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Benefits of portable electric heating


Dimplex electric portable heaters simply plug in, so there is no installation, making them ideal answer for almost any room [except bathrooms] that require supplementary heating, or for heat to be introduced to areas of the home where it is not feasible or desirable to extend the main heating system. Portability means heaters can easily be moved from room to room, or property to property. Then put away when not required.

Environmentally friendly and cost effective

It is important we act responsibly when using energy and conserve it whenever possible and try and reduce the impact on climate change. Plus, fuel bills are increasing at a dramatic rate and the long term indicators point to this trend continuing.


Portable Heaters enable you to heat the room rather than the whole house. This saves you from having to switch on the boiler for a quick burst of heat which is extremely inefficient.

Portable heaters with Electronic Climate Control, or thermostatic control, ensure the room temperature does not fluctuate and are less likely to cause over heating a room which wastes energy. The thermostats used within products that feature electronic climate control enable users to adjust the desired temperature to within +/- 1.5°C making them even better at monitoring temperature and maximising efficiency.


Heat selection switches allows you to adjust the heat output more closely to your exact needs, leading to less energy being used, and 24 hour timers can control when the heater switches on and off, allowing you to plan your heating needs in advance.


Dimplex’s patented oil free technology in certain radiator products not only ensures that there is no oil to worry about at the end of the product's lifecycle, it also offers 30% faster warm up and 25% energy savings over traditional oil filled competitors. (Based on heating a room, speed of warm up 10°C to 22°C, range average: Glen Dimplex test laboratory results 2010.)


Overall, Electric portable heating remains one of the most cost effective ways to provide emergency or supplementary heat for a particular space in your home or associated living and working spaces. In order to get a broad idea of the running costs for your heater you can use this calculator:


Energy input (kW) x pence per kWh= running cost


For example a 2kW fan heater run continuously (without stopping) for 1 hour would be:


2kW x 14p/kWh = 28 pence per hour


(Calculation is based on 0.14p per kWh - please check with you current electricity bill for an actual hourly rate you are paying. Calculating an accurate running cost varies from room to room because of many variables, number of door, windows, aspect and so forth.)

Safe & reliable

Unlike gas portable heaters, no fuel is consumed within portable electric heaters, so there are no fumes, no risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, no need for extra ventilation, no bottles to be changed and no requirement for annual safety checks.

The majority of Dimplex portable heaters also offer the added reassurance of BEAB approval, the highest safety standard achievable in the UK market.

The presence of a BEAB Approved Mark on a product demonstrates that Intertek (an independent third party) has verified its safety.

Look for the BEAB mark on our portable heating products, packaging and literature.


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