Electric radiators are carbon neutral at point of use. This means that they do not produce carbon dioxide or other pollutants. When used with green electricity generated from sustainable energy sources, they offer one of the few entirely carbon free heating systems on the planet.
Of course, if you’re using mains electricity to power your radiators you may well be using electricity generated by fossil fuel burning power stations. If this is the case, any form of electric heating that you use cannot truly be classed as carbon-free.
However, as the energy sector makes further shifts towards renewable energy we may well reach the point where all electricity supplied through the mains will be carbon free – and at that point electric radiators will offer a truly eco-friendly heating option. For more information, see our full electric radiator buying guide.