Not only that but there are many rooms that are still effected by the cold during the night in summer such as garages, summer houses, sheds and other outbuildings.
What to Look For
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What your heater is made from will determine how effective it is. Heaters made from metals that conduct heat quickly are best and aluminium is ideal because it is not only a superb conductor of heat but it is also light and durable. The heating element inside the radiator is also important and elements made of quality metals such as tungsten will outperform nickel/copper alloys in both performance and economy.
The more powerful your electric heater the warmer it will be. That said, the more powerful your heater the more expensive it is likely to be also. To get the best balance between power and economy you will need to figure out how powerful a heater needs to be to get your room to a comfortable temperature (around 22°C or 70°F). To achieve this temperature in your average rectangular room you will need a heater to have 1kw of power for every 14 cubic metres of space. When you have your measurements buy a corresponding heater. Bear in mind though you may need to overcompensate on power for rooms that have large windows, draughty doors and so on. By the same token your heater can be less powerful if the room you are installing it into has extensive insulation.
A good digital thermostat is essential if you are to get the most economical use from your heater. All thermostats work by turning your heater on an off as required to maintain a constant temperature that you have previously set. It is essential that your thermostat is accurate to avoid inconsistent and uncomfortable heat.
One of the latest developments in Thermostat technology, by “godfather of the i-pod” Tony Faddell no less, is smart thermostats. These will regulate the temperature not only by the predetermined settings but also take into account the number of people in the room and how active they are. While thermostats this sophisticated are not common and, let’s be honest, more of a convenience than a necessity, it might be worth looking out for them if you enjoy your gadgets.
But I Won’t Use My Heater Until After Summer?
If this is the case then make sure you keep your heaters clean. Heaters, like anything else, will be magnets for dust when they are inactive. As part of your regular cleaning rituals just make sure you give your heaters a wipe with a damp cloth and vacuum around their air vents with an appropriate vacuum cleaner attachment. Dust will make an unpleasant smell filter through you home if it burns whilst inside an electric heater. The hot air created by heaters also has the potential to spread bacteria and allergens from dust if they are not kept clean.
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