Panel Heaters

Electric panel heaters provide instant, controllable heat and are suitable for almost any room. They are most often used in rooms that don't get much use, as a way to top up heat in a room with existing but inadequate heating or as a temporary measure as they can be installed separate of your gas or electric central heating system. We offer a wide range of wall mounted or freestanding panel heaters, from the more basic models that can be used temporarily to more advanced models with thermostats and timers for those that require a more permanent solution.

Our products are are stylish, slim and occupy minimum wall space and are perfect for small rooms such as bedrooms, studies, conservatories and loft conversions and for rooms used less frequently. All of our manual and timer versions have an adjustable thermostat offering a wide temperature range including a frost protection setting of 5°c. For maximum safety there is a thermal cut-out on all models to prevent overheating, should the outlet grille be accidentally covered.

How do panel heaters work?

They work by heating the air that is in the room. It starts by passing the cool air through the heater, as it starts to get warm, the hot air comes out and then rises, pushing the the cooler air down. This creates what is known as a convection heating cycle, where the cooler air in the room sinks, goes through the heater and then rises when it gets warm until all of the air in the room is heated and a constant temperature has been achieved.

Are panel heaters efficient?

Due to the way that they work, they aren't considered to be the most efficient way of heating rooms. As the hot air will naturally move to colder areas, it can be lost quickly through any draughts such as doors, windows or poorly insulated rooms. As the method of heating used is convection, this means that as soon as the heater is turned off, the air starts to cool and the warmth will be lost. Electric radiators do not suffer with this problem and they combine the speed of the convection method as well as radiant heat which keeps the rooms warmer for a longer period of time.

However, they are meant to be used as a quick alternative in rooms that you do not need to use as often as other rooms such as living rooms and bedrooms, therefore providing quick and effective heat for a short bursts of time proving to be relatively low cost. They do not have to be expensive to run. The amount of energy used will depend on how large and cold the room is. Just like any product used during the daytime, these heaters will use normal rate electricity, however, our range features highly accurate thermostats to help reduce running costs by avoiding over-heating a space.

To reduce costs even further, we also have a number of thermostats and timers with advanced timers for even greater temperature control and economy, enabling you to match the heating to your occupancy for maximum comfort at minimum cost. Please see the individual product pages for more detailed information.

Why would I use a panel heater?

The main reasons that you would use a panel heater would be:

  • You are looking to heat a room for only a short period of time, such as a utility rooms or a conservatory.
  • You require a heater to back up your main heating system. This can be anything from backing up storage heaters that are frequently running out of charge, or larger rooms that do not have sufficient heating to heat the whole room.
  • You need heating for a room that you only use occasionally, such as a home office or a spare bedroom.

How do I install my panel heater?

Some will come with a plug installed and some don't, such as Dimplex panel heaters. However, as long as the heater is under 3kW (which most are) you can purchase a plug and fit it yourself if you are comfortable in doing so. Most will also come with brackets to allow for DIY installation and can be done in minutes if you are happy to do so.

If you want your panel heater to be hard wired, then you would need to employ the services of a qualified electrician.

What size fuse do I need for my plug?

If your product did not come supplied with a plug and you need to know what size fuse to put in the plug, follow this formula:

Watts/Voltage = Amps

Example: Dimplex PLX075E is 750W and is 230V, as are most products used in the UK, therefore, 750/230 = 3.3. In this case, we would suggest using a 5 amp fuse.

Can I use an electric panel heater in a bathroom?

We would not recommend the use of them in bathrooms, as hanging towels or other items over the appliance can obstruct the ventilation and cause a fire hazard. We would recommend that you use a heated towel rail instead, as these are perfectly suited to heating bathrooms as well as drying towels.

Do you still have questions?

If you are still unsure and would like further guidance, please call us on 01473 276686 and one of our technical team will be happy to assist you. Alternatively, feel free to browse through our articles and FAQ's.

Product reviews

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Excellent

Steve Ince
17 February 2020 10:04

Dimplex PLX150E - Panel Heater

Good brand, good features and build quality, easy fit and attractive.

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Good range, excellent prices, fast and accurate service, items delivered very quickly by DPD and they stuck to their promised 1hr delivery window which was very convenient. The heaters came packaged very well to ensure they arrived perfect. Really excellent service

Good

David Pickersgill
16 February 2020 12:44

Dimplex Monterey MFP100E - Electric Panel Heater

heater seems good quality and easy to fit, but installed in a rented property so can not comment on heater itself

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Easy ordering the prices are very good and items arrived when promised. You can not ask for more. Will use again

Excellent

Martin Hallam
10 February 2020 07:46

Creda Contour CEP075E - Panel Heater, 750W

Neat, easy to fix. Programming was a bit fiddly for this old bloke but managed it and I’m pleased with its options.

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Service was everything you would hope. Clear, well informed and fast. The item was well packed. The delivery company contacted us and gave options. Excellent.

Excellent

Trusted Customer
10 February 2020 06:42

Stiebel Eltron CNS200 Trend - Wall Mounted Panel Heater, 2000W

These heaters have transformed my sons flat .

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Very good service .helpful and efficient staff .would recommend to use this company.

Excellent

Trusted Customer
9 February 2020 08:39

Stiebel Eltron CNS200 Trend - Wall Mounted Panel Heater, 2000W

Does the the job

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Very quick and efficient.

Excellent

Ronnie Costello
5 February 2020 10:53

Dimplex PLX050E - Panel Heater

1at class

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Dimplex PLX100E - Panel Heater

1at class

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Good service, slight problem with delivery date but resolved satisfactorily by customer services

Excellent

Andrew Bell
2 February 2020 23:39

Dimplex PLX200E - Panel Heater

This was a replacement for a 20 year old Dimplex. It uses the same bracket so it was a 5 minute job.
What's not to love?

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Great website, Good advice. Carefully packed. What more could you want?

Excellent

Ian Kempt
1 February 2020 07:44

Dimplex PLX050E - Panel Heater

Powerful little unit

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Dimplex PLX125E - Panel Heater, 1250W

These units are compact but powerful and slimline

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Great advice over the phone and the heaters were despatched quickly and they do exactLy what they said in the description on Heater Shop website

Excellent

Alan Taylor
1 February 2020 06:44

Dimplex PLX300E - Panel Heater

Quality product. Easy to fix

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Delivered on time and well packaged

Excellent

David Keep
28 January 2020 08:35

Dimplex PLX125E - Panel Heater, 1250W

Looks and works as described

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Excellent service, ordered one day and arrived the next. Product as described at a good price.