Posted on: 27 June 2016
Panel heaters are an alternative room heating option which are installed flush against the walls in your home. They can be used as a type of space heater as either a main heating source or as a supplemental heat source to your central heating unit. Understanding the unique benefits that panel heaters have to offer can help you figure out if a panel heater is the right fit for your heating needs.
Panel heaters are extremely low profile. They are installed flush against the wall, with only a small gap between the heating element and the wall to allow air to flow over the heating element. This can help save space in small rooms, especially when compared to more traditional space heaters which are plugged in and have various parts, such as lights and fake flames. Additionally, their flat frames mean that they can be installed on the ceiling if you so wish, freeing up even more space for interior design options.
Panel heaters do not make use of fans or ductwork to move heat throughout the room, instead allowing air to pass over the heating element and spread naturally throughout the room. While this means that it may take a little bit longer for you to feel the effects of the heater, it also means that the heater won't disrupt any of your activities during the day, and won't wake you up in the middle of the night when it turns on.
Each panel heater can be programed to turn on at a certain time of the day and to heat the room up to a certain temperature. As the heaters only service a single room, and not your entire home, this greater degree of customization in terms of your room's temperature can help you cut down on your energy bills and reduce your carbon footprint.
Ease of Maintenance
The lack of fans, ductwork, and other moving parts means that there is a much lower chance for a malfunction to occur, reducing the amount of time and money that you will have to spend repairing the unit. Furthermore, since there is no air filter, panel heating units do not need to be checked or cleaned as often as other types of heaters do. The only real maintenance that has to be done is dusting off the heating element after a long period of inactivity to prevent a burning smell from filling your room.
For further assistance, contact local professionals, such as those from William W Fabian & Son Inc.Share