Tubular heaters have long been used across both commercial and industrial applications. However, with rising energy costs they have become a popular, cost effective solution for domestic properties needing to heat small or difficult to reach areas, outbuildings or rooms prone to dampness and condensation.
What are Tubular Heaters and How Do They Work?
Tubular heaters are an efficient and reliable way to provide safe heating to areas of the home that central heating does not reach or is unsuitable for, as well as those requiring frost protection or background heat to help prevent condensation and damp.
The heaters themselves are small, discrete, tube shaped units that can be anything from 1 foot to 6-foot-long. They can be floor or wall mounted quickly and easily making them ideal for tricky layouts or small spaces. Tubular heaters do not require any complicated or expensive installations to get set up – they can simply be plugged into any 3 point mains socket and run off the electricity, warming the element inside which then radiates out heat at a gentle and consistent rate.
What Are the Benefits of Using Tubular Heaters?
Tubular heaters provide consistent, low level background heat for small, awkward or hard to heat areas. Some of the benefits of using tubular heaters include;
- Inexpensive to buy with very low running costs
- Small and discrete for areas with limited space
- Effectively maintains temperature levels
- Evenly distributes output of heat
- Extremely safe especially compared to other heat sources
- Can even withstand humid atmospheres and minor water spills
- Unlike fan based heaters they don’t blow around dust
- Easily mounted on brackets for walls or floors
- Thermostatic temperature controlled versions available
- Thermal out load cut out and auto-reset for safety
- Low cost tube safety guards can be purchased to cover the heater
- Helps prevent the build-up of condensation that can lead to damp and mould
- Effective frost protection
Hard to Heat Spaces
Safety can be a big issue when it comes to heating and for spaces that don’t benefit from or do not have central heating it can be difficult to find a safe and affordable solution. Wooden or garden structures for example can prove problematic, but as long as you have electricity then tubular heaters could be the answer.
Tubular heaters can help provide cost effective heating for hard to heat places such as;
- Lofts / attics
- Bike sheds
- Work spaces
- Animal enclosures
- Log cabins
- Summer houses
- Spare bedrooms
Rooms for example that the elderly, animals, pets or young children are left alone in can be particularly challenging to heat safely with the worry of fire safety, that they could knock them over or burn themselves. Tubular heaters are already one of the safest heating solutions available, but there is always the added option for easy to fit guards which cover the area around the tube providing added protection for hands or paws.
Small and Awkward Spaces
The space saving design of tubular heaters makes them ideal for spaces that would benefit from extra heat but that do not have the space for large or bulky appliances. These include areas such as;
- Utility rooms
- Built in / walk in wardrobes
- Airing cupboards
- Children’s playhouses
These spaces are often too small for radiators or do not fully benefit from the central heating which can lead to problems in the colder months. The constant, low level heat provided by tubular heaters is a cheap and easy way to keep these areas warm, dry and damp free.
With affordable, high quality tubular heaters you can experience all the advantages of low cost heating with complete peace of mind.