In the aftermath of Brexit, if you’re longing for a traditional seaside holiday in Dorset, Cornwall, Devon or Blackpool, you might be thinking of hitting the road with your caravan in tow this summer. However, you might also be concerned about heating solutions for your mobile home should the British summer weather take a turn for the worst. So, let’s consider the alternatives to electric central heating for your mobile home:
Portable Electric Radiators
Caravans aren’t known for being spacious, so you’re most likely looking for compact heating solutions. Enter our range of portable electric radiator. They have a slim-line design for maximal space-saving and can be installed in minutes. What’s more, they’re very affordable and easy to put into storage during times when they’re not needed. Alternatively, with our Vantage range, you can add a smart hub and download our mobile app that lets you control heating in your mobile home remotely. This feature is great for protecting your investment from damp year-round.
Despite the fact that British weather can be chilly, overcast, with few full days of sunshine, solar panels can still provide an effective heating solution for your mobile home. The latest solar thermal panels can provide hot water on even the coldest days. The hot water can be fed into radiators for space heating or used for bathing to reduce gas usage and benefit the environment. While solar PV panels are also available, they are less efficient for those seeking heat rather than electrical power.
Double glazing can be a great energy-saving investment for a conventional home, but did you know that it can also be installed in mobile homes? Mobile homes can benefits greatly from double-glazed, or even triple-glazed, windows as the windows have excellent noise and heat insulation properties. This means you can spend less on heating your home. In addition, the windows are less susceptible to leaks than single glazed panels, so can protect a mobile home from water damage, damp and mould issues.
While cloudy, raining days are commonplace across the British isles, occasionally we are blessed with a heatwave or two. On those super hot days, our Economiser radiators adapt automatically to the ambient temperature to ensure they don’t switch on when your caravan is already above your desired room temperature. Furthermore, their adaptive start function means you never have wait hours after getting up for your mobile home to reach your set temperature.
A well-insulated caravan will have much lower heating costs than one that is poorly insulated. What’s more, during the summer months, insulation can help to keep your mobile home cool so you don’t have to run a noisy AC unit. DIY caravan insulation projects are easy to find online and can be carried out for a small amount of money.
The awesome thing about sunshine is that it doesn’t cost anything. A free gift from nature. On a bright sunny day, sunlight can heat up your caravan super fast. You just need to make sure you pull up the blinds and open the curtains. Meanwhile, on unbearably hot days, be sure to keep the blinds closed.
Reason to choose Vantage/Economiser radiators for your caravan:
• Prices for Economiser models start at £395.00.
• Prices for Vantage models start at £260.10.
• Features include energy monitoring, adaptive start mode and open window sensors.
• Can be installed in less than five minutes.
• Low height radiator designs are available in the Vantage range.
• 10 or 30-year warranty included as standard with every order.
• Vantage range has an optional smart hub to allow remote heating control from a smartphone app.