Indoor comfort is paramount both at home and your office, to carry out your activities pleasantly. Therefore, maintaining the correct temperature is the first aspect to be taken into account, especially during the coldest periods; in certain situations, the lack of heating can cause great inconvenience. That’s when an electric heater can come quite handy.
In Klarstein’s online shop you’ll find a wide assortment of electric stoves, designed to offer top performance and low consumption, combined with attractive designs fitting your furniture. Depending on the room to heat, convection or infrared heating devices may be more efficient. If you are not familiar with how these devices work, we provide you with some useful information, which will help you to make the best choice. Let us inspire you with our technological solutions, ensuring that your home is always warm and comfortable.
Infrared heating panels and electric convection heaters are two valid alternatives to traditional heating systems. Although they share the same purpose, they are based on conceptually different operating principles.
From an aesthetic and constructive point of view, they also differ clearly from each other. While radiant panels have a minimal thickness and are installed on the wall as if they were pictures, an electric convector is bulkier and similar to the structure of an electric stove or air conditioner. Radiant panels use infrared rays that heat the body directly and not the surrounding air, whereas a convector stove, on the other hand, is equipped with electric heaters that heat the air and diffuse the heat by convection.
The structure of an infrared panel consists of a steel support frame with polymeric coating and one (or more) panels made of different materials, like ceramic, glass, metal but also marble or natural stone. The heating element, which usually consists of magnesite sheet placed between two main components: the power is supplied through the domestic electrical network, while an electronic control unit modulates the power, and the heat is diffused by radiation.
The heating element, once the electricity runs through it, transfers the heat to the surface panel, which will begin to radiate it in the form of infrared rays. This electromagnetic radiation is not visible to the human eye; it heats the surface of the bodies it encounters on its path but not the air, allowing for greater efficiency, reduced heat loss and therefore more targeted heating. For temperature adjustment, a temperature controller allows selecting the desired power, usually through a display to set the main parameters.
Some of our infrared heating devices offer remote control capabilities through the brand new Klarstein App. Once installed and connected to your heater, the app allows you to set the desired temperature and create operating programs weekly, in just a few taps on your smartphone screen.
In this case, the device relies on the convective currents that push the hot air upwards and the cooler air downwards. One or more electric heaters generate the heat with the temperature regulated by a simple wheel thermostat or by digital controls, which can be more or less sophisticated depending on the model. The hot air coming out from the air vents is forcibly diffused through fans to reach all the points in the room.
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