Electric Heater Overview
In order to keep ourselves warm and enjoy winters, we use heaters to keep the surrounding warm. Electric heaters are the devices that are used for heating rooms. These devices convert electrical current to heat energy with the help of resistors. Resistors are made of metal alloy wire and non-metallic carbon compounds or printed circuits.
Heating elements contain resistor coils which are mounted on the insulators. These resistors emit radiant energy. Electric heaters are used in homes and industry.
Different types of electric heaters are available in the market, depending on the technology used. The following are the types of electric heaters.
These kinds of electric heaters warm the surroundings through radiation. They are larger in size and are expensive. They are best for large rooms. They are portable and are available in 120 and 240 volts capacity. They need a special type of circuit to operate. They glow orange light when they are turned on.
They come in attractive designs. Conventional electric heaters heat the surrounding area by using a coil. They glow orange light when the switch is turned on. They are not much efficient as compared to radiant electric heaters. The risk of overheating is involved by using these types of electric heaters. In addition to this, they can cause dryness in the environment.
These types of electric heaters are the cheapest. They are light in weight, portable, and best suited for smaller rooms. They glow orange light when they are turned on.
They are perfect for large rooms. They are expensive, light in weight, and can be fixed on the wall. These kinds of electric heaters don't glow orange light like other heaters.
In Pakistan, electric heaters are widely used in winters because the supply of gas gets shortened. So in order to keep the rooms warm, electric heaters are used.
- Electricity bills get higher when the electric heaters are used.
- The room starts getting cold, as soon as the heater is turned off.
- It only warms the areas near it and does not make the whole room warm.
Electric heaters of various companies are available in Pakistan and are extensively used.
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I will recommend using electric heaters as they keep the rooms warm in the freezing weather.