All you need to know about the energy efficiency of electric heaters

Electric heaters are always handy for keeping warm. Simply switch them on and within minutes the space starts to warm up. Obviously, when it comes to this type of heater, a number of questions are often raised, including energy efficiency.

Are some electric heaters more energy-efficient than others?

The short answer is yes, and it very much depends on the context and expectations you have for its use. Here are a few examples that apply to different situations.

Electric radiant heaters

Radiant heating is our expertise
and the big advantage of these devices is that they heat nearby objects and people directly, rather than heating the ambient air. They are generally more effective in situations where spot heating is required, such as when you’re sitting at a desk.

Electric convection heaters

These units heat the ambient air. Convectors are often considered more efficient for heating an entire room, as they distribute heat more evenly.

Electric fan-forced heaters

These units use a fan to blow warm air into the room. They heat up quickly, but can be noisier. What’s more, for efficient use, they must be used in a small, insulated space to avoid losing the warm air. These heaters should be avoided altogether in draughty spaces.

Further details on the energy efficiency of an electric heater

Bear in mind that the efficiency of a heater also depends on how the room is insulated. A well-insulated room requires less energy to heat. A
poorly insulated room, as is sometimes the case in churches for example, will be better served by infrared radiant heating.

Also, be sure to choose a heater suited to the size of the room. An appliance that’s too powerful for a small room will consume more energy than necessary, while one that’s too small won’t heat efficiently.

At Technirep, we make sure to
evaluate your project to make sure it meets your heating needs

Interesting fact about the term chaufferette

Did you know that in Quebec, a chaufferette refers to a portable radiator used as an auxiliary heater, while in France, chaufferette frais refers to a small heating appliance used specifically to warm the feet.

Nous espérons que cet article vous a été utile pour décider quel appareil de chauffage conviendrait le mieux à votre projet. Si vous avez besoin d’aide pour décider ou si vous avez des questions sur votre projet particulier, n’hésitez pas à nous envoyer un courriel à info@technirep.ca

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