These wall panel radiators use dry thermal heating technology to deliver heat throughout your room. Average prices run from $250 to $450.
These wall panels operate with a digital thermostat that allows users to maintain comfort and conserve resources. WiFi-compatible, the system learns your routine and adapts its heating schedule accordingly. Expect to pay between $365 and $575.
MHS Clasico Period Cast Iron
Available in both wall-mounted and freestanding styles, these electric radiators are made with cast iron. Each cost between $690 and $900 depending on your exact specifications.
The Electrorad wall-mounted radiators are available in Aeroflow, Digi-Line and Vanguard models. For simplicity’s sake, we’re taking a look at Digi-Line. Depending on your desired output, height, length and weight, you’ll pay between $360 and $645 for products under this line.
EHC ecoSAVE Dynamic
EHC wall panels come equipped with a digital programmable thermostat and other smart features that allow it to “read” your room and deliver automatic adjustments. Available in various dimensions, these cost between $330 each to $510.
The Runtal Difference
One look at a Runtal electric radiator and you can see the difference. Most traditional electric baseboard and wall panel designs consist of multiple pieces that all snap together, including the:
- Backplate (made of sheet metal or plastic)
- Front cover that snaps on to the backplate (made of sheet metal or plastic)
- Heating element hung inside the enclosed cavity
On the other hand, we build our units from one solid piece of heavy-gauge (16 GA) fully-welded steel. This helps them retain and radiate heat better than their competitors so they don’t have to enter a continuous on/off cycle.
Thus, though our products may cost more than the other brands listed herein, they can save you money in the long run as their operation times are shorter.
Electric Radiators You Can Trust
When it comes to heating your home, you don’t have the time or bandwidth to waste on inefficient or sub-par systems. Rather, you need a solution that will crank up the heat you need without the headaches you don’t and give you peace of mind that your purchase is a solid investment.
Electric radiators can provide this functionality and then some. The best part? You can adjust the configurations on each to fit your budget and scale, making them some of the most affordable heating methods around.
Want to learn more about the products we offer? Take a look at our full inventory and start shopping!