The Plinth Heater is more useful now than ever. With the increasingly harsh winters become more of a regularity than an exception, the need for electric room heating is becoming in ever more demand. Plinth Heaters have been stepping up to meet that demand by providing an option that is far less intrusive than most heaters on the market. Known as baseboard heaters or kickboard heaters, the plinth takes it’s name from where it is most often positioned, quite often under baseboards where they are least likely to be noticed.
A little known fact about the plinth heater is that it is in face extremely efficient. Usually positioned low within a room, typically near the floor, the heater provides a regulated fan-based heating system. This is particularly effect when we consider that heat rises. In recent years this form of heating has become very popular, because it can be switched on and off easily and is very economical with space, when compared to other heating alternatives.
The plinth heater is ideal for certain areas of the house, most notable in the kitchen where there is ample space beneath cupboards where the heater could be placed unobtrusively. These heaters do not need to be used as a stand-alone heating option, but often operate quite well in supplementing your central heating, with the hydronic plinth heaters doing much the same job as that of the traditional radiators. It is important to be very careful with the positioning of the heater, as it must be kept clear of water at all times (remember it’s electrical!). It is not recommended that one be used in a bathroom, and should be kept well clear of the sink area in the kitchen.
On top of the functional attributes of the plinth heater, there is also the added benefit that the costs of installation are quite low, especially when you consider that insulation is not necessary, nor is regular maintenance. For homes that have poor insulation and feel they need that extra kick, a plinth heater can provide that heat boost quite efficiently and cost effectively.
While traditionally plinth heaters may not have been considered very aesthetically pleasing, these days most of the better brands come in discreet and form-fitting designs so as not to intrude in any way on the room. More recently the designs have been modified to allow for painting which makes the heater almost invisable to the naked eye.
In the coming weeks we will feature some of the best heaters on the website where you can read reviews and purchase at excellent prices.