The original under-rug heater - and the best:
Get warmth from under your feet – safely, silently, economically – with RugBuddy® under rug heating
It's easy to feel warm with a RugBuddy under rug heater. Here's how to banish the chill of cold floors and stay comfortably warm when the heating's turned down:
- Measure your rug
- Use the size calculator below
- Order online or call 0333 121 0160
- Receive RugBuddy by UPS (in 2–3 days)
- Unpack, lay RugBuddy on floor. Hard floor or carpet is fine and we recommend an anti-slip underlay.
- Cover with rug, plug in
- Enjoy the warmth from your rug (in 20 mins)
In the RugBuddy box you get:
- RugBuddy in the size of your choice
- RCD safety cut-out protection
- Instructions/ User Guide
- Tape to secure RugBuddy to underlay
- 30 day No-Quibble Guarantee
- 'CE Marked'/ 'IEC Approved' peace of mind
Unless you already have a rug underlay, be sure to order one here. The underlay isn't thick (c. 3 mm) and will stop the RugBuddy slipping across the floor. Also, underlay will add a little insulation, making your RugBuddy even more effective.
Throughout your home you'll find opportunities to have a RugBuddy.
Maybe it's where you sit most of the day, or perhaps you want to make a cold conservatory more usable all year round. RugBuddy is ideal under your desk working from home, or in front of the TV relaxing. Use under chairs, tables, desks and workstations - just about anywhere you need extra warmth.
Running costs are low and you may find you need the central heating less.
RugBuddy is safe, silent, healthy and built to last with none of the drawbacks of other heaters. No fumes, no fan noise, no stuffy air, no condensation, no dust.
There really is nothing quite like a RugBuddy!
The Easy Plug-In Heater That Discreetly Keeps You Warm and Saves on Bills
- By putting warmth where you need it - under your feet! - RugBuddy is more effective than other electric heaters. This means RugBuddy will keep you warm while consuming less electricity.
"Low energy use. 80W but works better than my 500W oil filled radiator" *
- With RugBuddy under rug heating, your rug becomes a source of radiant heat cutting down on draughts and providing warmth just where you need it.
"Seems to stop drafts from under couch" *
- There are no complicated controls and no installation set-up is necessary. So positioning, and using, a RugBuddy is simplicity itself.
"It is so uncomplicated that even I can set it up and I’m no technician" *
- What's more, when the RugBuddy is covered with a rug, your source of heating is discreetly hidden out of sight. Therefore, you can stay warm without the ugly clutter of a portable heater.
"I appreciate the extra warmth without a bulky heater, which I have little room for in a small flat" *
- You can save money too. Using a RugBuddy often means you can turn down, or even turn off, your central heating.
"It warms at the right level. So I don’t turn up central heating. So partner who doesn’t like room hot (and also has cold feet) is happy too" *
Energy Saving Trust say "If you turn down your main thermostat by 1 degree, you can save around 10% on your energy bill. If everyone in Great Britain turned their thermostat down by 1 degree, we would reduce energy bills by £670 million, while saving 3.5 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) per year." They go on to say that we should make sure our home is warm enough during cold weather to ensure we don’t damage our health.
RugBuddy users are reporting setting their thermostats up to 3degC lower, making a very useful saving on their central heating bills. They are comforted by having a RugBuddy where they sit. Running a RugBuddy costs between 2.4p - 18.0p per hour according to size, at the time of the July 2023 price cap of 30p/kWh.
What you should know
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This is what it's all about!
The RugBuddy only costs a few pence per hour to run. See RUGBUDDY UNDER RUG HEATING SIZES, PRICES, RUNNING COSTS below
For example, a typical 125 x 160cm size is 250 Watts. That’s 1/8th (12.5%) the cost of running a fan heater!
In the video I explain how easy the RugBuddy electric heater is to use and how you can use it to keep warm while saving on your bills.
