Tubular HeatersTubular heaters are made to heat small areas like cupboards, loft green houses, garage and sheds. These are very small sized heaters different from all other kinds of heaters. The benefit of these heaters is they can be interlinked while more heat is needed in surrounding areas. You can even use them in animal enclosures.
Yes tubular heaters can be installed on a floor space using the fixing brackets supplied; they are not to be placed directly on the floor without the brackets natural air circulation must be able to circulate under and over the tube!
The most popular tubular heater are the Hylite Slimline Eco Tube Heaters Thermostatic, this is mainly because they are more Slimline than other ranges and have an inbuilt thermostatic control. The guard for this tubular heater is also Slimline and has a special cut out at the front of the mesh grill so you can control the thermostat without having to remove the guard, please call our sales team for more advise on tubular heaters 0844 884 2900!
No the tubes are not designed for drying cloths on and should never be covered by clothing even with guard fitted, the face temperature of the tubes get very hot and would simply burn clothing with a risk of causing a fire. Tubular heaters rely on natural air circulation to distribute the heat evenly, please call our sales team for more advise on tubular heaters 0844 884 2900!
Yes they are ideal for loft spaces, best to install the tube below the water pipes if you can and make sure they are protected with a guard to prevent anything from falling or landing of the face on the tube as they get very hot!
Tubular heater can be used in outbuildings like Greenhouses, Garages, Cloakrooms, Offices, Workshops, Conservatories, Spare Rooms, Sheds, Boats, Toilets, Villas, Airing cupboards, Pet enclosures, Utility rooms, Porches, Wardrobes, Caravans, Offices, and Lofts; however they should not be used directly outside!
We have a massive range of different sizes and brands in stock, 1ft, 2ft, 3ft, 4ft, 5ft, and 6ft, also 500mm, 1000mm, and 1500mm!
The tubes that are pre-fitted with power cables and plugs are roughly 1.5m = 5ft in length, however we also have a range of tubular heaters that have no leads fitted and we can make any length you require or just supply the tube on its own, please call our sales team for more advise on tubular heaters 0844 884 2900.
Yes tube heaters are suitable for wardrobes but you will also need the guard to fit over them as they get very hot to touch!
Yes you can join the thermo tube range together with a maximum of two tubes together using the TBX2 linking kits. Do not join more than two tubular heaters together as they will not work efficiently and they will burn the elements out very quickly, please call our sales team for more advise on tubular heaters 0844 884 2900!
As a rule of thumb you will need 90watts per square meter of floor space, we have 1ft tubes that use 45W of power up to the 6ft tubes using 360W of power, please call our sales team for more advise on tubular heaters 0844 884 2900!
Yes we have a new range of tubular heaters called the Hylite thermostatic tubular heaters that have an inbuilt thermostatic control; we are the only online supplier of these tubes!
Tubular heaters are very energy efficient for example a 1ft tube with power consumption of 60W, if left switched on all week would cost £0.62p based on a tariff of 10p per kw/hr, please call our sales team for more advise on tubular heaters 0844 884 2900!
Tubular heaters get very hot to touch >60C, therefore guards must be used if the tubular heater is fitted in wardrobes or where anyone or anything could fall on or come into contact with the hot surface of the tube!
Yes they are ideal for many pet enclosures like aviaries, dog kennels, horse enclosures, rabbit hutches, chicken hutches eta, as long as they have a protective guard covering them and not open to direct weather conditions!
Yes we have supplied many tubular heaters to professional snooker players that want a cheaper option to heat the slate bed; The desired temperature of a snooker table - slate bed is in the region of 25-30Celcius (77-86F) this helps to keep the moisture out of the cloth and more importantly to reduce friction in the table to aid the balls rolling and rebounding in a consistent manner, and generally makes a table play faster. To heat a full sized snooker table you would need 4 x 3ft thermo tubes (made from Aluminium), placed underneath and fixed horizontally e.g. pocket to pocket, equally spaced along the table. Two tubes can be connected together in series so you would need two power supplies, total 720watts. They are only needed for a short period of time especially in winter when rooms are more likely to be cold and damp!
Yes the Hylite Slimline Eco Tube Heaters Thermostatic will keep an even temperature in your cupboard space using the inbuilt thermostatic controller, but I would recommend covering the tube heater with a guard when coats or cloths could possibly fall on the tube heater!
Yes we have the Hylite Greenhouse Tube Heaters in 2ft and 4ft sizes; they are finished in green; however all our tubes can be used in outbuildings, please call our sales team for more advise on tubular heaters 0844 884 2900.!
Yes the waterproof rating of our tubular heaters is IPX4 so they will be protected against splashes of water, to improve the water proof rating by using silicon sealant at the end cap and where the power cable enters the tube. Tubular heaters are not designed to be hosed down but they will certainly withstand sprays of water, please call our sales team for more advise on tubular heaters 0844 884 2900!
"Yes the tube heaters are what you need as they are low cost, low energy; you will need 90watts for every square meter, you can connect two tubes max in series, not sure what space you have but if you work to 90watts per sqm you will be fine!"