An eco-heater is an extremely energy-efficient convection panel heater. The convection heating offers a natural distribution of heat inside the house and this differs from the typical heaters that compel circulation of air. These heaters are installed on the walls to form an air gap. The gap between the heater and the wall sucks in cold air which is heated inside the panel. The warm air is then expelled from the top. Here are the burning questions you wanted answered concerning these convection heaters in New Zealand.
Is it okay to mount the unit at different angles like upside down?
Yes. Eco heaters can be mounted at any angle between 0 °-45°, upside down, or sideways. The important thing is to place it 4’’ – 20’’ from the floor depending on the size of the room. Any wire should not cross the back of the heater to prevent air blockage.
Can they heat stationary trailer?
Yes. If the trailer is packed somewhere and can’t move, the heater can be mounted inside. It will warm up the inside of trailer depending on the insulation.
Do they stop pipes from freezing?
Although they would give ample heat to prevent freezing, it is not an assurance that they would meet the need of particular spaces.
Do they get hardwired?
It is advisable to seek technical help to ensure that your local laws allow hardwiring. But generally, panel heaters from New Zealand can be hardwired.
What is the reliability?
These heaters can run indefinitely. They consist of heating elements which are encaged inside a panel to prevent any hazards. This ensures that dust is kept off and the wires do not get into contact with the air to cause fire. The other advantage is that they don’t have fans unlike in other types of heaters; something that fails often.
Are they dangerous if installed near bird cages?
The systems are normally used in chicken farming without any issues. So, your birds will be safe but research is ongoing to find out any effects of heaters on birds.
How long does a room take to warm up?
The approximate time period is 15 minutes for the heater to reach optimal temperature. Then it takes another 30 minute to warm the entire room. So 45 minutes are enough.
Eco–heaters are the best panel heaters in New Zealand because they give optimal heat for the energy they consume. They take in cold air from the surrounding and distribute warmth efficiently without forcing it by use of fans which are expensive to run because they draw extra energy. Eco–heaters also use an inert element that heats to yield more heat.