The electric convection or convector heater
The more classic electric heaters, that's it: the convector is one of the most common models and above all, the cheapest. It draws in air from the room and then rejects it after heating it thanks to an electrical resistance. On the advantages side, we count its heating speed and its price. It is generally reserved for small rooms, on the other hand, since it dries the air and does not allow to keep a homogeneous temperature. In summary ? It is rather reserved for entrances and corridors.
The electric radiator with radiant or radiant panel
It's all in the name, the radiant panel works by radiation. A resistor heats a plate that returns heat and therefore heats everything in the vicinity. This type of electric heater Nor does it provide a uniform temperature, but heats up fairly quickly and offers better comfort than convectors. Beside him, one would almost have the impression of heating in the sun, sunburn less. It is generally chosen for the kitchen, even for the bathroom.
The electric inertia radiator
Inertia radiators are considered to be the more economical electric heaters. Their strong point? They continue to spread the heat, even when turned off. To achieve this, the electrical resistance inside heats either a heat transfer fluid such as oil or glycol, or a plate capable of storing heat such as ceramic or stone. In the first case, we speak of fluid inertia radiator, in the second, of dry inertia radiator. Since they are rather slow to raise the temperature, they are avoided in the hallways and entrances, but they are perfect in the rest of the house.
The electric storage heater
Among them inertial radiators there are also storage radiators, which follow the same principle but with a higher storage capacity. As a result, they can store heat at night or during off-peak hours and release it throughout the day, during peak hours.
The electric heat radiator
The best of the electric radiator is him, but as much to warn you, the price goes with the quality. A soft heat radiator combines two types of heaters and two resistors to combine the advantages: the radiant front heats up quickly to raise the temperature quickly, so the heating body stores the heat and returns it according to the principle of inertia. The soft heat electric radiator is therefore the most comfortable and the most expensive, adapts to all rooms and guarantees a well-heated interior without overconsumption!
The right options for an electric heater
Among the array of options existing among the different models of electric radiator, the thermostat is undoubtedly the most useful for saving energy: it switches the radiator on or off once the chosen temperature has been reached. A connected radiator can be controlled remotely, an open window detector can avoid overconsumption when you are ventilating, a presence detector triggers heating only when there are people… As for the programmer, it is useful on inertial radiators or accumulation, to take advantage of off-peak hours.