Best Smart Electric Heaters – WiFi programmable electric heaters & radiators

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With energy prices soaring and the weather cooling, many of us will be looking at ways to warm up our homes in the coming months. Thankfully, October was mild, and I have only just conceded to putting my heating on.

If you have gas heating I have covered smart thermostats before. Companies such as Genius Hub and Tado both have smart thermostatic radiator valves which allow you to warm up different parts of your home at different times, saving quite a lot on energy bills.

I have also reviewed a WiFi controlled electric heater before and I wanted to see what other options there are for people that may want some smart control over home heating.

To preface my recommendations, a lot of these heaters will be more expensive than their not-smart counterparts, so there is no guarantee they will save your money overall. However, setting up schedules for them to go on and off only when needed should in theory save you money in the long run.

Panel / Convection Heaters

Wärme ‎WH-24P Electric Wall Heater

Wärme Designer Electric Wall Heater Low Energy Panel Heater...
  • ♥ Generation 3 Model - Now with Memory - 100%...
  • ♥ As Recommended by 'Architecture Art Design'...
  • ♥ Stunning Design - Add The 'WOW FACTOR' -...
  • ♥ Fits Safely ABOVE Children & Pets Whilst...
  • Output – 2Kw
  • Approximate Price: £143 (on sale, £190 normally)
  • Freestanding & wall-mountable
  • Panel heater

This is the best-reviewed smart wall heater on Amazon. It has an attractive black glass panel design and it comes with freestanding feet or it can be wall-mounted like a normal radiator. It works with both Google and Alexa.

Devola DVPW2000B Glass Panel Heater

Devola WiFi Enabled Electric Glass Panel Heater 24 Hour 7...
  • WIFI ENABLED: With the WiFi app control your...
  • REDUCE ENERGY COSTS: Thanks to the integral...
  • TWO HEAT SETTINGS: Select one of the power...
  • BATHROOM SAFE: These IP24 rated digital electric...
  • Output – 2Kw, 1.5Kw and 1Kw
  • Approximate Price: £125 / £115 / £105
  • Freestanding & wall-mountable
  • Panel heater

The Devola smart electric heaters come in a close second for reviews being the Wärme. It looks like the physical hardware is identical and these two companies are most likely using whitelabel heaters customised to their needs/branding.

You have different size options and pricing is a little cheaper than the Wärme, so this could be a better buy overall.

Devola Eco WiFi

Devola Eco Wi-FI Enabled Electric Panel Heater With...
  • WIFI ENABLED: With the WiFi app control your...
  • REDUCE ENERGY COSTS: Thanks to the integral...
  • SIMPLE PLUG & PLAY DIY INSTALLATION: Installing...
  • 24HR TIMER & THERMOSTAT:With a 7 day timer...
  • Output – 2.4kw, 2Kw, 1.5Kw and 1Kw
  • Approximate Price: £132 / £120 / £105 / £90
  • Freestanding & wall-mountable
  • Panel heater

Not as attractive as the glass panel heater but it is cheaper and has higher power rated options. The product specification also indicates this has open window detection which will help save you more money.

Berg Smart WiFi Electric Glass Panel Heater

BERG SMART WIFI ELECTRIC GLASS PANEL HEATER RADIATOR WORKS...
  • APP / VOICE CONTROLLED: Use the heater's free...
  • MANUAL PROGRAMMABLE LCD DISPLAY: Program the...
  • ENERGY SAVING: With state-of-the-art energy saving...
  • SAFE FOR BATHROOMS: IP24 Rated and Advanced...
  • Output – 2Kw
  • Appoximate Price: £129
  • Freestanding & wallmountable
  • Panel heater
  • White or black colour options

This option comes in both white and black giving you a bit more flexibility. I think I’d prefer a white heater against my light walls. It uses the TuyaSmart WiFi app for control which is used with many affordable Chinese smart home devices and I have found it to be quite good in the past, often better than when companies try and make an app themselves.

Mill Heat 99450 Portable Convection Heater

Mill Heat 99450 1200W WIFI App Controlled Portable...
  • PORTABLE CONVECTION HEATER – This visually...
  • WIFI CONTROLLED – This electric heater features...
  • LIGHTWEIGHT & PORTABLE – This heater measures...
  • STEEL FRONTED – This convection heater utilises...
  • Output – 1.2Kw
  • Appoximate Price: £130 (on sale, £190 normally)
  • Freestanding
  • Panel / Convection heater

This is heater may not offer the best value for money but it looks attractive, as far as electric heaters can. This appears to use a bespoke app and the images seem to indicate an excellent level of control for heating, but like my Genius Hub system.

electriQ DPHW1500W Wall Mountable Designer Panel Heater

electriQ 1500W Wall Mountable Designer Panel Heater with...
  • Designer panel heater free-standing or...
  • 2 power settings Eco Mode and  Rapid Heating...
  • The water-resistant design makes it great for any...
  • Control at any time and from anywhere using the...
  • Output – 1.5Kw
  • Appoximate Price: £97
  • Freestanding & wallmountable
  • Panel heater
  • White

Not quite as powerful as some of the others, but for under £100 it appears to offer excellent value for money and is well-reviewed. It is worth noting that while this may have fewer reviews than others, it has a very low percentage of 1 and 2-star reviews.

Oil Filled Radiators

Olsen & Smith WiFi Portable Electric Oil Filled Radiator Heater

WiFi Smart App Controlled 2.5Kw 2500W 11 Fin Portable...
  • CONTROL FROM ANYWHERE – The heater can connect...
  • POWERFUL 2.5Kw HEATER & TOUCH SCREEN DISPLAY –...
  • MULTIPLE ROOM USE – The radiator features 11...
  • SLIM AND PORTABLE DESIGN - Thanks to the tall...
  • Output – 2.5Kw
  • Appoximate Price: £95
  • Freestanding
  • Oil filled
  • White

This is about the only oil-filled option I could find that has some decent reviews. Quite ugly compared to the panel options, but these tend to be a good option as temporary solutions that you may move around the home. Oil radiators are often regarded as being more efficient than panel heaters, they take longer to warm up but slower to cool down.

For under £100 and with 2.5Kw output, it is a bit of a bargain.

TCP Smart Wi-Fi Radiator

TCP Smart Wi-Fi Radiator, Oil Filled, 1000 W, 585 mm Wide -...
  • TCP Radiator heating system will use electricity...
  • More control, control room by room and/or program...
  • Low consumption technology
  • Thermal fluid with high heat transfer coefficient
  • Output – 0.5Kw / 0.75Kw / 1Kw / 1.5Kw
  • Appoximate Price: £280 / £330 / £430 / £473
  • Wall mounted
  • Oil filled radiator

There are no reviews of these and they are certainly not cheap but these are designed to be like proper radiators. Being oil-filled they work in a similar manner, they take a while to heat up but are also slow to cool down and they work well when used for longer periods vs the short blast you may have from a panel heater.

Fan Heaters

NEDIS WiFi Smart Fan Heater

NEDIS WiFi Smart Fan Heater - Compact - Thermostat -...
  • Powerful: Activate the horizontal pan of the smart...
  • Manual control: Press touch buttons on the front...
  • Smart and voice control: Do not leave your place...
  • Combine: The free standing heater connects...
  • Output – 1.8Kw
  • Appoximate Price: £22
  • Fan heater

Fan heaters are good for getting a quick blast of heat on, particularly cold days. The oscillating heater switches to 1800 W to quickly heat up the room and it drops the power to 900 W when it approaches the target temperature.

Last update on 2022-06-19 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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