Electric Panel Heaters

Electric panel heaters provide instant, controllable heat and are suitable for almost any room. 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.

If you would like to discuss your requirements further, please call us on 01473 276686 and one of our team will be happy to assist.

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 a panel heater works

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.

Efficiency of panel heaters

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.

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.

Reasons why you would 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.

Guide to installation

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.

How to decide what size fuse your plug needs

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.

Using electric panel heaters in a bathrooms

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.

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.

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David Parsons
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Really good heater but cable far too short

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Excellent web site service and very quick delivery

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Andrew Purdom
29 November 2020 10:45

Dimplex PLX200E - Panel Heater

Works well, easy controls and easy to fit.

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They did what they said they would. What was slightly off-putting was that I received an email the day after I ordered it to say it was unfortunately out of stock, offering me alternative products instead. But within an hour of receiving that, I received another confirmation to say it was being despatched! So actually despite being slightly disturbed by this, I didn't have to do anything more after ordering it on line and receiving the delivery.

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Norman Swift, Christchurch
29 November 2020 08:07

Dimplex Saletto LPP150E - Panel Heater, 1500W

Just the job for fitting under a low window. Stylish and functional.

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Great range of items, easy system for ordering of my Dimplex wall panel heater, fast dispatch and well packaged.

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Nick Brandon
28 November 2020 10:49

Stiebel Eltron CNS300 Trend - Wall Mounted Panel Heater, 3000W

It’s a great heater the controls could have been a bit simpler

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It did what it said it would do and it was the right price

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Kevin Mears
28 November 2020 07:29

Stiebel Eltron CNS50 Trend - Wall Mounted Panel Heater, 500W

Good product since I needed a small panel heater for a small bathroom. I'm having trouble with the timer but having spoken to Stiebel. They think the product might be faulty. If it is, they have offered a new one and for it to be installed by one of their engineers.

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Dimplex LST150 - Low Surface Temperature Panel Heater, 1500W

Goood quality with good looks

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We were given good advice and told exactly what we required.

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Perfect service

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8 March 2020 14:29

Creda TPRIII200E - Panel Heater, 2000W

Good quality heater. Keeps the required temperature very well. Don't know what it costs yet as I haven't had a bill.

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Great service. Arrived exactly as expected.

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4 March 2020 08:47

Dimplex PLX200E - Panel Heater

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Chris, Warrington
2 March 2020 07:33

Atlantic F127 - AH500107 - Convector Heater, 1250W

Great heater ..I fitted in a basement office ..timer and thermostat work great ...just the job !

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