Benefits of electrical fan heaters
There is a vast range of fan assisted electric heaters on the market which are suitable for household, workshop, warehouse or factory use, When deciding what type of heater you require strongly consider the electrical type, they are more economical to use than gas assisted heaters and pose less of an impact on the environment, electrical fan heaters are also cost-effective to install, simply plug into the mains supply switch on, adjust the settings and away you go. with gas however, you may need to install extra cables and pipework and of course in some cases with a fixed system you will need to consider a flue system adding more labour and expenses to your project.
Most fan assisted heaters incorporate a thermostat which detects the temperature of the room air and controls the heater to maintain a pre-selected temperature between 0 & 40°C similar to your central heating system at home. A manually reset thermal cut-out is provided for safety in the event of overheating and The fan motor runs independently of the thermostat and continues running after the heating element has been switched off.
Efficiency and cost
Those electrical heaters without external ventilation are almost 100% efficient as all the energy is released into the room, factory, home or warehouse is heat. So that efficiency is not a problem as the small amount of heat used to generate the fan is also converted into heat energy and expelled into the room. The fan heater runs economical too, as with modern age development and advanced technology most electric fires incorporated safety cut outs and thermostatic control which results in the heaters running more cost-effectively rather than running endlessly and overheating. As with the above paragraph running electrical heaters can be more cost-effective than by other fuels, yes electricity has seen a rise in costs but other fuels have risen above electricity and costs considerably more.
Using, Maintenance and longevity
Maintenance is a very important step to take in keeping your electrical heaters in good working order and extending their lifespan. It is important to ensure your fan heater is kept indoors as you do not want the heater getting wet, damp or cold enough to frost over. Ensure you run the heater in a clear space, well away from combustible and flammable materials as this will cause a major hazard, if you are unsure always consult the manufacturer or seek advice from the fire brigade or consult your business health and safety officer. To carry out maintenance on your heater turn the heater off, unplug from the mains and leave to cool down for at least 10 minutes and use compressed air to clean out the unit. ALWAYS wear a dust mask to perform this operation. If there is any serious build-up of dirt, wipe thoroughly with a damp cloth. Take care that no moisture enters the heater. Inspect the mains cable for damage. Heat damage will cause the cable to stiffen and crack. If this is found, have the cable replaced. Check the cable routing and ensure it is well away from the heat source. Ensure the heating elements are clear of dust (use compressed air to clean the heater if possible). Avoid using solvents when cleaning plastic parts, most plastics are susceptible to damage from various types of commercial solvents. The electrical fan heaters are normally fitted with tamper-proof screws to discourage users from dismantling the heater. When storing the heater, allow it to cool down, then cover it with its plastic bag and place it in its packing box for storage in a dry, well ventilated place.