A plinth heater is an awesome alternative to a radiator and is designed mainly for use in the kitchen or utility room. It is extremely space-saving and can be practically hidden depending on where you choose to position it. Plinth heaters can be either hydronic (plumbed into your own wet central heating system) or electric (standalone electric supply) or a duo model which can combine the two.
They produce heat as soon as they are switched on but do not become hot to touch, which is great in homes with small children that have wandering hands. They also have over-heat protection built in and can be used in both residential and commercial properties.
The brushed steel grilles come in a variety of colours including black, brown, chrome, gold and white to blend in nicely with your kitchen decor and can be fitted either into a kitchen unit or floor cavity. Only requiring a 3 amp fuse, a plinth heater can cost less than 2p in electricity per day which is terrific for keeping heating costs down and can be used during the summer to blow out cooler air.
What is a Plinth Heater?
Plinth heaters are the perfect way of delivering heating in a kitchen or other area where there isn’t room for a radiator or freestanding electric heater. Plinth radiators are designed to fit into a kitchen unit, usually behind the kickboard at the base of the unit and deliver an instant burst of heat to the room when they are switched on. Running independently of any other central heating system in the home, plinth heaters run off mains electricity, are unobtrusive and very easy to install.
Suitable for use in both residential and commercial properties, one of the main benefits of a plinth heater is that it doesn’t become hot to the touch – something to think about when you have small children or pets. Choose the most appropriate plinth heater for your room, after considering output and size. We have plenty of different sizes and outputs of heaters to choose from.
Benefits of a Plinth Heater
Plinth heaters are designed to be concealed behind your kitchen units, and this is one of their main benefits too – they are hardly noticeable and won’t spoil any design of a kitchen. They operate entirely independently of any other heating system in the home so are perfect for heating a kitchen or utility room where there isn’t space for a wall hung radiator or any free-standing radiator, and will provide heat at the flick of the switch even when your boiler isn’t working.
If you have pets or small children, another benefit of the plinth heater is that they pump out heat without being hot to the touch, so there’s no risk of being accidentally burned. They are easy to use and easy to install too, and the grilles which the heaters sit behind are available in a variety of finishes to suit your kitchen. Plinth heaters are economical to run also and can cost as little as 2p per day.