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For centuries people have always been on the lookout for new ways of providing heat to their homes, from the old traditional fireplaces and big radiators to cost-effective central heating systems. Since their introduction into the market, the heaters have gone through a series of improvements, and what used to be an expensive chunky and heavy metal "beast," is now a cost-effective, reliable heater with a modernized temperature control.
When deciding the type of electric radiator you need for your home, many factors come into play. Every home has its unique heating requirements that are determined by the size of your home, your interior design, and the kind of lifestyle you live. When choosing a heating system for your home, you need to know the different types available in the market.
Types of electric radiators
They usually come in four categories; based on the technical characteristics of how the heat is distributed.
- Fan heaters - They contain a fan and a heater that spreads the heat throughout the room. The advantage of using an electric fan heater is its ability to maintain constant temperatures in a relatively large room. Its primary disadvantage is it uses a lot of electricity and cannot be used in areas with high humidity.
- Convection radiators - These are among the best electric heaters. When you want to buy a convector heater, you should know that it functions by heating air in its lower grid and then it is released into the upper grid, and later let out. It contains metal casings that are built-in with heating elements controlled by a timer or a thermostat. It doesn't burn oxygen, does not dry the air, and is not prone to building up moisture. It is also safe and is easy to assemble.
- Infrared radiators - These are a new form of heating, and their use is gaining some popularity among homeowners. It's a type of portable electric heater that can be moved from one room to another room. The difference with infrared radiators to other electric heaters is that the device itself does not heat the air in the room. Heating occurs by use of electromagnetic waves at a specific frequency while keeping the radiator cold. The radiator is equipped with safety sensors that turn on the device automatically.
- Oil-based radiators - The inner space of these heaters are filled with mineral oil. The heating element heats the oil as it's passed through the radiator's cover. The heating element is encased inside to avoid the burning of oxygen and dust particles. The advantages of using this heater are that it doesn't make noise, has fire safety features and, what is more, is a portable electric heater. The only drawback is that the metal covering sometimes gets too hot and may lead to an uneven distribution of heat throughout the room. If you choose this type of electric heater, you may combine it with an air conditioning system.
Cheat sheet for choosing electric radiators
Oil-filled vs. Ceramic heater
You should choose an oil filled radiator if:
- You have allergies
- You need silence in the bedroom or other spots where silence is golden
- You need long term space heating for a medium to large room
On the other way, you should choose a ceramic heater if:
- You want to heat a small space
- You want to heat a room quickly or instantly
- You have small children in your home and are concerned about their safety.
Aluminium radiators vs. steel radiators
Electric radiators were mostly made of steel, but with recent times there has been a rise of heaters made of aluminium. This is because aluminium takes less time to warm up than steel. The quick heat-up of the room using aluminium based heaters means the room will be warm within record time. I would recommend you an aluminum radiator because they are also lighter and easy to install.
Mica thermic heaters
This is a type of space heater where the heating element is covered in thin sheets of mica. A mica heater will be a good option because they are usually thinner and lighter than other electric radiators.