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Avant DGi Electric Radiator

from £288.44 inc. Vat

The Avant DGi is the most advanced electric radiator in our range, offering exceptional heat output and many energy saving features such as Eco-Start adaptive learning and an open window sensor.

Comfort, economy and frost protection modes can be programmed directly into the radiator or via the Smart-Command app, with the optional gateway. You choose the required temperature for each mode so your home environment will be perfect in every room.

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Product Description

With over 40 years’ experience Ducasa have produced the most advanced and energy efficient electric radiator to date. The intelligent Eco-Start feature ensures your room reaches your required temperature when required, depending on the insulation values of your property.

‘Press & Forget’ temperature adjustment automatically reverts to pre-set temperatures at the next change of programme, helping to avoid high running costs.
The Avant DGi provides the ultimate in multi-zone heating systems – imagine every room in your home at the perfect temperature when required, but no expensive overheating when the room is unoccupied.

  • Comfort, economy and frost protection modes
  • Programme direct or with the optional App gateway
  • Improved 868MHz mesh communication system
  • No problems with Wi-Fi conflicts and drop outs
  • Clear LCD digital display with backlight
  • Eco-Start adaptive learning system
  • Open window sensor to reduce energy use
  • Highly accurate NTC temperature sensor
  • Built in TRIAC digital temperature control
  • Power consumption and room temperature recording
  • 350w, 500w, 750w, 1000w, 1250w, 1500w & 1800w sizes available
  • Aluminium body with efficient heat transfer fluid
  • Capillary overheat safety cut-out system
  • White polyester powder-coat finish – RAL 9016
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How many heaters will you need?

Your rooms need to be warm and comfortable all year round, so it is important to fit the correct size and number of heaters.

If your home is new, it may be possible to calculate the heat loss with U-values, which are a measure of insulation. It is then possible to calculate the wattage required, however it is still necessary to decide the best place for your heaters to be installed.

Most customers are unlikely to have the U-values for their home so we have put together the following guidelines to help decide which heaters to buy.

You must first work out the size of your room by measuring the length and width then multiply the two numbers.

When you know the size, simply choose the box below which best describes your room and multiple the size by the wattage required.

Example: 11.1m2 x 80w (new, well insulated) = 888w

Then you should choose the heater model and the wattage which best suits your requirements. It’s unlikely our heater wattages will match your requirements exactly, so always best to choose the next size up. All our heaters have thermostats which will switch off the heater when the room is warm enough, so running costs won’t increase.

Still unsure what size or model of heater to choose? No problem - call the team at Ducasa Direct - a family business with over a decades experience and here to offer friendly, free and honest advice.

How to place your order

secureYou can order from our site is quickly, easily and most importantly securely!

When you have decided what model and size of heater is needed, select the quantity required and simply add it to your basket. Once you’ve finished shopping view your basket to check your order then click ‘Proceed to Checkout’.

You will need to enter your billing address and shipping address if different then click ‘Pay securely with SagePay’. You will then be taken to the SagePay website to enter your credit or debit card details.

We recognise that one of customers' major concerns is security during an online transaction. For your protection we have chosen SagePay to handle your payment.  To ensure that you are protected against online fraud they use state of the art security tools and techniques. With 26 million transactions processed each day you can rest assured your card details are safe and secure.

When payment has been made you will receive a payment confirmation email and be returned to our website. We will send you another email when we process your order and another when it’s despatched.

Delivery information

If you order your heater before 2pm, Monday to Friday and we will despatch the same day on a 24 hour service.

Standard deliveries are made Monday to Friday so if you order on a Friday, delivery would be on Monday. Order over the weekend and we will despatch on Monday for a Tuesday delivery.

Please see 'Ordering & Delivery' page for our standard delivery costs.

You can have your heater delivered before noon, before 9am or on a Saturday, however there will be an additional charge. Please call us on 01603 897 608 for more details.

You will receive an email the day we despatch which gives you the option of re-arranging the delivery for a different day. If you supply a mobile number you will also receive a text telling you your heater has been loaded onto the van for delivery and advising you of a one hour delivery slot.

txtIf you are not at home for any reason when delivery is attempted, the driver will try to leave your heater with a neighbour. If your parcel is left with a neighbour or taken back to the depot, the driver will place a card through you door explaining what to do.

For your convenience we can deliver to your home, designated neighbour or your work address; however we cannot leave your heater without a signature.

