Engineering Inside Room Heaters:
Every room heater has some common components to work them properly. These components are given below:
- Heating element
- Power controller
We all know that thermostat is a vital component in temperature sensing devices. Based on the ambiance temperature thermostat makes the decision to regulate the heat inside the room. For more details about thermostats, you can follow our article how does a home thermostat work?
Most of the heating elements of room heaters are made of Nichrome. It is a mixture of nickel (60 percent) and chromium (40 percent). Nichrome is resistant to heat and corrosion in water, and when heated, it forms a thin layer of chromium oxide that makes it practically immune to oxidation. Most notably, Nichrome is highly resistive, causing it to heat up events when exposed to a small electrical current.
It is a separate power controlling and regulating unit in room heaters. As per its name it controls the current flow inside the heating element to change the heating effect of the heater. Whenever main power gets fluctuation then this controller maintains the consistency of the current in the heating wire.
Can We Use Any Room Heater?
In the market several types of room heaters are present and every heater has some limitations. If you are planning to buy a room heater then you should need to take care of a few points:
- There should be a heat setting option to change temperature according to the outer ambiance. A single heating control will require you to switch the heater ON and OFF quite frequently.
- Low wattage consumption.
- For very cold areas, the heater should have more heating elements. More number of heating elements heats the room faster.
- The room heater should be portable so that it can be moved to require location of the room.
- A safety grill should be present to protect people, children, and pets from getting burnt.
As we know room heaters are used to heat a small space and are normally portable or fitted to a wall. Many of them use mains power or electricity to generate heat. The room heaters are convenient appliances that provide focused and localized heat which is suitable for people inside the room. While using the heaters we should need to be cautious. By using some of the latest designs you can choose the amount of generated heat.
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