Combined control unit with week timer and remote control for 1-group electric heaters (2,3–17 kW). The heater is easily turned on and off immediately by means of its manually controlled, push-button switch. The maximum number of hours the heater stays on can be limited to 6, 12 or 18 hours. A programmable week timer enables the heater to come on or go off automatically at any given time on any selected days of the week. The control unit has versatile remote control features. In addition it features an indicator light and guidance on the use of external equipment.