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.
To find out more about convection and the 400 watt panel heater from Econo-Heat, visit them at www.econo-heat.com.au .
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