Electric Heaters – The Energy Efficient and Greener Alternative to Conventional Conservatory Heating Systems
Conservatories are the best place to be in during summer months since the glass structure lets sunlight in to keep the conservatory well light as well as warm throughout the day without requiring any type of artificial heating. But things are not the same in winter when the cold weather makes it difficult to use the conservatory the same way you did in summer months.
However, with the advent of electric heaters the situation has changed drastically and now it is possible to enjoy the openness of conservatories even in winter months.
In the following sections let us go through some of the main advantages of using electric heaters in a conservatory so that you can also have it installed before winter knocks at the door this year.
Unique Features Which Make Electric Heating An Ideal Option for Conservatories
Lower Energy Bills | Space Requirement | Size | No Cold Spots | Viability
You will notice a considerable drop in your energy bills after installing electric heaters due to the many energy conservation benefits these systems provide.
However, in case you do not notice any positive change in your energy bills then there could be several reasons for the same.
It could be that your conservatory lacks proper insulation due to which heat loss is taking place and the electric radiator is having to produce more heat for maintaining required temperature output.
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Ideally, there should be about 15cm space around electric heaters and radiators. In case you have no option but to install the radiator under any type of shelf then it would be necessary to keep a clearance of around 35cm between the radiator and the shelf.
Size of Electric Radiator
Size of electric radiator will largely depend upon size of your conservatory. A rule of thumb for calculating wattage required for the conservatory consists of calculating conservatory’s size (in square metres) and multiplying the same by 100.
This will give you the total wattage that will be required for proper heating of your conservatory.
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Another option is to calculate wattage by taking ten watts for each square foot space, as for example, if the conservatory is of 80 square foot then wattage required would be 800W (10 watts x 80 square foot).
Cold spots and the consequent problem of condensation and mold growth can be avoided by using electric heaters.
In case of older heating techniques such as gas heating systems which provide convection heat, cold spots are a frequently faced problem.
But with the advent of electric heaters and radiators this problem can be prevented since the disbursement of heat is constant throughout the conservatory, which means chances of cold spots are very minuscule.
A Future Compatible Greener Heating Solution
Gas Heating System or Electric Heaters?
Suppose a gas heating system claims to achieve 90% efficiency but when other factors are taken into consideration you will find that actual efficiency achieved tends to be much lower. Let us see how.
In case of gas heating systems the water needs to be heated and pumped using pipes through locations which might not be fully insulated.
This means that a certain percentage of heat will be lost before it reaches your conservatory. In addition to it, constant reheating will be necessary for maintaining required temperature in your conservatory.
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On the other hand, in case of electric heaters there are no boilers or pipes to be maintained on regular basis and no malfunctioning pumps to repair.
Additionally, you get instant heat without having to wait for the system to heat up and start providing required heat.
Last but not the least, electric heaters and radiators do not produce CO2 or result in any other type of emission, which means they are lot cleaner and environment friendly alternative to other heating options.
To summarize we can say that installing electric heating system will definitely be a wise financial decision, helping you save on energy bills as well as other ancillary expenses.