Tubular heaters are a fantastic addition to those small areas around the home or garden, that can be subject to frost or damp such as closets, sheds or greenhouses where having traditional heating installations such as radiators isn’t away possible. They are also a popular choice due to the fact they are incredibly cost-effective to run as they only use around the same amount of energy as a lightbulb!
What are Tubular Heaters Used for?
It is first important to understand that tubular heaters are different to normal panel heaters and radiator in that they are not designed to be a primary source of heating and they will not fully heat rooms up. So, what are Tubular heaters used for? They are primarily used for three main functions:
One of the most common uses for these heaters is installing them in outbuildings or greenhouses in order to protect their contents from cold temperatures. Things such as plants, or even cleaning supplies can be affected by frost resulting in plants dying and chemicals being affected and no longer working as they should. Tubular heaters will prevent the temperature in these areas from dropping below zero and therefore protecting the content.
Damp and Mildew Protection
Similar to frost protection, these heater are also a great solution for protection against damp and mildew. Areas around the home such as sheds, garage or even cupboards that are unheated can become vulnerable to damp and mildew which can lead to a whole host of other problems. With the installation of a tubular heater you can keep the temperatures from dropping below zero and keep moisture at bay.
While tubular heaters can’t provide enough heat to warm a whole room by themselves, they are a fantastic companion to traditional heating to help boost heat in larger rooms that may struggle maintain their temperature, or rooms with large windows such as conservatories that can suffer from drafts.
One of the greatest features of tubular heaters is their low energy consumption, making them a great cost-effective heating solution as they are only providing low level heat they use around the same amount of energy as a light bulb.
While tubular heaters are available in a wide range of different sizes from 1ft to 6ft, their designs remain consistently compact, so you won’t lose out of large amounts of space with these heaters, and they can fit discreetly beneath window sills or around skirting boards.
Packed with Features
At HSD we carry a wide range of tubular heaters, from our own brand MYLEK to well known brands such as Heatstore. Each one is packed with different features so you can get the most out of your heater. Some of these features include digital display with timer so you can set your heater to stay on during the coldest time before turning off, adjustable thermostats or your standard no-thrill switch on and go.
All tubular heaters we carry here at HSD have a minimum IP Rating of IP44 which means that they are well protect against the elements even when installed in out door installations such as greenhouses or sheds. They can also be safely installed in bathrooms to help add additional heat and fight off damp and mildew.
Tubular heaters are also available with protective guards. The metal guards are simple and easy to install. They are great for stopping accidental damage, by providing a robust protective surround, whilst great for allowing heat to pass into the room with its grill design. These guards are ideal if you intent to install your heater in spaces that will be occupied by animals such as kennels, rabbit hutches or chicken sheds to avoid injury or accidental damage.
Choosing the Correct Tubular Heater
Choosing the right tubular heater for you can be tricky, so you first need to start by taking in a few factors into consideration such as how large is the area you desire to warm, how much room do you have for installation and finally what is your primary goal? Taking these into consideration then you can narrow down your choice, however if you are still struggling then give our dedicated customer service team a call on 0800 091 3171 and one of advisors will be happily to assist you.