What are the best infrared heating panels 2024?

You’ll find infrared panels in more homes and businesses than ever now that electric heating has firmly settled itself into the mainstream. It’s not hard to see why: they’re efficient, cost-effective, and most are DIY-friendly straight out of the box. Not to mention, their use of radiant heat to deliver superior all-day warmth. You’ll recognise infrared panels by their distinct square, slimline builds – but despite their similar appearances, they don’t come as a one-size-fits-all solution. Across multiple sizes, mounting options and programming possibilities, our range of infrared panels is extensive, which is why we’ve already weighed up the options to give you the very best for 2024.

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Ecostrad Opus iQ

WiFi Controlled Infrared Panels

Top features:

Comfortable far infrared heat
WiFi app control
Amazon Alexa & Google Home compatible
0.5 ºC accurate thermostat
DIY-friendly installation
Slimline 25mm deep body

From £209.99 Inc. VAT

Ecostrad Opus iQ

A frameless body, crisp white finish and depth of just 25mm means the Ecostrad Opus iQ integrates discreetly no matter your home’s design scheme. Insulated for increased efficiency, the Opus iQ is also covered with a fire-resistant coating for superior heat transfer. Maintaining warmer temperatures for longer, its gentle heat can be felt even after the appliance has been turned off.

The Opus iQ is in-built with smart technology: simply connect to the Ecostrad Ecosystem app to access WiFi control. Create bespoke schedules and regulate start and end times to the exact minute. As each panel comes with its own wireless room temperature sensor to accurately monitor comfort levels, you never run the risk of over or underheating a space. For a handsfree approach to heat management, pair to your home voice assistant and control your heater with just the sound of your voice. It couldn’t be easier!

Ecostrad Accent IR

Infrared Panels with Remote

Top features:

Comfortable far infrared
Programmable remote included
Energy-saving adaptive start
Open window detection
DIY-friendly installation
Overheat protection

From £199.99 Inc. VAT

Ecostrad Accent IR

The Ecostrad Accent IR is a slimline designer infrared panel, finished in crisp white and framed for a classically elegant look. Emitting a soothing, gentle heat, the warmth of the Accent IR is deeply penetrating without feeling harsh or artificial, making it ideal for all-day use. With a flexible DIY-approach to either wall or ceiling installation, you can direct the Accent to the busiest parts of your home, streamlining your heating and reducing running costs.

Each purchase comes with a convenient remote control. As the Accent IR comes pre-fitted with a wireless receiver, you can also pair it with your choice of controller for seamless integration with the rest of your home’s heating. Its digital thermostat accurately measures temperatures within ±0.5 °C: set weekly schedules and utilise its energy-saving features knowing the temperature won’t fluctuate and add to your heating bills unnecessarily.

Herschel Inspire

Mirror Infrared Panels

Top features:

Frameless mirror design for dual practicality
WiFi compatible with thermostat
Combats mould & condensation
Mellow, long-lasting warmth
Low maintenance
Splashproof IP54 rating

From £479.99 Inc. VAT

Herschel Inspire Mirror

Contemporary and practical, the Herschel Inspire Mirror Panel is the answer to dual-purpose heating. Behind its reflective surface is a powerful infrared panel built to provide gentle, long-lasting warmth, with a layer of internal insulation for added efficiency. The radiant heat of the Inspire Mirror also minimises condensation, mould and dampness – that means there’s no risk of it fogging up!

Pair the Herschel Inspire Mirror with an external mains-powered WiFi thermostat to unlock its full programming potential. Adjust temperatures, set the 24-hour timer or access energy-saving functions like Eco Mode, which lowers the temperature while you’re away. With smart control, you can even pair it to your home voice assistant, for a convenient handsfree approach to heating. Due to its clever design, the Inspire Mirror looks the part just about anywhere: opt for a stylish centrepiece in your hallway, living room or bathroom, and reap the benefits of this dual-purpose heater all day.

