We've actually already bought a plumbed towel radiator but it was on sale and was only £50. I'm now wondering whether we should have an electric one, purely for the reason of having it on when the heating isn't; in the summer or on a separate schedule to come on in the early hours etc. However they seem rarer. Places like Victoria Plumb don't stock any electric ones. Is there a con I'm not seeing? Edit: Just been searching about and come across electrical element kits, like this: http://www.diy.com/departments/kudox-electrical-element-kit/199016_BQ.prd or this: https://victoriaplum.com/product/400w-duel-fuel-element-kit-htree400. They any good? Best of both worlds then? I guess it could be wired up to a plug with a simple 3rd party timer.