Econo-Heat offers an economical room heating solution.

Posted by Image Buildings

Wattage is used to compare the energy consumption of heaters and other appliances.  The higher the watts, the more electricity an appliance will use.  For example, a 2400 watt radiant heater can use six times the amount of electricity as a 400 watt convection heater.

So how can a convection heater effectively warm a room when it uses so little electricity?


On the other hand, most of the energy produced by a convection heater, such as the Econo-Heat wall panel heater, heats the air inside the room, instead of distant surfaces.


With the Econo-Heat wall panel heater, heat is mainly generated behind the heater in the space between the panel heater and the wall, which leads to an efficient up-draught of heat circulated into the room. The heated air comes out from behind the heater at a speed of 0.7 metres per second!  This principle of natural convection means that about 90% of the heat in the room comes from the back of the panel, while only 10% is radiated from the front of the panel. The air is thus transferred through the room by natural convection and the gap between the Econo-Heat wall panel heater and the wall acts as a ‘chimney’ by silently releasing warm air out of the top and sucking colder air from the bottom of room. Because the air is heated, someone inside the room will feel a warm sensation all around.


Convection heaters, such as the Econo-Heat wall panel heater, efficiently distribute heat throughout the room and so they are able to provide a pleasant, warm environment using much less electricity than other types of heaters.


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