Cut the cost of Gas with your Radiator use in your Bathroom

How to cut the cost of Gas with your Radiator use in your Bathroom

When it comes to keeping your bathroom warm and cosy, a radiator can be the perfect solution. But if you're looking to cut down on costs and reduce your reliance on costly gas bills, then you may need to get creative with how you heat up your bathroom. Don't worry!

We've got all the information you need about finding electric options, dual fuel elements, and the correctly sized radiator and BTU output for your own space so that you can have peace of mind knowing both your wallet and comfort are taken care of. In this article, we will look at ways heating a bathroom doesn't have to break the bank - read below for all our tips and tricks about making sure those radiator pipes aren't costing more than they should!

Kartell Malibu 1200 x 500mm Brushed Brass Heated Towel Rail

Kartell Malibu Brushed Brass Heated Towel Rail

Introducing the Problem – The Cost of Gas and Your Bathroom Heating

Are you feeling the toll of the ever-increasing gas prices when it comes to heating your bathroom? Especially when Spring is well underway, yet you find the need to fire up the boiler for one of the smallest rooms in the house. Well, fear not my friends, as I am here to share some tips to help you keep warm without breaking the bank!

One solution could be to invest in a fluffy robe and slippers combo, turning your bathroom into a cosy personal spa. Another tip could be a strategically placed, trusty towel warmer (see our Smedbo Electric Towel Warmers), which not only dry your towels but can also heat up the entire bathroom. So say goodbye to shivering in disgust as you unfold your heating bill and say hello to a warm and toasty bathroom without breaking the bank.

Electric Heating Options for Your Bathroom

When it comes to bathroom heating, why limit yourself to just a boring old radiator? Your frosty toes deserve something a little more exciting. Say hello to electric heating options! These nifty gadgets come in all shapes and sizes, from heated towel rails to panel electric heaters (such as Dimplex Panel Heaters), from underfloor electric heating to dual-fuel summer elements.

And there's no need to worry about the electric bill – most options are surprisingly energy efficient. So ditch the socks and invest in an electric heating option for your bathroom. Not only will it keep you toasty during those chilly morning showers, but it'll also add some extra pizzazz to your decor. Who said heating had to be boring? Our Designer Radiators and Designer Heated Towel Rails come in a variety of finishes and materials. Why not check out our buyer's guide on radiators to help you choose the right one for you!

Redroom Elan Electric Chrome Towel Radiator

Image of a Redroom Electric Chrome Towel Radiator - available from ShowerstoYou

Dual Fuel Elements for Your Radiators

If you find yourself constantly battling with your home's heating system during the summer months, consider a dual fuel element such as these Redroom Dual Fuel elements for your radiators. Not only will it provide heat to your bathroom space on a cool Spring morning, but it's also an efficient and eco-friendly way to warm your towels without the need for central heating

Think about it: not only are you saving energy by using a more efficient heating system, but you're also spending less money on your heating bill long-term. And let's be honest, who wouldn't want a little extra cash to spend on ice creams and BBQs this summer? So go ahead, give your heating system an upgrade, and enjoy being warm and toasty for the rest of the season.

Choosing the Right BTU (British Thermal Unit) Rating for your Room Size

Choosing the right BTU for your room size may sound like a difficult and boring task, but trust us, it's more important than you think! If you go too high, your room will feel like the inside of an active volcano. Too low, and you'll be stuck in Antarctica. So, how to decide? First, measure the size of your room, and then use an online BTU calculator (see our guide on BTUs to help with this). It'll give you an idea of how many BTUs you need to keep your space comfortable. You might be tempted to ignore this essential step, but our best advice is not to get overheated or frozen out. Get it right the first time!

Creative Solutions To Cut Down On Gas Use in Your Bathroom

Let's face it, we all love a long hot shower after a tough day at work or a good workout, but have you ever stopped to think about how much gas you're using to heat that water? Fear not, my friend! There are plenty of creative solutions to help you cut down on gas use in your bathroom. Consider installing a low-flow showerhead or faucet aerator to reduce the hot water you use.

Another option is to switch to a tankless water heater, which only heats water when needed, instead of constantly keeping a tank full of hot water. You could even take it a step further and try showering with a bucket nearby to collect excess water, which you can then use to water your plants or flush the toilet. Who knew being eco-conscious could also save you money?

Tips to Maximize Efficiency of Electric and Dual Fuel Heaters

When winter is here, it's time to ensure your heaters work at their best. If you're using electric or dual-fuel heaters, there are a few tips and tricks you can use to maximize their efficiency and keep your energy bills under control:

  • * Make sure your home is adequately insulated to reduce heat loss.
  • * Avoid blocking the heaters with furniture or curtains.
  • * Use a programmable thermostat to automatically adjust the temperature when you're away, sleeping, or at home.

With these tips, you'll be able to stay warm and cosy all winter long and well into the Spring without breaking the bank. So, go ahead and make your home a haven of warmth, comfort, and efficient heating.

So there you have it – today, we've covered some of the top tips and tricks to help you save money while heating your bathroom the right way. Whether you choose to go with an electric heated towel rail, an electric panel heater, a dual fuel element, or simply just make smarter choices regarding the size and type of appliance, you can make sure you’re reducing both your bills and environmental impact.

And with that in mind, let's face it; who says saving money isn't exciting?

We hope that this article has provided insight as to how you can heat your bathroom more practically, without forfeiting comfort in the process.

Why should I upgrade my bathroom heating options from ShowerstoYou?

For 40+ years, ShowerstoYou has supplied radiators, towel rails and been through all the advancements in technology to help you choose the highest quality at the most affordable prices whilst considering running costs. We have experts who live and breathe all aspects of heating and provide our customers with an array of knowledge, who are available by e-mail at or through our proud customer services team on 01472 242159.