The top concerns with heater safety are surface temperature and the possibility of a fire. ECO-heaters operate at a relatively low surface temperature of about 165°F. This ensures that, although the heater is hot to touch, it will not burn the skin if touched. This gives parents and pet owners peace of mind when leaving the heater on while their children or pets are alone in the room. However, smaller children should not be left unattended due to their limited reflex development and the possibility that they may not react and pull away when they feel the heat. With no exposed elements or areas for dust accumulation, the risk of fire is almost nil. Our panel heaters eliminate risks associated with portable fan heaters, such as tipping over and paperwork fires, instigated by home or office clutter. Neither are they a tripping hazard as the ECO-heater is wall mounted.
Central heating systems (along with portable fan heaters) are traps for dust, mold and allergen that wreak havoc on asthma and allergy sufferers. When the central heating fans turn on, these contaminants are propelled around the home or office causing health problems. With careful placement, an entire home can have ECO-heaters placed in all - or certain - rooms, eliminating the need to turn on the central heating system. This will save your health as well as protect your cash outlay for fuel.
ECO-heaters are not designed to deliver a blast of instant heat, but rather to stay on for long periods of time or take the chill out of the air when the owner returns to a cold home or office - or even just before you get out of bed in the morning. In this way, ECO-heaters are very effective and economical.
Nothing comes close to the value of an ECO-heater. There are no installation costs since anyone can install these heaters in less than ten minutes with the EASY INSTALL KIT. ECO-heaters can be plugged into a standard wall outlet, or hardwired if desired.
Efficiency is determined by how well a heater works for the amount of electricity it uses. ECO-heaters use less electricity than any other heater on the market for a given area. They draw in cold air from the floor of the room and then circulate the air for free. Using added electricity to force the hot air around a room would be inefficient.
ECO-heaters are designed to be mounted six to eight inches off the floor. There is a ¾ inch air gap between the heater and the wall into which cold air is drawn. Because the gap is so small, the cold air is heated very quickly and rises out of the small gap at the top of the panel. More cold air then rushes into the gap behind the heater and the natural circulation of heated air continues. This natural convection eliminates the need for a fan, thus increasing the heater's efficiency. See the convection principle and diagram.
6. Economical To Run
ECO-heaters are the most economical heater on the market today. Because the heater is of such a low wattage (only 400 Watts), it uses less than 4 cents of electricity per hour to operate [depending on the region] or the equivalent power consumed by four 100-watt incandescent light bulbs.
ECO-heaters produce a constant background heat while using very little electricity. Unlike other heating solutions, ECO-heaters are inexpensive to purchase, install, and operate, and keep you comfortably warm for less! Leveraging convection heating technology, ECO-heaters are designed to be left on for long periods of time and use little energy.
ECO-heaters are the efficient, versatile and low-cost solution to keeping warm in winter.
7. Environmentally Friendly
Electric heating is the cleanest form of heating. There are no harmful pollutants emitted from the ECO-heater as there are with gas-fired central heating systems or fuel oil boilers. Because of the ECO-heater's low power consumption and high efficiency, our precious natural resources are conserved to a greater degree.
ECO-heaters are slim, sleek and stylish. In fact, when they're painted the same color as the walls, you hardly know they are there! No other heater on the market can be painted like this. In fact, most heaters are bulky and unsightly or take up too much floor space. Our heaters are also silent because there is no noisy fan keeping you awake at night.
Many heaters today have a short life span because fan motors and/or heating elements burn out. Not so with the ECO-heater. It comprises of no moving parts, and should never break down unless it's severely abused. When you're buying any product, you should consider its longevity as a measure of its worth. ECO-heaters come with a 2-year warranty.
What other heater on the market can be used in so many different environments and be matched to any décor - or even used as a wall picture? ECO-heaters may be customized with your own design by using a water based latex paint. See our "CAN BE PAINTED PAGE".