Smart Heaters in our Heater World

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When the year draws to a close with rapid steps, the temperatures also become cooler and cooler. Of course, the suspicion is that the heating is simply switched on. But since both gas and oil are becoming more and more expensive and the electricity bill can still be kept in check, more and more people are using a heater. In the following we would like to explain why such a heater can make sense and why in some cases it is even better to switch on the heating than in the whole house. 

What is a smart heater?

To put it bluntly, a heater is a small, often square box from which warm air flows after it has been plugged into a wall socket. In some cases it also looks like a separate heater that you can roll through the apartment. Heaters use different technologies that are used to generate heat.

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How do Heaters work?

Heaters work with different technologies. Basically, a distinction is made between electric heaters and gas heaters. Accordingly, they use different resources to generate heat. Electric heaters are characterised by the fact that they generate a lot of heat over short periods of time. A heating spiral is installed inside, which uses a fan to transport the warm air to the outside. Thus a fast heating is possible. A variant among the electric heaters are those with radiator construction. 

These are particularly suitable for the long-term heating of a room. The alternative of the gas heaters works predominantly with gas bottles and is above all ideal, if larger areas must be heated fast. An additional blower is also integrated in most appliances. Balcony, winter garden or closed terrace - for these premises these variants are a good solution.

What are the technical details of these heater gadgets?

Heaters today are awarded with an energy efficiency class. The A+++ label is the best. For some occasions, however, a device with energy efficiency class A can also be a solution. However, this is the only technical feature we can mention here.

Why do I need a heater?

The use of a heating appliance is particularly suitable if, for example, you have a larger house but only live in part of it. If, for example, you spend most of the time a day in two or three rooms, it is worth heating only these. Such situations often occur, for example, when a house is bought with the extended family and more and more people move out from time to time because they are too big and want to own their own home. 

At the end of the day, you sit alone, or in pairs, in a large house. The resulting heating costs can hardly be overlooked. Therefore, many then reach for a cheaper heater, which only heats certain rooms and is therefore ideal to reduce heating costs.

How should I clean a heater?

As a rule, most heating appliances are very easy to clean. Most are cleaned with an appropriate tool, just like a normal heater. The procedure depends mainly on the design of the device. The so-called radiator brush is the most effective way to clean the cavities, and the tool is also available in different sizes. Besides the vacuum cleaner is used, with which one can clean by means of essay appropriate sections of the heating spielend easily. 

Once all the dust has been removed, only a sponge and a mild detergent and water are used to wipe the outside of the radiator. The right time for this annual cleaning is in autumn. Then the appliance is ready for the next heating period.

Cleaning is always recommended. This is because dust and dirt particles can adversely affect the performance of the heater. Otherwise, more energy will be used to generate heat. 

How much heating power does a heater develop?

How much power a heater has is very different. The fact is, however, that the higher the wattage, the more power you have. There are devices that have a heating output of 500 or 1,000 watts, but there are also higher-lying devices that generate up to 3,000 watts. A professional fan heater will give you even more power. 

Here there are models that have 9,000 watts, or even up to 15,000 watts can apply. There are no upper limits. For the domestic use however usually devices suffice, which bring it up to approximately 3,000 Watts. Smaller devices for a temporary heat output ideally have 1,500 watts. However, you have to keep this in mind: The more power a device has, the higher the price will be.

Can I use one heater for several rooms?

Basically, it is up to you how many rooms you bring up to temperature with the heater. It's just not very efficient. The most efficient way to work with a heater is to heat a special room. Since most of the devices are mobile, they can also be transported from room to room. This means closing doors and windows (after ventilation, of course) and turning on the heater. To increase the temperature, a relatively high setting is used. Once it is warm, the heat can be maintained at a lower output. 

On this way one saves at least something at energy. In fact, the heat output in several rooms was to be raised and maintained, but the energy costs often exceed those of an ordinary heating system, which does not give the user any advantage.

Bottom line

If you want to use a heater, it is best to use it in one room and move it to another if necessary. If possible, it should be used wherever you are. In this way, energy can still be saved to some extent. You can choose between devices that use electricity or gas. Which variant you choose here often depends on the room that needs to be heated. 

The higher the output, the higher the price. The fact is, however, that you get along very well with devices that have an output of up to 3,000 watts to offer, if you use the device privately. Smaller rooms also do very well with 1,500 watts.

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He has always been on the first day of the last trade fairs and keeps himself informed like a nerd who has discovered something new and technical. Jens describes it as a hobby that he tries out almost every new product, he is almost eager to see what the future has to offer in terms of technology. In his other life he is a programmer and of course transfers his technical know-how to the gadgets area. Therefore he is the perfect man for this task. 

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