Technotherm ISP

Frameless Infrared Heating Panels

Top features:

Even heat distribution with Matrix Heat Mat
Heat-retentive rock wool insulation
24/7 programming with Eco Interface
Optional WiFi control with hub
Smaller height for compact spaces
Easy DIY installation

From £149.99 Inc. VAT

Technotherm ISP

The Technotherm ISP Frameless Infrared Heating Panels range encompasses an extensive collection of sizes, wattages and colour finishes, so you’re guaranteed to find the perfect style for your home. With outstanding build quality tantamount to German expertise, Technotherm panels are made from sturdy steel and insulated with rock wool, with their carbon wiring stitched into a unique Matrix Heat Mat for improved efficiency.

Programmable with the TPF-Eco Thermostat, these panels benefit from wireless temperature management: choose between 5 heating modes and set up a weekly schedule for heating that suits your routine. If you’re looking for an even more sophisticated approach, the Tydom Home smart hub allows for off-the-cuff heat management from anywhere in the world. With flexible mounting options and a versatile approach to programming, Technotherm IR panels are a true testament of modern heating design.

Herschel Select XLS

Glass Infrared Towel Rail

Top features:

Comfortable far infrared heat
Dual-purpose heating & towel drying
Integrated touchscreen controls
Built-in WiFi control
Amazon Alexa & Google Home compatible
Sleek & practical design

£489.99 Inc. VAT

Herschel Select XLS

Ideal for bathrooms, the Herschel Select XLS Glass Towel Rail comes in a contemporary, slimline build to provide luxurious warmth while also drying your towels. With dual-heating technology, the top half of the heater reaches temperatures of up to 105 °C, whilst the bottom half focuses on keeping your towels warm at a comfortable 45 °C. With the robust but gentle warmth of infrared, bathroom walls and surfaces are kept dry, preventing the formation of damp and mould.


With integrated touchscreen controls, the towel rail can run on a timer for up to 24 hours – ideal for set-and-forget heating. WiFi-ready, experience a smarter approach to heat management with the Smart Life app - customise temperatures, timers and schedules from the convenience of your smartphone. For hands-free control, you can also pair the Select XLS with your smart speaker. With its sleek, slimline design and intelligent dual heating technology, it's the perfect accompaniment to modern bathrooms.

Spoilt for choice? Our Buying Guide is here to make the process as pain-free as possible.

Why upgrade to infrared panels in 2024?

  • 100% radiant warmth – Unlike convection heaters which work by heating the air, infrared travels in a straight line towards people and objects, for warmth on a deeper level.
  • Flexible mounting options – DIY-friendly installation on the wall or ceiling allows for effective heat dispersion that doesn’t take away from your home’s interior.
  • Innovative programming – Point & click remote control, external thermostats or WiFi app control – there’s an infrared panel to suit any preference.
  • Maintenance free – Infrared panels don’t connect to plumbing or run on combustible fuel, so there’s no need to have them regularly serviced.
  • Keeps damp at bay – Sinking deeply into the walls of your home, radiant heat doesn’t disturb dust particles so it’s great for allergies, prevents mould and leaves a room feeling toasty long after switch-off.
  • Energy efficient – Pair them with a renewable energy source or green energy tariff, for totally sustainable, efficient heating year-round.

Your ideal infrared panel heater is a few clicks away

Now you have our recommendations, it’s time to weigh up the options to decide which infrared panel heater is right for you. If you’d like to learn more about our products, get in touch for a no obligation free quote from our expert heating consultants today.

Key learnings

  • Ecostrad Accent IR – a slimline infrared panel with convenient remote control, mountable on the wall or ceiling.
  • Ecostrad Opus iQ – a smart infrared panel with extensive programming capabilities, wrapped in a discreet and understated package.
  • Herschel Inspire Mirror – a cleverly disguised infrared panel; its reflective surface adds dual-practicality. Pairable with a WiFi thermostat, programming this heater is a breeze.
  • Technotherm ISP Frameless – A compact infrared panel made using the latest innovations in German heating design, compatible with WiFi programming for a smarter approach to heat management.
  • Herschel Select XLS Glass – a contemporary towel rail with intelligent dual heating technology, WiFi-ready with integrated touchscreen controls.