The Features and Benefits
Range of standard and thermostatic valves available separately.
Central Heating, Dual Fuel or Electric only - Explained!
Central Heating - A central heating Radiator or Towel Rail is heated using your central heating system. The most important part of this system - for your Radiator/Towel Rail - is the boiler, and you most likely have one in your kitchen or bathroom.
Electric Only - An Electric Only Radiator or Towel Rail is filled with a heat conducting liquid, this could be oil, or a water based.
Dual Fuel - A Dual Fuel Radiator or Towel Rail is a combination of both the Central Heating and Electric Only versions. A Dual Fuel Radiator/Towel Rail is not filled with any liquid like the Electric Only, because it is made to be plumbed into your Central Heating System, which will be the source of its heat when the Central Heating System is turned on. When the Central Heating System of your house is turned off you can use an Electric Element (Thermostatic or Non-Thermostatic) to heat the Radiator/Towel Rail.