Vertical Electric Radiators – Which is the Best in the UK?

Have you ever been in a friend’s home or flat that is so cramped it is hard to do anything or feel comfortable? There are millions of people living in such conditions every day not because they don’t have money, but because there are clunky devices and appliances in their home. There are many ways to heat a home, but still people in the UK are using antiquated methods like central heating. These not only take up a lot of space, but they also use water plumbing that can be expensive and wasteful.

If you are struggling to deal with the small amount of space in your home, there are a few options that you can choose from…

Vertical Radiators for Efficiency

The perfect alternative and solution are vertical electric radiators that will help your home gain in efficiency. Not only will you be able to get the warmth that you need without the wasteful water plumbing, but you can also do so in a vertical direction rather than horizontal. Why is this important? Look at the biggest cities in the world. When they start to run out of space on the ground, where do they go?

In most cases, the cities start to grow upwards instead of outwards, which is the most efficient way of utilising space. The same principle is applied to vertical electric radiators. With this unit you can save a lot of space because the entire piece is installed upwards rather than outwards. Instead of taking up a lot of floor/wall space you have a more efficient use of your limited space. Not to mention these things look fantastic as you can see from our selection of the top 3 below…

#1 The Milano Aruba Vertical Space-Saving Electric Radiator

In situation view of the Milano Aruba vertical electric radiatorOur regular readers will have spotted by now that we already covered the anthracite version of the Milano Aruba in our designer radiator section. This white version shares all its good looks and functionality, but is coloured to better suit a contemporary home.

Boasting an impressive 800W heating element it’s more than capable of outperforming traditional horizontal radiators. At just over 23cm wide though it barely takes up any space whatsoever, so it’s great for use in a hallway or where space is at a premium.

One thing we especially like about the Aruba is its 2 hour boost button, that gives you a burst of extra heat before it returns to its normal temperature. Great for when you get in from work on a cold winters night.

WattageLength cmHeight cmDepth cmMountThermostatTimerPriceOur Rating
80023.61607.8Wall mountedYExternal£££4.5

#2 The Aeroflow German Style Fireclay Electric Radiator

Closeup of the Aeroflow German Style Fireclay Electric RadiatorThis offering from Aeroflow is rather unusual in the world of radiators in that it uses the German idea of fireclay. This unique design combines radiated, convected and stored heat to give a massive 1.6KW of heat, providing all round warmth to your home.

Essentially a hybrid of traditional storage heaters with modern technology, you will get the best of both worlds at a fraction of the cost. We hope to cover this style of radiator more in the coming months as it looks like it’s going to be a sure fire hit here in the UK.

Even if they are a little on the expensive side, the long term savings can potentially make up for it. So it’s certainly worth considering the Aeroflow in our opinion.

WattageLength cmHeight cmDepth cmMountThermostatTimerPriceOur Rating
1600381289Wall mountedYY£££££4.3

#3 The Acova Fassane 750W Vertical Radiator

The Acova Vertical Radiator Fassane 750W THX when mounted on a wall.

We’ve long been fans of French company Acova’s range of heating products and the Fassane is no exception. Standing at over 2m tall and just under 30cm wide it boasts an impressive 750W heating element. So it’s more than capable of keeping any room warm and cosy all year around.

For those interested in zoning the rooms of your home for heating purposes, it’s possible for the Fassane to integrate with Acova’s premium programming system. However for our own uses, the standalone controls are more than enough.

The only downside is for those of us in the UK is that getting manufacturers support isn’t as easy as we’d like it to be.

WattageLength cmHeight cmDepth cmMountThermostatTimerPriceOur Rating
75029.6204.88.6Wall mountedYY£££4.2


  • Small footprint makes them great for use where space is at a premium.
  • More pleasing on the eye than traditional horizontal models.


  • Primarily marketed as designer radiators mean they are often more expensive than cheaper horizontal models.


When it comes to vertical electric radiators you can’t go wrong with the Milano Aruba range in our opinion. Its great looks and top of the line technology makes it our obvious #1 choice. However, the relatively new hybrid technology of the Aeroflow fireclay has to be considered, especially for those thinking about long term savings.