There are several types of electric heaters on the market. These include dry inertia radiators made of solid materials such as ceramics, cast iron or aluminium. These models are the ones that store the most heat. The other type of radiator is the fluid inertia radiator, whose mechanism is activated when the resistance heats a liquid which will then redistribute the acquired heat. Models of this type are often used in a bathroom. Moreover, it is often wrongly called “towel radiator”.
The usefulness of an inertia heater
An inertia heater is ideal for a large room in a house or apartment. It should be noted that the solid or liquid heating element, with which it is equipped, allows this appliance to store heat well so that it can then be released optimally throughout the room. However, it should be noted that this type of heating is also suitable for smaller rooms such as a bathroom. It is particularly useful for heating towels before or after a shower. In addition, by opting for a mobile electric heater, you can place it where you want.
What are its advantages and disadvantages?
One of the advantages of an inertia radiator on wheels is of course its practicality. Indeed, you will be able to move it everywhere in your house or apartment. In addition, compared to other types of radiators, the inertia radiator has the particularity of heating even when it is stationary. In general, an inertia heater has an integrated thermostat that can be self-controlled according to the user’s configuration. This makes it possible to achieve significant energy savings. As for the handling of this type of radiator, everyone will have no trouble using it since it only needs to be plugged into the electrical outlet. However, it is at the price level that you will have to pay a little more than other radiators. Admittedly, a mobile or fixed inertia radiator is often quite expensive, but always keep in mind that this type of radiator is much more economical in the year thanks to its active heat diffusion system even when stationary. In addition, it is one of the most environmentally friendly heaters on the market.
Although a mobile electric radiator offers many advantages to its user, there are still some weaknesses with this type of heating. Indeed, its price is not really accessible to all budgets and when it comes to choosing your radiator, some buyers are sometimes reluctant to make the decision to buy it. In addition, an inertia radiator is slower to start. Its mode of operation is similar to an electric plate. Thus, it will be necessary to adjust its ignition always in advance. In terms of practicality, an inertia radiator is often handicapped by its weight and dimensions. However, for an inertia radiator on wheels, this will not be a problem, as it only needs to be rolled to move it from one part to another.
Some points to remember about inertia radiators
The lifetime of an inertia heater is difficult to quantify, as several factors must be taken into account. This may, among other things, depend on how the equipment was installed. If the installation procedures have been incorrectly applied, i.e. if the instructions recommended by the manufacturer have been neglected, the device may wear out early. In addition, the brand of the device itself is a key factor in its durability. The best thing is to always favour the major brands with positive feedback from their customers. Once you have purchased your mobile electric radiator, also make sure that it has an after-sales service. This will allow you to benefit from good guarantees in the event of breakdowns later on. Also check if the device is NF certified. This detail ensures that the product has been designed in a safe and reliable manner for the consumer.