Updated October 2018
If you are looking for a review of all the best baseboard heaters in the UK, you have found the right place.
We review all the latest and best baseboard heater models on the market, to give you peace of mind that you will be choosing the right product for your home.
Below, in the table, the baseboard heater reviews start with the most highly rated first, then descend accordingly. For people who are in a hurry, you can use the table. For people who want a more in-depth review, you can scroll further down the page, where we provide all the pro's and con's for each.
The LHA heater is made from a combination of metal and high quality fabric. Rated at 220 V for 50 Hz current, this heater promises a rated output of 2000 W. It is absolutely suited for homes because of its low-cost heating along with an intelligent humidification feature. The device also comes with a remote for easy control.The heater comes in a dimension of 875 mm (L) X 240 mm (W) X 285 mm (H).
The Fahrenheat FBE15002 is one among the vast universe of baseboard heaters. Rated at 120V, it puts out 1500 W with BTU of 5120 and is highly recommended for bedrooms and basements. The heater comes with a fascinating chimney fin element design with high-impact Lexan end panels. The heater is suitable for small spaces. The device tips the scale at 4 kg while measuring 114.3 cm x 13.97 cm x 19.05 cm.
This white version of the LHA heater has slim and long body which is made of aviation grade aluminium alloy. It USP would be the low cost heating. The heater can raise the room temperature up to 40° C; also going as low as 0° C which can be controlled with the help of the remote control provided. There’s a safety heat limiter for accidental protection. The heater is a 2500 W device with dimensions of 140 cm (W) x 12 cm (D) x 22 cm (H).
Baseboard heaters are supposed to be doing their work silently i.e. heating up the air inside the room getting it to a favourable point while being incognito. Hence, they should not be too big structurally but also should not struggle to perform because of their form factor. Also, these devices come with many handy features to consider when going for one such as timer, humidification, etc. It’s always about getting the best of what you pay for. The Fahrenheat FBE15002 is ideal for a small rooms. But if you want a feature filled heater, this LHA heater is one for you.
These are heating appliances that use convection and radiation to heat spaces. Baseboard heaters typically feature a furnace, water circulation pumps, thermostat, baseboard radiators and safety features such as relief and drain valves.
Operating baseboard heaters involves turning the thermostat on which in turn triggers the furnace to heat water in the system. The water pumps drive water to the baseboard radiator which draws heat from the water. The heat is passed on to adjacent surfaces through radiation and into the air through convection. Cooled water from the radiator is pumped back to the furnace for reheating. This process continues until the desired room temperature is reached where the thermostat shuts off.
Electric baseboard heaters use electricity to produce heat which in turn heats surrounding air. They’re cheaper and easier to maintain compared to the hydronic baseboard heaters. These baseboard heaters heat spaces through radiation only.
The best hydronic baseboard heaters are actually electric baseboard heaters. That is, they are electrically powered. However, they heat air and surrounding surfaces indirectly. Electricity is used to heat an enclosed liquid which in turn heats surrounding air and surfaces through radiation and convection. The enclosed liquid takes longer to cool down compared to heating elements installed in electric baseboard heaters. This makes these units highly efficient. Our hydronic baseboard heater reviews will focus on both types of baseboard heaters.
Ease Of Installation
Unlike central heating systems, the best electric baseboard heaters are designed to be easily installed. They don’t require special tools or making any alterations to your home. However, you should still consider features that make your baseboard heater easy to install such as its size, weight, pre-punched knockouts and wiring.
An all metal construction is recommended for any hydronic baseboard heater. This gives the unit strength and durability. In addition, metal construction is better at directing heated air into adjacent spaces. Aluminum is the best material since it’s a good conductor of heat and, is lightweight, strong and corrosion resistant.
If you look at baseboard heater reviews, you’ll notice that many of the units fall within a wattage range of between 400W and 2500W. The wattage usually determines how efficient a particular unit is at heating a space. Higher wattage usually implies that the baseboard heater can heat larger spaces.
The best baseboard heaters on market today come fitted with unique safety features. Since they’re designed for installation along baseboards, they need to have protective metal grills which protect the unit’s internal parts as well as offer a cool barrier between heated surfaces and children or pets. Another safety feature to look out for is the high temperature shut off which turns the unit off once the desired room temperature is reached.
Many of the best baseboard heaters from leading brands are now quite affordable. In addition, most of the leading brands will offer several years to lifetime limited warranty on their appliances.