Dry electric heaters or dry thermal radiators are designed for rooms that need to be heated very quickly.
The good thing about them is that when they are switched on, they heat up very rapidly. The flip-side to this is that when they are switched off, the temperature drops sharply and the heat disappears.
It is very important to bear in mind that they only emit heat for a limited period of time, so it only makes sense to use them if we are not going to spend long periods of time in that room.
- Recommended for: relatively well-insulated rooms where we do not spend a great deal of time.
Quartz heaters heat rooms by means of infrared radiation. Thus, they can be used to heat things at short range. However, they do not heat the air, but objects around them.
One of the benefits is that they do not dry out the atmosphere and preserve the balance between relative humidity, temperature and air movement.
- Recommended for: small rooms, such as the bathroom.
The trick: concentrating the heat in a few hours
If you have opted to buy an electric heater, you ought to know that this is a particularly sustainable choice when it comes to maintaining a comfortable temperature at specific times.
Put differently: it is not advisable to use electric heaters if you want a temperature of 21ºC for 24 hours a day.
If you are able to concentrate the expense during certain specific times of day (whatever those times may be), then we recommend combining electric heaters and the Tempo Happy Rate. It has three modes, and they are all suited for your needs:
- Choose two hours a day when you pay nothing for your electricity consumption.
- Choose one day a week when you pay nothing for your electricity consumption.
- The 50 hours each month where your consumption is highest are free.
It all depends on your lifestyle, but whichever option you go for, this deal will save you money.