Don't let the chill keep you out of your conservatory - our range of sleek and stylish conservatory heaters will help you enjoy it all year round!
Conservatories are a great place to relax in summer, but they often get too cold in winter. Through the colder months, you might never even set foot in it once! If you enjoy spending time in your conservatory, it can seem like a shame to be frozen out of it in the winter. Luckily, there is a way that you can enjoy it all year round without having expensive building and central heating work done: an electric heater.
Why Do I Need a Heater in My Conservatory?
If you’ve ever spent any time in a conservatory in winter, you’ll know why! As they’re usually made of (mostly) glass, they let a lot of warmth escape from your house, meaning they get very cold when it’s chilly outside. Adding extra heating in will make up for this heat loss, but it’s not always practical to install proper central heating and insulation. A much more affordable and practical option is to go for an electric heater! Why? Here are a few good reasons;
Electric heaters are affordable to buy and cheap to run, with no expensive installation costs or construction work needed. They use the latest eco-friendly heating technology to keep you warm as efficiently as possible. This is good for the planet, but it’s even better for your heating bills!
You can choose between wall-mounted or portable heaters to find one that works for you. Some models can work as both! Wall-mounted heaters fit snugly against walls and can act as a sort of barrier against draughts and heat loss. Portable heaters give you the freedom to wheel them around anywhere, so you can take them in and out of your conservatory as required.
Modern Compact Designs
The problem with many central heating radiators is that they can be big and bulky. If you don’t have a massive conservatory, you want something a bit more compact to maximise the space you have available. Our range of conservatory heaters are designed to be sleek and slimline, so you can use them even when space is tight. As a bonus, this means they tend to look nice and modern, too – this is important if you’ve got a stylish conservatory!
Prevent Condensation and Damp
Condensation occurs when warm air absorbs moisture before coming into contact with a cold surface. This sudden cooling effect is what causes the air to release a lot of the water vapour it’s holding, which results in condensation. In a conservatory, there’s usually a lot of cold glass around, so they’re often plagued by damp problems. A heater will keep the surfaces in your conservatory warmer so they don’t reach the “dew point” temperature, meaning condensation won’t appear even if it’s really cold outside!
What to Look for In A Conservatory Heater
Your conservatory isn’t like any other room in your house. That means there are a few extra things you need to consider when looking for a heater.
Are you planning on wall-mounting your conservatory heater? You’ll want it to fit neatly beneath your window. If you have low walls and high windows, you’ll find you need a low-profile heater to fit under your windows without any overhang. This will offset some of the heat the room loses through its panes of glass and take the chill out of the air.
Size and Power
You want your conservatory heater to be as small as you can get away with. If space is tight in your conservatory, you don’t want a bulky radiator taking up loads of room! However, as small heaters are usually (but not always) less powerful, it’s important that you don’t go too small or you won’t feel any benefit. Consider this balance between size and power when you’re browsing – luckily, many modern panel heaters are both slimline and powerful, so they’re great for conservatories.
One of the main benefits of electric conservatory heaters is that they don’t cost anywhere near as much as having proper central heating fitted. However, if you use a clunky old model that isn’t very efficient, you’ll end up spending a fortune on energy bills anyway! Make sure you double check your new heater comes with all the latest energy-efficient features like an accurate thermostat and an open door detection mode. This will save you a lot of money in the long run!
Depending on how well-insulated your conservatory is, you might end up with some frost problems. An electric heater on a very low setting can provide enough warmth to fight off frost, but it’s important to check whether it’s practical to leave it on overnight. Some heaters have a dedicated anti-frost setting, but you don’t necessarily need one – you just need an accurate thermostat and a timer function so you can program the heater to come on and switch off automatically.
Let’s face it, looks matter! If you want your conservatory to be a relaxing place to be, you want it to look nice. We specialise in sleek, modern heaters with clean front panels. This minimalist look fits into almost any décor, so simply choose the one that you think will fit the best!
If you’re looking to make even bigger savings on your heating bills, a smart heater could be for you! Modern technology means that they’re now affordable to buy and easy to use even if you’re not the most tech-savvy person. They allow you to control your heating from your smartphone, so you can get your conservatory warmed up without even being in the room! Some will allow you to control your heater from anywhere in the world provided you have an internet connection, meaning you can turn them on while you’re coming home from work. This extra level of control means you’ll never have to use more energy than you need to.
A bonus of wall-mounting a smart heater is that they can add extra value to your property! Smart technology is a desirable feature that’s worth knowing about if you plan on selling your home in the near future.