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Browse one of the UK's biggest ranges of Lot 20 compliant electric panel heaters. Shop aluminium heaters, ceramic panel heaters, smart heaters, and more and reduce your energy bills today.
Electric panel heaters have become incredibly popular over the last few years. It’s easy to see why – they’re affordable, stylish, and can perform as efficiently as just about any other kind of heater or radiator on the market. On this page, you’ll find the best of the bunch, with a range of Lot 20 compliant, energy-efficient panel heaters from the world’s biggest manufacturers. Browse heaters from MYLEK, Dimplex, Levante, and more at the best prices online above or keep reading for a bit more information.
Many people associate the term “panel heater” with the wheezy old fan-powered units of the past, but they’ve come a long way in recent years. If you have a quality modern panel heater, you’ll enjoy the same comfortably cosy performance as you would from a radiator. They’re a modern, stylish alternative to outdated central heating at a fraction of the cost, so it’s worth your time to find a good one.
Modern panel heaters work using a mix of convective and radiant heat. Convective heat warms the air and circulates it around the room, usually with the aid of a small fan inside the unit. A small amount of radiant heat is also given out through the front panel – radiant heat warms objects directly, so you’ll start to feel this sooner.
This combination of radiant and convective heat gives that all-over cosy feeling without needing to set your heater to a high temperature. This means you’ll use much less electricity to keep warm, which is good for the planet and your wallet!
Upgrading old, inefficient central heating is a good way to reduce your heating bills, but the cost and time it takes to do this are off-putting. It can also be quite an invasive process depending on where your boilers and radiators are situated, so it can be quite stressful! Panel heaters don’t come with any of these downsides – they’re affordable and are quick and easy to install yourself. Just screw them into the wall (everything you see on this website comes with wall-mounting brackets), plug them in, and you’re all set.
Electric panel heaters are really popular with landlords. This is because of the new EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) regulations which state private rented properties must meet certain energy-efficiency standards. Building contractors looking to build new properties should also be aware of these laws (check out our Lot 20 guides for landlords and building contractors for more info).
A Lot 20 panel heater is an affordable way to make any property more efficient so it meets EPC standards. Most can be hard-wired in by a qualified electrician, so they can be used to provide heating to high-rise flats and other buildings where it may be difficult to pipe hot water or gas in.
To be Lot 20 compliant, a heater generally needs a timer, a thermostat, and at least one other energy-saving feature (such as open window detection). Every heater on this site has an accurate digital thermostat and a 24/7 timer, which offer the most energy-efficient performance available. Another benefit of these digital controls is that they’re really easy to use, and you can program them with just a few button presses.
The thermostat controls are only half the story, though – what your heaters are made of also matters! Most panel heaters have aluminium heating elements because aluminium conducts heat so well while still being extremely lightweight and affordable. However, not all heaters have aluminium housing to go with their heating element. If you want a unit that’s lightweight and ultra-efficient while still being tough enough to take a few knocks, an all-aluminium panel heater is the model for you.
The only material in the same league as aluminium is ceramic. Ceramic is a little heavier than aluminium which makes it unsuitable for use on the outside of a panel heater, but it more than makes up for this in its heating performance. Ceramic heating elements are large plates that both store and generate heat at the same time. Because of the way they’re made, electrical currents find it difficult to pass through ceramic plates properly, and this resistance generates a massive amount of heat very quickly. This means your heater will reach its target temperature very quickly and stop drawing power, using the excess heat stored in its ceramic plate to keep the room cosy for up to an hour. If efficiency is your number one concern, you should search out a ceramic heater.
Many people don’t realise that some electric panel heaters are perfectly safe to fit into the bathroom. All you need to look out for is a model with an IP (Ingress Protection) rating of IP24 or above. This means your heater is protected against splashing water from all directions.
Smart technology is more popular than ever, so it’s no surprise that some electric heaters have joined the smart revolution. Smart panel heaters allow you to adjust your room temperature using your smartphone. Depending on how advanced the heater’s app is, some smart heaters can be controlled and monitored from anywhere in the world! Most – such as this MYLEK heater – are also compatible with smart assistants like Amazon Echo and Google Home.
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