In the UK when the autumn and winter months kick in and the temperatures drop, up go our heating and energy bills! The central heating gets used more often and has to be set higher and for longer to warm the house, but even then there are areas that don’t fully benefit from the heat.
For a lot of homes and commercial businesses in the UK, the primary heating source is not able to sufficiently heat the building in the colder months. Not only does this leave rooms and spaces cold and inadequately heated but can lead to a number of problems which can be prevented with supplementary or secondary heating such as tubular heaters.
Supplementary tubular heating helps to;
• Reduce condensation that can lead to mould
• Provide effective frost protection
• Heat cold spots that are susceptible to damp
• Heat small and awkward areas the primary heating source can’t
• Provide a constant background heat
About Tubular heaters
A tubular heater is tube shaped, powered by electricity and works by heating the element inside from which the heat then radiates outwards.
Tubular heaters are discrete, easy to install, can be wall or floor mounted and configured in a variety of ways to best heat your space and are available in a range of sizes and wattages.
Installation is simple and the heaters come with a standard 3 pin socket that can be plugged in or without so they can be hard wired into the mains.
Tubular heaters are also extremely safe which makes them a preferable option over most alternative heating options. Paraffin heaters for example can be extremely dangerous if they are accidentally knocked over and can release hazardous fumes and cause fires. Electric fan heaters are a popular choice but their limited reach is not worth the extremely large amounts of energy they take to power.
Where can tubular heaters be used?
Tubular heaters are ideal for places that are too small or inconvenient for traditional central heating radiators. They also work well in rooms that for whatever reason are colder than other rooms or for those that are infrequently used.
Tubular heaters can provide safe, reliable and constant background heat for places such as;
• Lofts and attics
• Spare bedrooms
• Utility rooms
• Garden buildings
Tube heaters work out extremely cost effective for all types of environments and provide consistent low level background heat to colder, unheated or infrequently used outbuildings and parts of the home.
Some tube heaters, for example, can run at a cost of just 0.5p per hour (dependant on energy tariff) which works out to just 12p a day and 84p a week.
Tubular heaters are an ideal solution for spaces that require background heat, not necessarily for regular use but to keep it from dipping below a certain temperature and stave off frost and condensation that can lead to damp and mould problems. They are far more economical than other secondary heating sources such as oil radiators, fan and halogen heaters that can be a lot more expensive to run and are not as safe.
Tubular heaters deliver an excellent solution for both domestic and commercial uses – providing a clean and efficient way to maintain your desired ambient temperature without the fuss, high price tag and safety worries of regular heating solutions.