Smiths Hydronic Plinth Heater Space Saver 5 Review
The Smiths Hydronic Plinth Heater Space Saver 5 is a great product for those who are looking for an alternative to traditional radiators. It connects directly to your central heating system and is designed to replace kitchen radiators, providing more space in your room. It has a maximum room size of 37m³, making it suitable for smaller spaces.
The product has a normal heat output of 1.3 Watts / 4400 Btu/h and a boost heat output of 1700 Watts / 5800 Btu/h, which can be adjusted to meet your heating needs. It has a power consumption of 21-30 Watts and a power supply of 3A, making it energy efficient and cost-effective to run. The product also comes with 2 flexible hoses (75cm long) and a 15mm plumbing connection, making it easy to install.
One of the good points of the product is that it is well-packaged and easy to install. However, some customers have reported that the product did not work after installation, and they had to bleed the SS5 and balance their home radiators. Some customers have also reported that the product emits cold air instead of warm air when turned to boost mode, which may be due to the product’s location at the end of the run of rads. However, these issues may be due to faulty machines, and the manufacturer has a refund policy for such cases.
Overall, customers have reported that the Smiths Hydronic Plinth Heater Space Saver 5 is a great alternative to traditional radiators, as it saves space and emits a less harsh heat than fan heaters. While it may not be a cheap solution, customers have reported being glad they invested in the product.
✅ Connects directly into your central heating system
✅ Replaces kitchen radiators
✅ Easy to install and well-packaged
✅ Emits a less harsh heat than fan heaters
✅ Reasonably quiet when running
✅ Energy efficient with a power consumption of 21-30W
✅ Has a boost mode for higher heat output when needed
❌ Not a cheap solution compared to other types of heaters
❌ May not be that easy to install
Smiths Hydronic Plinth Heater Space Saver 5 Features
- Connects directly into your central heating system
- Suitable for room size up to 37 cubic metres
- Normal heat output of 1.3 Watts / 4400 Btu/h
- Boost heat output of 1700 Watts / 5800 Btu/h
- Power consumption of 21-30 Watts
- Power supply of 3A
- Supplied with 2 flexible hoses (75cm long)
- 15mm plumbing connection
- Sound levels (Normal): 27dBA
- Sound levels (Boost): 43dBA
- Average running costs of approximately £4.10 per year
Smiths Space Saver 3kW Electric Kitchen Plinth Heater SS3E Review
The Smiths Space Saver 3kW Electric Kitchen Plinth Heater SS3E is an excellent product that provides instant heat to any kitchen or room size up to 58 cubic meters. It has a sleek brushed steel effect grille that complements any modern kitchen design.
Installation is easy, and it can be plugged into a timer socket, allowing for efficient energy usage. The thermostat ensures that the heater only runs when needed, which is perfect for those who want to save money on their energy bills. The wireless controller is also a plus, as it allows users to control the heater from a distance without any messy wires.
The heat output at up to 3kW is impressive, and users can adjust the output to 1, 2, or 3kW, depending on their heating needs. The heater is also blessedly quiet, which is a plus for those who don’t want any distracting noise while cooking or working in the kitchen.
The after-sales service is also worth mentioning, as the 5-year parts and labor warranty provides peace of mind that the product is built to last. Overall, this product is an excellent investment for those who want an efficient and reliable heating solution for their kitchen or any room. Highly recommended!
✅ Instant heat output of up to 3kW
✅ Easy to install and can be plugged into a timer socket
✅ Wireless controller
✅ Quiet operation
✅ 5-year parts and labor warranty
✅ Ideal option for smaller spaces
✅ Can be used in large open plan rooms up to 58 cubic metres
❌ The remote control instructions could be better worded
❌ The initial cost may be higher compared to other options (well worth it in the long run)
Smiths Space Saver 3kW Electric Kitchen Plinth Heater SS3E Features
- Instant heat output of up to 3kW, with options to adjust the output to 1, 2, or 3kW
- Wireless controller for easy use and no messy wires to run
- Brushed steel effect grille for a sleek and modern look
- Quiet operation for minimal noise disturbance
- Room size coverage of up to 58 cubic metres
- Easy installation by wiring into a plug and plugging into a timer socket
- Thermostat and timer functions to ensure efficient energy usage and to only run the heater when needed
- Frost setting to turn on the heater when the temperature drops
- Maximum temperature setting to control the heat output
- 5-year parts and labour warranty for peace of mind