In the UK, as the colder months draw in homeowners often find themselves battling to heat their properties. As the central heating gets used more often and needs to be set higher and for longer to fully warm the home, energy bills go up and the cost of heating can become a real headache.
However, the price isn’t the only issue – even homes and commercial properties with an efficient primary heating system find that there are areas that don’t fully benefit from the warmth which can leave rooms and certain spaces cold and inadequately heated. This can cause problems such as condensation, damp and mould which are preventable with the use of tubular heaters as a supplementary or secondary heating source.
What are Tubular Heaters?
Tubular heaters are small, tube shaped appliances available in a range of sizes from 1-foot to 6-foot long and come with a built in 3 pin socket making them super-fast set to up with no need for expensive installations – you simply plug them into an electrical socket and switch them on.
Ideal for small and awkward spaces, tubular heaters take up very little room and can be floor or wall mounted making them easy to fix into the best and most effective position. Tube heaters are designed to be left on constantly, running in the background to provide continuous, safe, low wattage, low level heat.
What Are the Benefits of Tubular Heaters?
Tubular heaters can be used across a wide range of applications and provide many benefits for your home including;
- They are very small and discrete, ideal for areas with limited space
- Able to effectively maintain temperature levels
- Tube heaters are extremely safe
- Output of heat is evenly distributed
- Cheap to buy with very low running costs
- Can withstand humid atmospheres and even minor water spills
- They won’t blow around dust unlike fan based heaters
- Can be easily mounted walls or floors using brackets
- Versions with thermostatic temperature control are available
- They have a thermal out load cut out and auto-reset for safety
- Tube guards can be purchased at a low price to cover the heater for additional safety
- Tube heaters help prevent the build-up of condensation which can lead to damp and mould
- Provide effective frost protection
Tubular Heating Applications
Tubular heaters are incredibly versatile and are used for domestic and commercial spaces across the UK.
Within the home
Within residential properties there are often areas that remain colder than the rest of the home and are hard to heat by the central heating alone, leading to a number of preventable issues. The spaces in the home that can be improved with the help of tube heaters include;
- Utility rooms
- Extensions / converted garages
- Spare bedrooms / unused rooms
More people than ever are utilising their gardens and outside areas by converting existing structures or adding new ones to create extra space that their property might not have. Tubular heaters can be used to provide safe and consistent heat to outbuilding such as;
- Gym / yoga room
- Log cabins
- Summer houses
Animals and Pets
Whether your pets sleep outside, you keep animals on your property or maybe you run a pet boarding business – keeping animals warm in the colder months can be difficult. Tubular heaters are an exceptionally safe, cheap and effective way to provide constant, low level background heat which helps give you peace of mind and keeps your animals warm and healthy in spaces such as;
- Animal enclosures
- Chicken coups
- Guinea pig pens
- Rabbit hutches
With tubular heaters there’s no need to dread the colder months – tubular heaters are a simple, cheap and reliable way to heat those tricky areas that have been causing you problems and help prevent any unwanted issues such as damp from arising.