Why Floor Heating is Best
If you don’t already have underfloor heating you’ve probably scattered a few rugs around to make the room more cosy.
But if your radiator is a distance away you probably don’t feel any warmer.
Worse, radiators produce strong convection currents as they heat the air leading to cold draughts at floor level.
What you need is a source of warmth where you spend your time so you can turn down/ turn off the central heating.
A RugBuddy is ideal to have in front of your favourite chair or sofa, under the kitchen table, or under the desk in your office/ study.
Creating a warm zone in this way is what Americans call ‘Area Heating’ and is very popular in the US.
RugBuddy under rug heating gives you a discreet electric heater hidden from view. This means you are spared the nightmare clutter created by traditional portable heaters.
And it’s approved on all floor surfaces over a concrete subfloor*, including carpet. Please note that underlay is strongly recommended in all situations, and is essential on hard floors such as tiles, wood, laminate, and vinyl. For Karndean and Amtico, please call.
*If you have a ‘floorboard and joist’ floor read this first.
How RugBuddy® Under Rug Heating Compares To Other Electric Heaters
If you're wondering how RugBuddy stacks up against other types of plug in electric heaters, these charts reveal all.
**2023/24 running costs at 30p/kWHr (please check your tariff) are now more than double those shown above**
For more information like this, why not download a FREE guide to electric portable heaters?
The guide is titled "Compare Electric Heaters . . . And I Will Show You The Best Option and How to Save on Heating Bills"
RugBuddy Under Rug Heating Sizes and Prices
- 50 x 100cm, (20 x 39 inches) 80Watts £134 (UK only) - (2.4p per hour)
- 50 x 150cm, (20 x 59 ins) 90Watts £149 - (2.7p per hour)
- 50 x 200cm, (20 x 79 ins) 120Watts £159 - (3.6p per hour)
- 100 x 150cm, (39 x 59 inches) 180Watts £184 - (5.4p per hour)
- 100 x 200cm, (39 x 79 inches) 250Watts £214 - (7.5p per hour)
- 125 x 160cm, (49 x 63 inches) 250Watts £214 - (7.5p per hour)
- 130 x 220cm, (51 x 87 inches) 350Watts £254 - (10.5p per hour)
- 150 x 230cm, (59 x 91 inches) 450Watts £289 - (13.5p per hour)
- 177 x 251cm, (70 x 99 inches) 600Watts £349 - (18.0p per hour)
Choose a size so your rug overlaps the RugBuddy by at least 2.5 - 5cm on each edge. This way all 4 sides of the rug will be directly in contact with the underlay, and none of the Rugbuddy will be showing.
Make sure the underlay is the same size, or larger than your rug. The underlay is easy to trim with scissors to match your rug.
Idea! For larger rugs, why not place two RugBuddies side-by-side?
Getting Ready for Your RugBuddy Under Rug Heater
RugBuddy is simple to use with no installation costs.
It’s an electric heater you just plug in to enjoy the warmth.
RugBuddy comes with a standard 3-pin UK moulded plug on 2.5m long power cord. (For a 2-pin Euro plug RugBuddy please go here.)
IMPORTANT - Electrical Safety
- RugBuddy comes with RCD protection built in as standard, in case of accidental damage to the RugBuddy. Please test this at regular intervals to ensure it is working properly
Underlay is strongly recommended in all situations and essential on hard floors such as tiles, wood, laminate, and vinyl. Read the reasons why here.
On carpet and other insulated floors, including most wood/ laminate/ tiled floors, all you need is standard anti-creep or anti-slip underlay.
You may already have rug underlay. If not, add it to your order today or choose the special RugBuddy Bundle.
Occasionally, on really cold, un-insulated, floors, customers say they get best results by using an insulating underlay. We don't yet supply this type of underlay as it's not available in rug shaped pieces. Have a look at RugBuddy FAQs for more on buying insulating underlay.
