What Are Plinth Heaters?
Plinth heaters are small rectangular heaters that are designed to fit discreetly in the bottom of utility counters, cupboards and other areas. They are primarily used in places where space is at a premium and installing large heating solutions such as radiators or panel heaters is not a viable option.
Where Can Plinth Heaters be Used? Plinth heaters have a grill-like front that is used to quickly deliver instant to your room, this can also be used alongside a fan for faster and more efficient heating.
Where Can Plinth Heater be Used?
Plinth heaters are most often found in the kitchen, due to traditional radiators or heaters taking up large amounts of room, Plinth heaters are the perfect space-saving addition to the kitchen. Since they can easily slot under utility cupboards or into kickboards you get all the heating benefits with none of the lost space. They are especially useful for small kitchens where you may want to save on space as much as possible. While this is their primary use, plinth heaters can also be used in wardrobes, under staircases to heat hallways, and in shops and restaurants. As long as there is an adequate power source the possibilities are endless.
Different Kinds of Plinth Heaters
There are primarily two different kinds of plinth heaters to choose from, Hydronic and Electric. Deciding which of these better suits your needs is the first step in choosing the correct unit for you, so let’s take a look at the different models.
Electric Plinth Heaters
These models work very similarly to normal electric heaters, simply plug or hardwire them into an electricity main and you are all set. These models make for much easier and faster installation and are the best option for those homes running primarily on electricity as their energy source. Heat is generated via electricity and then circulated around the room via a built-in fan similar to a convection heater.
Hydronic Plinth Heaters
The other option available is Hydronic Plinth Heaters, these units are installed into your central heating system and work similarly to a traditional radiator in that sense. They receive a flow of hot water which is then used to provide heat to the room. These units can also contain fans to help to transfer the heat across the room more quickly. These units are usually more beneficial for homes that have a gas boiler.
Plinth heaters have evolved and come quite a long way and you can now find many models packed full of incredibly useful features, to help assist with heating your room faster and more efficiently.
Some models such as this MYLEK Hydronic Plinth Heater come with a wirelessly controlled thermostat to allow you to easily control the heat output as well as programme the 24/7 timer, so your unit will come on when you want for how long you want without any intervention needed.
Other more modern units such as this one use smart assistants such as Amazon Alexa or Google Echo to use your voice to control your heater for added convenience and improved control over usage making it easier to save money on your energy bills.
Various heat settings
You will find that most units come with variable heat options, allowing you to choose between medium and high heat so you can adjust the temperature to suit your needs. As electric models use a fan to circulate heat, some of these units also include a fan option, meaning not only can you keep warm in the winter but you can keep cool while cooking during the summer too.
Different Grille Finishes
You can also choose from a range of different finishes with most plinth heaters, from stylish black, minimalistic white or high shine chrome you are bound to find something to suit your décor and blend perfectly with the surroundings.