What to Look For in Your New Heater

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New heaters may seem straight forward and like relatively easy purchases. During the winter months, most people are content to simply buy a new electric heater and call it a day. If it warms your up, that's all you need. Or is it? At Senelux, we don't settle for the bare minimum. Every heater we make is designed to help you in every aspect of your home life. In this article, we're going to help you make your decision on your next heater purchase.


What Makes a Heater?

As eluded to, new heaters aren't as simple as they first appear. Of course, any heater is going warm up the space in which they operate. But that's just the tip of the ice berg when it comes to modern heating standards. According to online users, there are whole list of factors to consider when heating your home in the winter months.


  1. Energy Efficiency
  2. Heater Type
  3. Heating Capacity
  4. Safety
  5. Noise


To help with this, we've asked our expert team to answer these burning questions and provide you with the safety and security you need when it comes to modern and future heating.


Energy Efficient Heaters

Firstly, is energy efficiency. Easily one of the most important and conclusive factors when it comes to heating your home. According to EuroNews, more than 50% of people in the U.K are concerned about energy bills in the Winter months. With Senelux, you can rest assured that our heaters are designed to be both cost effective and energy efficient.


Energy efficiency is an exceptional focus for every Senelux heater. With each of our heating units, you'll notice that we have specifically specified the energy efficient features of our range of heaters. By using ceramic technology (PTC) Senelux heaters are guaranteed to deliver exceptional results without breaking the bank. Cermaic technology is not only highly efficient, but doesn't consume as much energy as other types of heaters. If you want to see a complete breakdown of how much your heater is costing you, read our previous article for tips and advice.


Types of Electric Heater

We've touched on it a bit, but it's time to go into the various types of heater. This may be the simplest seeming element of your new heater, however there are many factors to consider. The first being size. Of course, we're not here to tell you that you should simply spring for the largest heater out there; at the end of the day, you know your space and home better than anyone. But, it is important to make sure that you use a heater that can handle your space (in terms of heating) and also comfortably fits in your space without interfering with your day-to-day activities. To ensure you're getting the right heater for your preferred space, be sure to check the dimensions of any potential new heater before purchase.


What is Heating Capacity?

Heating capacity also plays a significant role in determining the right heater for you. In the United Kingdom, this is interpreted as BTU (British Thermal Units) and can be quite a tricky one to come to terms with. Essentially, heating capacity boils down to: how much space can a heater take on? This can generally be simplified as how efficient a heater is and how big a heater is- which directly impacts the size of space that a heater can warm. Additionally, an oscillating heater also inherently carry with it a higher heating capacity in comparison to a standard, stationary heater. In short, there are multiple ways in which heating capacity can be maximised. For more information on this topic, be sure to check out our previous article about heating in the United Kingdom.


Heater Safety

Finally, the subject of safety and noise. These two sort of go hand-in-hand with one another as they are both related to home living. Safety, of course, should be paramount when discussing anything related to home appliances and electronics and at Senelux, this is no exception. Making sure that your appliances come pre-packed with exceptional and deceptively simple safety features ensures years of reliable and trustworthy operation for any Senelux product in your home. Additionally noise. This is the second and equally important element of home living. Ease of living with your heater. Whilst all heaters and electronics are bound to make a least a little bit of noise, making sure that your new heater isn't deafening or distracting is paramount to ensuring that your home life is undisturbed for the sake of warmer temperatures. Realistically, heaters should display the amount of sound they generate in the form of decibels with lower numbers representing a quieter operation.  

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