RugBuddy is approved for use on any floor finish over a concrete sub-floor. If you have a ‘floorboard and joist’ floor, or are unsure of the type of sub-floor, read this first.
The Global RugBuddy
RugBuddy® under rug electric heating is the result of over 30 years development of superior floor heating solutions by Klimax Manufacturing.
Already very popular in the US, South Africa, and Australia, RugBuddy has now been developed for the UK and European markets. As a result, RugBuddy meets all relevant safety standards and its popularity grows every year. To see what I mean, please read RugBuddy and FootBuddy Reviews here.
RugBuddy under rug heating is exclusively sold online in the UK and major territories in Europe by BeWarmer Ltd.
Robust, and economical in use, your RugBuddy will give many years of comfort and pleasure. It’s the ideal ‘retrofit’ source of secondary heating for most rooms.
- Extend the season you can use your conservatory
- Give additional warmth to the sitting area in your living room
- Make a poorly heated extension cosy and inviting
- Keep you warm in your home office when the central heating is off
- Give you the most welcoming hallway in the street!
"Had to Prise the Cat Off With a Crowbar"
"Had to Prise the Cat Off With a Crowbar"! That's one of the best customer comments we've had and is an example how all creatures appreciate warmth and comfort.
Living with a RugBuddy is easy. When you first get it all you need do is
- Lift up your rug
- Unroll the RugBuddy on the floor on top of underlay (order separately)
- Lay the rug back down over it
- And plug in the RugBuddy
For best performance you must use an underlay or rug pad. You put the RugBuddy on top of the underlay so it’s always directly under the rug.
Within minutes you’ll feel gentle radiant heat from the surface of your rug, supplementing your primary source of heating.
As a result, your rug is turned into the focal point of warmth in your room. Just the thing when there’s a chill in the air!
Radiant heat is the most comfortable way to heat your home as anyone with underfloor heating will tell you.
It’s economical too. This is because you don’t have to have high air temperatures to feel comfortably warm with radiant heat. If you think of the warmth you feel moving from shade into strong sunlight on a crisp winter’s day, you’ll know what I mean!
For example, when you use a RugBuddy electric heater for local area heating, you may find you can comfortably turn down your central heating thermostat by up to 3 degrees. This means you will save on heating bills while also cutting down on draughts caused by hot radiators.
The RugBuddy only costs a few pence per hour to run. For example, a typical 125 x 160cm size is 250 Watts and costs just 7.5p per hour. That’s 1/8th (12.5%) the cost of a running a fan heater!
RugBuddy electric heater:
- Easy to use – simply plug in!
- Running costs typically 1/8th (12.5%) cost of fan heater*
- Warms within 15 minutes
- Safe, silent and healthy
- Maintenance free
- Complete with 2.5m power cord and 3 pin moulded plug. For a 2-pin Euro plug, please go here.
- Complete with RCD protection built in
- Can be used with a plug in timer
- Safe on all floor finishes over a concrete subfloor (or similar). Please note that underlay is strongly recommended in all situations and essential on hard floors such as tiles, wood, laminate, and vinyl.
- Robust and suitable for placing under tables, desks, office chairs etc.
*Comparing 125 x 160cm RugBuddy with a 2kW fan heater
The Science Bit
RugBuddy under rug heating incorporates advanced electric underfloor heating technology. This means it’s so much more than an ‘electric blanket under your rug’ :
- Self regulating, multi stranded element with a full earth screen
- Insulated with 2 layers of Fluoropolymer coating, fully waterproof and corrosion resistant
- The heater element is very thin. You will not feel RugBuddy™ under the rug, only the warmth
- The heating core has self regulating properties, which means that it generates progressively less heat with increasing temperature. This is an important safety feature.
You can try a RugBuddy risk free with the RugBuddy 30 Day No-Quibble Explicit Guarantee. Your payment is secure with Barclays Secure Transactions. Delivery is is within 48 hours to most UK destinations.