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Futura Electric Panel Heaters vs. Argos & Screwfix – In Review

Futura Electric Panel Heaters vs. Argos & Screwfix – In Review

Futura Electric Panel Heaters vs. Argos & Screwfix – In-depth Review & Comparison 

When it comes to buying an electric panel heater online, shopping around for the best deal and the best panel heater is a must. Futura Direct stock and sell some of the best priced and positioned electric panel heaters available anywhere on the market and we’re so confident in our product we compare our electric panel heaters to a variety of panel heaters which are available to buy on the high street and online from well known brands including Argos & Screwfix.

Futura & Purus Electric Panel Heaters 

Futura Direct manufacture, deliver and supply a wide range of panel heaters including own branded Futura panel heater and also Purus panel heaters. This range of electric panel heaters is designed with budgets and practicality in mind as well as being mindful of longevity and quality.

For the purpose of this review we shall examine the Purus bathroom safe 1000W panel heater.

  • Lightweight at only 4.2kgs
  • Coverage for a 12 square metre room
  • New 2018 EU Regulation Compliant
  • Convenient 24 Hour & 7 Day Timer and Temperature Control
  • Splash proof IP24 rated safe for use in bathrooms and wet areas
  • Temperature set range - 5°C to 50°C
  • Digital LED display
  • Power cable 1.5m (cable located on the right side of the heater)
  • Wall mountable with the supplied wall mounting brackets or free standing (feet supplied
  • Ambient temperature automatic thermostat
  • Comes with a 3 pin 13 amp UK plug
  • Product Dimensions: L 58cm x D 8.5cm x H 51cm Approx
  • 3 Heating Modes : 1.Comfort mode .2.Economy mode 3.Frost-free mode
  • Child Lock
  • Auto Open Window Detection
  • 2 Year Guarantee

All FuturaDirect products come with a 30 day money back guarantee, Price Match Promise, easy to install/ complete with all fittings, fast delivery & secure checkout + payment options...


Argos Electric Panel Heaters

Stocking a range of panel heaters, convection heaters and wall mounted heaters with branded names and entry level (own name) products Argos is a common place to buy an electric panel heater from when looking to shop online or on the high street. Stocking heater brands including Challenge, Dimplex, De’longhi and their best-selling Argos made “Simple Value” panel heaters…

PLEASE NOTE - some Argos Simple Value heater models have been recalled in 2018 due to fire/ burn risks **

Where for the purpose of this review and comparison the Simple Value 2kW convector heater will be accessed. 

Lukewarm. Pleasant. Toasty! To keep you warm throughout the winter months, this white and black convection heater is thermostatically controlled with 3 heat settings and a safety cut out feature. It is freestanding with internal tilt switch.

  • Heat output 2kW.
  • 3 heat settings.
  • Safety cut out switch.
  • Thermostatically controlled
  • Size H36, W54, D20cm.

Screwfix Electric Panel Heater

Screwfix also stock a small range of panel heaters and room heaters. Often priced accordingly these branded panel heaters include Blyss, Creda and Dimplex however, the best electric panel heater from Screwfix is “unbranded” and carries no name what so ever.

PLEASE NOTEsome Screwfix heater models have been recalled in 2017 due to fire/ burn risks, customers were told to "stop using them immediately" **


Where for the purpose of this review we shall examine their middle of the road Screwfix Wall Mounted Panel Heater 1500W. 


Calc - Heater Product Type


Construction Material (Heating)


Fitting Type


Fuel Type


IP Rating


Manufacturer Guarantee

1 Year Guarantee

Overload Protection

Thermal Protection

Pack Size


Pieces in Pack/Case


Power Output (Watts/Kw)

1500 W

Power Voltage Supply

220-240 V

Product Depth

133 mm

Product Height

490 mm

Product Type

Panel Heater

Product Width

740 mm


Programmable Timer

220-240V. W x D x H: 740 x 133 x 490mm. IP24. Overheat Protection. Thermal Protection. Power-On Light.

Check out the webs best range of electric panel heaters right here @FuturaDirect. You may also like our top panel heaters for 2019 post... 

** Source Express Newspapers "Daily Express" & Screwfix Website PDF 1740P

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