When choosing an electric convector, questions may arise. We will try to give answers to the main ones.
This time we will talk about the selection and operation of electric convectors, answering in detail and understandable questions on this topic.
1. How do electric convectors work? The principle is simple – cold air enters the device from below, through the grates, heats up inside and then rises through the upper grates. The room warms up gradually, smoothly, but quickly enough. This is a big plus for electric convectors.
2. How to choose an electric convector for a specific room? We note right away that these devices are not too powerful – up to 2.5 kW. As you remember from our previous articles, 1 kW of heat is needed to heat 10 square meters of a room with a ceiling not higher than 3 meters. So a maximum of one 2.5 kW convector can heat a room up to 25 meters.
3. I am afraid that the electric convector will dry the air. Is it so? No electrical device removes moisture from the air. If the room, for example, had 1 gram of water per 1 cubic meter, then after turning on the convector, the air heated up and expanded to one and a half cubic meters. And in this volume, 1 gram of water was and remained. But, of course, the moisture content per unit volume of air has decreased. That is, the electric convector will, of course, reduce the relative humidity. But you can’t say that it dries the air! It’s a delusion.
4. Where is the best place to place the convector? 12 centimeters from the floor when it comes to a wall model. Remember that warm air rises upward, so it is not advisable to lift the device higher. Otherwise – anywhere in the room, under the window, for example, next to the seating area or in the coldest place – in the corner. The main thing is that there are no flammable objects near the convector. And it is highly advisable to take care of a separate outlet and wiring for this powerful enough electrical appliance.
Important! It is strictly forbidden to hang anything on a working convector. So dry socks and other items somewhere else.
5. Which convector is better – floor-standing or wall-mounted? Here we cannot say that one of these species is somehow worse than the second. The simply floor convector, thanks to its castors on legs, is a mobile device, easy to move around the room. And the wall-mounted one is stationary. By the way, there are models with two placement options – with wall mounts and with legs that can be removed if necessary. So the choice depends on whether you want to place the electric convector in a permanent place or move, clean up when the device is not needed.
6. What thermostats are installed on convectors? Mechanical and electronic. The latter are more reliable, you can accurately set the temperature regime. However, electronic thermostats can fail in the event of voltage drops in the network, which does not happen with mechanical ones. In addition, having an electronic thermostat will raise the cost of the device.
7. Is it possible to hang an electric convector in the bathroom? Yes, if it has an IP24 moisture and dust resistance rating. The first number means that the device is protected from dust and objects with a diameter of more than 12.5 millimeters, and the second indicates moisture resistance. But all the same, the device should not be placed closer than 60 centimeters from the bath and shower cabin.
8. What additional functions can an electric convector have? Modern models are equipped with air filters. There are models with ionizers that increase the concentration of ozone in the air and kill fungi, viruses and bacteria. Of course, the presence of additional functions will affect the cost of the convector.
9. When do you need an electric convector at all? Such devices are often bought by owners of apartments with central heating. The convector will help out if it’s already cold outside and the radiators are still cold. And after the end of the heating season, when you have to warm up on your own, waiting for warming. Electric convectors are also used as the only and constant source of heat, if there is no central heating in the house, gas too. But this option cannot be called economical! Electricity bills will be substantial. published by econet.ru
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