Please Note: In some areas such as the Scottish Highlands delivery can take 48hrs. Things occasionally go wrong so we can’t guarantee the time it takes for deliveries but we can guarantee we do our best to ensure they arrive when expected. For deliveries to the islands please contact customer services.

Customer Reviews

“I am really pleased with the heaters which are in my studio that was originally a garage. I have already recommended them and would definitely use them again elsewhere. They are easy to use, thermostatically controlled and efficient.”
E.S

“I only had two open fires, which simply did not provide enough heat. My Avant DGS heating system was installed quickly and is easy to use and control.”
K.D

“The Avant DGS is to be an excellent form of heating, it is easy to control room by room and viable cost wise as well.”
I.D

“We have recently had the Avant Radiator that you delivered to us fitted in our porch & we wanted to let you know how pleased we are with it.”
D.T

“We are really happy with the Avant radiators. Our property is 200 years old and was very cold. We have a large bedroom that was always cold, but now we have the radiator on and within 15 minutes the room is toasty warm. They’re brilliant!”
S.H

“We love how our home is warm when we come home, we just turn the thermostat up and down as needed. Your Avants are so much better than the old storage heaters.”
H.W

Frequently asked questions

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Does the heater need to be serviced at all?

No, because there are no moving parts. An occasional wipe with a cloth to the front and the back to keep the air vents free of dust should suffice.

Is radiant heat a new idea?

No, radiant heating products have been enjoyed for decades - open fires, traditional radiators and the sun all produce radiant heat.

Do the heaters come with a plug fitted?

The Sunburst and Sunrise are fitted with a plug. The other heaters are bare ended cable however a plug can be fitted if you wish - always consult an electrician.

How much do the heaters cost to run?

The approximate running cost for the Ducasa heaters depends on many factors but can be as low as 3p per hour.

Which side of the heater is the electrical cable?

The heater controls and cable are on the right-hand side.

What is the length of the electrical cable?

Lengths vary from model to model so if you need more accurate details please contact us.

Can the Ducasa heaters be mounted vertically?

No, the heaters can only be mounted horizontally.

Do the heaters have to be installed by an electrician?

No, if you can use basic tools and fit a plug, you can install the heaters yourself however it is always best to consult an electrician to ensure the safe installation of any electrical appliance if a plug is not fitted.

Can I put furniture in front of the heaters?

Yes, although you should allow at least 500mm of clear space between any furniture when using the radiant panel heaters.

Are the heaters thermostatically controlled?

Yes, the heaters are fitted with thermostats and frost protection as standard.

Are your heaters portable?

The Ducasa Sunburst can be used as a portable appliance or wall-mounted. The other Ducasa products are only wall mountable.

Are the heaters safe for children?

Our heaters are designed to get no hotter than a traditional central heating radiator, however care should always be taken with the young, old and infirm.

How many heaters do I need for my room?

As a guide, based on a modern well insulated property allow 80 to 100w of power for every square meter.

Can Ducasa heaters be programmed?

The Avant and Vitro can be programmed 24/7 independently or by using the optional Ducasa Programmer. The Richmond DPL has 24/7 programming incorporated into the control unit. The Sunburst can be programmed by using the DT1, available separately.

Shopping and Delivery

Is your website secure?

Yes. We use SagePay which is one of the UK’s leading secure online payment service providers.

When will my card be charged?

Your payment will be processed immediately and you will receive email confirmation.

Can I order by telephone?

Yes, you can order and pay over the phone using your credit / debit card or by pro forma invoice.

Who will deliver my heater?

We use UK Mail or TNT to deliver all of our heaters.

When will my heater arrive?

Orders received by 2pm Monday to Friday will be despatched the same day on a 24hr weekday service; orders received after that time will be despatched the next day. Please note: UK mainland only, some areas such as the Scottish Highlands may take 48hrs.

What if I am not at home?

If you are not at home we can arrange delivery to a works address or neighbour if you tell us when you order.

How much is delivery?

Delivery is charged at £15.00 per heater. Orders of more than 4 heaters will be sent on a pallet. Pallet delivery is £64.26 and will be organised with you by telephone prior to despatch. There is no additional charge for programmers and controllers.

What if I don’t like the heater when it arrives?

We offer a 14-day no quibble guarantee. Just return the heater to us in its original condition and receive a full refund of your money.

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