The radiant heater is an electric heater diffusing the heat in “radius” in the room and thus obtaining a sensation close to the radiation of the sun. It gives an impression of natural and pleasant warmth.
The operation of Radiant Heaters
The operating principle of a radiant heater is simple: the heat spreads in a straight line and thus provides a sensation close to the sun’s rays.
The radiating radiator combines convection and radiation for an enjoyable diffuse heat. It works through an electrical resistance that heats a large plate placed in front. It is she who then diffuses the heat through the room. The unique feature of this type of device is that it sends heat by imitating the sun’s rays. These rays then pass through the radiator grille.
The Radiant Heater signed thermal.
The radiant heaters have the policy to distribute heat in a straight line and thus provide a warm feeling close to the solar radiation.
The radiant heater has automatic programming integrated directly into the device. You have the choice between 3 pre-recorded programs to put in place simply.
However, it also has detectors allowing it to carry out so-called intelligent programming. Indeed, the smart radiator will learn and memorize your rhythm of life to automatically adjust its programming according to your needs. He observes the comings and goings in the room in which he is and learns your hours of presence: what time you go to work when you come back if you go away for 2 hours every Monday night … the radiator will notice this regularity and will know that it must stop heating every Monday at this precise hour.
Thus, a few minutes before your return from work, the radiant heater will turn on so that you arrive in a room heated to the ideal temperature.
How do Smart Radiant Detectors work?
Automatic Presence Detection: The radiant heater detects motion in the room and warms up to the temperature you’ve found ideal for your comfort. Conversely, when the smart radiator no longer recognizes the presence, it gradually lowers the temperature. It can thus manage the unforeseen and is not limited to the automatic programming established.
Open Window Detection: If you open your windows, the radiator will detect the temperature change and go directly into frost protection mode while you ventilate your room. Once the window is closed, it will raise the temperature of the room alone.
The two detectors allow you to save a lot of energy, because thanks to them, your electric radiator will not heat up for anything. Also, it simplifies your life because you no longer need to take care of your heaters; they manage themselves.
A Radiant Heater connected!
In addition to these detectors, the Emotion 3 electric heater can now be connected to your smartphone or tablet for remote control with the free Cozy-touch ** app. You can, from anywhere and anytime, adjust the temperature and mode of your radiator, and visualize your energy consumption to optimize it.
A powerful radiant heater saves up to 45% * on your electric heating bill.
The secret of heating
Turn on the thermostat, and it will be nice and warm in the room: without a radiator, this would not be possible. Usually, as a consumer, you do not think much about it – but have you ever wondered how a heater works? We took a closer look at this vital part of the heating system and showed you the essential facts in the following article.
Fact 1: Radiators will not warn the same everywhere
Surely you have already noticed that the heater does not have the same temperature at all points. The top is warmer than the bottom, and the wall side is more relaxed than the front. Do not worry: the radiator is not broken. Behind this division is a rational principle.
Each radiator has two connections: a supply and a return. On the one hand, the warm water from the heat generator (for example, a pellet heater, pellet stove water or wood gasification boiler ) must be supplied. The second connection serves to remove the cooled liquid back to the boiler.
However, the water must be routed through the radiator so that it can give off as much heat as possible in the room. Therefore, the different temperature zones come about.
Fact 2: Radiators produce different types of heat
If you look at the shape of a radiator, you will notice that they have many waves and bows. At the latest, when you look in from above, it is clear: There are many slats—the reason: The hot water has to travel a long way, and the surface is enlarged.
The energy can be better radiated. Radiant heat plays a particularly important role in radiators. She is very intense and penetrating. There is also the so-called convection. This means the warm air that rises from the heater upwards. This combination is very efficient.
Fact 3: The thermostat does not regulate the power
This misconception is still widespread: turning the thermostat on the radiator on the two, then it is not as warm as when I turn it on the five. A heater knows only two states: on or off. With the thermostat, the heater is only informed, to which room temperature warm water is to be admitted. As a rule of thumb, you can easily remember: Level 3, in most cases, corresponds to 20 degrees room temperature.
The difference between a Convector and a Radiant Heater
The radiating panel is a radiator that offers better comfort than the traditional convector, for a more pleasant heat. Indeed, for perfect support, the temperature of the air is not the only one to be extraordinary! However, convectors warm ambient air only. The radiant heaters heat the air, but also surfaces and people in the room.
Convectors have a limited range. The radiator radiates, on the contrary, diffuses the heat farther and heats the whole room.
The advantages of a radiant heater
A radiating radiator diffuses a uniform heat throughout the room for optimal comfort. Also, its rise in temperature is relatively fast.
This heating model is ideal for heating large spaces such as the living room, for example.
Finally, know that it does not require any special maintenance.
And the disadvantages?
Regarding the disadvantages of such a heating method, we can note several:
- drying of the air;
- dust removal;
- high electricity consumption;
- stopping heat emission as soon as the power is turned off;
- blocking radiation if an object is less than 60 centimeters;
- relatively expensive to buy, count between 80 and up to 1000 euros for a high-end model.