Wall Heaters

Wall heaters are ideal for heating small areas quickly. These heaters come in a variety of sizes, amperage options, voltages, and mounting setups. Find the right wall heater for your home or business with HomElectrical.
Warm spaces up to 200 sq. ft. using a wall heater, available with options including built-in single or double pole thermostats as well as a variety of BTU options.
Find a heater capable of heating a space up to 500 sq. ft., available in a variety of types, as well as single- and double-unit options.
Heat spaces up to 300 sq. ft. with HomElectrical’s selection of wall heaters, including a selection of styles and sizes, as well as heaters for residential and commercial use.

Wall Heater Accessories

Find accessories for select wall heaters from HomElectrical’s selection of wall heater accessories, including time delay relays, electric switch accessories, mounting frames, replacement wall heater grills, replacements knobs, and more.

Wall Heater - Up to 1000 Sq. Ft.

Warm spaces up to 1000 sq. ft. with HomElectrical's selection of wall fan heaters, available with single, double, and triple unit options as well as heaters that offer a built-in thermostat.

Wall Heater - Up to 100 Sq. Ft.

Find a heater capable of warming a space up to 100 sq. ft., including hydronic heaters and wall heater assemblies.

Wall Heater - Over 1000 Sq. Ft.

Comfortably warm a space over 1000 sq. ft. with wall fan heaters, featuring select heaters that offer built-in thermostats and triple unit options.
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What is a Wall Fan Heater used for?

A wall fan heater is a type of forced air heating system that operates by pushing heated air outward. This type of heating system is ideal for heating both small residential spaces and large commercial buildings, as well as hallways, and lobbies.

  • These heating systems rely on separate ductwork to carry the heated air to the designated rooms.
  • Return vents carry cooler air to the central air handler for re-heating.
  • The wall fan heaters feature resistant grills as well as thermal protection with automatic reset.
  • This type of heating system provides quick heat loss recovery and is both energy and cost-efficient.

How to install a Heater?

Our smaller heaters have four installation options including: recessed, surface-mounted, horizontal, and vertical. Our larger heaters can be either wall or surface-mounted.

  • Recessed installation is when the heater will be installed inside the wall.
  • Surface mounted will involve brackets that hold up the heater and is more visible.
  • Vertical or upright installation will give you an option of how air flow will work for the heater. Up-flow or down-flow.
  • Horizontal installation is when the device is placed on a platform or suspended from a ceiling.

What is a Convection Heater?

These heaters are able to take in cool air and heat it up with a heated coil. The hot air is then able to rise and heat the room or space. It operates quietly and has a lower chance of having any ignition hazards when compared to other types of heaters.

Unlike fan-forced wall heaters, convection heaters do not use a fan to move air but instead rely on natural convection principles.

What is the best type of wall heater?

For the most efficient heating of a single room up to 1,000 sq. ft, an infrared heater or radiant heater provides even and efficient radiant warmth. For heating an entire home or spaces larger than 1,000 sq. ft, convection heaters are more energy efficient.

When you're considering gas or electric wall heaters for a given space, you should examine how many BTUs the heater can produce. You’ll need 20 BTUs per square foot, so for a 400 sq. ft room, that means you would need a wall-mounted heater with an 8,000-BTU capacity. Also, consider the features you need, such as:

  • A remote control
  • A programmable thermostat
  • Space-saving designs for small rooms
  • Aesthetic considerations, such as color or material construction (plastic, stainless steel, etc.)

In regards to safety, electric wall heaters are inherently safer than natural gas wall heaters. Propane and other natural gases can be extremely dangerous, so qualified installers must handle the installation and regular maintenance.

In order to avoid a buildup of harmful gases, most gas wall heaters come with a direct vent to the outside. Ventless gas heaters are on the market, but they require oxygen sensors to detect when oxygen levels are too low.

Electric wall heaters are inherently vent-free because they rely on a heating element to create warmth rather than burning gas.

The best choices when it comes to safety are electric wall heaters that come with a built-in thermostat control and an overheat shut-off feature. Homeowners who require silent operation will prefer convection heaters over fan-forced wall heaters. Even though most fan-forced heaters are very quiet, convection wall heaters are completely silent.

However, if wall space is a concern, fan-forced heaters can sit in a greater variety of locations because they physically push air around the space with an internal blower.

For areas that require hidden or inconspicuous heating options, electric kickspace heaters fit into tiny, narrow spaces that would be too small for even baseboard heaters.

Do wall heaters use a lot of electricity?

Thanks to built-in thermostats, especially programmable thermostats, wall heaters can bring a room or basement to the desired temperature and then turn themselves off. Running on a 120-volt power source and consuming 1,500 watts per hour, a typical convection wall heater may cost around five cents for every hour of use.

Pic-a-watt heaters offer fine-tuning that lets owners adjust the wattage for the optimal heat, increasing efficiency and driving down electricity use even further.

Not all electric wall heaters are efficient, however, especially if they’ve been installed in the wrong place, don’t have enough insulation, or have too many or too few BTUs for the space. Correct installation of your electric wall heater is essential.

What are the disadvantages of wall heaters?

Homeowners who want to heat large spaces will find wall heaters inefficient and underpowered. For large single rooms and offices, a well-suited HVAC system with enough power to maintain a consistent temperature would be a preferable option.

Wall heaters are excellent at warming up small spaces, but they put out comparatively little heat. Even an extremely powerful wall heater with a 36,000-BTU rating is only putting out as many BTUs as many wood fireplaces.

Are wall heaters safe to leave on overnight?

Electric wall-mounted heaters can be left unattended for long periods of time due to their built-in safety features. Portable heaters cannot be left running unattended and should be unplugged when not in use.

How are wall heaters made?

It depends on the type of heater. Most electric heaters, whether they’re convection or forced fan units, rely on a heating element to warm up the surrounding air. If the heater is a forced-fan type, it will use a blower to circulate the air. As for radiant heaters or infrared heaters, electricity runs through metal coils to heat them up, which then disperses heat to the room.

What is the difference between a wall heater and a space heater?

Wall heaters are meant for direct wall installation as a permanent heating solution. All wires are mounted inside the wall directly to the circuit panel. Space heaters, or portable heaters, are standalone devices that plug into a wall outlet. Portable heaters are not permanent. Instead, once they are no longer needed, they are usually put back in storage.

Space heaters can be extremely dangerous because they sit out in the open, and rooms are not built with them in mind. Wall heaters require careful installation away from flammable objects to ensure long-term safe operation.

There are other types of heaters available should a homeowner not want to install a wall heater. For example, baseboard heaters operate on much the same principle, using a heating element to warm the surrounding air. Baseboard heaters, however, take up much less space and are not as invasive as wall heaters since they mount low to the baseboards of a room.

Also available are kickspace heaters, which take up even less space than baseboard heaters. Kickspace heaters do require cutting a hole in a wall or cabinetry, but they are an excellent space-saving option since they are generally small enough to be hidden by a piece of furniture or the outcropping of a cabinet or drawers.

While some kickspace heaters require connections to an HVAC system, many work through heating elements and function via convection or fan-forced operation.

Creating a Warmer Space With Wall Heaters From HomElectrical

HomElectrical carries a great variety of wall heaters from trusted brands such as Dimplex and Cadet. Whether you prefer infrared heaters, convection heaters, or forced-fan heaters, we carry the exact wall heater you’re looking for.

Check out our full inventory and find the heater that’s perfect for you. Our customer service is happy to answer any questions you have and help you make the right choice.

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