The fan heater blows warm air away from itself and into the room. By the time the warm air has recirculated and reached the thermostat above the heater, a comfortable room temperature has been achieved.
What’s the difference between knob-style and electronic thermostats?
Many homeowners still us the knob-style mechanics thermostat that came with their house. While it does a decent job of keeping you comfortable, it doesn’t necessarily do so as efficiently as possible, wasting your money. Traditional Mechanical thermostats use a bi-metal control to approximate temperatures. When you set the thermostat to 65, the room might reach 65 but then continues to heat for an extended period of time, wasting energy. We call this a temperature […]
Does turning my thermostat up all the way give me more heat?
Actually, that’s not true. Your heater runs at a specific wattage. Let’s say you have a 1000W heater. Whether the thermostat is set to high or low, the heater always runs at 1000W. When you set the thermostat to a higher Temperature, this simply means the thermostat will run longer until it reaches that higher set point. Ideally, to save energy you would want to set the thermostat to the lowest temperature that makes your […]